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Mdogo Disabled Children’s Foundation Provides Essential Care for Children with Severe Disabilities in Africa

September 13, 2023 |

In areas of Africa, deeply ingrained beliefs and a lack of education about disabilities perpetuates the illegal but prevalent practice of killing children born with disabilities. Termed “mercy killing,” this action is often a result of cultural and social pressures, including the mother being shunned by her husband, family and/or…

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For The City Foundation Revolutionizes Youth Development & Sports

September 5, 2023 |

In Reading, PA, For The City Foundation has built up a goal to reshape sports culture not only locally, but all over the world. In fact, their mission statement is “to impact our community by leading and mentoring youth toward positive life choices through the platform of athletics.” Founded by…

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Corey & Kimberly’s Ride Continues: A Community Group Supporting Those Affected By Addiction and Advocating for Change

August 17, 2023 |

Corey & Kimberly’s Ride Continues is a community group that has united to raise awareness about addiction, fight the stigma around this disease and support those who are or have been affected by it. The organization was founded by Chuck and Susan Deprill, who tragically lost their son Corey in…

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Paradise Jewelry Collection Addresses Humanitarian Crises With Impactful Jewelry

July 26, 2023 |

For some jewelry brands, inspiration for a collection might come from art, nature, fashion or fantasy; for Paradise Jewelry Collection founder Brooke Mitman Rivera, the inspiration is social impact. Founded in 2022, Rivera’s jewelry company aims to “restore paradise on Earth” by raising awareness and financial support for various humanitarian…

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World Water Hub Strives To Restore Rivers Around The Globe

July 26, 2023 |

Water is the most important natural resource on our planet and is essential for the well-being and survival of all life. When water sources are polluted, it affects everything from the health of the people who drink it to entire ecosystems around the rivers. Ayo Oum Shanti experienced first-hand how…

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The Community Tattoo Removal Project At OTM Skin Changes Lives By Erasing Tattoos

June 16, 2023 |

Started by Natasha Baldivia in June 2020, the Community Tattoo Removal Project at OTM Skin makes tattoo removal—a lengthy and expensive process—a realistic option for people who want to erase the markers of their past and move forward into their future. The program primarily serves underrepresented groups, including ex-gang members,…

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HSI Is Pleased To Welcome Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP): Supporting Malawian youths for a better future

May 12, 2023 |

Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP) is uplifting the country of Malawi by strengthening its foundation: the next generation. Operating in the districts of Zomba, Mangochi and Ntcheu, the nonprofit mainly serves children and youths, with the goal of creating a Malawian society that is healthy, educated, free of poverty…

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Dementia Friendly Lehigh Valley Supports People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

April 12, 2023 |

There are around 25,000 people in the Lehigh Valley community who are living with Alzheimer’s. Many people who have Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) will live around 7-10 years after they are diagnosed. Even though there will be many cognitive and functional changes and difficulties during those years, the…

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Dr. Spino Kids Empowers Children Through Mentoring and Community Events

March 31, 2023 |

Dr. Pascal D. Spino, MD was a resident and pediatrician in Greensburg for over 60 years. He treated thousands of children and was known for offering free healthcare to those who could not afford to pay. He would also often travel to reach those who couldn’t come to him. He…

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The Positive Signs Initiative Serves The Community Through Art

March 10, 2023 |

As an artist, Areli Pellegrino has always been passionate about making art accessible to everyone and using it as a way for self-care. So in 2021, she established The Positive Signs Initiative (PSI). “PSI is a community-based arts engagement aimed at creating meaningful connections that are equitable & accessible for…

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