"Be who you are, explore this world, enrich your knowledge and share your love and care with others." Budi Soehardi
BUDI AND PEGGY SOEHARDI
|'No Butts' Measure Inspired by Ingenious Woodbridge Siblings||'Pay for success' social-impact bonds help train ex-convicts||'Repair Cafes' reject a 'toss it out' culture||'Stove Man' videos aim to light a fire||'The Hunger Games' movie attracts campaigns to fight real-world hunger||2013 Torchlight Prize honors |
grass-roots US community groups
|A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women||A quirky, tiny grass-roots effort backs only 'Awesome' projects||A rabbi and a Palestinian farmer are neighbors, partners – and friends||Ablaye is a talented artist with an ambitious career planned, despite his physical disability.||After Boston Marathon blast, many show kindness to runners||Albert Baez was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.|
|Alex Hill helped to bring medical supplies to a Ugandan village.||Alice Baum and her husband Don Burnes left behind their careers to help the homeless.||Alvaro Cogollo uses popular music to entice Colombians to love nature||Ana Dodson formed Peruvian Hearts to provide Peruvian orphans an education.||Andrew E. Lieberman works to preserve indigenous languages and cultures.||Andrew Greene Jr. of Sierra Leone teaches the world|
|Andrew Stoloff's Rubicon Bakery gives a second chance to ex-cons||Angela Brooks is an architect who works to create sustainable and affordable housing.||Anshu Gupta brings 'clothing for dignity' to India||Anthony Dale Leanna donates 'Heavenly Hats' to cancer patients under treatment.||Antonio Roman-Alcala and Alemany Farm is a gardening activist seeking a sustainable food system.||Apps for Good: technical innovation from the minds and thumbs of disadvantaged youths|
|Art Miles Mural Project uses art to create a more peaceful global community.||Ashley Rhodes-Courter is an advocate for foster children and adoption rights.||Azie Morton valued education and gave back to her community.||BAFTA LA brings Shakespeare to life for South LA students.||Barbara Harrell-Bond gives refugees what they say they need most - legal aid||Barbara Stuart Rabinowitsch was a member of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt and of Ballet Pacifica.|
|Barefoot College and Microformers shine as innovative power solutions||Beau Doherty is the president of Special Olympics Connecticut and the creator of the Unified Sports Program.||Becky Matkov works to preserve Miami's indigenous history.||Bilaal Rajan is the founder of Making Change Now and Canada's child ambassador to UNICEF.||Bill Gross helps farm families|
in need through Farm Rescue
|Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS Shoes to bring shoes to children who don't have them.|
|Bob Geldof is known for his anti-poverty work for Africa and is a Nobel Prize nominee.||Bob Hansman's inner-city art|
program became so much more
|Bono (Paul Hewson) is a musician, advocate for AIDS victims and a humanitarian.||Brandon Keefe provides books to |
libraries in his
|Brian Cox is the recreation director at South Central Park in Los Angeles who has given hope to the children and neighborhood.||Brian Mullaney is the founder of Surgery for the Poor.|
|Bringing quicker, easier solar power to rural Africa||Bruce Springsteen is a musician who 'taps the full power of music to tell the real American story'.||Bruno Serato is a chef who feeds 300 children at his restaurant every night, 7 nights a week.||Budi and Peggy Soehardi|
Roslin Orphanage provides a loving home to care for displaced and orphaned children in East Timor.
|Bunker Roy has dedicated his life to improving the lives of the rural poor in India.||Cameron Sinclair is the founder of Architecture for Humanity, which brings services to communities in need.|
|Camila-Batmanghelidjh: Giving London street kids - even teen gang members - a safe (and colorful) home||Camille Zamora & Monica Yunus are best friends who founded Sing for Hope||Canal Futura is a Brazilian television channel which provides access to education.||Catchafire matches talented volunteers with opportunities to serve||Cesar Chavez was a tireless advocate for migrant farm workers.||Changing the face of aid, literally|
|Charlie Weingarten finds fresh ways to champion selfless acts of philanthropy||Chelsey Barrios and her peers collected thousands of books to give to Read to Grow.||Chepe Ubaque survived Colombia's mean streets. Now he helps others do the same.||Chi Nguyen was honored for helping street children in Vietnam.||Chief Wilma Mankiller was the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.||Child's Play |
Touring Theater performs worldwide works written by kids.
