Brittany Schiavone is the founder of Brittany’s Baskets of Hope. Brittany’s Baskets of Hope is dedicated to bringing information, support, community, guidance, and hope to families welcoming babies with Down Syndrome into their lives. Brittany says, “I believe people with Down syndrome can do anything—really, really anything!” And she is proof of that. Brittany and her mama, Sue, join the 1GR podcast to share their story and to talk about Brittany’s Baskets of Hope.
Katie Hardy, the founder of Six Feet Over and Suck it! Suicide, suffered the loss of 8 friends and relatives to suicide, including her mother. Desiring to serve others who had suffered similar losses, Katie created Six Feet Over and Suck it! Suicide, in order to prevent suicide and to support those who had lost loved ones to suicide. Katie joins the 1GR podcast to share her life story, her personal experiences as a suicide loss survivor, and the story of how Suck It! Suicide and Six Feet Over were born, and more about the great work they do.
Angela Patton, founder of Camp Diva and CEO of Girls for a Change, joins the podcast this week to talk about her life and the incredible work she’s doing to empower young black girls. Camp Diva provides girls with fun activities, cooking, dancing, and important social skills that develop the characteristics of strong women. And Girls for a Change empowers girls by inviting them to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues in their own neighborhoods and around the world.
During this incredibly difficult time, it’s easy to focus on all of the darkness, pain and suffering going on around the world and within our own communities. But, amidst all of this, there are heroes. Look for the heroes, support the heroes, and be the heroes. Here are 15 Things You Can Do to Help Others During the Covid-19 Outbreak.
18-year-old Jessica Goldberg is the founder of Sib4Sib, an organization that supports the siblings of individuals with mental health and/or developmental or cognitive differences by providing support groups, advocacy services, networking, social outings, and so much more for young people between the ages of 6-18.
Jessica joins the 1GR podcast to share her own life story, how Sib4Sib came to be and more about the work that they’re doing to support young people, and so much more.