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The Power of 1: Inspiring People Making a Difference

Allison Winn: Giving Dogs and Love to Kids With Cancer Allison’s Stink Bug Project pairs dogs from the Colorado Correctional

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.

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Charlie Starbuck: The Lou Gehrig of Tree Planting

Every week for nearly 30 years, San Francisco resident Charlie Starbuck has planted trees with Friends of the Urban Forest, a nonprofit group.

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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.

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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.

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Paul Stamets: The Healing Power of Mushrooms

Paul Stamets uses a love of mushrooms to drive home the notion that small, individual actions have earthshaking potential.

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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.

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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.

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Caitlin Crommett: Wish Doctor

Inspired by the movie Patch Adams, Caitlin Crommett founded Dream Catchers to grant wishes to terminally ill patients.

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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.

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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.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest