When Donna Macbean discovered that 1163 children were homeless in her county and 40% are receiving free lunch, she decided to do something about it. All from a small garage in Santa Clara, UT. Every Friday volunteers assemble food packs containing several meals and snacks for kids who aren’t getting enough food over the weekend. Neighborhood Connection has helped hundreds of children with food insecurities right in their own backyard….actually, right in their garage.
This is a story about a superhero that is stronger than cancer. Emerson was diagnosed with leukemia when he was only two years old. He has battled this disease with a contagious smile and perspective beyond his years. Emerson shows us all how to deal with trials. “Feel the Thunder” little guy!
-World Premiere of Emerson’s story presented by The Tyler Robinson Foundation and Imagine Dragons
Power chairs aren’t even a possibility for most kids in need. Until now. Five engineering students from Brigham Young University created a motorized chair that weighs just over 20 pounds and costs under $400 (compare this to other chairs that weigh hundreds of pounds and cost upwards of $15,000). The coolest part about this invention, families can build it themselves. In more ways than one, this invention is allowing children in need the opportunity to be a normal child again.
“Sometimes we don’t have anything in our cupboards.” One out of five children in our community are worried about what they will eat tomorrow. For The Kids is working hard to change that. Every weekend, backpacks filled with food are sent home with kids in need. “It’s not usually one big thing that makes the difference, it’s a lot of people doing a little thing.”
-Presented by SelectHealth
As a newly single mother, Brooke Lark was backed into a corner with only $40 in her bank account. Little did she know that this scary situation would be the motivation to create something that would not only provide for her family, but would provide hope to countless others. Now she’s been deemed as “The Creative Sherpa”.