People Helping People

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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A chemo Advent box filled with care products; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Chemo Countdown

A thoughtful gift from a friend brought her comfort and joy during her challenging chemotherapy.

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Bill Hanisch in his bakery; photo courtesy Bill Hanisch

This Baker Made Cakes for Graduating Seniors During the Pandemic

Bill Hanisch, better known as the Bunman, wanted to help the high school seniors feel special.

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A stack of Valentine's Day card boxes; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Valentine Treasures

Her small gesture of kindness brought happiness to children who attend the food pantry.

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A grocery worker bagging items; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Gold Star Service

She showed her appreciation for this essential worker’s service with golden rewards.

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Decorated rocks with mesages of hope; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Rock On

These messages of hope helped her daughters feel closer to loved ones in Texas and Scotland.

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Paul Fockler; photo by Dean Curtis

Witnessing a Car Crash Inspired Him to Become a Nurse

He was happily married, happily employed—just plain happy. Until the accident put him on an entirely new life path.

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Four-year-old Serghik Mikayelyan sits under a Knit for Kids blanket

Knit for Kids Is Helping the World One Stitch at a Time

Thanks to volunteer knitters and award-winning author, Debbie Macomber, the program has delivered items to over half a million children in need. 

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A coffee shop coupon inside a thank you envelope; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Merry Mission

Their family tradition brings Jesus’ caring spirit to essential workers during the holiday season.

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A tablet displaying a piano player; Illustration by Coco Masuda

Someone Cares: Sing Along

How this musician offers Christmas music safely in the midst of a pandemic.

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