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Dec 16, 2016

A Christmas tree is a holiday tradition so many take for granted. One single mother's joy and gratitude upon receiving a donated tree inspired a group to play Santa and spread cheer by delivering trees to those who would otherwise go without.

Nov 20, 2016

The glittering neon and bustle of the Vegas strip hide a vast maze of underground flood channels that hundreds of men and women call home. Hear how journalist turned activist Matt O'Brien discovered this homeless community and what he's doing to help.

Nov 6, 2016

Feeling alone and out of place is felt by far too many of our youth. One young girl's inspiring life is helping shape a movement to make everyone feel included and celebrated, no matter their differences.

Oct 23, 2016

What happens when you email a legendary special effects school and ask for some advice on a Halloween costume? Well, in the case of this nonprofit's story, Hollywood magic ensues, families are forever transformed - and Halloween will never be the same.

Oct 9, 2016

We all like movies. But is it possible that a movie can save lives? It seems at least one did - by galvanizing the need for a vital nonprofit aimed at LGBTQ teens and young adults in crisis. Let us introduce you to a brave young man and his inspiring story of love.

Sep 25, 2016

He grew up in Uganda, and his family was lucky to survive the terror of Idi Amin. And then he came to America and discovered his life's calling in an unexpected place. Derreck Kayongo found hope in those little bars of hotel soap.

Sep 11, 2016

A New York City firefighter who sacrificed his life on 9/11. A soldier in Afghanistan who sacrificed his body for his platoon. They never met. And yet they are connected through time, space, family - and their shared courage.

Aug 29, 2016

It's one of the most successful nonprofits in the last 20 years - dedicated to building playgrounds in underserved communities. But it took one man overcoming incredible personal odds to create "an explosion of hope and opportunity."

Aug 2, 2016

He's a white preacher from the hills of Virginia who brought his wife and five daughters to live in one of the most dangerous areas of Atlanta. Fought off car thieves, addicts, and deranged would-be killers. And took it upon himself to fight the city's worst problems and create a refuge for those who needed it. Why? Meet the man who was "conned by God."

Aug 2, 2016

We've heard too many times the stories of military veterans struggling to find a place in the civilian world. Jake Wood might have an answer - by sending veterans to the world's worst disaster zones. Help is on the way, with Team Rubicon.

 

 

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