When Shanti Raghavan’s brother started losing his sight, she began to learn about ways he could adjust. She then wanted to use that knowledge to assist others.
The Jefferson Awards Foundation, which honors volunteerism, recognized Will Lourcey this year for his work fighting hunger and poverty.
The reverberations are still being felt almost two years after April Reign created that hashtag, when Oscar nominations were announced. What will the new awards season bring?
Making a difference doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some options that are both inexpensive and meaningful.
From rapid genetic analysis to spectrography, high-tech tools are being used to track down and prosecute perpetrators of the illegal wildlife trade – offering hope in stopping the trafficking of endangered species.
In recycling the plastic waste, Aghan Oscar produces poles for use in construction, farming, and road signage. So far he’s sold 96,000.
St. Louis Zoo docents Ellen Miller and Donna Mills have been taking care of Partula nodosa snails for 23 years. Last month, 630 of the snails they've cared for were put into the wild in Tahiti.
Franklin Frake works for the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team, a Philadelphia nonprofit that provides assistance to displaced pets, and their owners, during and after a disaster involving their home.
In her mid-60s, Char Williams found her calling as an advocate in court – and in life – for these youths.
The award aims to recognize businesses that excel in efforts to investigate human rights abuses and clean up their supply chain. The first recipients are Hewlett Packard Enterprise and NXP Semiconductors.
Hussein Shaker, cofounder of MigrantHire, has channeled his own experience trying to find work as a migrant into helping others. So far more than 8,000 migrants have registered on the website.
Lancaster Food Co. searches for job applicants who need help getting back on their feet, providing them with a livable wage. So far, not one has quit.
Beau Heyen has brought a fresh outlook on addressing hunger to the Kansas City Community Kitchen and the broader metropolitan area.
When parents pick up their kids from after-school programs, they can also snag $40 worth of fresh produce, meat, and poultry for $20, as well as learn how to braise those collards.
The initiative seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking, as well as funds. Some say the races help them better understand the conditions of modern slavery.
The Bainbridge park district in Washington State is installing rescue locators that are coded with GPS coordinates. The information can help emergency responders find injured people in less time.
William Baker started as an intern at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and has been president since 1982. Recent findings indicate that bay cleanup processes are approximately halfway to their 2025 goal.
INEX Advisors is bringing innovative applications to businesses in Massachusetts – troubleshooting IoT in the dirt, diesel, and seawater of the real world.
Five months ago, epic rainfalls swept through West Virginia. Now, one town has put out a call to churches, faith-based organizations, and individual volunteers to help repair and winterize homes.
Some creative ways to rescue culture are emerging, including from heritage protection organizations that until now haven't played a big role in figuring out solutions to climate-related threats.