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2007 Award Recipient Aviva Hirsch on giving back and the power of stories

June 12, 2017

Homer’s Haven House is a shelter that offers a safe space for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and provides vital support to families in need. Several years ago, the organization’s director noticed that the children’s room at the shelter had become neglected. One 12 year old decided to make a difference.  Aviva Hirsch […]

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Support Youth Voice and Promote the Positive!

April 25, 2017

Become part of a group of caring individuals whose efforts champion Alaska’s youth. Spirit of Youth has set a goal to raise $7,500 by the end of our fiscal year June 30th. Any size of donation is greatly appreciated. Donors who give $200 or more between now and June 30th will be recognized on the […]

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