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In Brooklyn admiring the street art - which is a big inspiration for me and my app.  I love positive and thought-provoking messages in public places to spark conversation and contemplation among anonymous strangers.  Especially post-it walls! copy.jpg
In Brooklyn admiring the street art - which is a big inspiration for me and my app.  I love positive and thought-provoking messages in public places to spark conversation and contemplation among anonymous strangers.  Especially post-it walls! copy.jpg

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."

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Distributing books and shoes to students in one of the deprived communities in Ghana to support their education. 12-8.jpg

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).

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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."

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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.

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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."

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Idealist Youth: Cleanup Projects to Combat Malaria in Ghana

Francis Osei, an idealist from Ghana, organizes neighborhood cleanup projects to combat malaria with the help of idealist youth.

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5 Questions for Idealists: Ganga Ram Bhandari

"I have been an idealist since childhood. It's the nature of my character. I choose being human, not just human being. We are from the same human family and I don't feel any difference between you and me or anyone else."

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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.

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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."

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5 Questions for Idealists: Fabio Tedde

"Each of us needs to dedicate some time for others, for sharing, for doing something without expecting anything in return. If each of us can dedicate some of our time for others then we will all enjoy this planet together."

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9:9 Idealist Day on the historic San Luis Rey Bridge in Vista, North County San Diego, California 2.jpg

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.

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5 Questions for Idealists: Ishbel Munro

"To be an idealist means dreaming the world can be a better place and working to achieve that. It means even when the odds look horrible for bringing about positive change, that you keep working at it anyway."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.