People Helping People

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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.

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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.

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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 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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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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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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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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