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Our mission is to connect people with nonprofit organizations to inspire kindness. By featuring the founders and directors of the organizations on our podcast, our listeners can learn more about the nonprofits. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/connectkindness/support

Connect Kindness Podcast Tim Evans

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Our mission is to connect people with nonprofit organizations to inspire kindness. By featuring the founders and directors of the organizations on our podcast, our listeners can learn more about the nonprofits. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/connectkindness/support

    Episode 72 - Jean Sicurella, Co-founder of Misión de Caridad

    Episode 72 - Jean Sicurella, Co-founder of Misión de Caridad

    In this episode we interview Jean Sicurella, one of the co-founders of Misión de Caridad. Their mission is to provide programs and resources for refugee, migrant and vulnerable women and children on the Mexico side of the U.S. border.

    Jean shares with us the origin story of her organization and talks about the programs and resources for women and children on the Mexico side of the US border.  We learn about some of the struggles and lessons that Jean has learned while running an international nonprofit.  Jean also shares her favorite success story and why she loves doing what she does.


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    • 14 min
    Episode 71 - Beth Kempe, Founder of The Uniform Project

    Episode 71 - Beth Kempe, Founder of The Uniform Project

    In this episode we interview Beth Kempe, the founder of The Uniform Project. Her nonprofit keeps good clothing out of the landfill by recycling uniforms to children who need them worldwide. In the communities they serve you must have a uniform to attend school so each donation enables the kids to now attend which they may not have been able to do before.

    Beth shares with us why she felt the need to create the Uniform Project and how a chance encounter with her exterminator helped her nonprofit go global.  We learn about how she is able to take clothes that would otherwise be thrown away, and distribute them to children in need across the world.  It was an absolute pleasure speaking with Beth and learning more about the impact her organization is making.


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    • 20 min
    Episode 70 - Sam and Shariff Sayed, Co-Founders of Dayna's Footprint

    Episode 70 - Sam and Shariff Sayed, Co-Founders of Dayna's Footprint

    In today's episode we interview Sam and Shariff Sayed, the co-founders of Dayna’s Footprint, which is a non-profit organization aimed at buying name brand shoes for underprivileged students. The organization’s mission is to combat learning inequity by providing students shoes to wear proudly, subsequently increasing students’ self-esteem and enthusiasm for attending school.



    During our discussion we learn the amazing inspiration behind Dayna’s Footprint, and how brothers, Sam and Shariff, were able to take an idea for helping kids all the way to the Ted X stage.  Their goal is to instill confidence in kids through their footwear program, and carry on the legacy of their sister, Dayna, who taught them lessons that they are passing down to the younger generation.  Sam and Shariff have huge hearts and it was amazing getting to know them and learning more about their organization.  


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    • 25 min
    Episode 69 - Gary Oppenheimer, Founder of Faith Fights Food Waste

    Episode 69 - Gary Oppenheimer, Founder of Faith Fights Food Waste

    In today's episode we interview Gary Oppenheimer, the founder of Faith Fights Food Waste, which is a global awareness program of AmpleHarvest.org.  The program gives faith leaders of all religions the opportunity to speak to their congregations about the waste of food in America, each from their own faith perspective.

    Gary shares how his program focuses on providing faith leaders with sermons that empower each community to combat food waste.  We are thrilled to have Gary join us on another Connect Kindness Podcast and this is another very insightful episode.  So without further delay, this is our interview with Gary Oppenheimer of Faith Fights Food Waste.


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    • 18 min
    Episode 68 - Tracy Chmelecki, Founder of Children without Beds

    Episode 68 - Tracy Chmelecki, Founder of Children without Beds

    In today's episode we interview Tracy Chmelecki, the founder of Children without beds. Tracy and her team started a nonprofit in 2017 to answer the calling of children without beds in the Metro Atlanta area.

    Tracy opens up about how volunteering in an underprivileged community in Atlanta, GA opened her eyes and her heart to starting a nonprofit.  We discuss the process of how families can sign up for assistance to receive a bed and also the overwhelming demand that her organization has seen.  We also talk about how Tracy has a vision of her organization servicing families nationwide. So without further delay, this is our interview with Tracy Chmelecki of Children without Beds.


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    • 19 min
    Episode 67 - Gary Oppenheimer, Founder of AmpleHarvest.org

    Episode 67 - Gary Oppenheimer, Founder of AmpleHarvest.org

    In today's episode we interview Gary Oppenheimer, the founder of AmpleHarvest.org. Gary and his team envision an America where millions of gardeners eliminate wasted food, malnutrition and hunger in their own community.

    Gary shares with us the inspiration behind starting AmpleHarvest.org, and how he had the vision of connecting gardeners with local food pantries to provide fresh food for people in need.  We discuss how within 5 years of starting his organization, Gary was recognized as a CNN Hero, spoke about food waste on the TedX stage, and was invited to the White House.  Gary is passionate about helping people and one of the most interesting change makers we’ve spoken to this year.




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    • 37 min

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