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NFL Player Retires for a Good Cause

NFL Player Retires for a Good Cause

Jason Brown was the star center for the St. Louis Rams not too long ago.  He had a $37 million dollar contract and was set to make $12+ million in the final year.  He was offered a huge deal in 2012.  And, he walked away. The fourth round pick in the NFL draft in 2005 found that his passion laid elsewhere…farming.  He studied agriculture for year prior to retirement.  Then, he set out to build his own farm.  But, he…

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Cell Phone Donations Help Women’s Shelter

Cell Phone Donations Help Women’s Shelter

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence is always searching for new sources of funding. The women’s shelter takes used cell phones which can be converted to cash for their group. The cell phones are giving to an organization that recycles them. In exchange, the shelter earns $5 to $10 per phone. This month they got a huge donation: 140 cell phones. The donation came from the California Rehabilitation Center. Deputy District Attorney, Johnny Gogo, came up with the idea. People…

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Kid Makes A Thousand Bears

Kid Makes A Thousand Bears

Justin Martin may be the most ambitious little kid around.  When he was 5, he loved his Teddy Bear and he wanted to know if every kid had one just like his.  When he found out the answer was no, he made up his mind.  He was going to make one thousands bears so other kids would be able to know the joy he knows. His parents supported him, though they weren’t sure he was capable of meeting his goal. …

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Community Pulling Together for Gang Rape Victim

Community Pulling Together for Gang Rape Victim

A couple of weeks ago, the community of Richmond, CA, and much of the country was rocked by the horrifying details of a gang rape that took place on school property during a homecoming dance. Seven individuals have been arrested. As the poor 15 year old girl was being raped, several people stood around treating it as entertainment. They laughed and joked. They even took pictures and video. The community is trying to repair itself as it tries to deal…

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Woman Donates 20,000 Pounds of Clothes

Woman Donates 20,000 Pounds of Clothes

Lisa Klein is making a difference for poor families in the Oakland, California region.  She collects gently used baby clothes then donates them to underprivileged newborns. Klein started the project two years ago.  After seeing the loss and devastation from Hurricane Katrina, she started Loved Twice Baby Clothing. She first started by cleaning out her own house of used, unneeded baby clothes.  Now she gets donations from four drop off locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since it’s creation,…

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