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Lillian Weber – 99 Year Old Makes A Dress A Day For African Children

For the last few years, Lillian Weber, a 99 year old woman from Iowa, has had a big goal. She wants to create 1,000 dresses for African children by her 100th birthday on May 6th, 2015. So far, she has made hundreds of dresses and is on track to achieve her goal! Lillian helps support…

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Veronika Scott – Empowering Homeless Women Stitch by Stitch

Veronika Scott grew up near Detroit, Michigan in a tough household environment. She took note of the over 20,000 Detroiters who are homeless which now equals 1 of every 42 residents. She worked hard in high school and was able to earn a college scholarship to study industrial design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, one of…

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Cathy Rush – “Dreams Are For Everyone”!

In 1971, there were many in the world who still believed that a woman’s potential for success was limited. Enter Cathy Rush, the young wife of a basketball referee who had just taken a job as head women’s basketball coach at Immaculata College in suburban Philadelphia. Immaculata was a very small Catholic girls’ school run by nuns, and…

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Great Quotes for Kids About Education and Learning

Education and learning are one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.  How open you are to learning will help determine your path in life. Education does not just happen at school.  It is not just about Math and other subjects.  Your education and learning are happening all the time….

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First Lady Michelle Obama's Words of Wisdom for a Hopeful Tomorrow

In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama made her first official trip overseas in her newly appointed position. During her trip, she visited a girls’ school in England called the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School.  There, Mrs. Obama spoke to the students, sharing wonderful words of encouragement and wisdom. She emphasized to them the importance of determination…

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Abbie Jacobson – A Sweet Reward for a Selfless Act of Compassion!

8-year-old Abbie Jacobson was shopping with her mom one day when she looked down and saw it……a small green purse with a lot of money and jewelry inside. For many young girls, the temptation might have been to keep the newfound treasure. But Abbie….. her first thought was one of compassion. She immediately took the purse to…

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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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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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Julia Bluhm – Setting a New Standard for Beauty!

Julia Bluhm is a typical teenage girl – she hangs out with her friends in middle school, she enjoys dancing, and she likes to read teen magazines like Seventeen. And, like many other teenage girls, she is affected by what she sees in the pages of those teen magazines. She recognized that the girls shown in…

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Adele's Literacy Library – Bringing the Joy of Reading to All Kids!

Like many teenage girls, Adele Taylor has a passion for reading. However, for Adele, simply reading on her own was not enough. Adele’s passion for reading made her realize that all kids should be able to have the gift of reading, and that reading could help kids be successful in life. And that inspired her…

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