Grantees in the News 2016-12-11T19:23:35+00:00

Grantees in the News

Umra Omar featured in The Guardian, UK

When the boat comes in: the Safari Doctors of Kenya – in pictures, October 2017 Go to Article "In the remote islands in Lamu, near the Kenyan-Somali border, aid groups have stopped working and infrastructure is crumbling as conflict escalates between the military and al-Shabaab fighters. The medical team from Safari Doctors, often under the watchful eye of founder Umra Omar, travel long distances by boat, and by road and air, to bring free medical care to the islands’ increasingly [...]

October 5th, 2017|

Deja Powell is a Brower Youth Award Winner 2017

Dejah Powell, CHICAGO, IL, October 2017 Go to article "Last year, Dejah Powell founded Get Them to the Green (G2G), an organization that aims to foster love for the environment among Chicago youth, particularly youth of color. Powell’s first project with G2G was to organize a summer camp, through which she engaged 14 young people from across the city on issues like environmental justice, sustainability, and food and agriculture. G2G has since partnered with the non-profit Gardenneers to build a school garden [...]

October 1st, 2017|

Steve Barr featured in the Fractured Atlas Blog

Meet the Project: Drawn To Help, September 2017 Go to Article "What is Drawn to Help? Drawn To Help takes the joy and healing power of cartoons to children in hospitals. We’re an all-volunteer organization that brings professional cartoonists to treatment facilities in seven states now, with more expansion on the horizon. We do group activities where we teach the kids how to draw their own cartoons and conduct individualized bedside visits. Each child Drawn To Help serves gets a free [...]

September 28th, 2017|

Kelsey Crowe featured in

Now's the Right Time to Learn How to Be More Empathetic, August 2017 Go to Article "A sex workers' stilettos. Flip-flops belonging to a dwarf. The rainboots of a mother whose teenage daughter was the victim of a horrific stabbing. A traveling exhibit called "A Mile in My Shoes" allows you to literally step into each of these pairs of footwear while listening to an audio recording of the owner's voice. It's all part of the Empathy Museum, a series of participatory [...]

August 30th, 2017|

Aimee Dunkle featured in California Health Report

A Mother Lost Her Son to an Overdose, and Went on a Mission to Flood Orange County with Naloxonen, August 2017 Go to Article "Every Saturday afternoon, Aimee Dunkle stands behind Santa Ana’s City Hall with a framed picture of her son, Ben, as she hands out brown paper bags filled with kits of the opioid overdose-blocking drug Naloxone—a medication she says will save the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of Orange County residents. As Dunkle worked on a recent [...]

August 23rd, 2017|

Aimee Dunkle featured in

Solace Foundation Brings Hope For Hopeless In Face Of Opioid Addiction, Overdose, August 2017 Go to Article "Ben Dunkle was 20 years old when he overdosed on heroin, leaving his family in indescribable pain. Mother Aimee Dunkle found herself without a son, and now spends Saturdays with her Solace Foundation helping the children of others recognize the signs and symptoms of heroin overdose and providing life-saving measures in the form of Naloxone. Ben, is more than a statistic found in the [...]

August 16th, 2017|

Olympia Auset featured in Forbes

This 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur Founded SÜPRMARKT To Address The Food Desert in South LA, July 2017 Go to Article "As a South LA native and practicing vegan, 26-year-old Olympia Auset had a difficult time finding organic groceries that fit her diet’s requirements. With approximately 1.3 million people living in South LA, there are only 60 grocery stores across the region. These numbers represent a “food desert,” where healthy food is scarce and preventable disease rates are higher, disproportionally impacting the African [...]

July 28th, 2017|

Delaney Cullen featured in All Cute All The Time

Big Hearted 6 Year Old Delaney Has A Passion For Nature And People, July 2017 Go to Article "Delaney Cullen's parents say she had always been an Earth angel. She always chose to be outdoors rather than in the house watching T.V. or playing with toys. She learned many of her basic skills such as counting, shapes, and colors by observing plants and nature all around her. This was very exciting for Delaney's dad, who had a background in Environmental Education. [...]

July 14th, 2017|

Aimee Dunkle featured in The Orange County Register

Orange County to get 6,200 doses of heroin-blocking medication to give to addicts amid opioid epidemic, July 2017 Go to Article "Orange County will supply more than 6,200 doses of a heroin-blocking medication to a local nonprofit that hands it out to homeless people and addicts, helping them become street-level paramedics in the fight against a scourge of opioid overdoses. The medication, naloxone, is easy to administer and can block the effect of any opioid – including prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and [...]

July 14th, 2017|

Biraj Shrestha featured in Online Khabar, Nepal

Why do we need to save frogs?, July 2017 Go to Article "Monsoon brings with it puddles, umbrellas and rain boots. It also welcomes the songs of frogs. Frogs usually do not come up in middle of a conversation when we discuss animal conservation, but these amphibians have some impressive traits that need to be acknowledged. Similarly, once you know the ecological significance of frogs, you will understand that like any other species, frogs are also in dire need of [...]

July 12th, 2017|