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Plácido Domingo mentors youth, promotes hearing-loss prevention, and has helped during disasters. See how others demonstrate their humanity. —Brenda Durán
Manuel "Tim" Garcia, 62
Mt. Prospect, IL
I like to give back to the senior citizen community. Seniors deserve it; they have worked all their lives. Now it's time to take care of them. They need someone to do things for them. It makes me feel proud to help my peers.
Alberto Rodriguez, 72
I've spent time reaching out to the young people in my community and letting them know they need to be doing something they love. I try to motivate them to volunteer. If we guide them, whatever community they go to will prosper.
Carlos Valdez, 80
Since my retirement 15 years ago, I have been doing a lot of volunteer work. I have been able to repair and paint houses for people who can't afford it. I have always felt the desire to help those in need. My father was the same way.
Ofelia "Ofie" Escobedo, 80
[In] my community, we were able to get teen moms back in school and graduating. I'm concerned about the youth. I've lived a long life. I have a lot of grandchildren and would like the world to be a better place for them.
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