This doctor has been feeding 500 abandoned elderly people

Dr. Uday Modi has been feeding hundreds of elderly people on a daily basis in Mumbai, absolutely free of cost. He wakes up every morning determined to feed close to 500 senior citizens who are unable to put together a decent meal for themselves due to numerous reasons. « One of my patients was an old… Lire la suite This doctor has been feeding 500 abandoned elderly people

For years college students provide the homeless with free health care

Stephanie Oh knows what it’s like to live below the poverty line. After graduating college with a degree in bioengineering, she volunteered for AmeriCorps and subsisted on food stamps. But today, Oh gives pays it forward by using her medical education to provide free healthcare to homeless populations. Oh is the student director of the Promise Clinic, an… Lire la suite For years college students provide the homeless with free health care

The pope opened a free laundromat for the homeless in Rome

The Pope Francis Laundry is one of a growing number of organizations around the world that are offering some dignity to people sleeping in shelters or on the streets. At a new laundromat in the center of Rome, no one needs quarters. The Pope Francis Laundry–opened by the Pope himself–is a place where homeless people… Lire la suite The pope opened a free laundromat for the homeless in Rome

One of these 5 student ideas for refugee tech will win A $1 million prize

This year’s Hult Prize is looking for “sustainable and scalable, for-good, for-profit enterprises” to help refugees around the world. Meet the five finalists. There are many reasons for student-entrepreneurs to enter this year’s Hult Prize, including the $1 million check (the most of any social good innovation contest anywhere), and the chance of standing on stage… Lire la suite One of these 5 student ideas for refugee tech will win A $1 million prize

Quebec grocery stores in province-wide program to send unused produce to food banks

Supermarkets across Quebec will now be giving their leftover produce to food banks in need. Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ) announced the launch of the province-wide Supermarket Recovery Program (SRP) Friday, which the organization says is the first of its kind in Canada. The program was first established as a pilot project around Montreal and Quebec City in October 2013,… Lire la suite Quebec grocery stores in province-wide program to send unused produce to food banks

Helping refugees integrate through language learning

How can countries help refugees integrate? The question looms large in Europe, which is experiencing a refugee crisis many are calling the biggest since World War II. In Ireland one organisation believes communication could be the answer. While governments struggle to cope with the increased demand on resources, small independent organisations are stepping in to help refugees… Lire la suite Helping refugees integrate through language learning

86-year-old saves scraps for decades to raise $400K for children’s home

Johnny Jennings is 86 years old, but he first visited the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home when he was 18, and the visit changed his life forever. A child ran up to Jennings begging to be adopted, and it was in the moment Jennings realized his life’s mission. “When we went to leave, these three little boys grabbed… Lire la suite 86-year-old saves scraps for decades to raise $400K for children’s home

This woman does free tattoos for survivors of domestic violence

Scars can be life-long reminders of abuse, so tattoo artist Flavia Carvalho decided to do something about it. Her project “A Pele da Flor” (The Skin of the Flower) is about giving hurt women tattoos free of charge. For two years, Carvalho has helped women cover scars left from knives and bullets, and from mastectomies as… Lire la suite This woman does free tattoos for survivors of domestic violence

Man creates ‘shoes that grow’ so poor kids don’t outgrow them

If you were making a list of things that someone needed to survive and succeed in the world, well-fitting shoes wouldn’t be at the top. But Kenton Lee was working with barefooted kids in Kenya and realized the importance of making this a priority. “Wouldn’t it be great,” he pondered, “if there was a shoe… Lire la suite Man creates ‘shoes that grow’ so poor kids don’t outgrow them