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This Mom Started Her Own Shoe Company, Now it Helps Toddlers With Disabilities

In 2004, Cause Haun was a mom on a mission. In search of a shoe that combined cutting edge style and quality design for her son’s growing little feet, she came up empty. So, like any devoted, entrepreneur-minded American mom, she decided to do something about it. She started her own shoe company and named… Continue reading This Mom Started Her Own Shoe Company, Now it Helps Toddlers With Disabilities

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This Father and Son’s Car Wash Isn’t Just Detailing Cars – It’s Enriching Lives

When you take your car to the Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida, you will no doubt be greeted with enthusiasm by a top of the line, hard working team that absolutely loves providing you with a second to none product that far exceeds that of its local competitors. A shining example of teamwork… Continue reading This Father and Son’s Car Wash Isn’t Just Detailing Cars – It’s Enriching Lives

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Changing the Lives of Special Needs Kids Worldwide, One Conversation at a Time

In classrooms all over America, teachers begin the school day with a routine. A “good morning,” a quick rundown of the class roster, a collection of yesterday’s homework and, for younger grades, maybe a fun, interactive song to start the day. For Chris Ulmer’s special-needs class, the first 10 minutes of each day begin a… Continue reading Changing the Lives of Special Needs Kids Worldwide, One Conversation at a Time

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In a Country Ravaged by Human Trafficking, This Company Offers the Resident’s Hope

Do a quick Google search on the republic of Nepal, and you’ll quickly learn that it’s a country known for more than just the Earth’s tallest mountain peak and its breathtaking landscape. Nepal is a nation living in deep despair, not only because of the 2015 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people and injured… Continue reading In a Country Ravaged by Human Trafficking, This Company Offers the Resident’s Hope

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In the “Purpose Hotel”, You Can Change The World While You Sleep

My daughter and I walked the rugged, uneven path back toward camp in complete shock over what we had just seen. I knew the remote village we were visiting in northern Togo had a very limited water supply, but I had no idea that the spot we’d just visited was the only water source available… Continue reading In the “Purpose Hotel”, You Can Change The World While You Sleep

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From Nurse to Seamstress to Author, This Mom Is Now Passing Her Love for Sewing to a New Generation

Meet Penelope. She’s pretty in pink (and white), with a spiffy silver thunderbolt shooting right down her center, and an interior to die for. This 12-foot vintage inspired camper belongs to Australian native Annabel Wrigley, who uses her to hold small sewing parties for kids of all ages when she’s not writing books, designing textiles… Continue reading From Nurse to Seamstress to Author, This Mom Is Now Passing Her Love for Sewing to a New Generation

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Homeless Teen Becomes One of America’s Greatest Influencers

Andy Andrews dug a hole for himself — literally and figuratively. As he tried to make himself comfortable in his hollow beneath the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores, Alabama, it’s safe to say he never once dreamed the New York Times would one day hail him as one of America’s great influencers. Andrews… Continue reading Homeless Teen Becomes One of America’s Greatest Influencers

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This Man Turned the ‘Worst Village in Togo’ Into A Community of Hope

One morning in 2010, in a world far removed from the comforts of home and family, David Whetstone woke to the noise of whispers and giggles. When he peeked through the zippered opening of his tent, he saw a crowd of beautiful children. Every one of them that eagerly awaited his emergence, he would later… Continue reading This Man Turned the ‘Worst Village in Togo’ Into A Community of Hope

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How One U.S. Veteran is Shining the Light on Iraq’s Persecuted Minorities

Most Americans are well aware of the refugee crisis in Syria today. The five-year-old civil war has displaced millions of civilians, nearly half of them children. Just across the border in neighboring Iraq, Daesh — better known to the world as ISIS — is displacing millions and conducting genocide against Christians and Yezidis. For Vietnam… Continue reading How One U.S. Veteran is Shining the Light on Iraq’s Persecuted Minorities

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After Witnessing the Horrors of India’s Sex Trafficking, This Woman Decided to Help the Women in Need

Nearly 21 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, according to the International Labor Organization. Of that number, approximately 10 percent are forced into state labor. Of the remaining 18.7 million, nearly three-quarters are trapped in other forms of forced labor. A little over one in four are children and 55 percent are women… Continue reading After Witnessing the Horrors of India’s Sex Trafficking, This Woman Decided to Help the Women in Need