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Five Year Old Feeds the Hungry

Five Year Old Feeds the Hungry

This is a great story!  A 5 year old named Phoebe from San Francisco had her first encounter with the downtrodden a few months ago.  She say a man holding a sign asking for food.  She asked her parents about the man, why he didn’t have food, and so forth.  She was appalled when she learned that some people don’t have the money to eat each day. Phoebe decided to do something.  She decided she would raise money for the…

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Lottery Winners Will Make Special Donation

Lottery Winners Will Make Special Donation

Marin County (California) Sheriff, Brian Cabaud, bought a lottery ticket last Thursday in Mill Valley, CA.  He promised to split his winnings with his girlfriend, Anneliese Hansen, if he won.  That ticket was one of three that won the Mega Millions Jackpot that totalled $227 million on May 1st.  Each ticket is worth $75 million. The reality of winning the lottery hasn’t sunk in yet.  The couple hasn’t made many plans for the money.   Outside of trip to Disneyland, they’ve…

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Troubled Youth Get Vision Care

Troubled Youth Get Vision Care

Optometrist, Dr. Rosie Flores, volunteers at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center.  She comes across youth who’ve done poorly in school and then end up in trouble.  One thing she has noticed about many of these kids…they have poor vision and they don’t even know it. Many of the teenagers get their first eye test after they’ve been arrested.  Some of them were plagued with vision problems that lead to their difficulties in school.  Some can’t read because they can’t…

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Leftover Gift Cards Can Help Homeless Shelter

Leftover Gift Cards Can Help Homeless Shelter

Many of us get gift cards for birthdays and holidays. Sometimes it’s a store that we rarely visit. We use part of the balance, then have a small amount leftover. That card then sits on the dresser or in the junk drawer collecting dust. The April Showers homeless shelter in San Leandro, California can make good use of those gift cards with leftover balances. Cards that are donated are saved up, then either turned into cash (in California this allowed…

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Senator Donates Movie Proceeds

Senator Donates Movie Proceeds

Senator Patrick Leahy has a role in the new Batman movie. He’s no movie star. He’s a star in my book though. Leahy is donation all the money made from his part in the Dark Knight to his childhood haunt, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, VT. At four years old, Leahy got his first library card at that branch. He considers it one of the biggest moments of his life and wants other kids to have the same experience. The…

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