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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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Amish Come to Rescue of Town Flattened by Tornado

Tornados hit La Plata, Maryland killing three people and ruining 400 homes. The entire town center was destroyed. After the devastation another force came to...
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Telecommuting Success Honored

AT&T is the 2001 recipient of the Vision for America Award for its environmentally sound workplace practices. Through AT&T’s telework program, employees who telecommuted from...

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Why would Peter and Linda Biehl, a wealthy, conservative Newport Beach couple, leave their privileged community for South Africa to work arm in arm...
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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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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...

A “Point of Light” in Brazil’s Jungle; a Nurse’s Story

Doctors Without Borders not only won the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, but Kathleen Mahoney, one of its volunteers, a graduate nursing student at the...

29 Year-Old Single-Handedly Raises Relief Supplies for Hurricane Victims

Esther Stevens’ dining table in Colorado Springs, CO, has become a makeshift operations center for getting aid to the victims of Hurricane Mitch. “I’ve never...
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Operation Smile Turning Disfigured Faces into Smiling Faces

In 16 years, Operation Smile has treated over 45,000 children and young adults with deformities in the U.S. and abroad, offering hope and changing...
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Maxwell House Builds 100 Homes for 100 Families

In a partnership with Habitat For Humanity, Maxwell House has built 100 homes for 100 "hard-working Americans" in 100 weeks. The program, called "Build...
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Today’s Students Choose Social Causes Over Surfboards During Spring Break

Spring break may mean beaches, bikinis and beer for some, but students participating in Break Away, a national nonprofit group that steers people to...