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Crazy Good Turns Podcast #2 - January 16th,2018
2017 CNN-HLN MichaeLA Show - December 29, 2017 follow up interview
2017 Giving Back Podcast - December 7th,2017
2017 KLCS/PBS LA - August 17th,2017
2017 Parade Magazine - August 2017
2017 Channel Kindness - May 2017
2017 Crazy Good Turns Podcast - March 2017
2016 Alaska Airlines Magazine- December 2016
2016 Hidden Heroes - October 2016
2016 CNN-HLN MichaeLA Show - September 2016
2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards - Nov 2015
2015 LA Daily News - August 2015
2015 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards - August 2015
ABC7 Video about Riley & Rainbow Pack - August 2015 - click the image to watch
2015 GLOBAL TEEN LEADER - three dot dash
PBteen Extraordinary Teen Video about Riley & Rainbow Pack - June 2015 - click the image to watch
PBteen Blog Post about Riley & Rainbow Pack - June 2015
Riley on Peace Fund Radio - April 1, 2015
Hear Riley on Generosity Philosophy - Dec. 2014
Daily Points of Light Award - October 6th, 2014
San Fernando Valley Sun August 21, 2014
Los Angeles City Hall - City Council meeting August 8th, 2014
The Daily News - August 10, 2014
Riley in Be Your Own You Magazine - Back to School 2014 Issue
Riley Featured as a 2014 "Teen to Watch" in Ventura Blvd Magazine
Riley Named a 2013 Huggable Hero
ST. LOUIS (June 26, 2013) – The Build-A-Bear Workshop® Huggable Heroes® program started with the company’s idea to share the stories and the hearts of young people who are working to make a difference in their communities, their schools and abroad. This year’s 10th class of 10 Huggable Heroes joins the ranks of over 100 young social entrepreneurs and community service leaders doing their part to make the world a better place. Since 2004, Build-A-Bear Workshop has recognized more than 12,000 children through the program and awarded $1 million to the most charitable-minded youths in the country. Collectively, the Huggable Heroes have recruited thousands of volunteers, gathered 316 million items, and raised more than $9.7 million for their causes. Click to read more >
Free Backpacks for Back to School
Joselyn López, 10, chose a pink backpack. Her brother Ivan, 8, a blue one. Inside the backpacks were folders and school supplies.
Like these children, all 900 students from first through fifth grade at Haddon Elementary School in Pacoima will arrive next Tuesday Aug. 13, their first day of the 2013- 2014 school year, sporting new backpacks with all the basics— paper, colored pencils, erasers and pencils.
"Sometimes one doesn't money to buy these things and it's great they're helping us with this," said Maria Lopez, mother of both Joselyn and Ivan. The backpacks were given out Aug. 3 as part of a Back to School event at the school, where parents also took part in workshops on school attendance, helping their children throughout the school year and other school basics.
The free gifts came courtesy of nonprofit Rainbow Pack, founded by 13-year-old Riley Gantt.
Seventh-grade student Riley Gantt, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. This recognition was given to Riley for being in the top 10% of all applicants from California. Click to read more >