The Power of 1: Inspiring People Making a Difference
Stories that will inspire you.
Allison Winn: Giving Dogs and Love to Kids With Cancer
Allison’s Stink Bug Project pairs dogs from the Colorado Correctional Industries Prison Trained K9 Companion Program with families battling childhood cancer.
Erin Hurley: Rehabilitating Former Racehorses
Erin and the South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue & Adoption has rehabilitated and trained hundreds of retired horses for adoption, sparing them pitiful existences, even death.
Richard Kitumba: Helping the Orphans of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Richard Kitumba rescues orphans from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo through his nonprofit organization, City of Refuge International.
Austen Pearce: Growing Food for the Needy
At 10 years old, this young gardener wanted to grow fruits and vegetables locally. Four years later, he’s supplying 200 needy families with fresh produce.
Laurie Marker: Saving Africa’s Cheetahs
Laurie Marker has worked for decades to help save Africa’s endangered cheetahs. Now based in Namibia, she founded the Cheetah Conservation Fund in 1990.
Bill Gross: Farmers’ Friend
UPS pilot Bill Gross’s organization Farm Rescue has helped almost 150 farm families in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana.
Lisa Klein: Collecting Baby Clothes for the Needy
Loved Twice, a nonprofit founded by Lisa Klein, distributes gently used baby clothes to hospitals and shelters throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bradie James: Tackling Cancer
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James hopes the breast cancer foundation he started in memory of his mother helps families avoid going through what his family went through.
Carolee Hazard: Paying It Forward
Carolee Hazard’s 93 Dollar Club has raised thousands of dollars for food banks and is a true example of the power of paying it forward.
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 shoes through his charity, Shoe Giver of Tampa.
Laura Miller: Agent of Anonymous Acts of Kindness
Making people smile is Laura Miller’s passion.She began anonymously bringing kindness to the people of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but now counts more than 1,600 people in her cause.
It Happened to Alexa: Helping the Families of Rape Survivors
The only organization of its kind, the It Happened to Alexa Foundation provides funding for victims’ families so that they are able to accompany their loved ones to court.
Claire Wolff: Inspiring Children at the Urban Studio Café
At the Urban Studio Cafe in St. Louis, Missouri, Claire Wolff helps kids gain work skills, a chance to express their creativity, and form relationships with their neighbors.
Pam Sloane’s Green Initiative for Education (GIVE)
Pam Sloane’s idea grew into a way to teach kids how appreciate what the land does for us.
Zakiya Harris: Bringing Green Jobs to Urban Youths
Zakiya Harris is teaching green, educating urban youths about sustainable living and providing training for green jobs.