We found 47 posts for Maggie Hofstaedter

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Animal Rescue: What You Can Do!

Animals truly are amazing creatures, holding a very important place in our world. In the lives of humans, animals provide countless treasures, including joy, beauty, companionship, assistance, and sustenance! But sadly, as special as all animals are, there are many whose lives are filled with neglect and abuse. In America alone, 5 to 7 million animals wind up in shelters every…

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Disabled Sailing Association – Letting the Spirits of the Disabled Take Sail!

In 1979, at just 19, politician and philanthropist Sam Sullivan had a tragic ski accident that left him a quadruplegic. After struggling emotionally with his disability for several years, Sam came to realize that he wanted to live the most complete, fulfilling life he could despite his disability. And better yet, he wanted to help others with…

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Oscar Pistorius – Reaching for Ultimate Greatness Despite his Disability!

In November 1986, in Johannesburg, South Africa, a boy was born with deformed legs. Because of the deformity, the boy’s parents had to have his lower legs amputated. The boy was fitted with prosthetics 6 months later, and after that he was off and running, literally! The boy’s name? Oscar Pistorius. Because Oscar lost his lower legs…

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John Orozco – No Gold, But Still a Champion by any Measure

Olympic gymnast John Orozco may not have medaled at the 2012 London Olympics, but he still has reason to hold his head high. John started life as a poor boy from the Bronx who happened to like gymnastics. His parents enrolled him in a gymnastics class, and that started it all….. Although it was not easy for John…

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Petfinder.com – "Making Happy Families" in a Very Special Way!

When Betsy Saul was a girl, she developed a love for animals early on. She spent much of her childhood bringing home stray animals, and by the time she was 12 years old, she was helping out at an animal rescue. As Betsy grew into adulthood, her love for animals grew too. She knew that too many…

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Kids Helping Kids Fix Broken Hearts – The Name Says It All!

In 2008, the Kladar family of Idaho took a trip to Mexico. While there, they visited a poor medical clinic in a rural part of the country. When visiting this place, the Kladar kids -10-year-old Sarah, 8-year-old Emily, 7-year-old Thomas, 3-year-old Will, and baby Ellie – realized that kids just like themselves had life-threatening heart…

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Olivia Bouler – Her Passion is "For the Birds"!

12-year-old Olivia Bouler has always had a love of two things – artistry, namely drawing and painting, and the birds she sees as she and her family enjoy the outdoors. In particular, Olivia loves the birds she sees when visiting family in the Gulf of Mexico. So when the Gulf of Mexico suffered a major oil spill in…

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The Kiran Centre – A Place Where "Souls Rise to the Surface"!

On a typical day at the Kiran Centre in India, among other things, you will find one person learning to make toys, another studying literature and learning public speaking, and yet another playing on a trampoline! The Kiran Centre is a wonderful place where skills are taught, talents are developed, and lives are greatly improved for the…

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Sweet Blessings – Bringing Birthday Magic Where It's Needed Most!

UPDATE: Sweet Blessings has been named one of five regional finalists for Best New Charity for the Stay Classy Awards, America’s biggest philanthropy awards ceremony! You can help them win by voting using this link and clicking on South and then Best New Charity division! On your birthday, a wonderful way to celebrate is by enjoying…

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It's Independence Day! Fun Facts to Help You Celebrate

Independence Day, the day when we celebrate the birth of America, is here! In towns across America, people celebrate Independence Day with parades, barbecues, and of course, fireworks! But do you know the actual history of this holiday, its significance, and when it got recognized as a holiday? This video and the additional resources below will tell you…

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