starbucks
09 Jul
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Starbucks says it will phase out plastic straws by 2020.

Today, the largest coffee company states that it will refuse to use disposable plastic tubing in more than 28,000 coffee shops by making lids without tubes. This step will allow abandoning the use of more than one billion plastic tubes a year. Moreover, caps without straws will be used for coffee with ice, tea, and […]

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nanny
16 Mar
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Nanny Angel Network – Providing free nanny care to young mothers with cancer

Audrey Guth and her nanny Angels The founder of the Nanny Angel Network Providing free nanny care to young mothers with cancer Cancer is traumatic for everyone, but it can be especially hard on women with young kids. Many end up postponing appointments and compromising their treatment without reliable and affordable childcare. Therefore, in 2008, […]

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rebecca
16 Feb
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Providing books to low-income communities

Rebecca Constantino, Founder & Executive Director of Access Books Many children in low-income communities do not own a single book. Apart from, they have no idea that hardback books exist – having only had access to copies of books. In one case, a group of 12-year-old girls takes regular 3-hour bus rides to the closest […]

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soap
07 Feb
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Working to save, sanitize, and supply recycled hotel soap for the developing world

Samir Lakhani Founder and Executive Director of Eco-Soap Bank Have you ever realized that in some areas of the developing world, only 1% of households have soap for handwashing? Samir Lakhani, a social entrepreneur, once saw a Cambodian woman washing her kid with laundry washing powder, he was devastated. After, he began thinking of a […]

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mona
29 Dec
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Mona Patel and her amputee support services

We would like to introduce you Mona Patel who helps people with an amputation rebuild. When Mona was 17, a drunk driver hit her that her foot had to be amputated. So, it was the start of seven years’ worth of surgeries as doctors tried to salvage the rest of her leg. Despite her physical […]

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tony-blog
20 Dec
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Healthy habits start young!

This is Tony Hillery. He is a founder of Harlem Grown. In 2011, Tony decided to be a volunteer at a public elementary school in Harlem (the district in New York City). When he was volunteering, he witnessed that most of the children in the area lived in poor conditions, they lacked healthy and fresh […]

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amanda-title
17 Nov
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Random acts of kindness at LinkedIn with Amanda

Have you ever done a random act of kindness today, like Amanda Wong? Amanda is our hero for this week. We chose Amanda for the reason that she helps everyone create a better world by spreading awareness and increasing engagement in kind actions. Amanda works for LinkedIn, and they have a Random Acts of Kindness […]

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michele-blog
10 Nov
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Michele Allen has devoted her life to sick shelter dogs

We would like to introduce you Michele Allen who has devoted her life to sick shelter dogs ensuring them love, happiness, and comfort before they die. Michele has had many dogs over the years. But her dog Monkey changed her life forever. Monkey was a foster dog and struggled with heart problems. Michele and her […]

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jackh
17 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

He walked 2,500km in support of sick children

Jack O’Donohue 65 years old pensioner, Dublin, Ireland Jack walked 2,500 kms of the Wild Atlantic Way in order to support of the Children’s Medical Research Foundation. The 65 old has five children and seven grandchildren. He counts himself lucky that his children have never had to attend Crumlin Hospital where many seriously ill children […]

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