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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.
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.
Paul 'Earthquake' Moore, Helping His Community All Year LongFormer 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.
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."
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."
Victor Baidal, Inspiring Nine-Year-OldVictor Baidal, 9, is a self-proclaimed "old soul."
'Grands As Parents,' A Lifeline For Elderly Caregivers of ChildrenGAP takes phone calls during times of crisis, serves meals, sells used clothing, and directs grandparents to social services that help ease the burden on these aging caregivers.
A Very Public-Minded Public Accounting FirmChuck 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."
Andre Mears, Helping Fellow Veterans and OthersMears volunteers for a Pennsylvania state senator, helps homeless and drug-addicted veterans, raises money for scholarships, and helps kids living in foster homes.
Providing The Comfort of a Warm Blanket To Emotionally Fragile KidsJanet Geissler (left) leads the Philadelphia chapter of Project Linus, and during her tenure they've donated 22,000 blankets for kids dealing with trauma.
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."
Ruby Grant, West Philadelphia Block Captain ExtraordinaireAt 76 years old, Ruby Grant is just hitting her stride.
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