Let’s All Cheer for a Fun-Raiser and Happy, Talented Kids

Since at least the 1860s, cheerleaders have rallied for the home team in spectator sports, stirring fans to a shared fever pitch of spirit, excitement, and joy. For Lake Oconee Academy graduate cheerleaders Madison Cantrell and Olivia Lee, along with rising seniors Ella Darby and Katie Ciavola, sharing their love

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Let’s Break Bread Together and Change Lives in A Meaningful Way

“Breaking bread together is life changing. The most humble of all food, bread brings life and allows others to share life together,” says master baker Joshua Westover, founder of Atlanta’s Bake-N-Jam, a family-run Atlanta bakery that specializes in handmade artisan breads, jams, and sweets. “Radical hospitality is the welcoming of

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Refugee Businesswomen Take on the American Dream

The refugee experience of settling into American life is often fraught with obstacles, but Amani Women Center (AWC) in Clarkston, Georgia and its sister venture Johari Africa are empowering new residents to survive and thrive. Founder and President Doris Mukangu notes, “Refugees are so excited to be here in America

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Leftover Paint in Your Garage? Share with the World

In developed nations the world over, garages and basements are hiding treasure troves of unused house paint. Until now, recycling or disposing of that paint was a challenge. “We created Global Paint for Charity to bring beautiful color to underserved countries that have little or no access to paint,” says

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Behind-the-Scenes Workers Keep Front Lines Strong

During World War II, millions of Americans banded together in a united front of patriotism that crossed cultural boundaries, economic strata, and community structure. Paralleling this era on the home front, our nation is once again in the throes of a new type of battle that calls upon reserves of

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The Foster Care System Needs a Boost

Nearly 450,000 children are placed in temporary foster homes across the United States to escape lives of extreme poverty, child abuse, and neglect. “That number represents so many young lives that we each have the power to improve,” says changemaker Dr. John DeGarmo, founder of The Foster Care Institute. As

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8th Grader Jayden Daniel Brightens Easter for Foster Kids

Some measures of kindness inspire a movement of community support. Jayden Daniel of Eatonton, Georgia, an 8th grader at Georgia Military College Prep School, initiated an Easter basket project for some very deserving foster care children. Amid a global health crisis, Jayden inspired people to come together and renew the

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