Daily Inspiration: Repacked Food Feeds School Children

Hungry school children, now have more options out of the cafeteria. Elkhart school district in Indiana has teamed up with a local nonprofit, Cultivate, to repackage unused food from schools and turn them into individual frozen meals. In one school 20 school children receive meals to take home. It’s amazing to consider the amount of food waste that occurs in a single institution. It’s commendable … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Repacked Food Feeds School Children

Can You Afford to Die?

Death has a price tag. The average cost of a funeral is starting around $10,000. Recently, someone I know passed away and wanted to be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. The plot alone was $11,000. Needless to say, the family sought out more affordable options. The costs are astronomical and it’s quite clear that death is a business — a lucrative one at … Continue reading Can You Afford to Die?

Daily Inspiration: City Gives Jobs To End Panhandling

Former Mayor of Albequerque, New Mexico, Richard Berry is the mastermind behind the program There’s A Better Way.  This program gives people who are in need a job for the day paying them a wage of $9.00 an hour for five and a half hours. In addition to a paying wage, the participants are also given resources to receive services that can help them get back … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: City Gives Jobs To End Panhandling

Daily Inspiration: Artist Donates Money In Lieu Of Expensive Music Video

Drake is a rapper/singer who is quite popular worldwide. Before music stardom, he was an actor on the teen drama show Degrassi. The budget for the video of his single “Gods Plan” was almost 1 million dollars. Instead of using the money for a lavish video, he donated cash and gifts to people and organizations around Miami. The gesture was well received by the recipients … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Artist Donates Money In Lieu Of Expensive Music Video

Detroit Aims to Break Poverty Cycle

Housing is a significant roadblock for those who cannot create generational wealth. Finding adequate solutions are often met with discussion and debate; making poverty a hot button issue in the United States.  Social programs have been centered around lifting the unfortunate out of desolate situations and making life more affordable. Long term efficacy of these efforts remains to be seen. In 2017, there is not … Continue reading Detroit Aims to Break Poverty Cycle