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Jenny Bowen did it. She quit Hollywood to help China’s orphans. Watch
We salute outstanding individuals — including Jane Goodall and Sen. Daniel K. Inoye — who make the world a better place. read
Jane Pauley interviews a Maryland engineer who's using his talents to mentor high school students. Watch
Verne Oliver's passion is fixing up books and spaces for kids in New York. read
His own childhood experiences drive him to assist national program. read
John Battistoni, 57, wanted to become a volunteer fire fighter but feared he was too old and heavy. He wasn't. Watch
D.C. high school students and older adults both benefit from meals program. read
Miami professor Bill Todd to return to Sierra Leone to help rebuild village clinic. read
Woman recognizes need and provides help to animal owners on the streets. read
Michael Blowen provides sanctuary for retired thoroughbreds. read
Hector Cortez puts street smarts to good use at Big Brothers Big Sisters. read
Learn how JB uses his love of sports to encourage others to give back. read
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