|Christian Bryan Alexander Harvey visits schools to talk about social justice and how to stop bullying.||Clara Hale was foster mother and founder of the Hale House.||Cle Ross is bringing youth baseball back to an inner city||Clotilde Dedecker provides educational opportunities for girls in Afghanistan.||Colin Flahive opened a restaurant in China that's a beacon of enlightened management||Colin Powell is an honored statesman and military leader who continues to serve.|
|Coluche is a French humorist who created an organization to feed the poor||Confronting bullying, one drumbeat at a time||Connie Siskowski follows her true passion to care for the youngest of the caregivers.||Corey Brooks camped on a rooftop to boost his Chicago neighborhood||Corinne Almquist volunteers to restore the tradition of gleaning.||Craig Kielburger is an activist for childrens' rights and has founded 'Me to We' and 'Free the Children'.|
|Dallas Jessup made 'Just Yell Fire' to teach young women to defend themselves||Dallas mosque feeds the |
hungry at a 'Day of Dignity'
|Dana Reeve was an actress and advocate for the disabled. She was the heroic wife of Christopher Reeve.||Daniel Karslake says hunger and poverty can be solved. He's made a film proving it.||Danielle Gletow lends a helping hand to children in foster care||Dave Congdon is a Special Olympics athlete and an inspiration to many facing barriers and difficult times.|
|David Eads runs FreeGeek Chicago,|
'an Apple Store for the rest of us'
|David Hunt saves lives by teaching|
swimming in Cambodia
|David Packard was the co-founder of Hewlett Packard and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.||Denise Dunning unlocks girl |
power through Let Girls Lead
|Dennis Chavez was the longest serving Hispanic U.S. Senator.||Dennis Ryan |
and Tara Ann
funds to fight
|Derrius Quarles founded Million Dollar Scholar to help other students afford an education||Detective Luis Rosa volunteers to make the lives of people with disabilities better.||Devin VanCleave was the Ambassador for a campaign to collect toys for children's hospitals.||Diane Challis Davy directs the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters.||Diane Luby Lane shows teens how performing poetry can ignite their dreams||Diners go 'Halfsies' to fight hunger and obesity|
Team Revolution encourages kids to become involved in their communities and become leaders.
|Dominic Deng Diing, a refugee in the U.S., educates 3,000 children back in South Sudan||Doug Miller Is an iconic artist and musician in Laguna Beach, Calfifornia.||Dr. Ed Gragert works towards peace and global education.||Dr. Ella Mae Piper helped young people and the elderly in her community of Fort Myers.||Dr. Felton Earls treats communities through his work.|
|Dr. Fred Barnett is a wise and compassionate pediatrician known for his caring ways.||Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy cares for the eyes of millions of people in India.||Dr. Larry Thomas is the founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation.||Dr. Madan Kataria has started a revolution of joy and laughter that is spreading around the world.||Dr. Philip Zimbardo - Psychologist has created the Heroic Imagination Project to foster the belief that we are all heroes in waiting.||Duarte Paiva helps the homeless by designing lockers to house their things|
|Ed Grant is passionate about helping others better their lives.||Efren Penaflorida helped create Dynamic Teen Company||Elizabeth Daley has created an outstanding multi media educational program that serves as a model for the world.||Elizabeth Glaser created the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.||Elizaveta Glinka: 'Dr. Liza' heads a free clinic that helps Moscow's homeless and hopeless||Ellen Lee DeGeneres is a comedienne and advocate for disadvantaged children, animals, and cancer survivors.|
|Emily Pozo created ICE to assist and educate residents of the Galapagos Islands||Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah rode a bike across Ghana to challenge the stigma of being disabled.||Engineers Without Borders are working to change the world.||Equest integrates academic, social and physical skills, using the horse as a catalyst.||Eric Maddox breaks bread - and barriers - one virtual dinner at a time||Eric Samuel established Community Food Enterprise to reduce food poverty in East London.|
|Erica Fernandez gave a voice to the voiceless and saved her neighborhood.||Eunice Kennedy Shriver dedicated her life to raising awareness and creating opportunities for the intellectually disabled.||Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert made tremendous advancements in food safety in the American Southwest||Fambul Tok is a community reconciliation program that means 'Family Talk'.||Favio Chavez makes music out of garbage.||Fernando Garcia bridges the gap between residents and law enforcers in El Paso, Texas|
