Little Things Add Up

If you ever doubt that we can all make a difference, read this inspiring and heartwarming story about an 11-year-old girl in South Carolina who grows food to feed the homeless. It all started with one humble cabbage plant and now Katie Stagliano has six gardens around her hometown of Summerville, S.C., that have produced more than 4,000 pounds of vegetables.
Now check out Create the Good's do-it-yourself toolkit on how to start or join a community garden, or surf the CTG site for other volunteer opportunities.
What inspiring stories have you heard about people who have worked hard to help others? Share them here!

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