Kindred Spirit Mailbox houses stories from around the world
The Kindred Spirit Mailbox stands on a beach on Bird Island, North Carolina. It houses notebooks where visitors from around the world share their prayers, joy, grief, and secrets. Some write about the loved ones they lost, some show gratitude to what they have in life, and some even get engaged here. To get to the mailbox, it is not an easy walk. The closest parking lot is a mile and a half away. Frank Nesmith, keeper of the mailbox, put it up to communicate with his girlfriend, Claudia, 40 years ago. While their summer romance slipped by, the mailbox stays. In 2012, University of North Carolina Wilmington Randall Library Special Collections became home to the notebooks.
Volunteers deliver food to S.C. Hurricane Matthew victims
Free meal delivery to those who are not able to make food after Hurricane Matthew would not have been possible without communities and organizations working closely together. A food kitchen in North Conway Baptist Church has the capacity of making 20,000 meals. Every day, the Southern Baptist volunteers prepare the food, the Red Cross designs the food delivery routes and delivers meals, and local volunteers help with whatever that's needed. "Who would want to come and work 14 hours a day, slave labor, if it wasn't something that they wanted to do?" said Clyde Royal, unit lead of the food kitchen.
Donna Lovejoy: Keep the smile on with HaHa The Clown
When Donna Lovejoy was 12 years old, she already knew that she wanted to have a job that "makes kids happy". At the age of 38, Lovejoy quit her job as a custodian at Lakewood Elementary School to become HaHa The Clown. Now in her 60s, she doesn't have any regret for the decision. "It's the best thing I ever did," she said. But Lovejoy's life is not always full of happiness as it appears when she dresses up as HaHa. Despite the loss of her beloved husband to cancer in September, Lovejoy remains cheerful and hopes to continue doing what she loves.
Noah Moore was born with congenital heart defect. He had open-heart surgery when he was only seven days old, during 2012 American Heart Association Beach Ride. Noah’s grandfather Robbie Dunaway, who has come to the Beach Ride for more than a decade, missed the ride that year. It was then he started to realize that the ride is more than having fun on the beach. “It’s about raising and doing all we can, to raise as much money as we can so that other kids have the same opportunities that Noah has had,” said Dunaway. That year, Dunaway and his families and friends formed Team Noah.
Students at Columbia University define "Columbia Bubble", and talk about how they feel about having a close-knit Columbia community. (To watch this 360 video: use Chrome on laptop, and YouTube app on smartphones.)
Living on the Spectrum
Short documentary about the lack of funding in supported services and housing for adults with autism. Co-produced with Margaux Moores-Tanvier. Password available upon request.
Cargo Bike Collective
Features about a group of cycling enthusiasts who want to replace cars with bikes. Co-produced with Nokuthula Manyathi. Password available upon request.