By Nick Krewen | www.samaritanmag.com Samaritanmag From The Vault (2011) Despite what George Lucas and his Star Wars franchise would have you believe, not all stormtroopers are evil. At least thei...
Samaritanmag.com doesn't care who is dating whom, who gained weight in Hollywood, and who might be engaged. Samaritanmag.com is for those people sick of tabloid news and invasive, silly stories. Samaritanmag.com is an online magazine that covers the good deeds and efforts of Samaritans — individuals, charities, non-governmental organizations, small businesses and corporations — anyone trying to make a difference in the world from Nelly Furtado and Neil Young to a fashion designer who started a line of clothing for people in wheelchairs and a jeweler who created sterling silver F Cancer bracelets. Samaritans know there are more important things going on in the world than who broke up and who had plastic surgery. There is poverty, global warming, HIV/AIDS, cancer, animal welfare, childhood obesity, war and a host of other causes that people are passionate about.
Every year, untold numbers of dogs die trapped in vehicles. It's a ghastly scenario made more vexing by being easily avoidable. In an attempt to drive the message home once and for all, veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward took a radical approach to the problem, videotaping himself inside a parked car and posting the outcome online.
07/31/2013 05:37 EDT
If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents can sign out toys for their children for a couple of weeks at a time, then return them for others to use.
07/24/2013 05:23 EDT
The recent Boston Marathon terrorist bombings put amputation in the spotlight, with American war veterans quickly dispatched to counsel the 15 people who lost limbs in the awful explosions of April 15. They represented a passage to recovery and restored normalcy for the victims, something the War Amps of Canada knows all about.
07/17/2013 05:28 EDT
Like many Muslim-Americans in a post 9/11 world, Adam, Sheikh and Abdullah have been made to increasingly feel like they're on the outside. Unwilling to accept such alienation, the trio set out on a simple proposition: they wanted their fellow Americans to "Meet a Muslim Person."
07/11/2013 05:37 EDT
"The ghosts in our machine" are animals used by humans for food, fur, research, and entertainment. Marshall, who has been vegan since she started the film project three years ago, hopes her efforts will open up discussion about seeing animals in a new way.
07/03/2013 05:05 EDT
Jenkins runs Heaven's Wildlife Rescue, a centre devoted to rehabilitating orphaned, injured and displaced wildlife "patients" from the Sarnia-Lambton area and increasingly from across the province, as word of her extraordinary work spreads.
06/27/2013 12:55 EDT
When he's not touring the world or recording albums that continue to influence generations of younger musicians, Rush singer and bassist Geddy Lee supports a grape cause. A wine-loving philanthropist, Lee, 59, sits on the board of directors of the Grapes For Humanity Global Foundation, a charity organization founded in Canada, and expanded in 2007 with a U.S. arm that has collectively raised over $4 million through numerous wine-related fundraisers.
08/02/2012 08:25 EDT
In a perfect world, Calgary entrepreneur Saundra Shapiro would have to close her business, Compassionate Beauty, because her customers wouldn't need her services anymore. But as long as cancer ravages women's bodies, Shapiro's highly specialized salon/spa and store will rack up success after bittersweet success. Compassionate Beauty offers women battling cancer and undergoing debilitating chemotherapy treatments things ordinary salon/spas don't.
08/01/2012 07:50 EDT
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