|FilmAid International educates, informs and to brings hope and joy to thousands of refugees.||Five microcredit programs innovate to break the cycle of poverty||Five poverty-fighting women to watch||Five reasons to serve others||For Boston Marathon's charity runners, resolve and camaraderie unshaken||Frances Moore Lappe is a passionate and pioneering thinker, world changer, and activist in many movements.|
|Franco Majok fled Sudan - but returned to build a school||Fred Batley gives young and aspiring actors and actresses a chance to shine.||Friends of the Sea Lion rescue, treat, and release these mammals back into the ocean.||From gangs to gardens: Community agriculture transforms a San Francisco neighborhood||Funkor Child Art Center workds with many national and international organizations around the world to provide children with art and books.||Games for change: How digital fun is becoming a way to better the world|
|Geoffrey Canada is an educator, social activist and president of the Harlem Childrens Zone in New York.||Ginger Passarelli is a good |
Samaritan with a soup ladle
|Girls for Gender Equity, Inc. encourages girls to live self-determined and healthy lives and to contribute to their community.||Gleaning for good: an old idea is new again||Global Kids Leaders volunteer|
to help their
|Global Youth Service Day increases awareness of the contributions of youth.|
|GoodGuide and others use technology to help turn consumers green||Grace Lee Boggs has advocated for marginalized people for over 70 years||Greg Mortenson persevered to build a school in a remote village in Pakistan.||Guillermo Ojeda-Lajud is a Mexican teacher who helps his students gain filmmaking skills to make a statement about their environment.||Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup Team work hard to return the Gulf to a healthy state.||Hajime Shiraishi's tiny but influential OurPlanet-TV keeps focus on Japan's nuclear disaster|
|Hamdy al-Azazy helps victims of human trafficking in Egypt||Hany El-Miniawy is an Egyptian architect who uses architecture to help alleviate poverty.||Harry Leong contributes to the community in Chinatown, Philadelphia.||Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician and worked to gain equal rights for the LGBT community.||Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.||Heather Martina's Aunt Heather leaves everything to help others.|
|Heather DeWitt is a devoted conservationist.||Hector Morales teaches students to be self-sufficient environmentalists.||Helping New Orleans make a comeback is her personal passion||Henry Red Cloud: a solar warrior |
for native America
|Herb Alpert is a musician and artist who inspires young people to reach their potential.||Holly Carter gives kids and others the tools to tell their stories.|
|Hortense Miller created a botanical garden on her hillside property and bequeathed it to her town of Laguna Beach.||Howard Buffett seeks lasting solutions to the world's food and water crises||Humanitarian Hero Abdul Sattar Edhi|
is Pakistan's Mother Teresa
|Ian Taylor climbs the heights to help build a school in Africa .||Ikal Angelei: A Kenyan woman stands up against a massive dam project||In Nelson Mandela's village of Qunu, |
prayers and well-wishes
D'nA eBus Project bring tools of expression to juvenille hall.
|Irmela Mensah-Schramm wages a private war on Nazi and other hate-based graffiti||Is Rio de Janeiro the world's first 'smart' city?||J.A. and Geraldine Reynolds Founded 'Bruce's Garden' in NYC which honors Bruce, a victim of 9/11.||Jack Sim has started a worldwide campaign for clean public toilets and better sanitation standards.||Jacob & Isaac Seigel-Boettner film stories of how bicycles can change lives for the better.|
|Jacob Komar and |
Computers for Communities refurbishes computers and helps inner city residents obtain IT skills.
|Jacqueline Edelberg believes every child deserves a great neighborhood public school||Janet Miller is a teacher who stepped up to prevent bullying of LGBT students.||Jeneece Edroff is a determined fundraiser who raises money to help children with serious illnesses.||Jennifer Epps inspires inner-city students and teachers in Los Angeles to excel||Jennifer Staple:|
Unite for Sight works to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness worldwide.
|Jessie Christopherson helps the physically and mentally challenged accomplish things they never thought possible.||Jim Dilley was the founder of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt.||Jimmy Woodard helps community groups with his knowledge of media and technology||Joe Brown gave up |
his ocean front
home and created
a park for everyone.
