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Diet Linked to Hyper Kids

A revolution has turned around Central Alternative High School in Appleton, Wisconsin, and its ‘problem kids’, sent there from twelve area schools. Respect, achievement,...
Betty Tisdale, Seattle, WA, is Angel to the Orphans of Vietnam

A Special Group of Soldiers, Vietnamese Orphans and Their American Angel

Betty Tisdale has a special spot in her heart for veterans, especially Vietnam vets. She read a book that changed her life by renowned...
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“Mom (or dad)… I Love You”

Past hurts stay in our minds and hearts. If we are lucky they can be healed while we are still alive. Mom and I fought...
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Special Knitting Forces Help Afghan Kids One Stitch at a Time

Susan Marcus Palau realized while knitting that she could bring a little comfort to the innocent victims of the “war on terrorism”, especially the...
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A Million Books for Needy Kids

The goal for Scholastic Book Club’s ClassroomsCare initiative was for classrooms to read 100 books each, a total of one million books. The reward?...
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Scout’s Volunteer Garden Yields Harvest of Compassion, and Sharing for Food Banks

Marshall Levit of Houston, Texas, was 14 years old and seeking an Eagle Scout project. He looked at the large parcel of land next...
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VH1 Saves School Music Programs

Studies show kids involved in music programs have improved reading abilities, higher self-esteem, score higher on standardized tests, and are more likely to stay...
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Woman Donates Part of her Liver to a Child She Didn’t Even Know

While the season of giving flourished in department stores, the true meaning of the word was demonstrated in a hospital in North Carolina. A...
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CARE Comes to Rescue: Builds Tremor-Proof Homes in India

CARE and The Federation of India’s Chambers of Commerce have joined forces on one of the biggest rehabilitation projects since a devastating earthquake ripped...
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Fencing Program Enriches Inner City Kids

Life was frustrating amid the poverty and violence of the housing projects in Newark, New Jersey. So Peter Westbrook’s mother encouraged him to channel...
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Emotional Reunions for Koreans after 50 years

Emotions ran high this week at Seoul's Convention Center in South Korea as 100 Korean families from both sides of the border were reunited...

“Firefighters ROCK” Screamed Signs at Homemade Parade Honoring Colorado Firefighters

Pine Junction, Colorado- On June 24th, 2000, citizens saluted firefighters with a hometown parade honoring their bravery and hard work. Children rode bicycles with signs...

Youth Volunteers Deliver Caring Friendships to Armenian Elderly Shut-Ins

An Armenian Red Cross project to help elderly refugees has resulted in some unexpected friendships. The Psycho Social Care for Elderly Refugees project, started...

Sealy Helps Provide A Bed for Every Child

Sealy Posturepedic has committed to fund the building of 200 beds for children living in poverty in Costa Rica. Sealy has also indicated a desire...
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Shoe Stores and Basketball Coaches Donate Loads of Sneakers to Poor Kids

Inspired by compassionate college basketball coaches and retail sales struggles, companies are donating millions of pairs of shoes to help children in impoverished countries. After food, clean...
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Teaching Kids to Ride Bikes

Today was an interesting day. The phone had rang last night and told me where to go. The program was teaching disabled children how to...
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Toastmaster Convicts Travel To Schools

Success is inevitable for one Toastmasters club formed in prison because the inmates, who create and maintain the club, support and nurture each other...
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Give a Gift That Will Feed Hungry Kids For Years To Come

Do you want to give an imaginative gift and feed hungry children in Chicago or Shanghai at the same time? Now you can give...
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Captain’s Crew Saved Thanks to Miracle Ten Dollar Bill

By the time 22 Pakistani sailors had made it to safe harbor off the tip of Texas on the eve of Thanksgiving in 1998,...
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Israeli Peace Deal Signing Leads Way To Final Settlement Talks

President Clinton pushed for an agreement and finally got one between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Yasir Arafat after nine...