Gabe O’Neill is an active about.me community member, frequently and generously engaging with others. Professionally Gabe is a consultant and social entrepreneur.
With his (then) 9-year-old daughter MaryMargaret, Gabe co-founded Kids Are Heroes, a non-profit that empowers, encourages and inspires children to become leaders through volunteerism and community involvement. By showcasing and supporting children who are making a difference through their selfless acts of giving, Kids Are Heroes cultivates a culture of volunteerism and social engagement.
As an active member of the about.me community, it’s no surprise that he attracts attention. Not too long ago, Gabe received this message in his about.me inbox:
“If you ever need live music or an original song for one of your charities I would love to be involved. The world can use more people who actively spread goodness like you do. God Bless!” – Rachel Zevita
Some of you may remember Rachel from our Featured Content announcement, or more likely from her time as a star on American Idol. A wonderfully talented singer, Rachel reached out to volunteer her time and talent for Kids Are Heroes. Gabe was thrilled, and the rest is history.
Thank you Gabe from @KidsAreHeroes! Looking forward to making some beautiful music together for a great cause!
— Rachel Zevita (@TheRachelZevita) July 28, 2013
Rachel will be performing at Kids Are Heroes day 2013 in Frederick, Maryland. The event celebrates volunteerism and kids making a difference.
It’s both exhilarating and gratifying to see generous people connecting and collaborating – the about.me team loves to hear these success stories.
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