Exposures

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I Care: A fresh alternative on spring break

Mar 30, 2014
I Care: A fresh alternative on spring break

Spattered in beige-colored paint flecks, Kay Oghoghorie livens up a dull wooden barn for horses that are rescued, rehabilitated and adopted out to new owners. Instead of spending spring break sunning on a tropical beach somewhere, 45 Sacramento State students participated in Alternative Break, a college program designed to help students get involved in...

I Care: Youngsters revel in his trail-blazing

Mar 24, 2014
I Care: Youngsters revel in his trail-blazing

Surrounded by a pack of teenaged mountain bikers, Mark Ferry maneuvers around jagged rocks and dusty hills on the Folsom Lake recreational trails. The 44-year-old real estate broker volunteers much of his free time coaching riders from six high-school mountain biking teams in Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado counties. All the teams practice together...

I Care: 87-year-old volunteer inspiration to officers

Mar 15, 2014
I Care: 87-year-old volunteer inspiration to officers

It's 6 a.m. roll call at the William J. Kinney Police Facility on Marysville Boulevard and 87-year-old Lucy Palmer sits quietly, trying her best to keep a low profile. But that doesn't stop Sgt. Paul Freeman from giving her a little "shout out" during his briefing and thanking her for her 18 years of...

I Care: Formerly homeless transition to new homes

Mar 9, 2014
I Care: Formerly homeless transition to new homes

With a hand drill and color samples on the counter between them, Michael Schleitweiler and Erin Cowles bounce decorating ideas off of each other. Cowles is a volunteer case manager with Next Move's Home at Last program, which provides the permanent supportive housing complex where Schleitweiler has become a resident. Before he found a...

I Care: Sharing a new perspective

Mar 8, 2014
I Care: Sharing a new perspective

Karen Parsegian approaches a class of fourth-graders at Bannon Creek Elementary School with her white cane outstretched. Blind since 2002, she asks 10-year-old Christopher Hall if she can feel what he looks like and touches his puffy black hair. "It's curly like mine," she exclaims and everyone laughs. Helping kids look past a disability...

I Care: Solar power for the needy

Feb 25, 2014
I Care: Solar power for the needy

Jason Burlingame, 24, a United Natural Foods Inc. employee, joins other volunteers to install solar panels with GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit aimed at bringing low-cost renewable energy solutions to families in need. Funded in part through a partnership with the city of Roseville Housing Division, the effort helps families struggling to pay high utility...

I Care: Giving back, down to her very bones

Feb 20, 2014
I Care: Giving back, down to her very bones

Sitting snugly under a warm air blanket, Heidi Jamieson shows little to no apprehension about the bone marrow harvest procedure she's about to undergo at Sutter General Hospital early Tuesday morning. The 34-year-old Rocklin mother worries more about her four children at home with their grandmother and whether her 3-month old baby is accepting...

I Care: Reaching out to those on the streets

Feb 9, 2014
I Care: Reaching out to those on the streets

On a stormy night Saturday, two homeless men huddle under a bridge to stay dry and warm. Woodie Denning and other volunteers from the Abundant Life Ministry's Hope for Homeless, appear like angels, bringing warm soup and hot chocolate. He prays with them and shares his testimony. At age 15, he became homeless and...

I Care: Volunteer work with a family twist

Feb 9, 2014
I Care: Volunteer work with a family twist

Fourth grader Isabella Yan comes into the office at Peregrine Elementary School in Davis with a book of poetry. She's on a mission to make copies for her teacher and Mary Lee Fisher shows her how so she can get back to class. A kindergartner walks in protesting injury by another student. Fisher gives...

I Care: Healing with the power of human touch

Jan 20, 2014
I Care: Healing with the power of human touch

In the final stages of Alzheimer's, Donald Sanderson is unable to communicate verbally. But Monica Pleinis connects with him through the power of human touch. As a certified touch therapist with Healing Hands, Healing Hearts, she pays weekly visits to the Army veteran who fought in two wars and now fights for his life...