Orly Wahba is the founder and CEO of Life Vest Inside, a non-profit organization that inspires, educates, and empowers people to live their lives full of kindness. She is also the director and producer of Kindnesss Boomerang's "One Day" YouTube video that has over 80 million views worldwide!
Francesco Clark and Mark Reay understand adversity in a way that others may not. In this premier episode of the new HooplaHa original series "Stories That Inspire", Francesco Clark, President of Clark's Botanicals and a quadriplegic, talks with actor, photographer, and model, Mark Reay about his past homelessness and together they share the positive side of adversity!
This is human compassion at its finest. Will all the negative comments about police officers circling the news, we love to highlight beautiful stories like this.
SGT Steve Wick with the Houston Police Department was spotted washing a homeless man's feet. Why? Wick spotted Quintus, a 75-year-old, nearly blind, homeless man, making his way to a thrift store to get clothes. But he was struggling and having trouble walking. Wick and another officer helped clean his feet, clip his toe nails, get new clothes and get him to a local clinic to get cleaned up. They didn't stop there. The Houston Homeless Outreach Team is working on getting him care from an eye doctor. Humanity really is beautiful!
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Inspired by a similar art project she saw, Michigan's Three Rivers High School art teacher Ashley Eby came up with an idea to help the local homeless. With the help of students and the National Honor Society at Three Rivers High School, they came up with a plan to knit sleeping mats for the homeless out of recyclable plastic bags. This is an issue that hits close to home for students since 4-5% of their student population is known to be homeless.
You've never met a superhero like this before! You've heard of the classics like Superman and Batman... but our favorite would have to be 9-year-old SUPER EWAN! On the fourth Saturday of each month Super Ewan, along with his family and Super Volunteers, goes down to Roosevelt Park in Detroit to distribute food, clothing and basic necessities to the less fortunate. This 9-year old has a passion to help the homeless! Equipped with his superhero attire and a lot of help from his parents, he is changing the lives of thousands of homeless individuals.
One college professor is changing the lives of the homeless around the country. You may remember Willie Baronet from our HooplaHa original video, Eclectic Artist Brings Homelessness To Light Through Thought Provoking Collection, which highlighted the artist's journey collecting homeless signs and shedding light on their lifestyle. Well, Willie's back and continuing to create hope for the homeless with his traveling art exhibit, which sheds light on the daily struggles of someone who doesn't have a home. And with his work, Willie's is lifting spirits in homeless communities across America!
Rosie's Place is a community garden where homeless and at-risk women are flourishing. Founded in 1974 as the first women's shelter in the United States, Rosie's Place looks to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Rosie's Place has a plethora of workshops and opportunities that help women get back on their feet and teach them life skills.