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Holly Robinson Peete Joins Women Nationwide for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week

Holly Robinson Peete Joins Women Nationwide for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week

In the week leading up to Mother’s Day — a day of rest for moms — thousands of women across the country put on their hard hats and strapped on their tool belts for Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week. In its seventh year, National Women Build Week is a nationwide initiative of Habitat’s Women Build program. “A home provides such a strong foundation for families, and this week offers great opportunities for women to … Read entire article »

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A Little Generosity Goes a Long Way for This Homeless Man

A Little Generosity Goes a Long Way for This Homeless Man

Last year, a homeless man named Eric was surprised when he was offered a winning lottery ticket worth $1,000. What he didn’t know was that the ticket was actually a losing ticket and YouTube personality MagicofRahat had given the store clerk $1,000 cash to give Eric and asked him to play along. What happened next was a beautiful display of generosity — not only by Rahat, but by Eric himself. Watch it all unfold here. Fans of … Read entire article »

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Don’t Be Fooled By Their Size: 3 Young People Who Are Changing The World

Don’t Be Fooled By Their Size: 3 Young People Who Are Changing The World

Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies. — Kofi Annan Anyone who thinks young people can’t change the world has never met Olivia Bouler, Madison Kimrey or Xiuhtezcatl … Read entire article »

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Every Action Matters — How will you step up for World Environment Day?

Every Action Matters — How will you step up for World Environment Day?

UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder and Yaya Touré are want to see who can rally the most registered activities for World Environment Day. The World Environment Day Challenge, a SOS sent to the world on behalf of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), asks people around the world to join one of the four teams and make a difference in our environment by pledging to take action supporting World Environment Day on June … Read entire article »

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ReThink Why Housing Matters and Win a Trip to Meet Jewel in LA

ReThink Why Housing Matters and Win a Trip to Meet Jewel in LA

Housing is a big issue for GRAMMY Award nominated singer-songwriter Jewel. At one time, Jewel was homeless herself. So she understands firsthand what it’s like to not have a home, and just how important it is that every American man, woman and child have a safe place to live. Approximately 2.2 million Americans depend on public housing for a safe, stable place to live and there are at least 500,000 Americans who are on a waiting … Read entire article »

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More Than a Music Fest: Broccoli City Festival

More Than a Music Fest: Broccoli City Festival

Last year, nearly 5,000 people participated in the first Broccoli City Festival in DC, which featured a pop up marketplace featuring cool and diverse vendors, group yoga and fitness instruction, on-site acupuncture, reikei, massages, live art, sneaker cycling center, and the opportunity to join us for a 5K run. The second annual Broccoli City Festival (BC Fest) took place in Washington DC on Saturday, April 19, and this year, the festival has extended to the West … Read entire article »

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Drake Grants Wish for Girl With Inoperable Brain Tumor

Drake Grants Wish for Girl With Inoperable Brain Tumor

In one day, Kennedy Brown, a freshman at Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston was crowned Prom Queen and celebrated at a makeshift graduation ceremony planned by her friends. Kennedy, who is just 15-years-old, is battling inoperable brain cancer, but when that cancer forced her to stop attending school, her friends were determined that she wouldn’t miss out on some of the most important high school memories. After a quick brainstorming session, several of Kennedy’s friends as … Read entire article »

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Hunter Hayes on 24 Hour Race to Fight Child Hunger

Hunter Hayes on 24 Hour Race to Fight Child Hunger

Multiple GRAMMY-nominee Hunter Hayes and ConAgra Foods have teamed up to end child hunger while attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. On Friday, May 9 on Good morning America in New York City, Hunter will kick off the “Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger,” sponsored in part by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program. Hunter is attempting … Read entire article »

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Nick Lachey Speaks Up About Autism in His Family

Nick Lachey Speaks Up About Autism in His Family

One in 68 children in America will diagnosed with autism. Nick Lachey’s younger brother, Zac, is one of them. Zac was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism, when he was 7. When you see firsthand how it affects the life of someone, my brother especially. He’s been an inspiration to me, and I see how hard and challenging it is, and [I want to do] anything I can to help. — Nick Lachey on … Read entire article »

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MLB Supports Autism Awareness Month with Discounted Tickets

MLB Supports Autism Awareness Month with Discounted Tickets

Today is Autism Awareness Day, and the entire month of April is dedicated to raising awareness about autism. Major League Baseball is getting in on the action. MLB has teamed up with Autism Speaks in a league-wide effort to recognize Autism Awareness Month in April. All 30 clubs will raise awareness during one home game this season. Discounted tickets are available for each team’s designated home game. To get tickets to see your favorite team … Read entire article »

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