Sb1 Federal Credit Union’s Caring Community

 Criteria:

  • Delaware Valley residents in PA and NJ who are making a difference in their communities.
  • Volunteers, and leaders of non-profit organizations who are having an impact solving community challenges.
  • Role models who are trying to pass along qualities of responsibility, caring and volunteerism in the next generation.

Do you know someone who is making a difference in your community? Send an email to communityaffairs@kyw.com and tell us their story.

(Temperance Jaxson, right, with her boyfriend, Jack Jarmon, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Local Actress Quietly Lending A Hand To The Less Fortunate

“I thought, we have to do something — what can we do?” recalls Temperance Jaxson, right, after seeing a homeless woman sleeping outside her window.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(Harry Leong, with some of the neighborhood youngsters he had taken under his wing.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Harry Leong, A Community Bulwark in Chinatown

“My faith calls me to really serve my community, to love our neighbors.” And service has been his guiding light.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(Ann Rejrat, in Pearson Hall, on the campus of Temple University.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Swimming For MS

“I realized my sister’s story isn’t unique,” recalls Ann Rejrat. “There’s a lot of people out there who need help.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Garry Mills, Helping Inner City Kids With Basketball Lessons and More

“I lost thirteen friends to violence, and I felt like I had an obligation to do what needed to be done in the streets,” Mills says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

Nikki Johnson-Huston in the KYW Newsradio studio showing off her new app "Donafy." (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New App Links Those In Need To Services

This successful Philadelphia tax attorney wanted to create an innovative way to help those in need. So she and her tech-savvy husband Shawn came up with a smartphone app to do that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

(Martice Sutton, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Martice Sutton, Helping Teen Girls Gain a Global Outlook

Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

Joanie Balderstone and Rebecca McIntire, of "Distributing Dignity."  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Helping Women in Need With Some Intimate Necessities

Joanie Balderstone and Rebecca McIntire realized that struggling women in Camden needed, in addition to donated clothing, some real basics: brassieres and sanitary products.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(Teacher and children's book author Susan Love visits the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Susan Love, Putting Students in Touch With Their Roots and Their Creativity

Love is a schoolteacher in North Philadelphia who inspires her students and, she says, was inspired by them in turn.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/02/2015

(Madeline Hoffman, 11, showing off one of the Buddee Bags she made at Girard College during the MLK Day of Service event.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A Young Girl’s Grown-Up Idea For Helping Others

When Madeline Hoffman’s grandmother taught her how to sew, she decided put her newfound skills to good use by creating wheelchair and walker bags for those in need.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

(Marnie Schneider with her kids, during a recent visit back to Philadelphia.  Photo provided by Marnie Schneider)

Marnie Schneider, Using Sports To Help Kids Thrive

The granddaughter of onetime Eagles’ owner Leonard Tose is grateful for the opportunities that sports gave her in her life, so she’s helping young people benefit from sports programs.

01/19/2015

(Rafiqa Abdul Rasheed, left, and Fatimah Melvina Ali.  Photos by Cherri Gregg)

The ‘Jewels of Islam’

The Jewels of Islam is believed to be one of the only Muslim women’s outreach organizations for seniors in Pennsylvania.

01/06/2014

(Woody Wolfe, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Woody Wolfe, Minstering To Young Patients With Song

“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.

12/30/2013

(Paul "Earthquake" Moore dons a Santa suit for a visit to the 12th police district station on Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Paul ‘Earthquake’ Moore, Helping His Community All Year Long

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.

12/23/2013

(Rita Waters visits the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Rita Waters, Called in Retirement to Volunteer

“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.”

12/16/2013

(Josh Craft, second from right, with some of his "Rock to the Future" students.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Josh Craft, Helping Kids ‘Rock To The Future’

“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.”

12/09/2013