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 Industries Prison Trained K9 Companion Program with families battling childhood cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caitlin Crommett: Wish Doctor
Inspired by the movie Patch Adams, Caitlin Crommett founded Dream Catchers to grant wishes to terminally ill patients.
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.