Helping others

Guideposts: Volunteers of America’s Jim Zenner (right) chats with a fellow veteran.
America's Angels

Helping Veterans in Their Fight Against PTSD

Meet a veteran of the Iraq war who went from receiving help to giving it.

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Guideposts: John Saunders, who resides at VOA's East 119th Street Veterans Residence in East Harlem
America's Angels

From Homelessness to a Master's Degree

How one veteran's life was changed by a helping hand from the Volunteers of America and the Home Depot Foundation

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Guideposts: Legendary singer and actress Ethel Waters
People Helping People

Guideposts Classics: Ethel Waters on Sharing God's Love

In this story from December 1972, blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress Ethel Waters reminds us that we can all deliver God's love if we remain open to our opportunities.

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Guideposts Outreach gives hope and comfort to tens of thousands of kids in hospitals each year
Comfort Kits

Bringing Comfort to Kids in Need

Guideposts Outreach gives hope and comfort to tens of thousands of kids in hospitals each year with Comfort Kits—care packages specifically designed to help sick and frightened children know they’re special and loved. Learn how you can help support Guideposts for Kids Comfort Kits.

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Guideposts Military Outreach: Inspiring Those Who Serve
Military Outreach Stories

Guideposts Military Outreach: Inspiring Those Who Serve

American servicemen and women around the world—and their families—use our positive, faith-filled publications to help strengthen their courage and faith.

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Honoring Honey: A man smiles as he reads a news clipping received in the mail.
Finding Life Purpose

Pass It On: Sweet Honey

An Alabama mom carries on the tradition of thoughtfulness begun by her departed pal.

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A glowing votive candle, nestled in a eucalyptus branch
Finding Life Purpose

Pass It On: Branching Out

The mother of the groom gets the very bright idea that a bundle of dead eucalyptus branches might be just the thing to help decorate for a wedding celebration.

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People Helping People

Extensions of God’s Hands

 As one pizza maker discovers, it really doesn’t take much to be a blessing to others.

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