We found 285 posts for All Ages

Juan Mann – Free Hugs For All!

In 2004, Juan Mann was facing a hard time in his life that left him feeling very alone and sad. One day, on a whim, he made a big sign that said “FREE HUGS” and went with it to a busy intersection. At first, nobody acknowledged him. But then one woman accepted Juan’s hug, and that started the…

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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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Taylor's Gift – A Gift of Life, Hope, and Awareness

Taylor Storch was just 13 in March 2010 when she lost her life in a tragic skiing accident. As her family mourned her loss, they also knew that her death did not have to be in vain. That’s because Taylor became an organ donor. Ultimately, through the tragedy of Taylor’s death, priceless gifts of life and hope…

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Wesley Autrey – The "Subway Superman"

Wesley Autrey was just an average New Yorker, waiting for the subway on the afternoon of January 2, 2007. But in an instant, Wesley became a hero. While he waited on the subway platform, Wesley watched a man collapse and fall onto the train tracks. He heard the sound of the subway train coming, and he…

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Jorge Munoz – An Angel in Queens

At 5’2”, Queens resident Jorge Munoz might not seem to have a big presence. But every night at 9:30, when he heads to a subway stop near his home, Jorge is the man of the hour. That is because every night, Jorge brings a hot dinner to over a hundred people in need of one – immigrants who…

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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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Ryan Hreljac – Giving Clean Water to the World, One Well at a Time

When he was in first grade, Ryan Hreljac learned that there were people in the world who had no clean water, and it moved him. Right then and there, he decided he wanted to help people get clean water. So Ryan started doing extra chores and raising money to provide wells for people in underdeveloped countries. In 1999, at…

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Rory (Craig) Koonce – Making the Impossible Possible!

In many ways, Rory Koonce is just an ordinary young man. But in one very special way, Rory (who also goes by Craig) is anything but ordinary. You see, Rory is a talented athlete – an avid competitor in the sport of weightlifting. His weightlifting success is an amazing feat in and of itself. But it…

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Ashley Rhodes-Courter – Helping Foster Kids Find Families!

When Ashley Rhodes-Courter was a young girl, she didn’t know what it was like to have a family. Placed in foster care as a toddler, she ended up being shuffled to 14 different foster homes before she was 12 years old. In some cases, Ashley was subjected to physical and mental abuse. But when she was…

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A Brilliant Idea – A Special Soccer Ball That Provides Energy to Developing Countries

The idea for sOccket came from four inspiring young women at Harvard. In the developing world, energy is often not available. And what is available often comes from dangerous sources like kerosene lamps. Often, school kids resort to studying near kerosene lamps, fires, or even street lamps.  They often come to school with soot on their noses from using such methods for light. At the same time,…

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