Sunday, December 3, 2017

NJ Buzz did a story on Shine and Inspire…. Paying it forward is what this organization is all about!

Sometimes in life people go through a rough patch and its only temporary, but they just need a little help to get them back on their feet.  Well that is what this organization is all about… creating ways for people to #PayitForward!

Meet Founder and Executive Director of Shine and Inspire, Carol Feldman, hosting their annual holiday party for kids that where sponsored by someone who believed they could use a little holiday cheer! Read more here!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Awaken, Center for Human Evolution: A Better Way To Do Good


What if, just when you really needed help, someone gave it to you? And all you had to do in return was to help someone else? That’s the idea behind Shine and Inspire, a unique non-profit that does good while encouraging others to do good.  In this article, Shine and Inspire’s founder, Carol Feldman, explains how it works and why it’s such a powerful concept.

Read the entire article here.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 True Jersey: More than 50 kids get new donated bikes at Hamilton’s Bromley Center


Brenda Cusack, grandmother of two children at the CYO Summer Camp at the Hamilton Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center, was patiently waiting to know why she was asked to be there last week.

“I am here to support my grandkids. They told me to come and my daughter checked to see if I am here, and I am. I come to find out what’s going on. That’s the way it should be. They said come, so I am here,” said Cusack. Parents and children were in for a big surprise.

Moments later, camp staffers unveiled 55 brand new bikes with bells and helmets that were sitting under tents outside – one set for each kid.

Read the entire article here.

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