If inspiring empathy is the key to humanity how can we make sure that we are doing enough in our own lives? It sounds like an overwhelming dilemma but it’s truly not that hard. To start, let’s make a more concerted effort to connect with those around us.
Located in Marshfield, Carolina Hill is a transitional homeless shelter for children and their caregivers whose goal is to support families and guide them into independent living. This local beacon of hope relies heavily on community donations and support - here's why I like this and how we can help.
Five years ago, a self-employed contractor and avid surfer in Scituate named Rich Bonanno found a broken bike on the side of the road next to a “FREE” sign. He took it home, fixed it up, and gave it to a neighborhood boy - and, suddenly his happenstance became his mission. Since then, Rich has taken in over 4,000 bikes, some from the dump or free on the side of the road, some donated used or new by people who’ve learned of his generosity and have stepped in to help.