The Power of Giving

Introducing Gene DeSantis: The Poor Man With a Heart of Gold

Gene DeSantis is a private man. He has no phone or email, and even the friends in his life know little about his habits or past. He keeps to himself, a rarity in a time when social life is about expansion above all else. But that’s not to say he doesn’t make huge ripples. “I […]

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Life Without Parole

Xavier McElrath-Bey has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services from Roosevelt University. He has dedicated his life to working with at-risk youth who have been or will be incarcerated. But he has a secret. A reason why he feels like he can relate to troubled […]


Where Should You Volunteer?

It’s a common problem.  You want to volunteer someplace, but don’t know where to get started.  How do you find a place to volunteer?  Are you just supposed to hit the internet and Google things like “soup kitchen,” or “build houses” in your area?  Are you supposed to look up charities you’ve vaguely heard of, […]