True Stories

Saving African Cheetahs: Laurie Marker
Saving African Cheetahs: Laurie Marker

Laurie Marker has worked for decades to help save Africa's endangered cheetahs. Now based in… >>

The Power of Flowers: Nancy Lawlor
The Power of Flowers: Nancy Lawlor

Nancy Lawlor's nonprofit organization, FlowerPower, collects bouquets of flowers from weddings and… >>

Laura Miller: Agent of Anonymous Acts of Kindness
Laura Miller: Agent of Anonymous Acts of Kindness

Making people smile is Laura Miller's passion. Learn how she anonymously brings kindness to the… >>

The Power of 1: Celebrating Inspirational People
The Power of 1: Celebrating Inspirational People

Reader’s Digest features its picks from the Power of One. Read remarkable stories of noteworthy… >>

back to school stories
Amazing Life Stories: Back-to-School Edition

Tell us your story for a chance to be published in Reader's Digest and win $25,000. >>

Helping the Orphans of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Helping the Orphans of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Richard Kitumba rescues orphans from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo through his… >>

Jacob Rice: Shoe Giver of Tampa
Jacob Rice: Shoe Giver of Tampa

Jacob Rice is making sure the kids in East Tampa don't go barefoot by working to provide them with… >>

Giving Dogs and Love to Kids With Cancer
Giving Dogs and Love to Kids With Cancer

The Stink Bug Project pairs dogs from the Colorado Correctional Industries Prison Trained K9… >>

Ubuntu Africa: Helping Children with HIV
Ubuntu Africa: Helping Children with HIV

Ubuntu Africa (UBA) is a nonprofit organization intended to provide services for HIV-positive kids… >>

An Interview With Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee
An Interview With Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

Novel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee speaks with Reader's Digest in an exclusive interview. >>

Holiday Stories: Merry, Silly Christmas
Holiday Stories: Merry, Silly Christmas

A tribute to Randy, who the family of Jenny Allen will never forget. A man who taught them a lesson… >>

Holiday Stories: Sharing the Sweetness
Holiday Stories: Sharing the Sweetness

As hard as you try to break with family tradition, your heart remains at home on the holidays. >>

Holiday Stories: Some Assembly Required
Holiday Stories: Some Assembly Required

A father ponders what it means to assemble a Barbie Townhouse, and shares a fond memory of his… >>