|Johann Olav Koss: Right To Play is a Norwegian Olympian who founded Right to Play||John Denver was an American songwriter/singer and activist for the environment.|
|John Ferguson spreads goodwill for America through the power of music||John Tighe inspired his neighbor with his big heart and the way he cared for people in their community.||John Wood founded Room to Read, which works to increase literacy and educational gender equality in developing countries.||Jon Rose founded Waves for Water, which works on the front-line to provide clean water.||Jorge Munoz prepares and delivers meals to the hungry in Queens, New York.||Josee Sutton helps girls learn to read and is a caring role model to those in her girl scout troup.|
|Joseph Marcel Shook Jr. is a compassionate community leader and a hero to his son, Joseph.||Josh Vander Vies is a determined and amazing athlete.||Josue and Chrismedonne Lajeunesse work together to provide access to clean water for their village of La Source, Haiti.||Joze Pleenik was an architect from Slovenia who made his community beautiful.||Julie Garner founded Project Yellow Light to help save lives.||Julie Leven brings classical music to homeless shelters|
|Karen Tse is an attorney dedicated to ensuring basic legal rights for Asian citizens.||Kathryn Cunningham founded the nonprofit 'Power Up Gambia' to provide solar energy to the hospitals and clinics.||Kathy Eldon inspired by her son, works for peace and tolerance.||Katie Simon founded Minga to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of young children.||Kendall Ciesemier is an inspiring youth volunteer who founded Kids Caring 4 Kids.||Kennedy Odede grew his childhood dream of creating outreach centers for poor children like him.|
|Kimmie Weeks survived the war in Liberia and now works to rebuild communities in war-torn countries.||Kjerstin Erickson|
and Forge help refugees in Africa achieve economic self-sufficiency and empowerment through education.
|Kyoko Okutani helps women start businesses, skirting Japan's gender gap||L'Abbe Pierre devoted his life to helping the poor and homeless in France.||Latino Environmental Activists are shaping an urban agenda with smog, foul water among priorities.||Len Stanmore mixes adventure with helping others|
|Leonard Abess is known for his generosity to others and commitment to caring for the environment.||Leslie Hawke helps Roma |
children get an education
|Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams - and create thousands of jobs||Lisa Fitzpatrick dropped everything and started a New Orleans youth center||Lisa Markham is a passionate and committed volunteer to the Special Olympics.||Lisa Nigro works to help the homeless in Chicago through the Inspiration Cafe.|
|Liz Squibb knows how to help foster children - she was one herself||Ludomatica offers technology and |
to disadvantaged Colombian youth
|Luis Soriano Bohorquez started the Biblioburro Library in the mountains of Colombia.||Lula Mae Walker has been a foster parent to 300 kids.||Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference founded The Gardens of Forgiveness Project.||MacGillivray Family founded the non-profit MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation|
|Mada Leach cofounded Laguna Community Art Education (LOCA).||Magic Johnson inspires others with his basketball talents and philanthropic work.||Major Moogy Sumner is an aboriginal Ngarrindjeri elder who understands the importance of preserving and passing on his culture.||Malaria Campaign 2009 Students join together to eradicate malaria.||Malika Sanders was born into the Civil Rights Movement and continues work today.||Marcia Levitas co-founded an art endeavor which raises funds for cancer research and education.|
|Marisol Lizelle Salvador lost her brother, but found a life - helping kids in the Philippines||Mary Lou Naso & Harry visit hospitals to spread smiles.||Matthew Cohen raised $5000 for the Solar Oven Project for the people of Haiti.||Maura Welch was recognized by NetAid for her work to spread awareness about child labor.||Maxine Waters is a Congresswoman who works fervently for her community.||Mika Vanhanen is the founder and director of Environment Online, a global virtual school for sustainable development.|
|Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity.||Mister Rogers television host, teacher and kindly neighbor to generations of children.||MIT Open Courseware Project makes education accessible worldwide by offering free MIT courseware online.||Mobilizing young men in India to|
end violence against women
|Mohamed Sidibay is a youth reporter who is committed to making a difference in the world.||Molly's Film|
The Story of a Young Filmmaker is the winner of the 8th Annual MY HERO Film Festival.
|Mory Sanberg makes bag lunches for the homeless people in her city.||Mrs. Nirmala |
and the Eradication
of Malaria Project are working in India to educate the public.
|Muhammad Yunus started a bank for poor people in Bangladesh.||National Day of Service calls on Americans to help others||Navyn Salem manufactures success by helping to feed the world's hungry||Nawaraj Baskota is working to improve the education of the poorest children in Nepal.|
|Nick Vujicic went from a life without limbs to a life without limits.||Nicole Dewing and|
Curtis McCormack joined the Peace Corps and started a waste recycling project in Joal, Senegal.
|Oklahoma City tornado: more ways to help||Olga Murray found a second career educating the children of Nepal||On International Women's Day: 12 innovations that are lifting women out of poverty||OPEN VISION YOUTH PROJECT strives to provide technology to students in Uganda.|
Barack Obama instills inner city youth with confidence to get involved and make a difference.
