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This Would-Be Bride Hosts A $35K Wedding Reception For Homeless

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What does a woman do when her fiancé calls off their wedding the day before their nuptials? She invites the homeless to a paid-for $35k reception, of course. When 27-year-old Quinn Duane called her mom to tell her the news, that her fiancé had changed his mind and didn’t want to get married, Quinn’s family leaped into action. Non-refundable deposits had been put down on everything from food to flowers, and the freshly single woman decided to host the party…

A Home For A Night

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A mother and her baby showed up at the police station in Hyattsville, Maryland, survivors of alleged domestic abuse. They arrived hungry and homeless. Cpl. Che’ Atkinson called a distant relative of the woman’s to come get her and her baby, but when he arrived back at the station the next morning, the woman and her baby were still there. So the kind officer found a car seat for the baby, then loaded the mother and her baby in his…

From Barefoot To Brand New

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29 year-old Oscar Aquino, manager of a Metro PCS store, noticed a homeless man sitting outside eating crackers and drinking a soda. Then Oscar spotted the man’s dirty, cut-up feet, so he went outside and asked what the man’s shoe size was. Without any hesitation, Oscar took off his own brand new shoes and handed them to the man. He then returned to the store and went back to work (barefoot?). Unbeknownst to Oscar, the Act of Good was caught on camera by Carla…

Solidarity Through Suspended Coffee

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Naples is a city full of rich culture and deep tradition, including a practice of doing Good that became popular during World War II and is making a comeback in the turbulent economic times. Laura Cozzolino kept the tradition of suspended coffee, or caffé sospeso, in mind when she visited a local cafe recently. She ordered her usual espresso, and when the time came to pay her bill, she paid for two coffees, leaving the receipt for the second with…

Think one person can’t make a difference? Here’s one person who did…

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(A Guest entry from tribe member Adam King) The woman in my life, my other half, has the kindest and most selfless and generous heart I know. And she will surely be the inspiration for countless shared acts of good in this challenge. Before winter settled in in Jersey, my girlfriend happened across a young man in his mid-twenties who was obviously homeless. The further tragedy to this is that he happened to be a military veteran who was not receiving…