People Helping People

Giving to others is such an important expression of faith. As we give to others, we better understand the necessity of community and our call to "Love one another as ourselves."

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These Teens Turned a Looted Liquor Store into a Thriving Community Market

A faith-based after school club in Chicago found an innovative way to help their scarred neighborhood heal.

Illustration of seed sprouts in an egg carrton; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Seeds of Happiness

Planting seeds became a source of happiness in the community during the pandemic.

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Illustration of a dog taking a break at the pit stop; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: A Puppy Pit Stop

Their pet friendly break area became a great way to connect with neighbors and other furry friends alike.

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Anthony Zhou, Allen Zhou and Aditi Merchant, founders of Big & Mini; Credit: Big & Mini

Everyday Greatness: Helping Young People and Seniors Connect

Big & Mini, a new social connection platform created by college students, bridges the generational divide.

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Four Ways to Raise Children of Faith

Four Ways to Raise Children of Faith

A Notre Dame researcher says parents—and grandparents—make all the difference.

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An illustration of a happy girl wearing mouse ears; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Magic Makers

The Magic Yarn Project has created more than 30,000 wigs for children battling cancer in 51 countries.

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An illustration of an envelope speeding through the air; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Paperless for Good

Her thoughtful response helps our planet by minimizing paper waste in the long run.

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An illustration of a box that reads Care on top; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: A Box of Love

Her friend's thoughtful gift helped feed her children and reduced her stress.

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A blue Easter egg with a message inside; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Egging Each Other On

How these plastic Easter eggs became a source of comfort to socially distanced friends and family.

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Illustrations of various acts of kindness; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Adventures in Kindness

Helping others through random acts of kindness became the best way to heal her heartache.

A mailbox with a riddle; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: A Riddle Day

Her riddles helped others connect with loved ones and neighbors safely during the pandemic.

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An illustration of two frontline workers holding a tray of cookies; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Sweet Thanks

Their thoughtful initiative highlighted their appreciation to healthcare workers and evolved into Cookies for Caregivers.

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Shamrocks in various windows; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Feeling Lucky

How a neighborhood shamrock hunt brought their community closer on St. Patrick’s Day during the pandemic.

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A woman finding comfort in a Serenity Shawl; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: A Much-Needed Hug

This addiction recovery community sends comforting, blessed shawls to those in need.

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