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  • One Shoe at a Time

    Susan Hennum, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Garland, Texas, and an advisor to a K-Kids club, was looking for a service project that would not only be easy for the kids to participate in, but one that they could feel good about and know they had made a difference in the life of someone else. Susan became very involved with Shoes for Orphan Souls, combining adult and children's efforts to make a difference.


  • Spreading the Word About Tetanus

    John Mayfield battled drug and alcohol addition, but was able to get his life on track when he found fulfillment through philanthropy. Following in his father's footsteps, he became a member of a local Kiwanis club, and the experience ended up changing his life. His main effort is supporting The Eliminate Project, raising money for the vaccines, supplies and education that will help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus among some of the world’s poorest and hardest-to-reach families.


  • Global Responsibility and Impact

    Robert Moore has been a part of Kiwanis International since 1968, but did not fully realize the global impact until he joined a fact-finding trip to Ghana. Robert had a life changing experience while meeting with village officials and children who were affected by the lack of iodine in their diets.


  • Making a Dream Reality

    Danny and Pam Spitler traveled to Cambodia in 2005 for a three-day tour of the temples of Angkor Wat. Their tour guide shared with them his dream of building a small school in a village where no school existed, and soon after the Spitlers created the Spitler School in Cambodia under the tour guide's leadership.


  • Patent Reform: Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the America Invents Act

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is implementing the legislation in a manner that makes it easier for American entrepreneurs and businesses to bring their inventions to the marketplace sooner, converting their ideas into new products and new jobs.


  • Finding Teaching Moments after a Disaster

    Suzanne Horsley is a public relations professor at the University of Alabama and a long-time volunteer for the American Red Cross, helping with disaster response and incorporating work for the public good into her teaching, research and service responsibilities.


  • Bringing Nursing and Volunteerism Together to Help My Community

    Stephanie Phillips' mother is alive today because of the medical care and 12 units of blood she received during heart operations. This experience inspired Stephanie to become a nurse and volunteer for the American Red Cross.


  • Be Prepared: Helping Communities Bounce Back After Disasters

    Nan Buzard is responsible for the international disaster response and programs of the American Red Cross. Nan believes disasters will always happen, but families and communities can better withstand and recover if provided with preparedness opportunities ahead of time.


  • Creating Community Resilience

    Monica Owens is a Community Resilience Coordinator for the Red Cross in South Mississippi, pilot testing a new strategy for the Red Cross to build resilience at the community level by leveraging and connecting community networks.


  • Saving Lives On and Off the Job

    Mahogany Thomas is a U.S. Probation Officer in Los Angeles, California who created the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, a friendly competition among Southern California’s badge-carrying agencies to determine which agency can donate the most blood, and ultimately help save the most lives.


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