Christopher Thomas: Diabetic Rockstar
“Of the diabetes charities out there, most are putting money into finding a cure,” says Bentley Gubar, 48, one of...
Grin City: Bren Bataclan’s Smile Project
Unlike starving artists everywhere, Bren Bataclan, 40, is giving it away. He paints cartoon characters (neither human nor animal), with
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 last soldier comes...
Carly Zalenski: Helping Kids in Ho Chi Minh City
Carly Zalenski’s eyes filled with tears as the dusty bus rattled down a dirt road in southern Vietnam. The 14-year-old
The PEN (Peers Engaged & Networking) Pals Book Club
Olivia Stinson’s church in Charlotte, North Carolina, threw a party for children whose parents were in prison. “But it was
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 teaching sports to...
Quenching a Thirst in Kathungu
Staring at a computer screen, Patty Hall noticed an e-mail from Christopher Mutuku, her driver on her many trips to
Bob Haverstick: The Wish Master for the Greatest Generation
Making wishes come true for senior citizens and terminally ill adults around the country.
The Slave in the Garage
Sold by her parents and smuggled into America, one young girl did a family's dirty work for two years. Then...
Neighbors help each other make this beautiful landscape with the cycle of the crops. When someone is injured or sick
Austin Disaster Relief Network, TX
Austin has experienced more major disasters in the last ten years than in the previous 100. The community has pulled
Despite being located in the sunny Southwest, the friendly city of Prescott welcomes winter every year with a dazzling display.
When more than 200 homes in Ruidoso burned, neighbors helped everyone who lost recover. (Credit: Dorrie Tyler) Residents of Ruidoso
A local enjoys the Hands on Children’s Museum. (Credit: Margaret Stockert) Olympia may be a small city, but we have
North Kingstown, RI
In North Kingstown, hugs are a way of life. (Credit: Essie Bowden) I live in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. It’s
The community gathers at an outdoor concert venue for events. (Credit: Craig Schwab) Nestled between cemeteries and Forest Park, a
Clay County, AL
Meet Eli Sims. When he was diagnosed with cancer, the whole community rallied around him and his family. (Credit: Kaitlyn
Silver Spring Gardens, PA
Silver Spring Gardens is a community of good friends where everyone helps out. (Credit: Beverly Bortz) This is a retirement
Even if you’re a stranger, Reliance feels like home. (Credit: Laura Curbow) The folks in Reliance treat you like they
Sun City West, AZ
The Sun City West PRIDES make sure to keep local streets clean with their volunteer service. (Credit: Peggy Joynson) There
Port Malabar Holiday Park in Palm Bay, FL
A 96-year-old resident of Port Malabar Holiday Park starts off the community’s senior olympics in full regalia. (Credit: Becky Earnest)
Ketchikan is a town where people make sure everyone is safe and happy. (Credit: Robin Harford) I was brand-new to
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Ballard Lodge No. 827, WA
New initiates to the lodge pose for a photo. (Credit: Ben Braden) Members of the Ballard Elks Lodge No. 827