Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Second Handful of Good Acts

Continuing from yesterday's Handful of Good as noted by The Points Of Light Foundation:

Victory Christian Church, Albany, N.Y.
Victory Christian Church believes a city's appearance is directly linked to the safety and well-being of a community. In order to keep the community in premier shape, the church celebrated its seventh Make A Difference Day by creating a "tool library," complete with hammers, rakes, saws and more. 

Joyce and John Jackson, Delaware, Ohio
Grandparents John and Joyce Jackson believe passing down the spirit of volunteerism is one of the most important things they'll leave their grandchildren. For the second time, they spent Make A Difference Day collecting food with their granddaughter, enough to feed four families for three weeks.

Neha Gupta, Yardley, Penn.
A trip to India inspired Neha Gupta, 15, to start a nonprofit abroad and organize a local project for a diverse and incredibly poor intermediate school in her community. Thanks to Gupta and a group of volunteers, the school now boasts a library with more than 3,000 titles for the students to enjoy.

Eleanor Schoenbrun, El Paso, Texas
Eleanor Schoenbrun's passion for homeless animals led her to spend Make A Difference Day in the hot sun of a parking lot collecting coins to save her abandoned, four-legged friends. The 8-year-old helped raise more than $2,705 for the Animal Rescue League of El Paso. 

The Ellis Family, Rhinelander, Wis.
The Ellis family keeps their late daughter's memory alive by raising money for their local Ronald McDonald House. Their efforts not only help others in the community facing similar hardships, but also keep Ashley a part of their lives after cancer took her at only 2-years-old.

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