True Stories of Good People is a podcast about people who are making a difference in other people's lives, or have had their lives changed by someone kind.
Making Sure Kids Have School Lunch: DeJuan Strickland
DeJuan Strickland knows what it’s like to not be able to afford school lunch. After learning about how many other kids have experienced the same situation, he decided to do something about it. With the help of his mom, Sharron, DeJuan is helping to eliminate lunch debt for as many kids as possible throughout his community.
Meet Kauai's Only Farm Animal Rescue: Christy Wong
For Christy Wong and her family, animals have always been a big part of their lives—however, they never imagined that they would someday be operating an entire rescue farm. By creating a safe home for animals and a welcoming space for her community, Kauai Animal Education Farm is helping preserve the local Hawaiian culture and connection to the land.
Sensory-Friendly Haircuts for Kids: Jelly Robinson
Jelly Robinson is a hairstylist with a special gift for helping children feel safe and confident while getting their hair cut. With her mobile salon, Peace & Love Studios, Jelly is on a mission to make sure children with autism have access to sensory-friendly haircuts.
Feeding Their Community, One PB&J at a Time: Ayaan Vaswani & Josh Isaac
Inspired by their mothers' efforts to feed their local San Jose community, Ayaan and Josh are making a difference for those experiencing homelessness with simple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches—and they're inspiring other young people to get involved, too.
Paying it Forward One Pedal at a Time: Hassan Abdus-Sabur
For the past three years, Hassan Abdus-Sabur has concluded a multi-hundred mile scholarship fundraising bike ride by riding onto the Howard University campus, exhausted and proud. In these moments when Hassan is surrounded by congratulations and applause, he can’t help but flash back to his own time at the prestigious school over 30 years ago, cut unexpectedly short by lack of funds. Not finishing school is Hassan’s only regret in life.
The bike ride started when the niece of Hassan's former Howard classmate also got accepted there, and her family became concerned about the high tuition cost. Propelled by his own past experience, Hassan figured out a way to help, and the resulting impact was far bigger than he ever expected.
Grupo Folklorico Izcalli: Annel Alvarez and Stacey Valdez
After Annel Alvarez had her son Adrian, she was going through a pretty dark time in her life, feeling a sense of losing her identity. She knew she needed to do something to pull her out of it, but also knew she couldn’t do it alone—so she called up an old friend with an idea: “let’s start a dance troupe!” A pretty simple idea on its face, but what turned out to have so much power to build community, celebrate Hispanic culture, and provide space for healing.
No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to hear something positive and moving on every episode - thank you to Kelsea and the GoFundMe team for putting together such an inspiring podcast. I can’t recommend True Stories of Good People enough. 🙌
I’m not sure yet I going to see if this makes a difference thanks for listening
Touched our hearts as my husband is a Navy Veteran and in need of a scooter.