Monday, April 27, 2015

The Accomplished Amy Purdy: Life Is Either a Daring Adventure Or Nothing At All

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Introduce yourself?
Amy Purdy, I am a professional athlete, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling Author, actor and model.

What social causes are most important to you? Inclusion of people with all abilities, animal and environmental causes.
 
What charities do you support – and how?

The charity I co-founded Adaptive Action Sports WWW.ADACS.Org and many other "adaptive sport" organizations. I am currently looking for an animal and environmental organization that matches my values.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Chris Grosso Quotes Ghostface Killah: "Love, lift us up. Take us higher, like every ghetto flower.”

Credit: Sarit Photography

Name: Chris Grosso

What is your job? Author, Public Speaker, Musician

What social causes are most important to you? Addiction/Recovery

What non-profits do you support – and how? There are so many great non-profits out there like Reciprocity Foundation, The LoveMore Movement and so on, but the one I’m most aligned with is Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited in Hartford, CT.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Victims of ISIS: Two Men Extend a Hand

Alex Bradbeer and his friend Paul brought 500 toys to an Iraqi refugee camp, exhibiting the basic human kindnesses that can make the world more friendly.

"ISIS had attacked their village. They had fled on foot into the mountains where they walked for 8 days with no food. Most had lost family members. Their village is now gone, and the place they once called home will never be called such again. A city park is their new place of residence; underneath plastic that leaks when it rains. They have no money, which in turn means they have no food. They are given next to no support, and have no idea what to do. The peaceful lives that these people once lived have been destroyed." 

Read the full journal here.