“I thought, we have to do something — what can we do?” recalls Temperance Jaxson, right, after seeing a homeless woman sleeping outside her window.
“My faith calls me to really serve my community, to love our neighbors.” And service has been his guiding light.
“I realized my sister’s story isn’t unique,” recalls Ann Rejrat. “There’s a lot of people out there who need help.”
“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.
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.
In the span of four years, the group that calls itself “Carz N’ Toyz” has donated about $300,000 worth of toys and medical equipment.
Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.
Joanie Balderstone and Rebecca McIntire realized that struggling women in Camden needed, in addition to donated clothing, some real basics: brassieres and sanitary products.
Love is a schoolteacher in North Philadelphia who inspires her students and, she says, was inspired by them in turn.
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.
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.
“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.”