A Clean Start

How do you find a job when you don’t have a home? How do you keep a job when you don’t have a place of your own? How do you learn life skills when it feels like things are stacked against you? Detail Works in Burlington, Vermont is making a huge difference in the lives…Read more »

From NFL to Cafeteria

The kids at St. Paul the Apostle Elementary School aren’t eating hot dogs and tater tots for lunch today. They eat nutritious, delicious food prepared by a former NFL player. What?! Yes, Jared Veldheer retired from the NFL and wondered what he would do with his time. He decided to give back by teaching kids…Read more »

Home Run!

It’s an understood rule in baseball. If you catch a home run hit by the opposing team, you throw it back on the field. It’s not in any rule book, but baseball fans know the rule! Except for a generous Blue Jays fan who made the news last week. The Blue Jays were hosting the…Read more »

Let’s Have a Parade!

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was known in the news for an awful tragedy that occurred there in 2018.  So how do you not be defined by that?  Teachers tell the students to remember the victims but also to honor them by doing their very best.  Well, they’ve come together and worked hard…Read more »

Thank a Nurse Today!

Tomorrow is National Nurses Day. A day to acknowledge the amazing work nurses do. If you’ve ever been hospitalized, you know. You know it’s the nurse who answers your questions when the doctor isn’t there. You know it’s the nurse who helps you in the middle of the night. You know it’s the nurse you…Read more »

Peptoc

Today is the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week, and we want to highlight what two teachers are doing at West Side Elementary School in Healdsburg, CA. Jessica Martin and Asherah Weiss saw how positive and full of joy their students were each day, and they wanted to help the kids share that attitude. So,…Read more »

A Promise Kept

Jordan Spieth won the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament on Easter Sunday. Congratulations to him, but we’re highlighting something else he did that day. Spieth promised a group of kids that he’d come back after a playoff to sign autographs . . . and he kept his promise! We’re guessing he made some Spieth Superfans that…Read more »

Cheering for Biyombo

Service + A Big Heart = Joy! Bismack Biyombo and the Phoenix Suns are in the first round of the playoffs, but Biyombo plays for far more then just a win. He recently received the NBA Cares Community Assists Award for donating his entire salary to build a hospital in his homeland, the Democratic Republic…Read more »

Adopt Me Please!

What happens when a second grade class uses a writing assignment to help shelter animals?  Well, it warms hearts and spreads joy all around! Students at St. Michael’s Episcopal School went to work on this unusual writing assignment. Write a persuasive letter from an animal’s point of view. The letters were indeed persuasive and effective! Click the…Read more »

Drawing for Health

Indiana mom, Angie Carel, looked for ways to deal with her emotions and feelings in the midst of the pandemic. One day, she decided that drawing was her happy place, so she enlisted everyone in her family to draw a turtle by the end of the day.  It worked!  The family started sharing their silly drawings on…Read more »