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The Giving Back podcast celebrates the great work of the charities, both the problem they are solving and the impact they have on the people they serve. Our guests talk about how and why they got involved with a charity or cause. Our listeners' walk away from each show with ideas and resources to make a difference on a cause they feel passionate about.

Giving Back Podcast Rob Lowe

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The Giving Back podcast celebrates the great work of the charities, both the problem they are solving and the impact they have on the people they serve. Our guests talk about how and why they got involved with a charity or cause. Our listeners' walk away from each show with ideas and resources to make a difference on a cause they feel passionate about.

    325: Last dance: a final conversation — With guests Maggie Kane from A Place At The Table Danny Rosin from Band Together North Carolina

    325: Last dance: a final conversation — With guests Maggie Kane from A Place At The Table Danny Rosin from Band Together North Carolina

    We’ve spent the last three years at the Giving Back Podcast highlighting hometown heroes serving every need imaginable. Our guests for the final episode are true servant leaders in every sense, dedicated to building their community and lending a hand up to those in need. Thank you for tuning in, getting inspired, and taking action. The Giving Back Podcast has been a wonderful journey, a real blessing in my life. I look forward to the next chapter of bringing you stories about good people all around us doing amazing things to help others in need and making our world a better place.
    Key Takeaways: Maggie Kane is the Founder and Executive Director of A Place at the Table, the first pay-what-you-can cafe in downtown Raleigh. Through her work with people on the streets, she realized the power of community, the importance of dignity, and the beauty in bringing people together over incredible food. A Place at the Table was birthed in February 2015 and in January 2018 opened, providing people with money and people without money a place where they can sit together, share in good conversation, and grow their village together. Where good food meets community, all are welcome at the table.

    Danny Rosin is the Co-Founder and Co-President of Brand Fuel a free-spirited, full-service merchandising agency that sits at the top 1% of the $23 billion promotional products industry. A tireless connector, community leader and entrepreneur, he is the active Co-Founder of Band Together, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that uses live music as a platform for social change. Band Together is the Southeast’s largest annual charitable music event and has donated over $9 million to a different cause each year since the twin towers came down on 9/11.

    Rob, Maggie, and Danny recall their recent memories of getting together at Raleigh, NC.
    How did A Place At The Table build a strong community?
    Danny shares a beautiful story of a person who was immediately inspired by the activity of A Place At The Table and become a volunteer and start donating.
    What is the magic works behind A Place At The Table build?
    How did Band Together get started?
    Why did Danny start Band Together?
    What led Danny from Band Together to join Maggie from A Place At The Table?
    According to Maggie, 99% of people want to help if they are invited and asked for help.
    Maggie Kane shares how she wants to see the changes in A Place At The Table in the coming years.
    Danny Rosin shares how he wants to see the changes in Band Together in the coming years.
    Danny shares his vision to spread the impact of Band together in multiple cities and both Rob and Maggie appreciate him.

    Just like brand ambassadors for brands, Rob wants to see community ambassadors for communities.

    Danny thinks most people don’t care about the cause rather they care they are working together. Because working together is fun.
    Rob talks about reframing of Giving Back Podcast.

    Remember: Always err on the side of love & kindness

    Love & Gratitude,
    Rob
    Mentioned in This Episode: Giving Back Podcast
    Band Together NC 
    A Place At The Table 
    The Green Chair Project 
     Angel Oak Creative
     

    • 41 min
    324: Ending Illiteracy in Underprivileged Communities — Amy Zaslansky with The Book Fairies

    324: Ending Illiteracy in Underprivileged Communities — Amy Zaslansky with The Book Fairies

    Amy Zaslansky is the Founder of The Book Fairies, an organization dedicated to eradicating illiteracy. Since its creation in 2012, The Book Fairies have donated over 1.7 million books to underserved schools and non-profit organizations like homeless shelters and correctional facilities. The illiteracy epidemic perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Find out how Amy and her team are making a difference in these children’s lives.

    • 48 min
    323: Autism Starts New Adventures — Rose Morris with Abram’s Nation

    323: Autism Starts New Adventures — Rose Morris with Abram’s Nation

    Rose Morris is the Founder of Abram’s Nation, a manufacturer of products that are designed specifically for the special needs community. Rose is also the Co-Founder of Fund It Forward, a nonprofit that helps families obtain special needs equipment that is not covered by insurance. Rose’s son, Abram, is an active and curious special needs child who would always find a way to get out of his crib. Because of this, Rose had many sleepless nights worrying that Abram would get hurt trying to escape until she.

    • 49 min
    322: Giving Seniors a New Purpose — Jaya Manjunath with Seniors With Skills

    322: Giving Seniors a New Purpose — Jaya Manjunath with Seniors With Skills

    Jaya Manjunath is the Founder of Seniors With Skills, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the overall quality of life for seniors through social engagement. The organization originally started in Toronto, but has since moved to many different states in the US. On this week’s episode, Jaya shares how her organization helps seniors get out of isolation and find a new purpose as they reach a new stage in their life.

    • 52 min
    321: Troubled Teens Just Need Someone to Listen to Them — Michelle Pagtakhan with You Run This Town Foundation

    321: Troubled Teens Just Need Someone to Listen to Them — Michelle Pagtakhan with You Run This Town Foundation

    Michelle Pagtakhan is the Founder & Executive Director of You Run This Town Foundation (YRTTF). YRTTF provides enrichment programs to underserved youth, work-study internships, scholarships, and community partner engagement programs. Michelle is committed to developing the next generation of leaders, and actually first began her work five years prior to formally starting her organization in 2016. Find out more about Michelle and the fantastic work she’s doing in the greater Los Angeles area.

    • 50 min
    320: Creating Dialogue around Consent and Awareness for Interpersonal Violence — Monisha Bajaj with Ruam Chuay

    320: Creating Dialogue around Consent and Awareness for Interpersonal Violence — Monisha Bajaj with Ruam Chuay

    Monisha Bajaj is the Founder of Ruam Chuay, a non-profit organization based in Thailand. Monisha and her team host workshops at local schools to discuss interpersonal violence, sexual consent, and so much more! On today’s episode, Monisha shares how Ruam Chuay first got started, how their workshops create a dialogue among students, and the differences between U.S. and Thai culture.

    • 54 min

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Inspirational Interviews

Rob Lowe interviews people wh are actively involved in charitable activities. The interviews are varied and inspirational. These are 'ordinary' people doing 'extraordinary' things to help change other people's lives. Excellent.

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