151 episodes

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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 219 Ratings

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.

    Look What Help Can Do: Sara and Edgar of Nixta Taqueria

    Look What Help Can Do: Sara and Edgar of Nixta Taqueria

    Sara and Edgar are the married co-owners behind Nixta Taqueria—a beloved restaurant located in East Austin, Texas. Dedicated to their community, they've gone above and beyond to ensure their community is always fed, regardless of life's circumstances. When the couple faced challenges keeping Nixta open, their community paid it forward and showed up for them in ways they never could have imagined.
     

    • 35 min
    Making Sure Kids Have School Lunch: DeJuan Strickland

    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.
     

    • 33 min
    Meet Kauai's Only Farm Animal Rescue: Christy Wong

    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. 

    • 43 min
    Sensory-Friendly Haircuts for Kids: Jelly Robinson

    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.

    • 35 min
    Feeding Their Community, One PB&J at a Time: Ayaan Vaswani & Josh Isaac

    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.

    • 21 min
    Paying it Forward One Pedal at a Time: Hassan Abdus-Sabur

    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.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

ASobering ,

Heartwarming 💛

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. 🙌

SLOUISERCOLE65 ,

Funriser

I’m not sure yet I going to see if this makes a difference thanks for listening

Magnolia MS girl living in SW ,

@Patriotickenny

Touched our hearts as my husband is a Navy Veteran and in need of a scooter.

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