An Insider's Perspective

Meet Daniel Smrokowski, the founder of Special Chronicles. Daniel Smrokowski is an award-winning columnist on a mission to capture the attention of listeners around the world with stories about real people with special needs. As someone with learning disabilities and a language disorder, Daniel knows first-hand the importance of authentically representing people with disabilities. Media platforms have been cited as a key site for the reinforcement of negative images and ideas relating to people with disabilities, but Daniel is working to turn that around. For the past decade, he has engaged audiences and consistently given a voice to people with…

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A little more support for our mothers

With Mother's day upon us, I wanted to discuss a disease that one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with in her lifetime -- breast cancer. On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. Early detection still gives the best odds for beating breast cancer, but how do you detect the first mutated cell? How do you catch a small, subtle change that is hardly noticeable? "If we find cancer early, 90 percent survive. If we find cancer late, 10 percent…

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Eco-Soap Bank

Imagine if in your neighborhood 75% of the families didn't have something as simple as soap. You can envision the health problems that would plague the community and the constant uphill battle to maintain clean water, proper sanitation, and hygiene. This is the case in Cambodia, and as a result, the country suffers from high rates of infectious diseases and other health problems. About 1.8 million children under the age of 5 die each year from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top two killers of young children around the world Studies have shown the simple task of washing one's…

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CointheEducation

CointheEducation (CtE) is a Pakistani organization that is showing how small change can have a immense impact, and I mean this in literal sense. CtE takes in thousands of coin donations. Yes, I mean the coins that are in between your couch cushions and that penny on the ground you just ignored. With each scholarship, a child receives schooling for a year, while other donations go toward building infrastructure and hiring new teachers. CtE works two-fold in that it shows children the positive impact such a small act can have and provides education to children that would otherwise have none.…

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Causes through Causely

Marketing. It's the most common problem companies face when trying to establish their brand. Matt Sharp and John Rougeux, co-founders of Causely, realized that by joining social causes with social media, both society and organizations can benefit. How Causely works Causely provides participating businesses with marketing materials such as digital displays and table tents that advertise a new cause each month. When customers walk in, they're alerted to the cause and informed that a simple Facebook check-in or Instagram location tag will make an impact. Causely then tracks those check-ins, and at the end of the month sends a check…

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