Chattanooga teen makes blankets for sick kids in hospital
Chattanooga teen makes blankets for sick kids in hospital

Kendal Lowe has a heart for helping others which is why she spent two summers volunteering at Erlanger Medical Center.

Chattanooga coffee shop serves kindness and gives back
Chattanooga coffee shop serves kindness and gives back

Cadence Coffee has a pay it forward system that allows customers to spend $2 to buy a cup of coffee for someone else who can't pay.

UPDATE: 'Sleep in Heavenly Peace' to hold bed build in June
UPDATE: 'Sleep in Heavenly Peace' to hold bed build in June

A nonprofit is making sure kids have a place to sleep by building beds for them. The mission is to make sure 'no kid sleeps on the floor in our town.'

Nonprofit starts fundraiser for popular restaurant forced to relocate
Nonprofit starts fundraiser for popular restaurant forced to relocate

Someone created a GoFundMe account for the business. Now, the organization, 4 Paws Pantry, is trying to help too.

Church's 'Blessing Box' helping those in need
Church's 'Blessing Box' helping those in need

The blessing box helps people who are going through a hard time.

Woman shares story of how Chattanooga Room in the Inn changed her life
Woman shares story of how Chattanooga Room in the Inn changed her life

A Miami woman and her baby ended up in a domestic violence shelter and someone there told her about Chattanooga Room in the Inn, which she calls the best chance she’s ever taken.

Chattanooga artist helps inmates discover their creative talents
Chattanooga artist helps inmates discover their creative talents

Many people in the Tennessee Valley know the name Robin Howe, an accomplished artist who is now sharing her talents with incarcerated men who are looking for a second chance.

Red Bank Elem. students learn about weather forecasting and confidence
Red Bank Elem. students learn about weather forecasting and confidence

The students in Mrs. Samantha Eaton’s kindergarten class are getting a crash course in weather. 

Chattanooga couple helps raise more than 230 children
Chattanooga couple helps raise more than 230 children

Floyd and Deborah Richardson are special people. They've spent decades helping raise children at Bethel Bible Village. They say they are 'humbled to be part of so many lives.'

North Georgia 'Dancing Cop' helps brighten kids' day
North Georgia 'Dancing Cop' helps brighten kids' day

People in North Georgia can’t seem to get enough of a dancing crossing guard. He’s a school resource officer who likes to bust a move while doing his job to make kids smile.

Chattanooga man has spent a lifetime bringing hope to others
Chattanooga man has spent a lifetime bringing hope to others

Joe Smith has been a father figure to troubled kids in Chattanooga for years. These days, his focus has shifted from troubled kids to troubled adults.

Husband continues late wife's legacy through HAPPY SHOES Project
Husband continues late wife's legacy through HAPPY SHOES Project

The HAPPY SHOES Project is an outreach to encourage hope, build faith and share love with cancer patients.

Chattanooga woman making a difference in kids' lives through dance
Chattanooga woman making a difference in kids' lives through dance

In 2014, Dee Gladden used her own money to start Silver Slippers Dance Academy.

Snack Pack program makes sure kids have food on weekends
Snack Pack program makes sure kids have food on weekends

When Janice Robertson heard that kids in the community were going hungry on weekends, she decided to do something about it.

Chattanooga natives start outreach to inspire and serve local kids
Chattanooga natives start outreach to inspire and serve local kids

A local organization is making a difference by helping children make good choices and stay on track in life.

Injured soldier finds purpose inspiring others, building American flags
Injured soldier finds purpose inspiring others, building American flags

A Chattanooga wounded warrior finds his passion in woodworking and starts a business that specializes in handcrafted American flags.

Sewing kindness: Quilt shop owner sews to help
Sewing kindness: Quilt shop owner sews to help

Six years after opening her business, the owner of a Chattanooga quilt shop has given away hundreds of quilts to people in need.

Together Café fights human trafficking one cup of coffee at a time
Together Café fights human trafficking one cup of coffee at a time

A new café in the Highland Park area is open for business, and its proceeds go toward its mission of helping women and children who are being trafficked.

Cleveland moms start ministry, open closet to help foster and adoptive families
Cleveland moms start ministry, open closet to help foster and adoptive families

Cleveland moms, Camill Howard and Lauren Haun, started Hope 4 One to provide support for foster and adoptive families in the Tennessee Valley area. Their ministry now includes a foster closet where foster families can shop for free.

Former single, homeless mom helps other families in crisis
Former single, homeless mom helps other families in crisis

A Chattanooga woman who was once a single mom with no job and no home now dedicates her life to helping others in the same situation.

Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga leader has dedicated life to improving lives of others
Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga leader has dedicated life to improving lives of others

Michael Cranford has dedicated his life to improving the lives of others.

Mother forgives, helps convicted drunk driver who killed her son
Mother forgives, helps convicted drunk driver who killed her son

Within days of the crash, the Chattanooga mom started the organization, 1N3, to educate people about the impact of drinking and driving.

Local Dream Home builder helps raise millions of dollars for St. Jude
Local Dream Home builder helps raise millions of dollars for St. Jude

Gus Issa and his team have devoted countless hours to building the St. Jude Dream Home for the past six years and helped raise millions of dollars for children with cancer.

Chattanooga minister, trainer mentors young people and offers hope for a brighter future
Chattanooga minister, trainer mentors young people and offers hope for a brighter future

A college football player turned trainer and minister is now helping others to reach their goals and dreams.

Longtime school volunteer: 'My wife and I look at the children at Howard as being ours'
Longtime school volunteer: 'My wife and I look at the children at Howard as being ours'

George Ricks Sr. goes above and beyond for students at The Howard School in Chattanooga.

Volunteers make a difference at Walker Co. Animal Shelter
Volunteers make a difference at Walker Co. Animal Shelter

A special group of people answer the call for help at the Walker County Animal Shelter.

Woman uses breast cancer diagnosis to change lives, help others
Woman uses breast cancer diagnosis to change lives, help others

Dolphin Riggs found a way to stay positive after being diagnosed with breast cancer and now she's helping other women do the same through a program she started called Hiking for Healing.

Chattanooga firefighter turns tough childhood into teaching tool for kids in crisis
Chattanooga firefighter turns tough childhood into teaching tool for kids in crisis

Despite some difficult circumstances in his life, a local man grew up to thrive and is now a Chattanooga firefighter.

Hospice chaplain making a difference for patients, families
Hospice chaplain making a difference for patients, families

Chaplain Phyllis Borchert provides spiritual care to the staff and patients at Chattanooga's Hospice Care Center.

Longtime CPD employee has a 'passion for helping others'
Longtime CPD employee has a 'passion for helping others'

Patt Gibson will soon celebrate 25 years with the Chattanooga Police Department and says she "couldn't have chosen a better career."

Dalton hobby, game store closes to customers so cancer survivor can enjoy a shopping spree
Dalton hobby, game store closes to customers so cancer survivor can enjoy a shopping spree

The Battlegrounds Games and Comics in Dalton teamed up with Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee to grant a wish for a free shopping spree for a local cancer survivor.

Longtime school cafeteria worker serves students with kindness
Longtime school cafeteria worker serves students with kindness

Ernestine Moore is the friendly face students see each day when they walk into the cafeteria at Lee University.

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