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Wheels to Africa – Sending Bikes to Those Who Need them Most!

When teenager Winston Duncan was 10 years old, he and his family took a trip to Africa. What started out as a vacation turned into the inspiration for a wonderful way to help the poor African people Winston saw on his trip….. During his trip, Winston saw a boy and an elderly woman walking down…

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Nnamdi Asomugha – Helping Others Realize Their Dreams, Just Like He Has!

If you know football, you have likely heard the name Nnamdi Asomugha. He is one of the best cornerbacks in the National Football League (NFL), currently playing with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, for Nnamdi, football is only one part of the picture. When not playing football, Nnamdi spends much of his time helping others! Nnamdi is the…

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Twelve in Twelve – A Family Making a Difference, One Country at a Time!

Think about your everyday life – school, family, friends, hobbies, etc. Can you imagine giving it all up for a year? Well, that is exactly what the Lewis family did. J.D. Lewis and his sons Jackson, age 14, and Buck, age 9, put their lives on hold for an entire year for a wonderful reason……so that…

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Black History Month – Celebrating Great African-American Lives!

Every February, America observes a very special occasion called Black History Month. This observance serves as a time to remember and celebrate the many amazing accomplishments of African-Americans and their importance to our country’s history. Black History Month began in 1926 as Negro History Week, a week of celebration observed in mid-February. In 1976 it was expanded to become…

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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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Point Hope – A Voice for Forgotten Children

One hot summer night many years ago, radio personality Delilah Rene Luke was broadcasting in Philadelphia, PA. Jokingly, she described for her listeners a place in Alaska called Point Hope where they might seek refreshment from the hot temperatures. Later, she reflected on her joke, and she realized that the name Point Hope could truly mean…

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14 Cows for America – An Incredible Offering Born Out of Compassion

Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah is originally from the Maasai tribe in Kenya. But on September 11, 2001, he was in New York City when the terrorist attacks took place. Kimeli witnessed firsthand the horrendous tragedy that occurred that day. Several months later, he visited his native tribe in Kenya. While there, he told them the story of…

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Andrew Adansi-Bonnah – At 11, He's Already Making a Difference!

Andrew Adansi-Bonnah is only 11, but he’s not too young to make a difference. Recently, Andrew saw pictures of the famine in Somalia. When he saw that children just like himself were starving to death, he decided he wanted to do what he could to help. Andrew was on an 8-week break from school, and…

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Never Too Old to Learn Something New!

Kenyan Kimani Maruge was 84 years old when he heard an announcement from the Kenyan government. The announcement said that the government would start to provide primary education for free. And Kimani, who had never gone to school, decided that he wanted an education! He went to the primary school in his village and, after some difficulty…

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SuperProm Funds for a Super Cause!

What would you do if your class won enough money to throw the ultimate prom? Would you start planning the party? Pick out an awesome dress or tux to wear? Find the perfect date? Well, that is exactly what happened at Cupertino High School in California. In March 2010, they won a contest sponsored by…

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