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Local Family Spreads Love with Rainbow Igloo of Kindness

We sat down with Stephanie Newman to talk about her family's viral Rainbow Igloo of Kindness to find out what inspired it and what her family learned from it.

Local Mom Leads Charge in Fighting Food Insecurity – One Lasagna at a Time

An initiative called Lasagna Love aims to help those struggling during the pandemic by providing a home cooked meal delivered to their door.

Teen Siblings Take on Food Insecurity During the Pandemic

Two brothers from Bloomfield Hills are doing their part to combat hunger during COVID-19 with their new initiative, Masks for Meals.

11-Year-Old Behind Maddie’s Snack Bar Raises Money for Friend’s Life-Saving Surgery

Madison Hill of Detroit is using the income from her snack bar biz to help offset the medical costs of her friend's expensive, life-saving Gastroparesis surgery.

Sibling Duo Spreads Cheer During the Stay-At-Home Order with Pinwheel Project

A brother and sister from New Boston found a way to spread happiness during the coronavirus lockdowns through their pinwheel project.

Wine and Dash Facebook Groups Deliver Wine During Pandemic

Metro Detroiters came together to keep spirits high (and flowing) during the pandemic through wine delivery groups on Facebook

Pretty Hunter’s Health Care Heroes Necklaces

Waterford mom and owner of Pretty Hunter, Tricia Auten wanted to celebrate our female health care heroes so she and her kids send them necklaces.

Local Teacher and Soon-To-Be Mom Makes Glowforge Ear Savers for Health Care Workers on Behalf of School Group

Lakeshore High School's digital arts teacher is representing her school's Glowforge Club by donating Glowforge ear savers to local health care facilities.

Ferndale Mom Organizes DIY Face Masks for Metro Detroit Hospitals

Inspired by a friend in health care, mom of three Janie Hamilton has become a coordinator for a big DIY face mask effort that's created 7,000 masks and counting.

Mom Gives ‘Feel Better Mommy’ Book to Kids Whose Parents Are Hospitalized With COVID-19

Risa Kirschner of Farmington Hills wrote a book called 'Feel Better Mommy,' and she's providing copies of it for hospitals to give to children who need it now.

Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) Metro Detroit is Feeding Medical Workers

Driven to help health care workers battle COVID-19, a group of six local moms delivers meals with their nonprofit, Front Line Appreciation Group, or FLAG, Metro Detroit.

Metro Detroit Siblings Launch Quaranteen Help to Help Other Kids

Coronavirus is causing worries for kids in quarantine, too. With Quaranteen Help, a Bloomfield Hills brother and sister are offering a listening ear and sound advice.
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