Meet the Man Who Created a Theme Park for People with Special Needs
Gordon Hartman is the founder of Morgan’s Wonderland. It’s a 25-acre theme park in San Antonio, TX, with a twist. It operates as a non-profit because the 25 rides you’ll find here are accessible to those with disabilities.
It Only Takes One Letter to Change a Person’s Life
Allison Bond started writing to sick children, soldiers, and prisoners because people often look at them on the surface instead of seeing the actual person. That led to the creation of Kindness Through Letters.
This Nonprofit Has Donated 15,000 Volunteer Hours to Help Create Positive Change
Life during the COVID years was difficult for many people, families, and organizations. Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners knows this fact all too well. This nonprofit was founded in February 2020 to serve others in New Hampshire.
This Organization Helps Mothers and Daughters Rise from Adversity
Beauty From Their Ashes is a group of mothers and daughters who have dealt with the impact that trauma brings. Their goal is to help others by coming to each person from a place of compassion and empathy.
Peace Dots Project- Tracking Random Acts of Kindness Around the World
After returning to Buffalo in 2019, Artist Saira Siddiqui noticed that the news focused on segregation, extreme wealth gaps, and the idea that people there were not good neighbors. She decided to change that perspective by starting The Peace Dots Project.
Historic Buildings Brought Back to Life by Minority Entrepreneurs
North Omaha is far enough away from I-80 that most cross-country travelers never head up to see this suburb in the Greater Omaha Metro Area. For Theardis Young and CharDale Barnes, this community is where they were born and raised.
College Football’s Best Tradition Just Got Better This Year
If you’ve ever attended or seen a University of Wisconsin football game on TV, the entire stadium jumps between the third and fourth quarters to the song “Jump Around” by House of Pain. But, he tradition that is considered the best in the country is the Hawkeye Wave.
400-Year-Old Company Donates 100 Mattress Toppers to Homeless Youth
Piana Technology has been serving people for nearly 450 years. This textile company has been at the forefront of fiber and textile innovation throughout that time, including the production of nonwoven projects.
When a doctor says that it might be necessary to lose both legs to save your life, everything would likely come to a screeching halt. For Kelvin Hall, it was the first step toward a life that started to speed up.
Portland Officially Sees the World’s Largest Commercial Living Building Open for Business
The PAE Living Building offers 58,000 square feet of mixed-use space across five stories in Portland, OR. It is the largest structure in the world that meets the certification requirements of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).
Test Positive for COVID and Get $3,000 at This Clinic
One nonprofit in Sacramento County, California, wants to change how people think about COVID-19. Until June 30, 2022, anyone who tests positive at the headquarters of Asian Resources Inc can receive up to $3,000 of bill assistance.
Success Stories Of Entrepreneurs From Around the Globe Who Started With Nothing
It's difficult to picture even the most successful and well-known entrepreneurs ever having to struggle. As a result, we've compiled a list of entrepreneurs who began with little or no recognition or riches yet worked their way up the corporate ladder from the bottom up.
This Mother Mentors Other Moms Who Receive an HIV Diagnosis
After 29 years of living, Namiba is now a mother who is one of the co-founders of the 4M Mentor Mothers Network. This group works with women who receive an HIV diagnosis to find ways they can mentor mothers who find themselves in the same situation Namiba was in
Parents Create Nonprofit Autism Therapy Program For Their Son
For Ram and Kellee Hernandez, the journey they encountered with profound autism with their son, Luka, was an unexpected challenge. They found it more challenging to find the therapy and support that fit his specific needs as he got older.
A Broken Scooter Leads to Giving Away 50 New Ones to Veterans
The heroic story of how Kenny Jary also known as Patriotic Kenny payed it forward after his scooter broke down. He not only raised enough money to pay for his scooter but for 50 other veterans to have the same.
Children’s Home Adopts a Rescue Dog to Teach Kids Responsibility
Noyes Home for Children provides kids and teens a stable place to live and grow. Although the facility primarily serves the greater St. Joseph area in Missouri, kids from the surrounding counties come here when their families experience crises and struggles.
