Forrest Gumping for Charity
Posted on : 09-01-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Running for charity is nothing new. From 5K's to marathons, people have been connecting pledges and running to raise awareness and dollars for various causes for more than a century. Before the advent of social media and easy and effective advertisement and communication through the internet, though, these events all had to have sponsors, organizers, set dates--they had to be, well, events. In today's world, this is not quite so true. What is true, however, is that in order to get people's attention in the current online environment, you have…
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Restaurateur Sets Up Outdoor Refrigerator To Feed Homeless
Posted on : 08-14-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Minu Pauline is the proud owner of a popular restaurant called Pappadavada in Kochi, India. She was, however, distressed by the number of hungry and homeless people in her area. She would see them rummaging through the garbage for food. On one occasion, she encountered a woman who told her that her hunger kept her from sleeping; she woke up ravenously hungry and sought food. Pauline also always had plenty of leftovers at the end of the day, and she decided to put them to good use. She put a…
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Teen Gets Help For College
Posted on : 07-27-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
When it comes to going to college, some teens will do anything necessary to get an education. Fred Barley is 19 and lives in Georgia. He was found by police officers near his hometown while sleeping in a tent in front of a college. Officers listened to what the teen had to say about sleeping in a tent outside, and instead of giving him a ticket, they decided to help him. Barley explained that he rode his brother's bike for six hours in order to make it to the college…
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Sikh Bikers Raise Over $100,000 for Pediatric Cancer
Posted on : 07-26-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Twenty-four motorcyclists in Canada recently rode across Canada in an attempt to build awareness of childhood cancer and raise money that can be used to treat and prevent the disease. What they also had in common was that they all hailed from the Sikh community. With racial tensions being at the forefront of many incidences across the world, it's important that people find ways to come together and focus more on their similarities than their differences. These bikers met scores of people along their journey, and they used that opportunity…
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Nine-Year-Old Gifted a Prosthetic Frozen-Inspired Hand
Posted on : 07-23-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
A group of Siena College students in Albany, NY has made nine-year-old Karissa Mitchell very happy by gifting her a 3D-printed prosthetic hand that is inspired by her favorite movie "Frozen." The students are members of the Siena College chapter of E-NABLE, and organization dedicated to creating 3D-printed limbs for those who need them and distributing them free of charge. Karissa, who was born without a right hand, was gifted the device this past June. “It will be for simple use cases, things everyone can take for granted, so picking…
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