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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.

Support For Families of Victims, From One Who Knows

“I asked myself, are you going to fall apart and surrender to the chaos, or are you going to take a stand?” she recalls.

07/06/2015

Karl Morris, Building Community Through The Arts

A mail carrier by day, Morris has a passion that consumes the rest of his life: the arts.

06/15/2015

Joe Williams, Passing Along The Worthy Art of Commercial Welding

Master welder Joe Williams spent decades in construction. Eventually he decided he it was time to do something more.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/25/2015

A Voice of Advocacy For Every Autistic Child

Terri Matthews learned the true meaning of grit when her son Jaden was diagnosed with autism at age 2½.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/18/2015

Supporting the Agencies That Support Philadelphia’s Crime Victims

Jonathan Davis and Melany Nelson run organizations specifically designed to help victims in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

A Chester County Mother and Daughter, Energizing Tons of Food Donations

“It was my daughter’s idea to come up with a food drive,” recalls Nicole Wiley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

Enriching The Lives of Foster Children

When Valerie Crabbe and Larry Harris got married, they already had six kids between them and decided to adopt two more. They now run a foundation to help foster kids.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

Supporting Sick Kids and Their Families, In Memory of N.J. Teen Who Lost His Cancer Fight

Justin Barnabei passed away last April, after his second bout with acute lymphoblastic leukemia became too much to bear.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

Rhonda Willingham, Helping The Menfolk Get A Leg Up

Rhonda Willingham founded MenzFit, a nonprofit group that helps men dress for success and get jobs.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

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, 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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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, 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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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

Victor Baidal, Inspiring Nine-Year-Old

Victor Baidal, 9, is a self-proclaimed “old soul.”

12/02/2013

A Very Public-Minded Public Accounting Firm

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.”

11/18/2013

Andre Mears, Helping Fellow Veterans and Others

Mears volunteers for a Pennsylvania state senator, helps homeless and drug-addicted veterans, raises money for scholarships, and helps kids living in foster homes.

11/11/2013

Providing The Comfort of a Warm Blanket To Emotionally Fragile Kids

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.

11/04/2013

Captaining A Village In Overbrook

“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.”

10/28/2013

Ruby Grant, West Philadelphia Block Captain Extraordinaire

At 76 years old, Ruby Grant is just hitting her stride.

10/21/2013

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