In our monthlong blog that ended Aug. 31, we collected stories of people working together to make the world a better, safer, greener and greater place to live.
Liberty Wildlife nurses and cares for wounded animals.
Athletes in Tandem matches athletes and people who are ill or disabled so the pairs can have adventures.
Helping Hats, run by a 13-year-old, raises money for charities in the community.
Peggy Ivie teaches merengue, waltz and East Coast swing at the Tennessee School for the Blind.
The Albany Bicycle Coalition repairs trashed bikes and donates them to local organizations for kids.
The equine community here pledged to donate some of their hay to help each other keep their horses fed during droughts and other downturns.
Read Aloud Delaware makes sure that preschool children are regularly read to one-on-one.
New Life Presbyterian Church helps city kids running the streets learn how to be better runners.
Andersen Air Force Base service members are sprucing up campuses, painting classroom walls and freshening up schoolyards.
CASA advocates for children when they go to court.
The Youth Garden Project cultivates healthy children, families and communities through educational programs.
Herky's Nest serves as a premium seating area in the Kinnick Stadium for children and families from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
A 2nd Cup is a non-profit coffee shop that seeks to raise awareness of human trafficking in the Houston community.
Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County helps residents earn GEDs and develop skills to make them more employable.
Boston Building Resources operates a nonprofit Reuse Center where people can donate — and buy — used building materials.
Every year, runners gather in Burlington to help families make their homes more wheelchair accessible.
Three Squares mobilizes dozens of volunteers who share their nutrition know-how to help low-income San Francisco-area residents eat healthier.
The 5K Foam Fest raises money for charitable groups, including Shared Hope International, an organization that combats human trafficking.