|Pam Smith-Rodden helped turn a dream into a reality for an author and a community.||Park, Won-Soon advocates a stronger Democracy for South Korea.||Patrons praise restaurant staff near Boston Marathon blast||Paul Cummins has devoted his career to finding ways to provide all children equitable access to a quality education.||Paul J. Adams III is a passionate educator who built a nationally renowned prep school for African American students.|
|Peace It Together empowers youth to promote peace.||Pedal = Sight tells how a bicycle can change a life.||Pete Carroll is a successful coach who founded A Better LA to help gang members live a better life and plug into their communities.||Photo Essay of Boston Marathon aftermath - Christian Science Monitor||Pierre Toussaint was a former slave who was beloved for his charitable works.||Playing For Real Reggie McBride & Mark Johnson make Peace through Music with Playing for Change-|
|Police Chief Richard Lamunyon founded the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Program.||Powering Potential puts technology in schools in Tanzania while respecting local cultures||Puppies Behind Bars benefits both inmates and dogs.||Queen Noor passionately works for peace, human rights, and wildlife conservation.||Queen Rania of Jordan is a crusader for the rights of women and children.||Question Box helps people Google can't reach|
|R. Sargent Shriver 1915 - 2011 |
Outstanding Public Servant
Remembered for Directing The Peace Corps
|Ralf Hotchkiss is an engineer, inventor and humanitarian, and the founder of Whirlwind Wheelchair International.||Ralph Walter Perdue helped found the Fairbanks Native Association, advocating for local natives.||Ramani Sankaranarayanan |
and Geeta Vaidyanathan founded CTxGrEn to show villagers how to turn native materials into fuel for electricity.
|Ravi Gulati has created learning centers for children with special needs in India.||Renee Farwell aids children in Ghana because the 'reason we are here [is] to love each other'|
|Rhonda Alvarez Licona is the founder of Dream Catchers.||Richard Avery is a beloved Scoutsmaster who has volunteered at home and overseas.||Richard Proudfit founded Kids Against Hunger to feed starving children around the world.||Rick Hansen broke boundaries and records as a disabled athlete.||Roberto Saviano wrote a best selling book denouncing organized crime.||Robin Emmons is an organic farmer who has created a foundation to fight hunger.|
|Robin Lim devotes her life to improving the birth experience so that all humans are born with an intact capacity to love.||Rose Marie Thomas donated time and effort to combatting childhood catastrophic diseases.||Rosemarie L. Poeppelman is a foster mom and an adoptive parent who has changed the lives of many children.||Roxanne J. Coady has a love of books that has enhanced the community and brought literature into the lives of thousands of families.||Ruth DeGolia:|
Mercado Global works to help poor communities that have seen the collapse of prices for their locally grown crops.
|Sabriye Tenberken helps to educate and better the lives of blind people living in Tibet.|
|Sabriye Tenberken trains people |
who want to change the world
|Saeed Awan developed a new carpet loom that reduces child labor in Pakistan.||Sally Sampson makes cooking|
fun to fight childhood obesity
|Sam Bracken's Orange Duffel Bag project helps at-risk former foster kids||Sam Hawkins opened a shoe factory |
to give ex-cons a second chance
|Samaritan's Purse helps feed those in need worldwide|
|Samuel Mockbee is an architect and teacher who builds homes for the poor.||Sandra Kay Yow is a groundbreaking women's basketball coach and founder of Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.||Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy encourages villagers to have the confidence to succeed.||Santosh Thorat: After seeing Mumbai's slums bulldozed, he now works to save and restore them||Sasa a young doctor in Burma keeps his promise to his village.||Scholarship program to aid immigrants|
|Scott Harrison found meaning in life by starting charity: water||Scott Zabelski found T-shirts were a perfect fit for hurricane Sandy relief||Seiji Yoshimura rushes to natural disasters to help||Sergei Abramov's goal: an educational blog that doesn't bore his fellow Russian teens||Shirley Blair helps bring education to Tibetan children from Nepal.||Siavosh Derakhti, a young Muslim, defends Jews and others targeted by hate crimes|
|Simon Velez is a prize winning architect who uses sustainable materials.||Sindhu Ravishankar created the Vivid Vision Project to provide accessible eye care to impoverished communities in India.||Sir Elton John is a successful musician who is also a champion of LGBT and AIDS issues.||Sister Margaret Scheetz founded Beatitude House for homeless women and children.||Sister Mary Sean Hodges |