Boston Marathon Competitor Offers Inspirational Message After Finishing
Marko Cheseto Lemtukei was in the group of first-place finishers in the para-athletic divisions of the Boston Marathon. He is a double amputee, but that didn’t stop him from finishing the marathon in a little over two-and-a-half hours.
We hope that these stories of random acts of kindness can inspire you today in an attempt to help us all make kindness the norm rather than the exception in our daily lives. We believe that these real-life tales can inspire you to pay attention to people around you and become aware of how you can make someone's day brighter by just being yourself.
Hugs can be very powerful because of the oxytocin they produce. So, imagine if you were suddenly unable to give someone you love a two armed bear hug?
With HugAgain, anyone who has strength issues or suffered from a loss of mobility on one side of their upper body can now offer a two-handed hug to others.
Brace Yourself: A Prosthetics Engineer Who’s Helped Over 20,000 Animals Find Their Stride Again
A report published by Washington Business Journal uncovers that there are just ten people in the world who are into the business of making prosthetic limbs for injured animals. Derrick Campana is one of them.
Meet the Man Who Had No Last Name Until the Fourth Grade
For more than 20 years, Reggie Dabbs has been one of the most popular inspirational speakers in the United States. He plays the saxophone and talks to students about the struggles of his life so that they can try to relate his story to their circumstances.
Students Create a Free Telephone Hotline to Provide Uplifting Messages
Peptoc is the name given to a public art project created by students at West Side Elementary in Healdsburg, California. It’s a free telephone hotline that leaves inspiring and uplifting messages to callers from all over the world.
This Animal Rescue Farm Was Inspired by a Mother’s Heartbreaking Marriage
Life is very unpredictable, and sometimes if we allow them to, our horrible experiences can teach us the best lessons. Laurie Zaleski, daughter of a woman who survived an abusive marriage, is a beautiful example of this.
One Man’s Story on How Unexpected Change Blossomed Into Something Good
The pandemic brought about a lot of changes in people's lives, to say the least. Here is an exclusive and intimate story about how one man used change to create good, both in his community and within himself.
The University of Maryland Creates a Breakthrough Parkinson’s Disease Treatment
In honor of Parkinson's Awareness Month, we're featuring an incredible medical breakthrough from the University of Maryland that is helping to change the lives of those effected by the disease immediately.
Mike and Nick Fiorito were chasing the typical American dream. Both had corporate careers that helped them have a comfortable life, but it didn’t feel like the work they were doing was meaningful. That’s when they both stepped away from their jobs to do something that meant more.
Although the pandemic has brought its wave of worries, it has also brought some positive things to the surface. One of these is that it has encouraged a more active mode of traveling by way of bicycles.
Christian and Scooby are seen at NBA games across the United States. Although you won’t see them get a game-winning basket or hit a huge three-pointer from the corner, the stadium still erupts in applause whenever they’re on the court.
Top Inspirational Moments from the 2022 Winter Olympics
Incredible moments from this year's Olympics have emerged, showing the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of incredible odds. Here’s a closer look at some of the most inspirational moments that happened.
Henry was a 16-year-old shelter dog. Senior animals are usually the last to be adopted, with a rate that stays at 25% consistently. That’s compared to the 60% adoption rate of puppies and younger dogs.
The Hug Project- Bridging The Gap Towards Human Connection
Using "The Hug Project," Cox and FCB, in cooperation with interactive fashion firm CuteCircuit, have created The HugShirt, a revolutionary technology that allows loved ones to embrace almost anywhere in the country.
God’s Lovely Butterflies: Giving Hope to Pregnant Women and Mothers!
Let’s face it life can be tough sometimes. This is particularly true for a woman who has just found out she’s pregnant and feeling helpless because she is going to be a single mother and/or is homeless. For all those mothers located in the Greater Houston Texas area God’s Lovely Butterflies Maternity Home is here to help!
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