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(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

(Victor Baidal.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Victor Baidal, Inspiring Nine-Year-Old

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

12/02/2013

(Members of the all-volunteer staff of Grands As Parents Inc.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

‘Grands As Parents,’ A Lifeline For Elderly Caregivers of Children

GAP 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.

11/25/2013

Chuck Schechtman.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

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.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

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

(Janet Geissler, left, and Doris Waddell show blankets to be donated to kids.  Photo provided)

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

(Yvonne Gaskins.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

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, in the 5400 block of Addison Street in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Ruby Grant, West Philadelphia Block Captain Extraordinaire

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

10/21/2013

(Phyllis Sudman holds a photo of her son Simon. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Simon’s Fund, Checking Hearts To Save Lives

“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.”

10/14/2013

(Syreeta Scott, with some of her hair care products and wigs she has designed.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Syreeta Scott, Helping Women Deal With Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Syreeta Scott doesn’t just perfect the ‘dos of the Who’s Who. She also helps those who lose their hair battling cancer.

10/07/2013

(Sean McKoy.  Photo provided)

Sean McKoy and ‘Unskrptd’ Documentaries

“We’re trying to change minds through visuals,” says Sean McKoy. “We want to be the next version of ’60 Minutes’ but cater to a younger generation.”

09/30/2013

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