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IMK in Action – How Kids Can Help Reduce Poverty

What’s The Deal? Most people have what they need. They have enough food to eat, clothes to wear, and shelter to call home. But some families and their children live in poverty and experience hard times. You may think that not having enough money for things we want is tough. But poverty means not having money for…

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Traci Weinstein – 10 Year Old Wears Out Poverty With Soul4Soles!

Ten-year-old Traci Weinstein from New York has a lot of soul and, now, a lot of (shoe) soles!   Traci’s interest in shoes started when she learned that every day, all around the world, children cannot attend school and adults are unable to work because they do not have shoes. She learned that one pair of…

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Every Kid Deserves a Bike! Teacher Katie Blomquist Makes it Happen for Entire School!

Katie Blomquist, a 1st grade teacher at Pepperhill Elementary School in North Charleston, South Carolina, learned last year that one of her students wanted a bike for his birthday.  But his parents could not afford it. So, like most other people that you will find here on InspireMyKids, she decided to do something about it!…

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10 Year Old Gianni Graham Collects 5,000 Dolls For Girls In Need!

While most girls like to play with dolls, 10 year old Gianni Graham of Norfolk, Virginia has chosen to give them away!  She gives them to girls in need.  Girls who live in foster care, homeless shelters and others who live in poverty. Gianni started with Barbies. Her goal was to collect 1,000 to give…

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African Children's Choir – Using the Power of Music to Change Lives

The African Children’s Choir is made up of children from the continent of Africa who are 7 to 10 years old.  They have incredible voices and spirit that amaze audiences everywhere they go!   And they go lots of places.  All around the world.  And not only do they travel a lot, but they perform for…

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Michael Swaine – Stitch By Stitch His Sewing Mends Hearts and a Community

On the 15th of each month, for nearly 15 years, Michael Swaine, a college art professor in Northern California, wheels his old fashioned sewing machine into one of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in San Francisco. Why would he ever do this you may ask?  His only purpose is to help others, many of them who are…

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Hannah Taylor – The LadyBug Foundation and Passion for the Homeless

When Hannah Taylor was 5, she saw a person on the street eat out of a garbage can. The sight made her sad and angry, but it also did something else – it inspired in her a passion to help people like the one she saw. Hannah began by learning all she could about poverty and…

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Samantha Garvey – From Homelessness to High Honor!

In January 2012, high school senior Samantha Garvey was facing a very tough time. Her family, who had endured financial difficulties throughout her childhood, had just lost their home and had to take refuge in a local shelter. Samantha was a gifted, hard-working student, but her situation made it hard for her to focus. Then came great news……Samantha’s dedication to her studies…

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Kamael Sugrim – "mPowering" the Poor to Improve their Lives!

Kamael Sugrim graduated from Stanford University in 2005. As such, she was lucky enough to be present for the famous commencement address Steve Jobs gave at Stanford that year. In fact, it was Steve Jobs’ speech that inspired Kamael to take part in founding an organization called mPowering that helps change the lives of those who need it…

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Dory Gannes – Helping Children in Need Through The Olevolos Project

When Dory Gannes was eight years old, she and her family took a trip to East Africa. The poverty and poor living conditions she saw there were very different from her life back in America, and this touched her deeply. But what she didn’t know at the time was just how much that experience would affect…

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