gives ex-convicts a second chance
|Skip Blumberg successfully campaigned against City Hall to re-open a section of historic City Hall Park in NYC.|
|Skye Malik founded the Paco Project to empower those with dyslexia.||Soedati Warsito Rasman is a motivated activist for Indonesia's needy.||Solar power: cheap electricity for world's poor||Somaly Mam has dedicated her life to finding and mentoring children who have suffered from human trafficking.||Special Olympics Tennis: |
Love Regardless of the Score
|Sports to Share teaches teamwork, |
fair play, and tolerance
|Sri Lestari travels by motorcycle to bring an empowering message to disabled people||Stephen Wade uncovers|
'The Beautiful Music All Around Us'
|Studs Terkel The author who captured the stories of everyday people celebrates his 95th birthday.||Tatiana rossman: Books flow from an American teen |
to African schools
|Teach Twice shares stories with the world||Temple Grandin is a professor, doctor of animal science and an autism activist.|
|Tendol Gyalzur provides a home and family for Tibetan and Chinese orphans.||Terram Foundation brings job growth, community involvement, and local solutions to larger environmental concerns.||Thais Corral gives women a voice in their communities through access to communication technology.||The Community College Foundation eBus brings technology to underserved communities and schools.||The Daffodil Project through the generosity of B&K Bulbs in the Netherlands, brought hope to NYC after 9/11.||The Heifer Organization works with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.|
|The Malala Effect: |
5 snapshots of girls'
education in the Muslim world
|The Train Guy - Eric Clemons reflects on how an anonymous hero helped shape his life.||The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a hero to Libby for its dedication to keep music education in the public schools.||They opened their home - and hearts - to South Africa's abandoned babies||Tiffany Shlain is Director and Founder of the Webby Awards.||Tiny houses for the homeless:|
an affordable solution catches on
|To fight hunger, donate 'Just One Can'||Tony Boursiquot rushed home to Haiti to become a 'defender of the weakest'||Tori Degen is a cancer survivor who helps others with MAKE A WISH Foundation||Tri Mumpuni Iskandar builds small hydro plants to bring electricity to Indonesian villages||Two worlds, one classroom School that Reaches Out to children and families from the nearby slum in India.||Tyler Russell began a community radio station and goes out of his way to find, promote, and interview indie artists that don't get commercial recognition|
|Typhoon Haiyan: how you can help - and how some US Filipinos already are||UCLA students dance ′til dawn, raise millions for pediatric AIDS||Unconventional Charity: Water aims to raise $2 billion for clean water||US college student Surya Karki builds schools back home in Nepal||Using Hollywood to teach people about disaster giving||Valentina Mindoljevic is a science teacher who helped to provide aid to women and child refugees in Croatia.|
|Valerie Weisler takes on bullying|
with the Validation Project
|Van Jones has found an effective way of addressing environmentalism and social justice by linking both issues.||Versatile engines power up rural African villages||Vicky Colbert de Arboleda is a leader in the movement to transform education in Colombia to provide equal access to all children.||Vikas Khanna is a chef, restaurant owner, and humanitarian who uses food to bring together a global community.||Viola Vaughn founded an organization that supports girls working to achieve academic success in Africa.|
|Visaka Dharmadasa works to ease the horrors of war in Sri Lanka.||Volunteers give a 'potential paradise' |
in Puerto Rico a 'mega cleanup'
|Vy Higginsen brings gospel music to at risk teens.||When Tom McNichol saw swirling |
trash he launched his Clean Up Boat
|William Henry Gates III co-founder of Microsoft, is devoted to humanitarian causes around the world.||William Kamkwamba designed and built a windmill, at the age of 14, for his family in Malawi, Africa.|
|World Water Day 2012: Two innovations for purifying water||Wyland is an internationally recognized artist and marine life conservationist.||Yo-Yo Ma strives to bring together different cultures through music.||Young@Heart is a chorus of senior citizens that sings classic rock and pop songs.||Zack's Place provides enrichment programs to special needs pre and post graduates.||Zainab Rezai leads her community towards progress.|
