There are many ways people can make a difference in their communities, and for William D. Burrows that means mentoring children, and now he's being recognized for his efforts
People Making A Difference: The David Labkovski ProjectArt has the ability to spark conversations, and the David Labkovski Project is using the artist's history, paintings and sketches to advance knowledge of the Holocaust.
People Making A Difference: Hang Out Do GoodOver the last year, and with the help of the Hollywood Food Coalition, Hang Out Do Good has provided more than 240,000 lunches to Angelenos experiencing homelessness.
People Making A Difference: Kidney For DebraDebra Starr-Knecht was diagnosed with Stage 5 kidney failure last year. Now, she and her husband make the drive from their Altadena home to the 405 freeway overpass in West Los Angeles in hopes of not only finding a match, but also raising awareness of organ donation.
People Making A Difference: The Rheuben Allen Music Education FoundationThe Rheuben Allen Music Education Foundation donates musical instruments to aspiring musicians. "In the last three, four years, we've given over 500 instruments to young people to learn to play," Rheuben, a Torrance-based clarinet player, sax designer and music philanthropist, says.
People Making A Difference: Chester Washington Golf CourseSince 1953, Chester Washington Golf Course has been giving African Americans a place to tee up in South Los Angeles. But the lush green isn't just another track of 18 holes, it's a historical landmark and an integral part of the community.
People Making A Difference: Mobile Groomer, Local Rescue Team Up To Get Dogs AdoptedBarkbus, a mobile grooming service, has teamed up with a West Hills rescue in an effort to give pups a better chance at finding a forever home.
People Making A Difference: The Art Of ElysiumFrom fashion and film to movement and music, art comes in many different forms and can reach people in infinite ways. And one nonprofit it tapping into those outlets of expression to help those in need.
People Making A Difference: VITA Free Tax PreparationFiling a tax return and taking advantage of all the breaks can be tough, especially for those who cannot afford professional help. But one group of local accounting students is hoping to change that.
Cedars Relief Effort Sending Medical Supplies To Beirut Blast VictimsSix months ago, Beirut was leveled after a large amount of ammonium nitrate exploded at the port, pushing an already struggling country even closer to the brink of collapse.
People Making A Difference: Victorio'sVictorio's has been a staple in the North Hollywood community for more than 50 years. The restaurant's owner, Robert Sandoval, says that the restaurant has always given back to the community, and even though the eatery is struggling in the wake of the pandemic, he still finds a way to feed those in need.
People Making A Difference: Thousand Oaks Woman Starts Online Community Group During PandemicJoanne Hughes-Koenig had always hoped to live in a close-knit community. But when the pandemic hit, community connection became even more important, which is why she created an online forum to safely connect with her neighbors.
People Making A Difference: Best Friends Animal Society In Los AngelesMeet David Glazer, a volunteer at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills. Glazer helps support the full-service animal welfare organization find animals forever homes.
William Burrows, OC Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer, Nominated For National AwardThere are many ways people can make a difference in their communities, and for William D. Burrows that means mentoring children, and now he's being recognized for his efforts
People Making A Difference: High Schoolers Seek To Make Hospital Stays More Comfortable For KidsFrom the poking and prodding to the strange rooms and unfamiliar sounds, hospital stays are never fun — especially for children — which is why two high school students are working to make the experience more comfortable.
People Making A Difference: Nicolas Pinedo Of Boyle HeightsNicolas Pinedo didn't have much in the first few weeks of the pandemic, but he had time, a truck and a desire to help those in need.
People Making A Difference: Village For VetsFrom post-traumatic stress disorder and poverty to hunger and homelessness, far too many veterans are in need of help in the greater Los Angeles area — help that local nonprofit Village for Vets is hoping to provide.
People Making A Difference: The Sunshine ClubSince 2016, The Sunshine Club has been tackling homelessness and doing what it can to support the unhoused community in the West Valley area.
People Making A Difference: Dream Seam TeamSince March, the Dream Seam Team has made more than 7,000 masks. And while some are donated to different groups in need, many are sold for $5 each with profits donated to Feeding America. So far, the group has raised $15,000.
People Making A Difference: Project Angel Food Driver Brings More Than A Meal To Those In NeedFranklin Hall has been delivering meals to Angelenos with life-threatening illnesses for two years.
People Making A Difference: Carpenters Union Comes Through After Riverside American Legion RobbedWhen American Legion Post 289 in Riverside was hit by robbers back in October, the veterans didn't think there was any way they would be able to open on Veterans Day as planned — that was until a carpenters union stepped in.
People Making A Difference: Fontana Woman Saves 2 Lives With Organ DonationGiving up an organ to save the life of someone else is a sacrifice few people are willing to make once, let alone twice. But that's exactly what Elaine Jones of Fontana did.
People Making A Difference: Brother's KeeperMore than two decades have passed since Wesley Crunk was incarcerated. In that time he has not only rebuilt his life, but helped others do the same.
People Making A Difference: Woodland Hills Business Owner Starts Group Championing Small BusinessesSmall businesses that are still open in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are relying on their local communities for support, and in the West Hills area of Los Angeles that community is the Maiden Community.
People Making A Difference: Free Tutoring, Babysitting Services For Healthcare WorkersMina Bigdeli is Orange County director of Covid Child Care, an organization offering free childcare, tutoring and errand running to health care workers impacted by the pandemic.