Liz is the Founder of #KindFlash, a group of volunteers of all ages/backgrounds who care about building connections and community. Her group coordinates acts of kindness with the intention of improving lives and creating opportunities for people to come together and interact. These events are like a flash mob of kindness.
Sara is the Director of Cinderella's Closet of Southwest Ohio. Cinderella's Closet provides formal wear to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their prom. Through donations of new and gently used formal dresses and accessories, they are able to "Turn Dresses Into Dreams" for juniors and seniors referred by their school, community organization or social care agency. Even more than a dress, Cinderella's Closet provides an unforgettable, amazing experience.
Danielle is the Executive Director of Welcome House of Northern Kentucky. She talks about their vision to be a leader in guiding clients from housing uncertainty to housing stability and how their mission is to provide a continuum of services that will end homelessness and promote stability for each person they serve.
Dana is known as 'The Bra Fairy'. She started I Support The Girls after hearing four simple words. Homeless women need bras. To date, they have helped 180,000 girls and women retain their dignity by collecting 350,000 bras and 1,100,000 menstrual hygiene products and distributing them worldwide to 350 vetted shelters and organizations.
Tessa is the Volunteer Coordinator at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. She talks about what they are doing to advance the dignity and well-being of children, youth and families in need.
Megan is the CEO & Founder of Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank. Their mission is to eliminate diaper need and raise awareness of the basic health need for diapers in their community.
Tiffany's family has committed to a year challenge to do something every month in their community. Her boys have witnessed the best of human nature through Tiffany's cancer journey. Now she hopes they connect the gift of giving as they step forward.
Welcome to the Look for the Helpers podcast. Fred Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” And that’s what we are doing. We are looking for the people who are helping make the world a better place and sharing their stories. I’m your host Jill Jonassen, founder of the organization Charity Run. At Charity Run our mission is to encourage people to get involved with the community by making a charity run to drop off needed items to a local nonprofit. It’s not an actual run, it’s a play on words like making a Target run or a coffee run. You can visit charityruncincy.org for more information. My hope is that after listening to the Look for the helpers podcast you will be inspired to get involved with your community. Thanks for listening.