A few years ago, disability rights advocate Sara Granda approached city officials in Davis with the idea of creating a grant program to help the town's disabled and elderly residents modify their houses to allow wheelchair accessibility.
The Safe Ground Stake Down homeless fair is the latest development in the four-year evolution of Sacramento's Safe Ground movement, whose goal is to provide safe temporary shelter for Sacramento's estimated 1,000 homeless people.
A year after collecting more than 2,000 pairs of shoes and raising more than $4,000 for an orphanage in La Gonave, Haiti, Merrimack High School junior Hannah Vaccaro is busying herself again with a new project.
Timothy Utton's insight:
It is incredible to see a teenager take so much initiative to help this community in Haiti.
For 25 years, a group of a dozen or so friends -- all with developmental disabilities -- have maintained a friendship stronger and more long-lasting than many middle-aged people can claim. They have their parents to thank for it.
An upbeat immigrant from Ghana, known for his cheerful helping of customers at the Walmart in Federal Way, is being honored by the retail giant for his quick work in returning an envelope stuffed with cash to the customers who had accidentally...
Pat Filippone is in the business of raising money in her role as executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Osceola County But on Thursday, business gave way to emotion as she thanked a group of high school students for choosing Habitat as the recipient of a $1,200 grant.
The students are members of a new program at Harmony High School that's teaching kids how to make a difference through charitable giving.
In recent years, the regional councils for both organizations have made special efforts to reach out to young people with disabilities to make sure they know they are welcome, that activities can be adapted or modified as needed, and that all leaders are ready to be inclusive.
The intent is "not just to include Scouts with disabilities, but to advance them through the ranks.
Attention all twentysomethings, teens and children: If you start now, you can deliver one million acts of kindness during your lifetime. At least, that’s according to Bob Votruba, whose kindness bus has rolled into town to promote his message.