Friday, December 19, 2014

The Times of Trenton: Shine and Inspire seeks donations to support its pay-it-forward mission of help

Those helped by Shine and Inspire, Inc. have included a high school graduate who couldn’t afford college tuition, a single mother sleeping on an air mattress on her floor and a married mother of five trying to get an apartment to reunite her family.

But the stories don’t end there. The graduate now tutors special needs students at his alma mater, while the two mothers volunteer at the Trenton Crisis Ministry.

Such is the mission of Shine and Inspire, a locally based nonprofit that operates under a pay-it-forward philosophy, according to the organization’s leadership.

Read the entire article here.

Thursday, July 22, 2014

The Times of Trenton: Lawrence resident aims to improve lives of Mercer residents through ‘pay it forward’ non-profit

Carol Feldman always believed that one of the best things people can do is help someone else. With that in mind, she established a nonprofit last year called Shine and Inspire, which puts the emphasis on paying the help forward.

“We don’t want to just give money out,” Feldman said.

Shine and Inspire is based on improving the lives of Mercer County residents by offering a variety of assistance… The catch: When residents are applying for the service they need, they also must write how they will give back to the community if their wish is granted.

Read the entire article from The Times of Trenton here.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Night to Shine: Photos from The Times of Trenton