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.

(Terri Matthews, founder and CEO of Jaden's Voice Inc.  Photo provided)

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

(Jonathan Davis and Melany Nelson, at the recent walk to raise money for their victim support agencies.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

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

(Nicole and Mady Wiley, with some donated goods.  Photo provided)

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

(Valerie Crabbe and Larry Harris, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

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

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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

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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

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

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