During my Father’s Day weekend getaway in Mexico, I went to the local grocery store for a few dinner items. At checkout, there was an older gentleman, probably in his late 60s, bagging groceries. I watched the customer in front of me slip him some pesos as a tip. The man looked up, smiled and nodded his head to say thanks. A small act of generosity #fromtheheart.

During my Father’s Day weekend getaway in Mexico, I went to the local grocery store for a few dinner items. At checkout, there was an older gentleman, probably in his late 60s, bagging groceries. I watched the customer in front of me slip him some pesos as a tip. The man looked up, smiled and…

Fundraiser planned for Prater Family

Some types of news travel really fast.An example of that quick-moving news was evident last week when the family of Keith and Misty Prater were told by doctors that Keith Prater had been diagnosed with leukemia. That news soon spread from the immediate Prater family to the baseball team at Rowan County High School that…

Please How We Met: Faith group, nonprofit work to feed hungr

Over the course of two days in May, 1,018 volunteers in the San Ramon Valley and beyond — many from Interfaith–San Ramon Valley (I-SRV) and local schools — prepared 212,000 life-saving meals for malnourished children in other countries. The event, funded through the local community and the LDS Humanitarian Services in Salt Lake City, benefited…

Rockers will regroup to play for cancer-stricken friend

Several rock bands from yesteryear will be jamming for a cause on Saturday, June 10, when they reunite at Mesa’s historic Nile Theater to spread prostate cancer awareness and support Chandler resident Chris Caminiti, who was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer at the age of 46. The lineup for the event includes 1980s hair…

8-YO and mom hand out supplies to Oakland’s homeless 

Eight-year-old A.J. Jackson is a little boy with a big heart, especially when it comes to homeless people. “When I see them on the street I feel bad because they are on the street. They don’t have any shelter or food or water. I just wanted to help them,” said A.J.For the past few months,…

Airbnb Unveils Open Homes Platform for Housing Refugees

For years, home-sharing giant Airbnb has had a quiet side project involving asking its hosts to offer temporary housing—for free—to displaced people, citizens forced out of their homes due to natural disasters and other emergencies or, increasingly, the global refugee crisis. Today, the company is launching an ambitious new platform in order to unite and…

Tahoe man cycling across US to raise funds for the homeless

South Lake Tahoe resident Daniel Deemer will be cycling across the United States to raise funds for Tahoe Youth & Family Services and to raise awareness about an issue close to his heart. Deemer departed on May 22 to begin his “Bike For The Homeless” journey in Big Sur. His trek will take him across…

Unsold food from ABIA donated to charity to reduce waste

Remember what your mother told you about that food you didn’t eat on your plate? Someone out there would be grateful to have it. That’s why Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is going to do their part to reduce food waste. The airport’s food rescue program started on March 1 and, in the first month, 3,500 unsold…

Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charity

Iron ore mining magnate Andrew Forrest said Monday he was donating 400 million Australian dollars ($300 million) to charities in what has been described as a new record in Australian philanthropy. Forrest, the 55-year-old chairman of Fortescue Metal Group, and his wife, Nicola, announced the money will be spent on cancer research, Australian university research,…

Homeless veteran biking across country for charity 

Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist has traveled over 5,000 on his bike with his dog Daisy. Palmquist is raising money for Veterans and Their Pets. The group helped him keep his dog when he wasn’t allowed to bring her into a shelter. “They fostered my dog for me,” he said. “They kept us together, so she had her homeless shelter,…