NC charity flies seriously ill kids to hospitals 

For a child battling a serious illness or injury, finding the right treatment can be difficult. Getting to that treatment can be even more challenging. A Morrisville non-profit is trying to help one child at a time by giving hope, through flight. “These kids have to travel hundreds, if not thousands of miles to get…

Boy collecting blankets for homeless surpasses 2017 goal

A 10-year-old from Grand Rapids has collected hundreds of blankets to donate to the homeless, already surpassing his goal for next year. In September, 24 Hour News 8 went with Ayden Quimby as he passed out 132 blankets to the homeless. Along with each blanket was a note that read, “The Ayden Project 2016: Because everyone…

Stranger’s Incredible Act Of Kindness Moves Airline Passenger To Tears

Source: Huffington Post / Rebecca Shapiro It’s no wonder so many parents dread flying with young children. Caring for babies in ridiculously tight quarters while trying to avoid disturbing fellow passengers is a tall order in and of itself. Combine that with the fact that few aspects of air travel, with the exception of pre-boarding…

Firefighters dish out pancakes for charity

Source: ABC4 Utah A big turnout today for breakfast at the Unified Fire Millcreek Station. They served up delicious food and volunteered their time to raise money for the various charities they support.  Things like burn camp for kids and the public really responded. Unified Fire Paramedic Taylor Sandstrom told us, “We’ve had a really…

Troubled kids find families with Dell Match Play’s help

Source: KXAN / John Dabkovich Larry Tabbit-Humphrey and his husband Bill are huge Disney fans. The walls of their Cedar Park home are covered with pictures from family trips to Disney World, but you won’t find anything related to golf. “Miniature golf, does that count?,” joked Larry when asked if he had ever played golf. The…

Program helps homeless students succeed in school

Source: Local 10 News / Ben Kennedy A South Florida program is working to help thousands of homeless students have the resources they need to succeed in school. Project UP-START provides support to more than 6,000 homeless students within Miami-Dade County. They have a store-like room filled with donations like backpacks, supplies, clothing and even food….

Twisted Sister rock anthem remade to help kids with cancer

Source: Today / Allison Slater Tate   The warriors that are parents of pediatric cancer patients have a new and perhaps unlikely ally: Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider. The ’80s metal band frontman appears in a video directed by “Mindfreak” magicianCriss Angel, singing an acoustic, stripped-down version of his iconic 1984 battle cry for disaffected youth,…

Charity food program on pace to pack 22K meals for children in need

Source: WPSD / Robert Bradfield School is back in session in Murray, and Morgan Carman is noticing a sad reality. “Our students come to school, and they are starving,” Carman told Local 6. In the two and a half weeks since school started, she’s counted 50 children who are not getting enough nutrition at home. In…