charity & service


October 7, 2019

Opening the Door of Mercy

Karin Round lives at the end of an interstate off-ramp in suburban Boston, and she often finds wayward travelers on her doorstep asking for assistance. In spite of the potential dangers, Round believes it’s important to open her door and help those in need.
August 12, 2019


As an attorney, William Holston made it a priority to volunteer his legal services to help refugees who were seeking religious and political asylum in the U.S. One particular client helped Holston see that service to others is a privilege—and a path to greatness.
June 24, 2019

When Ordinary People Achieve Extraordinary Things

Jody Williams believes extraordinary things can happen when ordinary people decide to take action. Her own activism led to a 1997 international treaty banning landmines and to a Nobel Peace Prize.
August 26, 2018

The Virtues of the Quiet Hero

As a Naval aviator, Congressman, and parent, John McCain was guided by a belief in honor, faith, and service. They are values he tried to model for his children and future generations of Americans. He died on August 25, 2018.
April 30, 2017

An Ideal of Service to Our Fellow Man

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein finds beauty in life's mysteries, and says the fate of mankind depends on individuals choosing public service over private gain.
November 23, 2015

When All of Us Are Home

Sister Mary Scullion has been fighting to end homelessness for more than thirty years. She clearly believes that every person deserves to have affordable housing, health care, and an education. But she has also come to believe that every person benefits—the giver and the receiver—when working to help others.
July 1, 2015

Service to Others

I believe in Service. Service is necessary because it shows others that I care about them. Also shows that I care more about others than I do about myself. This is important because after I serve them I feel better...
March 3, 2015

Answering the Phone

Regardless of the independent attitude of the typical teenager I cannot deny that my father is often the voice in my head, the voice urging me to do what is right, to share, to think of others before thinking of...
February 19, 2015

Pay it Forward!

Living in a world of disease, hunger, natural disasters, violence, and so on, there is ALWAYS a need to 'pay it forward'. Reading Catherine Hagel's book or watching the movie derived from her novel gives people an inside to the...