Inspiring Stories

Games for Heroes: Lifting the Spirits of Troops Overseas
Games for Heroes: Lifting the Spirits of Troops Overseas

We’re in this for the long haul,” says Peter. “We’ll ship games to our heroes until the… >>

The Power of 1: Inspiring People Making a Difference
The Power of 1: Inspiring People Making a Difference

Each month we feature brave and committed inspirational people who are proving the Power of One… >>

Carly Zalenski: Helping Kids in Ho Chi Minh City
Carly Zalenski: Helping Kids in Ho Chi Minh City

In two years, 14-year-old Carly had raised $50,000, a sum that was matched by the Vietnam… >>

The PEN (Peers Engaged & Networking) Pals Book Club
The PEN (Peers Engaged & Networking) Pals Book Club

An honor student's mission to reach out to children of incarcerated parents. >>

Richard Reisner: Fun on the Slopes with Vermont Adaptive
Richard Reisner: Fun on the Slopes with Vermont Adaptive

Richard Reisner lends more than a hand at Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, a nonprofit dedicated to… >>

Quenching a Thirst in Kathungu
Quenching a Thirst in Kathungu

H2O for Life is doing its part to remedy the global water crisis, one school at a time. >>

Bob Haverstick: The Wish Master for the Greatest Generation
Bob Haverstick: The Wish Master for the Greatest Generation

Making wishes come true for senior citizens and terminally ill adults around the country. >>

Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights
Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights

Aurora's holiday Festival of Lights is the town's showpiece -- find out how a Reader's Diget We… >>

Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits
Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits

Find how how winning $10,000 from the Reader's Digest We Hear You America campaign allowed… >>

Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities
Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill
Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park
St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July
Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery
Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

4 Amazing Caregiving Stories
4 Amazing Caregiving Stories

Love doesn’t stop when a parent, spouse, or friend gets sick. Here, remarkable stories of… >>

Woman Who Lost Leg Finds Inspiration from Disabled Dolphin
Woman Who Lost Leg Finds Inspiration from Disabled Dolphin

After losing her leg in a brutal war, Maja Kazazic thought she'd never walk without pain again… >>

Life Coach Roger Barta
Life Coach Roger Barta

How a high school football coach built a championship dynasty by never playing to win. >>

Excuses, Excuses: An Excerpt from <em>Teacher Man</em>
Excuses, Excuses: An Excerpt from Teacher Man

My students forged the notes. I turned them into a lesson plan. >>

Schoolteachers Take Charge of Field Trip
Schoolteachers Take Charge of Field Trip

When a bus filled with schoolchildren went wildly out of control, their teachers stayed cool. >>

The Heroes Rebuilding New Orleans
The Heroes Rebuilding New Orleans

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, die-hard citizens like these seven are bringing the city back… >>