It's always a good time at the Project when new Giraffe commendations go
out, and we begin to get messages back. Between getting to know the new Giraffes (named below) and seeing our massively assaulted website regenerated, I feel good
(imagine some James Brown there). Do check out the site
, it's gorgeous. And informative. And inspiring. But first, just look at these great new Giraffes.
~ Ann Medlock, Founder
|They're so recently chosen by our volunteer jury, we don't have their stories on our new website yet. But the links here will take you to more information about each of them.
Sarah Cambers, Sabrina Coons, Jessica Shelton
& Megan Stewart
for creating & sustaining the Life in a Jar
, for using his pension to run his own international aid agency, the Gathering Project
, for blowing the whistle
on the scamming of Medicare and Medicaid by corporations
, for founding and spreading The Sparkle Effect
, cheer squads of girls who are usually sidelined from high school activities
, for pioneering the Girl Child Network
in Zimbabwe, providing safe havens and a future to girls escaping from abuse
Luma MuflehLeslie Schwartz
, for championing the refugee kids
of Clarkston, Georgia, coaching their soccer games and their young lives
, for using her skills as a novelist to teach LA gang members
the power of the pen
"Nothing is so contagious as an example.
We never do great good or great evil
without bringing about more of the same
on the part of others."
~ La Rochefoucauld
With these new Giraffes, there are now even more fine examples of courageous compassion in the world. Let's hope they are indeed contagious and great good is done by people who see their stories. I'll go work on getting those stories onto our website now.
As always, please send this on to people who could use a spark in their day. (Do you know
anyone who couldn't
?) If you received
this from a friend, please sign on for your own copy of
future Heads Up issues. Back issues are here
. Check them out ~ they're good. ~ AM
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