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Global Activism: Connecting U.S. Kids with Kids Abroad

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It's Thursday and time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.

Vicki Perella is the founder of the Aspire Inspire Foundation based in Joliet , Illinois . They collect backpacks and school supplies from children in the United States and send them to disadvantaged children abroad.

So far they've sent almost 6,000 backpacks to places like Kosovo , Sri Lanka , and Peru .

Vicki Perella told Jerome how the Aspire Inspire Foundation came about...

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