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Illinois Girls' Lemonade Stand Raises Over $37,000 to Help Kids in Need

Originally posted 07/30/2015 10:25AM

Aubrey Hennig, Sammi Parrish and Kailyn Fanning have made over $37,000 selling $1 cups of lemonade – and every penny has gone to kids in need.

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Sophonya Simpson Adams Helps Her Mom Become a Girl Scout 55 Years After A Teacher Denied Her the Right to Join

Originally posted 07/23/2015 10:40AM

In 1960, Daphyne Watson was thrilled when she heard an announcement at her elementary school in Long Island, New York, calling for any girls interested in joining a Girl Scout Brownie troop to line up in the hall after class. Watson, then 7, had long admired other girls' Brownie uniforms and was looking forward to wearing one of her own.

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Former Marine Ian Michael Travels Across the Country Giving Out Free Hugs to Veterans: 'Love Heals Us'

Originally posted 07/16/2015 10:55AM

Ian Michael knows the anxiety and isolation faced by combat veterans who have returned home from war – because he's faced it himself.

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Former Nurse Charolette Tidwell Uses Pension to Feed Thousands in Arkansas: 'One Child Going Hungry Is One Too Many'

Originally posted 07/09/2015 11:05AM

Charolette Tidwell has seen the signs of hunger in her hometown of Fort Smith, Arkansas – from senior citizens buying cat food because they can't afford tuna fish to children going hungry on weekends when they can't get free school lunches.

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Nashville Songwriter Austin Atteberry Helps Kids Heal Through Music

Originally posted 07/02/2015 10:35AM

Austin Atteberry has dedicated his life to helping kids heal through musical expression – and it all started with a girl.

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Hawaiian Teen Brittany Amano Tackles Hunger in America

Originally posted 06/25/2015 10:45AM

Seventeen-year-old Brittany Amano knows what it's like to go hungry.

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Sherry Albright Brightens Students' Days at Trine University

Originally posted 06/18/2015 10:35AM

For almost 13 years, Sherry Albright has cheerfully scrubbed the bathrooms, vacuumed the floors and emptied the trash bins at Trine University in Angola, Indiana, all while reminding homesick students that they are not alone.

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School Nurse Mary Colver Improves the Health of Her Students Through Dance

Originally posted 06/11/2015 10:35AM

When Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" starts to play throughout the halls and classrooms of Little Fort Elementary School in Waukegan, Illinois, the children (and adults) know exactly what to do: dance!

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Staci Columbo Alonso Starts Shelter for Domestic Violence Survivors' Pets

Originally posted 06/04/2015 10:55AM

Six years ago, Trish Steffen grabbed her two dogs and her cat and fled an abusive relationship. She planned to live in her car in Las Vegas instead of giving up her pets to stay with friends or move into a homeless shelter.

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Kimberly Felshaw Hosts Incredible Baby Showers for Deserving Military Families

Originally posted 05/28/2015 11:30AM

In 2005, Kimberly Felshaw lost her three-week-old daughter to Trisomy 13, a chromosomal defect that severely affects the mind and body. The community of South Shores Church in Monarch Beach, California, was there to support the military wife – from hosting her baby shower to planning her baby's memorial service.

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