Helping others

Lennon Flowers, cofounder of The Dinner Party; photo courtesy Lennon Flowers
People Helping People

Everyday Greatness: Helping Young Adults Who Grieve

This nonprofit offers comfort and community by hosting dinner parties for grieving people ages 21-45.

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Roberta Messner; video by Scott Goldsmith
Coping With Illness

How Gratitude Helps Roberta Messner Cope with Chronic Pain

Roberta Messner shares how the support and encouragement of others—and the gratitude it engendered—helped her cope with chronic pain.

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Cathy Heying, founder of Lift Garage;video by Matthew Gilson
Finding Life Purpose

An Unlikely Mechanic's Tips for Second-Act Careers

Cathy Heying, founder and executive director of a non-profit auto repair shop that serves low-income people in Minnesota, offers advice on how you can recognize when it's time to follow a new direction in life.

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A senior woman reads a letter.
Emotional and Mental Health

An Easy Way to Love Your Elders: Write Them a Letter

A national program tackles the loneliness epidemic, one letter at a time.

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Caesar Samayoa, Sharon Wheatley, Q. Smith and Tony LePage in “Come From Away,” on Apple TV+.
Movies and TV

The Broadway Hit 'Come From Away' Comes to the Screen

The true story of how the small Canadian town of Gander helped stranded passengers on 9/11. 

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A black cat in the middle of the road; Illustration by Kirsten Ulve
Angels

She Rescued a Black Cat at Halloween

Saving the needy feline helped her get in the holiday spirit.

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Caleb Smith relaxing on a hammock with a bunny
Inspiring Stories

How a Boy Turned His Dream of Training Comfort Rabbits into a Reality

Caleb Smith runs Peacebunny Island, a non-profit that raises rescue rabbits and pairs them with people who need them. 

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Advice for Caregivers

How to Spot Elder Abuse and What to Do If It Occurs

The first step is to learn about the 7 types of abuse that can affect older adults.

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Stories of Hope

Meeting Mother Teresa Led Him to a Life of Service

Hal Donaldson’s inspiring nonprofit, Convoy of Hope, feeds millions of people around the world.

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Adam Harvison (right); photo courtesy Harvison House
People Helping People

Everyday Greatness: Helping Veterans Feel at Home

His volunteer group, Harvison House, helps low-income veterans furnish their homes.

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