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The Jewels of Islam is believed to be one of the only Muslim women’s outreach organizations for seniors in Pennsylvania.
“Things that we let bend us out of shape, these kids just take in stride,” says Wolfe, 60, who founded Heart to Hand Ministries in 1992.
Former boxer Paul “Earthquake” Moore, a Philadelphia native, spent his young days without, so he’s devoted his adult life to making sure others have more.
“My father taught me that we need to support where we come from, and we need to support it with time, with spirit, with money,” she says. “And I believe that God leads us in everything that we do.”
“I was a volunteer for two years, and I worked four jobs just so I could pay my rent,” says Craft. “It’s been a struggle, but it’s incredible to see how it’s benefiting these kids.”
Victor Baidal, 9, is a self-proclaimed “old soul.”
Chuck Shechtman, of the accounting firm Shechtman Marks Devor, says, “Our goal is to maintain the culture of caring about our employees and being involved in the community.”
Mears volunteers for a Pennsylvania state senator, helps homeless and drug-addicted veterans, raises money for scholarships, and helps kids living in foster homes.
Janet Geissler (left) leads the Philadelphia chapter of Project Linus, and during her tenure they’ve donated 22,000 blankets for kids dealing with trauma.
“Our block is policed every day, from 63rd and Lansdowne to 64th and Media,” says Yvonne Gaskins. “Our folks walk the streets picking up the litter, picking up the trash. We care.”
At 76 years old, Ruby Grant is just hitting her stride.
“Parents and kids who come to our screenings don’t think anything is wrong with them,” says Phyllis Sudman, “but then they are diagnosed with a heart condition.”
Syreeta Scott doesn’t just perfect the ‘dos of the Who’s Who. She also helps those who lose their hair battling cancer.
“We’re trying to change minds through visuals,” says Sean McKoy. “We want to be the next version of ’60 Minutes’ but cater to a younger generation.”
Yani Williams and her husband started “Your AOK Foundation,” a nonprofit that serves those in need throughout North Philadelphia.