Extraordinary People

Inspired by her grandparents, Hita Gupta finds a new role for her nonprofit. “Being able to speak with someone who’s having a hard time … I think that’s so important.”
Two Cornell students created Quarantine Buddy to connect people during the pandemic.
“This garden is very important to me, like my grandbaby,” said Victorine Mbazang, who grows produce at Blair Road Community Garden.
  • Oct 9
Charles Krohn is in his 55th year as an English professor at St. Thomas in Houston and, after a few early struggles, has adapted well to the remote teaching environment.
102-year-old Beatrice Lumpkin called this the “most important election of my life.”
Eureka! Puzzles in Massachusetts distributed parts of a 40,320-piece puzzle to 10 people in the community.
“After I was bullied and I felt a darkness inside of me, I knew I didn't want other kids to feel the same way I felt,” wrote Cavanaugh Bell, 7.
  • Oct 5
Chino's Chai Hansanuwat has had 10 other woodworker's join him in the mission.
Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar includes funding for testing, case management, contact tracing and a Spanish phone information line.
Hannah Ernst lost her grandfather, Cal Schoenfeld, to the novel coronavirus in May. She wants others to know that victims are more than just numbers.
The Halloween-lover said it took about 20 minutes for him to set up the candy delivery system.
  • Local
Alex and Ben Joel created Intutorly, which matches volunteer tutors with students in need across the country.
People started scouring their pantries and offering up the SpaghettiOs from their kitchen shelves. Friends and even strangers brought over hundreds of cans of it.
  • Sep 22
Photographer and writer Neil Kramer shows us how he, his mother and his ex-wife dealt with quarantine in New York.
Hope Hearted's goal is to pass out 5,000 kits, including a face mask, soap, wipes and water, by the end of the year.
As college campuses emerge as coronavirus hotspots, student journalists are meeting the moment.
People try to tip him for his work. “That would take away the fun of doing it for free,” said Brian Schwartz.
  • Sep 18
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