Baltimore senior Danielle Veney makes giving back part of her everyday life and is truly inspirational at such a young age. She spends four hundred dollars of her own earnings on supplies for homeless kids each year. She is also starting a faith-based nonprofit to provide mentors to at-risk youth.
Showing his support for those suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease, the superintendent of Catholic schools for the Cincinnati Archdiocese took part in the ice bucket challenge Aug. 21. He donated to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, which does not use embryonic stem cells in its research.
Father Robert Rosebrough, pastor of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Ferguson, Mo., prays in the rain during a Aug. 16 service at the site of the death of Michael Brown. The unarmed teen was shot and killed Aug. 9 by a police officer.
“Sew Hopeful”: Kathy Furth sews for a living, but that didn’t stop her from creating a ministry at her parish, to provide handmade newborn clothing to women in crisis pregnancy situations through the Gabriel Network
Williams Guevara-Martinez was almost 17 when he left his home near San Salvador, El Salvador, and headed north for the U.S. Guevara is among tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent years, and whose numbers are on the rise. Charities, such as the Esperanza Center, play a crucial role in connecting these unaccompanied minors to family members.