Laura Grace Henry of Prattville, Ala., began volunteering when she was just 5, when she heard about the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The organization raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Now she's got her own foundation that encourages other kids to volunteer.
The Popps of East Rockaway, N.Y., thought they were prepared for Hurricane Sandy – they had moved their cars to higher ground, had flashlights, candles, food and water on hand. But that wasn't enough. See how the Allstate Foundation and Points of Light is helping people line up what they need in the event of a disaster.
I joined the Hands On Manila family in April, fresh from a two-year sabbatical in graduate school and full of ideas for how make a meaningful impact in the Philippines, where my family is originally from. I quickly learned just how powerful a small handful of individuals can be when they set their minds and hearts to do good.
Esha and Varun Bansal saw that whenever they played violin for their grandmother, who had cancer, the music delighted her – she had an improved outlook and less pain. The teen siblings founded MusicMDs in 2009, giving one-on-one violin performances to patients in nursing homes and hospitals near their Melbourne, Fla., home.