WCBS 880 Difference Makers

WCBS 880 Difference Makers

WCBS 880 Difference Makers

CATEGORY: News
Difference Makers: Stories from Main Street, is a weekly profile of a person or organization making a difference in communities across the Tri-State area.
  1. December 06, 2021
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    Young adults with special needs learn valuable lessons at NY's Rising Above Bakery
    There's a secret ingredient at the Rising Above Bakery in Chestnut Ridge. With a scoop of flour, a sprinkle of patience and a dash of compassion, Shiri Reuveni-Ullrich has created a recipe for inclusion.Learn m…
  2. November 01, 2021
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    Westchester teen takes on food insecurity in her community
    Sean Adams reports on the Caring Cupboard.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  3. October 25, 2021
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    Organization uses music to bring to life the word of homeless shelter residents
    Sean Adams reports Music Kitchen is something that came from a Broadway musician's dream to spotlight marginalized people.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  4. June 28, 2021
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    NY family spreads melanoma awareness after losing daughter to skin cancer
    As the weather heats up outside, one organization is looking to make sure everyone is protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  5. June 11, 2021
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    Volunteers still working to get groceries to quarantined NYers
    Some New Yorkers are still reaching out to help people throughout the city as the pandemic continues to affect many people who are not able to resume normal activities yet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
  6. June 01, 2021
    5 min
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    Saluting citizen soldiers in the NY Army National Guard
    When there’s trouble and New York needs help, they are the first line of defense: the New York Army National Guard.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  7. May 21, 2021
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    Westchester organization creates support groups for families battling mental health issues
    The stress, fear, anxiety and isolation of the pandemic have taken a terrible toll on young people. Some have said that the pandemic will likely cause a mental health crisis and the Youth Mental Health Project…
  8. May 03, 2021
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    Two men make sure people on the streets have a better life one backpack at a time.
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  9. April 27, 2021
    4 min
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    8-year-old’s dream to help animals lives on in nonprofit after death
    A little girl from Westchester County has left behind a lasting legacy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  10. April 19, 2021
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    NYC teen on mission to encourage others to donate hair for cancer patients
    A Manhattan teen is growing a nice charity by growing his hair.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  11. March 29, 2021
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    New Jersey teen helps others get healthy
    A New Jersey teen has launched a website dedicated to combatting diet and other health misinformation made for teens by teens.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  12. March 22, 2021
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    Breweries team up to make 'Curtain Up' beer to help performing arts industry
    Two out-of-work Broadway actors have rallied together breweries to make "Curtain Up" beer to help the struggling performing arts industry.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  13. March 15, 2021
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    Long Island group on mission to make sure no veteran goes hungry
    A group on Long Island has made it their mission to make sure no veteran in their area goes hungry. And one very dynamic woman is in charge. She is today’s Difference Maker. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
  14. March 08, 2021
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    Operation Gratitude on mission to give thanks to first responders, military members
    A New York-based group is trying to keep morale high among police officers and members of the military in these days when thanks may not be obvious.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc…
  15. March 01, 2021
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    COVID can't stop two sisters from from helping young people facing adversity, especially teens with alopecia
    Sean Adams reports on the This Is Me Foundation.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  16. February 01, 2021
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    Community rallies together to save open space from development
    Upper Nyack rallied together to save a 12-acre preserve with a rich history from development. Now the community is restoring the grounds of this old estate and reimagining its future.Learn more about your ad ch…
  17. January 25, 2021
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    Difference Makers: News app helps kids get informed while fostering interest in non-fiction
    Explaining what’s going on in the world to kids isn’t easy. Especially now. Some people are trying to help. That’s the story on today’s Difference Makers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.…
  18. January 18, 2021
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    Nonprofit steps up to help formerly homeless vets start over
    A volunteer group is helping fill the homes of formerly homeless vets with furniture and other houseware entirely free of charge.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  19. January 11, 2021
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    Despite financial challenges, Queens’ oldest bakery continues to give back
    A Queens bakery which has been satisfying sweet tooths for almost a century is having a tough time this decade, like many other businesses, but continues to give back.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit pod…
  20. December 08, 2020
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    Staten Island family still collecting toy donations despite pandemic
    The pandemic is making it difficult for charities to collect toys for needy children this year, but one Staten Island family still is going out to collect where they can.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…

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