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The Do-Gooder Industrial Complex

I was in eighth grade. It was a cold spring morning in Ohio. And, I was holding my mom’s hand...

The Price of Groceries

She swept the milk, eggs, flour and sugar one by one across the counter, punched each price into the cash...

She and I

She sidles up quietly. She takes my hand. She laces her wrinkled fingers into mine. I raise my shades. She...

Do-Gooder Duel

I am a do-gooder. I am part Non-Profit Hero. I am also part Sidekick. The Non-Profit Hero in me needs...

Taking Pictures with Poor Kids

I am kneeling down beside her. My tattooed forearm is turned towards the camera. Her drawing of my snake tattoo...

My Do-Gooder Adolescence

I bit the inside of my mouth. It did not work. I dug my fingernails into the side of my...

Packaging Poverty

We were just finishing up our conversation with Clementina when another van full of Gringos arrived. A middle-aged man in...

National Two Dollar Challenge

This statistic takes our breath away. It should. This statistic has also spurred many young Americans to take steps to end...

Small Temporary Glimpse

When I first learned about the Two Dollar Challenge (TDC) from Professor Shawn Humphrey, I immediately thought of how we...

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