|A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women||A Stranger helped a young girl who was lost in the city.||Alan Beavan will be remembered for his bravery on Sept. 11, 2001.||Albert Schweitzer had a 'reverence for life.'||Andeisha Farid is the founder of Afghan Child Education and Caring Organization (AFCECO)||Andrea Coleman has used her passion for motorcycling to transform healthcare delivery in rural parts of Africa.|
|Babak Darvish, MD inspires his patients and coworkers with his upbeat attitude and determination.||Balto led his dog team on the lifesaving 1925 serum run to Rome, Alaska||Baroness Caroline Cox founded the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust.||Ben Carson is the chief of neurosurgery |
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
|Bernard Fantus created the world's first blood bank.||Bernard Kouchner is the co-founder of Doctors without Borders.|
|Bill Wilson changed countless lives and livelihoods by founding Alcoholics Anonymous.||Bob and Suzanne Wright founded Autism Speaks to help find a cure.||Bob Geldof is known for his anti-poverty work for Africa and is a Nobel Prize nominee.||Brian Mullaney is the founder of Surgery for the Poor.||Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara believed in freedom and saved many Jews during WWII.||Claire Lalanne founded the Center for Nutritional Recovery.|
|Colonel Jack H. Jacobs His extraordinary heroism saved the lives of 14 people.||Connie Siskowski follows her true passion to care for the youngest of the caregivers.||Dan Mazur sacrificed climbing to the summit of Mt. Everest to save another climber.||Daniel Hale Williams III was an African American doctor who was the first person to perform a successful open heart surgery.||Danny Thomas is the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.||Denis Mukwege Helps Women Ravaged By Congo War|
|Dennis Smith is an author and retired firefighter||Desmond T. Doss became a medic during WWII and saved many lives.||Doctor Steven Kopits was a compassionate physician who lives on in the hearts of his patients.||Don Cheadle |
and Darfur Now deliver a call to action to stop the genocide in the Sudan.
|Dr. David Applebaum was a selfless emergency room doctor in Jerusalem||Dr. Ginger Holt saved Drew's leg when he was in the hospital.|
|Dr. Gloria WilderBrathwaite was inspired to provide health care to the poor in the innner city.||Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. J. Larry Brown directs the national Center on Hunger and Poverty.||Dr. Larry Thomas is the founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation.||Dr. Mark Jacobson works with AIDS patients in Tanzania.||Dr. Michael DeBakey is the father of modern open-heart surgery.|
|Dr. Paul Brand was a compassionate surgeon who pioneered work in leprosy.||Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world.||Dr. Van Halbach is a hero to the Ghenender family for saving Ingrid's life.||Eddie Aikau loved the sea and often risked his life to save others||Edith Cavell was a nurse who risked her own safety to help others during WWI||Elena Caragiani-Stoenescu was the first woman pilot from Romania.|
|Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor and opened the first medical school for women.||Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah rode a bike across Ghana to challenge the stigma of being disabled.||Evelyn H. Lauder founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation||Fauzia Minallah is the founder of Funkor Childart Centre and an ARTIVIST.||Firefighters in |
New York City
are the heroes
of the day.
|Fireworkers from Chernobyl bravely gave their lives to protect the safety of others during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.|
|Florence Ngobeni urges African leaders to work for AIDS prevention.||Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing.||Frances Moore Lappe works to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.||Franklin D. Roosevelt formed the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio victims.||Fred Hollows saved the eysight of thousands of Aboriginal and poor people.||Fridtjof Nansen was a daring explorer, a freedom fighter, and a selfless humanitarian.|
|George Latham saved a girl from a burning car and is also a hero to his daughter.||Giorgio Perlasca saved the lives of thousands of Jews during WWII||Haiti Relief: |
How Kids Can Help make a difference.
|Harriet Tubman organized the Underground Railroad and helped lead slaves to freedom.||Harrison Ford is an actor, humanitarian and ardent conservationist.||Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.|
|Helene Gayle is one of the leading authorities on AIDS research.||Help for Haiti||Henry Dunant was the founder of the International Red Cross.||Hermine Santrouschitz |
(Miep Gies) kept Anne Frank and her family safely hidden from the Nazis.
