Shari Alyse is pretty sure she came out of her mother's womb giving advice to the medical staff; it's always just been a part of who she is. Shari always loved being surrounded by smiling people, and when she realized that not everybody was happy, she decided she would take it into her own hands by entertaining them. That is where the actress was born. As she's gotten older, and has been dubbed "Dr." by a lot of her friends, she has come to realize that she makes a lot better "Shari" than playing a character on-screen and is now pursuing her own talk show and motivational speaking circuit. That calling, to help others and entertain them, has brought about her own radio talk show, a motivational book, an inspirational website, a regular vlog series, and the one she is most proud of, a humanitarian trip to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Shari believes that "we all have a light inside of us that is meant to shine, but we spend so much time letting the debris from our past bury that light." Her deepest desire is to awaken and bring out each person's unique light, so we can all live each and every moment in joy, love, and with purpose!
BUILD is a non-profit organization that uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of the youth who are most at-risk of dropping out of high school. More specifically, BUILD supplements traditional education with the skills to develop and run their own small businesses.
They're known around the world for their viral Flashmob Spinning Marriage Proposal video and with the wedding quickly approaching, Adam Keller & Jared Marinelli are kicking it into high-gear to get all the last minute details done for their big day!
Every two years Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield, Connecticut displays thousands of flags in honor and remembrance of the American men and women who've fallen in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The site is truly amazing!
Tracy's Dogs is a not-for-profit National Rescue & Transport Initiative for shelter dogs. The focus of the program is to rescue and rehabilitate dogs with pending euthanasia dates residing in kill shelters with the hope of putting them up for adoption to find forever homes!
Therapeutic horseback riding can make all the difference! A New Canaan, CT-based therapeutic riding program called New Canaan Mounted Troop, not only helps kids and adults build leadership, responsibility, and confidence through sound horsemanship, but it also enriches the lives of individuals with special needs through equine-assisted activities.
The Human Hug Project is made up of three people with three different lives, but all face one obstacle- PTSD. Together, they are the Human Hug Project. Ian Michael is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gino Greganti is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. Erin Greganti is a Marine Corps wife who experienced war and its aftermath at home.