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5 Questions for Idealists: Amy Giddon
"One simple thing anyone can do to have an impact on the world is to leave every person, place, and thing a little better off than how you found them/it. We interact with so many people and places in our days and in our lives that this simple act will touch multitudes, and ripple out into the world."
REAP the Future: The Rural Education Assistance Project, Transforming Communities in Ghana
Solomon Kwabena Gyimah, an idealist and education advocate, hopes to transform rural communities in Ghana with his foundation, the Rural Education Assistance Project (REAP).
5 Questions for Idealists: Jillene Moore
"I think idealism is innate. Children are so fresh from the Creator, and they themselves know how to create beauty, peace, kindness. Sadly we are too likely to be taught hatred and destruction, but even these things can be unlearned when we remember who we really are: Sparks of the Oneness."
A Marathon for Safe Motherhood: Preventing Maternal Mortality in Uganda, One Step at a Time
Silver Owori, an idealist in Uganda, tackles many social issues in his community, including organizing an Idealist Day fundraising Marathon for Safe Motherhood to reduce maternal mortality.
5 Questions for Idealists: Nancy Molledo
"Promote and foster empathy in yourself and others, instill it in your children and any children you can influence. “Walk a mile in the other guy’s shoes.” Learn about other cultures through social studies, anthropology, and travel. See what life looks like from different perspectives. Kindness comes from being able to relate to all people."
Changing Narratives: Stories and Mentorship Giving Hope to Women in Sierra Leone
Elizabeth Brewah, an idealist from Sierra Leone, believes that through mentorship and telling stories, she can help women in Sierra Leone change their own narratives.
5 Questions for Idealists: Barbro Hegland
"I will always be optimistic, hopeful, and motivated because I do believe and trust in love. When love moves our hearts, good things happen and conditions are changed. I know love is there even when I don’t see it. I just have to be the bringer of love, I have to practice love. Peace is a consequence of love, and peace goes from heart to heart."
Autism Micro Business Builders: Creating Job Opportunities for Adults with Autism
Mehreen Hussain, an idealist from California, USA, used Idealist Days to kickstart Autism Micro Business Builders, an organization dedicated to finding job opportunities for adults with autism.
The Sock Sharers: Idealist Day Sock Drives for the New York City Homeless
Dori Cocoros, an idealist from Queens, New York City, ran a month-long sock drive for people experiencing homelessness in for Idealist Day.
Meaningful Connections: Theater Game Nights Bringing Artists Together for Good
Jessica Ryan's life has always been about making meaningful connections through art. Putting her love of theater together with Idealist Day game night events, she took those connections to the next level.
Walk in Beauty: How a Kind Stranger Changed One Woman's Life
Parissa Shiralian, an idealist from Oregon, USA, tells the story of her chance meeting with Nathen Sinclaire, a stranger who showed kindness when she most needed it, and the friendship that bloomed as a result.
Colors for the Children: Donating Crayons and Coloring Books to Migrant Children
With her foundation Colors for the Children, Deborah Diaz, an idealist from El Paso, Texas, USA, works to give hope and comfort to migrant children in El Paso, Texas by donating coloring books and crayons.
The Old Sew and Sews: Pillowcase Dresses Donated Around the World
Jan Slaughter, an idealist of Massachusetts, USA, and her sewing group The Old Sew and Sews craft dresses out of pillowcases and donate them to girls all over the world.
Inventing Ida: How the Idealist Puppet Ida Went from Idea to Reality
Sarah McKenzie had an idea to bring the Idealist message to kids. With help from the Idealist Community, it became a reality.
Hope for the Most Remote: Providing Rural Community Aid in Cameroon
Leontine Sinda, an idealist and humanitarian activist from Cameroon, provides rural community aid to those in remote villages.