• Bieber + Charity:Water

    February 28, 2011

    Justin Bieber is giving up his birthday this year and is giving it to charity:water. For the pop-star’s 17th birthday he is asking for donations to charity:water, with a goal of $17,000. But let’s be honest, this is Bieber and he has a nation. If Adam Lambert of American Idol fame gave up his birthday […]

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  • Your Old Cell Phones = Lifesavers

    February 24, 2011

    Article by: By TERI WHITCRAFT, JUJU CHANG and OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN @ www.SaveOne.net Josh Nesbit had a simple idea — one that turns old cell phones into lifesavers. As the goalie on Stanford University’s soccer team, Nesbit earned a full scholarship. But it was his hustle off the field that makes him a superstar. During his sophomore […]

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  • Site profiles a different charity every day for micro-donations

    February 21, 2011

    There’s something compelling about a website that features something new every day. That’s part of the premise behind the Daily Grommet, of course — not to mention all the daily deals out there. Recently, however, we uncovered an example that flips the concept on its head, in a manner of speaking. Rather than encouraging visitors […]

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  • Auburn woman’s bra campaign lends unique support to Haiti

    February 18, 2011

    Article source: Cole Bertsos | The Bay City Times on mlive.com AUBURN, MI — Some actions overcome even the largest language barriers. So when Auburn resident and photographer Nichol Krupp removed the bra she was wearing and placed it in the hands of a mother while in Haiti, there was no need for words — the […]

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  • Aquinas College & Social Justice

    February 17, 2011

    Grand Rapids, MI: Students at Aquinas College are striving to impact positive change not through education alone, but through education paired with resources providing a means to take action. A collaborative team of leaders from various Aquinas organizations has created “The Social Justice Series”—a compilation of public events featuring guest speakers and service projects. The […]

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  • Doing Good on Lovers Day

    February 14, 2011

    Valentine’s Day is everyone’s favorite holiday. Unless you’re in a relationship and you have to plan a whole big thing for your significant other. Or if you’re single and the day just reminds you of what you don’t have. Or maybe you just don’t like holidays in general? Okay, Valentine’s Day sucks. Even if you […]

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  • Wear a Story – Ember Arts

    February 10, 2011

    “An ember is the memory of a flame that has died, and the seed of a flame that is to come. We exist to kindle these embers back into flames.” Do you like jewelry? Do you like helping people? Ember Arts believes in both — they’re in the business of hope. They’ve partnered with women […]

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  • Little Dresses – Big Movement

    February 7, 2011

    For thousands of individuals throughout the United States, the word “pillowcase” now yields a sense of creative inspiration, compassion, and purpose. Thanks to a project developed by Rachel O’Neill, a woman from Brownstown, MI, a growing number of people are using pillowcases for more than just laying their heads to rest–they’re using them to create […]

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  • Winter West & Rediscovering a neighborhood

    February 3, 2011

    By Brad Nelson West Michigan — I came home from work a few days ago and had just changed into my comfy clothes when my four year old entered the room beaming from ear to ear with an idea, a request, and, as she continued to qualify what she was about to ask, I realized, […]

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