Amazing people

Here is a list of the web sites and organizations featured on this blog — they are all pretty amazing individuals.

Felicia Reinhard’s organization “Inspiration Through Art” provides a way to capture memories through photography and art for families who have a child suffering from a serious illness or life altering disability. http://www.inspirationthroughart.org/

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http://www.cleaningwithameaning.com/ – Kara Anderson’s organization “Cleaning with a Meaning” connects local home cleaning services with families dealing with serious illnesses to allow them to focus more on healing than on mops.

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http://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org  – Larry and Gretchen Holt Witt’s organization “Cookies for Cancer” raises funds for childhood cancer research in memory of their son Liam.

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Kathy Broussard’s organization “Houson Ground Angles” provides patients with free air and ground transportation to cancer treatment appointments in the Houston, Texas area. http://www.houstongroundangels.org/kathy.htm

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Gary Oppenheimer’s organization AmpleHarvest.org provides a free web site service that connects home gardeners with local food pantries, as a way of helping communities share their abundant harvests.  http://www.ampleharvest.org/index.php

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Israel and Danielle Paskowitz’s organization “Surfers Healing” offers autistic children the chance to learn to surf, both as a therapy and a way for families to see their children experience the joy of accomplishment. http://www.surfershealing.org

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Ruth Schwartz and Curt Kinkead’s organization “Respecting Our Elders” works to collect and distribute free food to needy seniors and others in Marin County, California. http://respectingourelders.org

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Ashe and Ellen Turner’s organization “The Love Kitchen” provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons in Knoxville, Tennessee.  http://www.thelovekitchen.org/index.php

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Maggie Doyne’s organization is named “BlinkNow” (because as Maggie says “I believe that in the blink of an eye, we can all make a difference”) has established a school and orphanage in the Kopila Valley of Nepal at the age of 24.  http://blinknow.org/

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Evelyn Cheatham’s organization “Worth Our Weight” provides tuition-free culinary and food service training to struggling youth in their Santa Rosa, California kitchen. http://www.worthourweight.org/#!wow-program

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Sister Stephana O’Leary and Sister Mary Anne Bonpane founded “Wind Youth Services” in 1994 to to provide a daytime safe haven for homeless teenagers to seek refuge and receive survival services in the Sacramento, California area.  http://www.windyouth.org/

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Taryn Davis’ organization “American Widow Project” is dedicated to the new generation widows who have lost the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on healing through sharing stories, tears and laughter. http://www.americanwidowproject.org/

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Jessica Jackley’s organization “Kiva” uses the internet as a way to connect individuals across the globe, who can provide micro-loans (as little as $25) to someone with a goal to escape poverty. http://www.kiva.org/

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Denise Cerreta’s organization “One World Everybody Eats” runs the One World Cafe and provides education to others looking to follow her vision “to allow diners to pay what they can, and when possible, more to help out someone less fortunate.”  http://www.oneworldeverybodyeatsfoundation.org/

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“Amazon Promise” is the brainchild of tour guide turned volunteer medical organizer Patty Webster, who brings medical relief to some of Peru’s poorest and most remote areas. http://www.amazonpromise.org/

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Dr. Paul Farmer helped found “Partners in Health”, the world renowned health organization that has inspired other doctors to follow his path to help those in Haiti in desperate need of basic health care. http://www.pih.org/

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Dean and Jennette Mare-Packard created “Ben’s Bells” as a way to keep their son’s memory alive by giving away colorful wind chimes in his honor. http://www.bensbells.org/

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Betty Chin’s blue meal truck bring much appreciated hot meals and friendship to the homeless in Humboldt County, California. http://www.bettychinn.org/

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4 Responses to Amazing people

  1. Thank you so very much, Deb. AmpleHarvest.org (that’s really our name!) is honored to be among this list of amazing individuals and organizations.

    The over 40 million home gardeners across America have the power to make a substantial difference in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in their communities by sharing their excess garden bounty using the zip code search tool found at http://www.AmpleHarvest.org/findpantry. We could really use everyone’s help in letting pantries in their communities know about the campaign if they haven’t yet registered. Here is a link to a flier to share with pantries by printing it out or emailing it to them: http://www.AmpleHarvest.org/pantry.

    We appreciate your support!

  2. thanks for the FB post 🙂

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