|Hero is an extraordinary therapy dog.||Howard Florey shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.|
|Irena Sendler helped Jewish children escape the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust.||Ivan Beltrami joined the resistance during WWII and saved many Jews.||Janusz Korczak stayed behind to protect his orphan students during the Holocaust.||Jarell Brooks saved a mother and her chldren during an attack at a movie theater.||Jeremy Glick was a hero of Flight 93 and Emmy's beloved father.||Jody Williams is a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who began a campaign to rid the world of landmines.|
|Joel Burns reached out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope.||John Flynn dedicated his life to improving life for people living in the Australian Outback.||John Polivchuk was a firefighter who inspired others with his bravery, selflessness and optimism.||Jon Rose founded Waves for Water, which works on the front-line to provide clean water.||Judith Blair donated one of her kidneys to a man in desperate need.||Julie Garner founded Project Yellow Light to help save lives.|
|Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a hero to Rachel who was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.||Kennedy Odede grew his childhood dream of creating outreach centers for poor children like him.||Kurt Klein brought, among others, his future wife, Gerda, and Oskar Schindler, to safety.||Lillie Hitchcock-Coit was a turn of the century firefighting hero.||Lisa Nigro works to help the homeless in Chicago through the Inspiration Cafe.||Liviu Librescu was a Virginia Tech teacher who sacrificed his life to save his students.|
|Los Topos de Mexico is one of the most elite earthquake rescue teams in the world.||Louisa May Alcott was the beloved author of 'Little Women.'||Malaria Campaign 2009 Students join together to eradicate malaria.||MASSIVEGOOD - Niños sin Malaria helps build a better world using micro-philanthropy and social media.||Maximilian Kolbe was a Catholic priest known for his great humanity during WWII.||Melinda Gates is passionate about helping mothers and children in developing nations.|
|Michael J. Fox works to find a cure for Parkinsons Disease.||Michael Kelley beat all the odds as a paratrooper and police officer.||Mike Kelly risked his career as a surgeon to save Bob's life.||Mikey Ray Frasier is a lifesaver three times over.||Molly Melching, Tostan Founder empowers African communities to bring about positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.||Molly Pitcher was a Revolutionary War heroine who bravely carried water to soldiers on the battlefield.|
|Moses Zulu established Children's Town in Zambia to teach AIDS orphans life skills.||mpower harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health.||Nathaniel Dunigan creates hope for Ugandan orphans with HIV/AIDS.||Nick Anderson and Ana Slavin challenge young people to get involved to help end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.||Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in increasing the world's food supply.||Olara Otunnu is devoted to saving the lives and futures of children in war-torn countries.|
|Olivia Harrison founded an organization to help abandoned children in Romania.||Oskar Schindler saved almost 1200 Jews during the Holocaust.||Oskar Schindler defied his countrymen and courageously helped to save Jews during the Holocaust.||Oumoul Khary Sow founded the Caravan of Hope which travels to remote areas in Senegal to help prevent malaria.||Pat Pedraja|
and Driving for Donors is helping young and old cancer patients receive the life saving bone marrow treatments.
|Paul Rusesabagina saved the lives of more than 1200 Rwandans who took refuge in his hotel.|
|Peter C. Alderman Foundation helps heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism around the world.||Princess Eliza Ella has been inspired by Eliza the hero in The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Anderson||Putting pizzazz into pet adoption||Raoul Wallenberg saved thousands of lives during the Holocaust.||RAWA promotes women's rights through non-violent action.||Robert E. Kimura, M.D. is a hero to his niece in and out of the operating room.|
|Rudolph Giuliani New York Mayor, was a compassionate leader following the World Trade Center attack.||Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.||Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy encourages villagers to have the confidence to succeed.||Santosh Thorat: After seeing Mumbai's slums bulldozed, he now works to save and restore them||Sasa a young doctor in Burma keeps his promise to his village.||Sindhu Ravishankar created the Vivid Vision Project to provide accessible eye care to impoverished communities in India.|
|Sir Elton John is a successful musician who is also a champion of LGBT and AIDS issues.||Somaly Mam has dedicated her life to finding and mentoring children who have suffered from human trafficking.||Sompop Jantraka helps poor children in Thailand to avoid child prostitution and obtain an education.||Stephen Siller: From The Tunnel to the Towers was a firefighter who bravely sacrificed his life to save others on 9/11.||Susan G. Komen was the inspiration for her sister to reach out to other women with cancer.||Tad Agoglia is founder of the First Response Team of America.|
|Tendol Gyalzur provides a home and family for Tibetan and Chinese orphans.||The Danish Resistance acted bravely in a time of darkness.||To Write Love On Her Arms was founded to help people suffering from depression and substance abuse.||Tommie Hamaluba is a teacher in Botswana, Africa, working to eradicate malaria.||Trisomy 18 Foundation raises awareness and supports research for cures for this genetic disorder.||US Military Hospital in Germany |
At Forefront of Saving U.S. Lives
|Vilmos Farkas sacrificed his personal safety to save the lives of a couple of strangers.|