Charity

Angela Holzer on Given Tree

Note: We asked Angela Holzer–one of the founders of Given Tree–to write this post. Given Tree is an organization that teams with small non-profits on many projects. They do great work. Check them out! Given Tree was started in 2010 by Angela Holzer and a few friends sitting around a table talking about the needs of smaller […]

27: African Promise Foundation

Have you heard of Elizabeth Smart, the girl who was kidnapped in Utah and abused for 9 months before being rescued? Our guests today help children in Uganda who have experienced similar abuses. These young men and women now hope to return to school and get the education they missed, in some cases because they […]

14 Ways to Stick it to Commercialized Christmas

It’s that time of year again. You know, the time of year when you are given a bunch of stuff that you don’t need? Well, here at No Poor Among Them we thought we should give you guys some ways to celebrate the birth of Christ by doing what he did throughout his life: serve […]

Tribute to Grandpa

My grandpa recently passed away. Even though he was 94, I wasn’t expecting it. As I grieve his loss, I can’t help but think of what he meant to me in my life. Each of us can likely think of people who have been influential in the development of virtues such as compassion, charity, and […]

18: Emily Smoot Perry, Radiating Hope

Did you know that, in some areas of the developing world, cancer is the #1 cause of death? Emily Smoot Perry joins us to talk about her experiences as Executive Director of Radiating Hope, a nonprofit organization founded by radiation oncologists and mountain climbers wanting to help cancer patients around the world. Emily is has […]

Why the “Own Mask First” Philosophy is Wrong

You’ve all heard it before. And it’s incessantly applied to every situation as if it were the title of the only duet ever sung by Plato and Socrates (before they broke up and Plato went on to have a successful career as a solo artist): “before helping others, make sure your own oxygen mask is […]

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