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Adults who began volunteering as youth are twice as likely to volunteer as those who did not volunteer when they were younger.... posted on Feb 07 2003, 709 reads

 


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From Dream to Reality
In Phon Kham, Laos, there is no electricity. No telephone either. Two Silicon Valley visionaries -- Lee and Lee -- are bringing computers to this village. How is it powered without electricity? Bike-pedal! For the first time a human-powered computer has ever linked a Third World village to the Internet by wireless remote. And for Lee Thorn, this is particularly special since he is serving a ... posted on Jan 30 2003, 641 reads

 


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An AIDS Activist with AIDS refuses Aid
Zackie Achmat, a prominent South African AIDS activist, found out he was HIV positive in 1990. In 1997 he developed AIDS. Although he can afford antiretroviral medications in 1998 he vowed to not take any medications until every single person in South Africa had access to the same drugs. ... posted on Jan 18 2003, 652 reads

 


His brother in law, Pete, smuggled 500 pounds of marijuana from Jamaica but Bo refused. Pete went to jail. Bo went to an ashram. They were both wearing white, woke up at five every morning, worked all day and didn't get paid. Similar circumstances, but Pete hated life and Bo loved it. Bo Lozoff had an epiphany -- prison time can be an opportunity for spiritual growth, that the cell can be an ... posted on Jan 15 2003, 1,139 reads

 


In 1996, Debi Farris saw a TV report about a newborn left in a duffel bag by a freeway -- dead. Deeply moved, she bought some space at a local cemetery and started Garden of Angels, to bury children -- freeway babies, dumpster babies, babies discarded in canals, on front lawns. As always, she'll wrap each in his or her own blanket, hold them in her arms, bestow names, arrange for burial. Hundred... posted on Jan 14 2003, 577 reads

 


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Dawn and Ed started their family by adopting two children. A year later, they adopted a child from an Native Adoption Program and three from Vietnam. Then, two more from DHS and one from India! With a 500 dollar grant from a local club, Dawn started an adoption agency in 1977 to share her knowledge. Today, MAPS helps children worldwide ... from starting an orphanage to building a one-room sch... posted on Jan 11 2003, 421 reads

 

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