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Inspiration Kindness

Comfort Cases

Rob Scheer wants to make sure no other child in the foster care system has an experience like the ones he and his children had.

Reflecting on his own time in care, Rob had an idea in 2013 to host an event where families and the community would come together to pack comfort cases for kids in care. From there the project grew into a volunteer led charitable organization that has distributed over 18,000 cases to children in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area.

https://comfortcases.org

Every child deserves to know that they matter.  When Comfort Cases provides a case to a child in need, we not only offer them new items that they can keep during their journey, we also provide them with dignity and the notion that someone cares about what they are going through.

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Kindness

A Good Idea

Jared Paul left a career in the corporate world to use his skills of building relationships to create some positive change in the world and to help people in need. In June 2008 he founded A Good Idea in San Francisco and has since expanded to open a second chapter in New Jersey.

Jared organizing a group of A Good Idea volunteers in San Francisco.

A Good Idea is a vehicle for positive social change ideas that connect people in need with people who want to help to alleviate homelessness and poverty. We build these connections for positive social change through service, education, and technology.

One of their most ambitious and inspirational proposed projects is to create a full-scale accredited residential charter high-school for homeless teens called Hope Academy of Arts & Sciences (HAAS), which would be the first of its kind in San Francisco.

“You never know what one little act… how that can effect the rest of a person’s day [or] the rest of a person’s life.” So, what’s your Good Idea?

via Storytellers for Good

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Documentary

A Small Act

From HBO Documentary Films, A Small Act follows a single gesture of generosity that ripples out to affect multiple lives.

When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity, he starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor.

HBO Documentary Films & Network for Good have setup a website where you can get involved and be part of the Small Act Movement.

Each of us has the power to make a difference. As seen in the film, one small act can affect countless lives, so what will you do? What’s your Small Act?

via Roger Ebert’s Journal – The best documentaries of 2010