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.
People Making A Difference: From Immigrant To Mentor, SoCal Man Gives Back To CommunityAdrian Alvarez, who was born in Mexico City and moved to the United States with his family when he was 3 years old, remembers how difficult the transition was for him and his family.
People Making A Difference: South Pomona Urban Farm Providing Hope, NourishmentFrom fresh fruits and veggies to toiletries and basic essentials, one South Pomona group is spreading hope, health and nourishment one box at a time.
People Making A Difference: Parents Turn Grief Of Losing Child Into Smiles For Countless OthersEstablished in 2003, the Oscar Litwak Foundation's goal is to improve the quality of life of sick children who are hospitalized or receiving longterm care by bringing mobile playrooms full of toys, games, books, movies and more to them.
People Making A Difference: Mom Lobbies For Change In Caregiver Law To Provide Stronger Safety NetWhile grieving the loss of her son, Cathyleen Williams was informed that her IHSS income would also come to an end and that she was not eligible for unemployment benefits due to a quirk in the law.
People Making A Difference: Boyle Heights Nurse Uses Life Experience To Train Next Generation Of Healthcare WorkersA teen mom who overcame incredible odds has become a role model for her community — paving the way for the next generation of registered nurses at a Boyle Heights hospital.
People Making A Difference: Grammy Winning Trumpeter Helps Aspiring Musicians Reach New Heights With Free LessonsIt's a new season at the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center. After six months in COVID-induced seclusion, a handful of gifted young musicians have starting making music together once again. Learn more:
People Making A Difference: Training Program Teaches Women Basics Of ConstructionThe sounds of construction can be more than a little annoying at times, but for the women involved in the Bridging Outstanding Opportunities with Tradeswomen Skills program, they're the sounds of a new beginning.
People Making A Difference: UCLA Health Aims To Make Final Moments Easier — A Wish At A TimeSaying goodbye is never easy, especially when it's the final one, which is why one program at UCLA Health is granting wishes in an effort to make those last moments just a little bit easier.
UCLA Sorority House Transformed To Give Foster Kids In College A New 'Opportunity'Greg Mills reports.
People Making A Difference: High School Freshman Create Online Tutoring ProgramTwo teens from Rancho Santa Margarita are hoping they can help educators during the pandemic by offering online tutoring for students struggling with remote education.
People Making A Difference: Dance Studio Finds New Way To Continue Offering Classes During PandemicThe coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of the Straight Up Abilities dance students with physical and intellectual disabilities, but that didn't stop the founder from continuing her daily classes.
People Making A Difference: Retired LAPD Officer Mentors At-Risk Kids In WattsAfter serving 13 years in the LAPD, Officer Keith Linton made the decision to retire early and invest his heart and soul back into the children of Watts.
People Making A Difference: Folk Artist Creates Dioramas To Spread African American Culture, HistoryFor nearly 30 years, a mobile miniature museum has been making its rounds to schools throughout Los Angeles giving children a better sense of African American history.

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