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Pay It Forward Friday

Who Does Good On Twitter? @TwitterGood!

Continuing up our recurring Pay It Forward Friday posts, we focus this week on a Twitter account that’s . . . actually Twitter – @Twittergood.

Did you know this account existed? You do now!
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Kelcey Harrison Runs Cross-Country To Raise Lung Cancer Awareness And Funds

Did you know that Lung Cancer kills more people than breast, colon, liver, melanoma and kidney cancers combined?

Kelcey Harrison knows – she lost a good friend to the disease two years ago and is on a mission to raise awareness and money to help find a cure for this #1 cancer killer.

How does she plan to do this? She’s running from New York to San Francisco and she’ll be tweeting as she goes.
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Sabrina Hunter Book Series Helps Children Succeed

Outside of funded charities, you don’t come across many people who make helping others a priority.

Imagine envisioning a way to encourage children to read – and not only that, coming up with a program that would enhance a child’s decision-making skills, thereby increasing an at-risk child’s chance at success?

Now imagine you decided to make that idea a reality, no matter what.

This week’s Pay It Forward Friday post focuses on someone who is trying to do just that.
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Pay It Forward Friday: Groupon Grassroots

We know Groupon has gotten some bad press . . . okay, a ton of it – but did you know they have a subdivision entirely focused on doing good?

Yup. Check it out.

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Teen Takes On Twitter Bullies

We told you about how Twitter is planning to fight back against hate speech – and today we see that author JK Rowling is helping fans cope with bullying as well, but what about the rest of us? What about you?

That’s a question Matt Shankles asked himself after being a witness to and victim of bullying and the answer for him was pretty clear: do something. And we think you’ll like what he did.
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ClearCause Foundation Promotes Safe Global Youth Travel In Response To Son’s Death

If you’re a teen planning to travel internationally, or a parent of teen planning to do so, this post could be a lifesaver. Honestly.

Tyler Hill’s family created the ClearCause Foundation to educate you about safe travel – and there’s a LOT you need to know.

Who is Tyler Hill? He’s a 16-year-old who died while on a group trip to Japan.
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Your Coffee Can Help The World’s Poorest Villages

If you’re looking for a way to give back that wont break the bank, this post is for you.

What if we told you that you could buy delicious coffee and doing so would support humanitarian efforts in the world’s poorest villages? Well, you can and it does. Check THIS out.
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Hey, Tweople: #YouMatter – Pass It On

How important is it for children to know that they matter? Intuitively we know the answer is “very.” Children live up to our expectations and hearing that they are important in the world makes their little hearts pitter-patter with pride.

And you know what, it’s important for adults to hear that they are important too. And Angela Maiers is making sure you know it. Read more

Children With Learning Differences Succeed Thanks To Project Eye-To-Eye

If you or a loved one has been labeled “learning disabled” or “different,” you’ll want to read this post.

There’s a pretty kickass program out there that’s helping LD/ADHD and similarly labeled kids (and adults) redefine their place in their classrooms and in society. And it’s called Project Eye-To-Eye.
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Students: “Play” Your Tuition Bills With Grantoo

You’re going to think this is too good to be true or a ploy to get you to read this piece, but it isn’t.

What would you say if I told you that students could win tuition grants and help out the charity of their choice by playing games online? Old news – gamers win money every day, right? Well, we’re not talking hardcore ‘gamer type’ games here. These are just regular, ‘anyone can play them’ type games. Your grandma could play them (more on that later).

If you’re a student, or if you know one, you’ll want to check this out. Students are winning between $50 to $5,000 a pop and it’s completely free to play.
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