• Roofs to Roots

    Roofs to Roots

    June 20, 2013

    Grand Rapids, Michigan has been voted one of the biggest turn around cities in the nation. Since early 2004, Grand Rapids made a point to knock out homelessness and make it a priority. The goal was not only to fix the problem at hand but the future of this horrible circumstance that recently became the […]

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  • Bangladeshi Rickshaw Driver Builds Medical Clinic

    June 12, 2013

    “Joynal Abedin is more than just a rickshaw driver — he’s the founder of a clinic that’s saving lives in his undeveloped village of Tanhashadia in Bangladesh. Abedin, who is now over 60 years old, spent half his life saving money to bring Tanhashadia its own medical facility, according to a report by Al Jazeera. He says […]

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  • Michigan Veterans

    June 9, 2013

    For years, Michigan veterans’ issues sat on the back burner in the public policy realm, despite their high unemployment rate and poor use of veterans’ benefits. Reps. Santana and David Knezek announced last month that they’re leading a Democratic task force to identify ways to better serve veterans. They’ll travel the state and speak with […]

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  • Polka Dot Positivity – The Heidelberg Project

    Polka Dot Positivity – The Heidelberg Project

    June 9, 2013

    Since their start in 1986, The Heidelberg Project has worked to “providing hope and inspiration to local children through art and education programs and hands-on workshops”. The Heidelberg Project (HP), centered out of Detroit, works with children in the community and educate them on art, the environment and the community and give them a different […]

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  • MICAH SMILES – Parents Honor the Memory of Their Son

    June 9, 2013

    Ann Arbor parents Noah and Jennifer Canvasser started a picture book library in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.  After losing their son, Micah, the Canvasser’s wanted to establish a library that would help parents ease the minds of their children while in the hospital. Micah Canvasser was […]

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  • Golfing for a Cause: Helping One Pup at a Time

    June 6, 2013

    Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill shelter and home to numerous dogs in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Their goal is to save dogs in need and place them into loving homes. Mackenzie’s wants to give these dogs the love and companionship that they’ve always deserved and somehow find them a home along the way. All dogs […]

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  • War Paint

    June 6, 2013

    Fashion Has Heart works with physically, mentally and emotionally wounded veterans from our nations most recent conflicts by utilizing the power of creativity. Partnering creatives and veterans, visual stories emerge to express and raise awareness of the struggles that service men and women face before, during, and after service. Design for Good is a platform […]

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  • “You can’t wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug. ~Author Unkno

    June 2, 2013

    “Tim Harris, who has Down syndrome, owns a restaurant in New Mexico where he makes a point of hugging every customer who walks through his door.” He has the self-proclaimed friendliest restaurant! Tim had dreamed of owing a restaurant since he was a kid. “So far, according to the eatery’s website, Harris has doled out […]

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  • In Thailand, a resort for the greater good

    June 1, 2013

    MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. “It’s the really simple things,” she said with a long breath, “that make it beautiful here in Mae Wang.” Two wiry boatmen, steering with long poles, navigated the raft beneath the branches […]

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