• Syrian Family Restaurant to Re-Open After Hate Mail and Death Threats

    Posted October 10, 2019
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    Written by Melissa Grelo

    Just a few days after Husam Al-Soufi announced that death threats and hate mail were forcing him to close down his family’s Syrian restaurant, Soufi’s, a prominent philanthropist and immigrant has stepped in to help. Mohamad Fakih, the Toronto businessman and founder of Paramount Fine Foods, announced he would use his resources to manage the […]

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  • New Beginning for Homeless Classical Music Performer

    Posted October 7, 2019
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    Written by Melissa Grelo

    Emily Zamourka says that Los Angeles really is the City of Angels. From being captured on camera singing opera on the Los Angeles subway by the Los Angeles Police Department last week to becoming a viral sensation overnight, to fielding record deal offers from the industry’s best, Zamourka feels like she can finally get her […]

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  • Non-profit Finds Jobs for the Homeless

    Posted October 6, 2019
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    Written by Melissa Grelo

    Call it a win-win-win situation. More than 100 homeless people have found meaningful employment by helping to clean up Austin, Texas. The Other Ones Foundation non-profit organization began last October with the goal of cleaning up the city by employing homeless people and reducing panhandling. So far, 60 tons of trash has been collected and […]

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  • Children of Fallen 9/11 firefighters Graduate FDNY Academy

    Posted September 26, 2019
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    Written by Melissa Grelo

    In an emotional ceremony, 13 children of fallen 9/11 Fire Department of the City of New York firefighters graduated in the Class of 2019. Twelve men and one woman were among the class of 301 probationary academy graduates in Brooklyn, New York. They graduated after 18 weeks of intense training. “Many of their fathers were […]

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  • CRUISE SHIP REROUTES TO DELIVER FOOD AND AID AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN

    Posted September 16, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    After Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas, over 3,000 guests and staff on the Celebrity Equinox cruise ship came together to make food and care packages for survivors in the hardest hit areas. The ship rerouted from their last stop to deliver over 10,000 sandwiches that were made by staff and packed by guests, […]

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  • STUDENTS GIVE BULLIED CLASSMATE THEIR OWN CLOTHES AFTER HE WEARS SAME OUTFIT FOR DAYS

    Posted September 16, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    After high school students Kristopher Graham and Antwan Garrett noticed fellow classmates teasing freshman Michael Todd for wearing the same clothes every day to school for weeks, they decided they needed to step in and put an end to it. The two friends gathered their own clothing and shoes and surprised Todd in the hallway […]

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  • Business Owner Overwhelmed by Support After Son’s Twitter Message

    Posted March 13, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    It started with one tweet: “My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop.” 648,000 likes and 294,000 retweets later, Billy’s Donuts in Missouri City, Texas was completely sold out of products! PIC OF TWEET AND ACCOMPANYING PHOTO: My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new […]

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  • Man Spreads Messages of Hope Across His City

    Posted January 24, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    “Hey you, don’t give up,” reads one sign pasted to a bridge in Peterborough, Ontario. It’s a message that Andrew Nelson could have used three years ago when he tried to commit suicide after what he calls a very rough patch in his life. His friends intervened and saved him and he’s been trying to […]

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  • Business Owner Vows to Hire Refugees at All of His Restaurants

    Posted January 24, 2019
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    Written by Melissa

    “We help, we hire all Canadians regardless of where they come from.” Reaching out has resulted in reaching new heights for Paramount Fine Foods CEO, Mohammad Fakih. In 2016, his Middle Eastern restaurant chain had 1,200 job openings across 36 Canadian locations. That also was the year when the first wave of Syrian refugees began […]

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