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For The Community of Santa Cruz

A story written by Shelby Dunn. “A few months ago, Santa Cruz experienced uncharacteristic summer lightning storms which sparked wildfires throughout the county and displaced thousands of residents from their homes. Not only does Santa Cruz not experience summer lightning storms, but the area also does not usually experience wildfires to this degree and was…

Love Starts With A Full Belly

A story written by Ashley Brooke, a beauty and lifestyle blogger. “Over the holidays, my husband Ryan and I visited our local food bank (Second Harvest, which is under the national Feeding America umbrella) and were absolutely blown away by how they are supporting hundreds of thousands of families in central Florida. The need here…

52 Hike Challenge: Raising Money for their Community & Company

52 Hike Challenge started in 2015, after their founder Karla found transformation and healing through hiking once a week for a year. She knew that others could benefit and heal from making it a habit to be outdoors on a weekly basis. The 52 Hike Challenge helps people to gain the physical, mental, spiritual and…

Making Peace and Helping the Homeless

Kaitlyn Merced, of Riverside, California, became inspired when the word “peacemaker” began to pop up in her life again and again as she first started learning about social justice. As she started to learn more about the pervasiveness of all the heartbreaking issues going on in the world, from sex trafficking to homelessness to ocean…

Reaching Community with Coffee

Kelli Chun has a deep love for coffee and Hawaii is her home. As a way to engage with her community and share her love for coffee, she decided to start a mobile coffee business! She got her start by serving her coffee at her church each Sunday. But her hope is to build out…

Young Professionals Give Back to Their Community, Together

Give Back Jax is a group of service-hearted locals living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida who want to make a difference in their community in a social and fun way. They meet monthly for social activities to network, share ideas, and raise money for local charities. The group created these Give Back Jax logo tees to…

How this 6 Year Old is Addressing Homelessness

These shirts were designed by Porter Haupt, a 6-year-old who is passionate about addressing homelessness in her hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY. She has raised more than $2000 in the past year toward homeless services. With the help of her parents, Porter launched a t-shirt fundraiser and raised $356 to help her spread her message….

Turning an Old Church into a Community Center

My neighborhood was a booming mill village during the Industrial Revolution, but has since become a very small, rural community. The mills closed in the mid-1900s, and membership dwindled in the 175 year old church until the doors closed for good in 2008. In 2012, several affordable housing units were built in the old mill…

2nd Grade Students Raise Money for the Homeless

I am a 2nd grade teacher at a school for the deaf in St. Paul, MN. I have always felt character education and community service is an integral part of teaching, and include a lot of this in my class. This year, my group of Deaf 2nd graders took a special interest in helping people…