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The mission of the Giraffe Heroes Project is to move people to stick their necks out for the common good, and to give them tools to succeed. Founder Ann Medlock's strategy for the Project was simple—she would find unknown heroes, commend them as “Giraffes” with a capital G, and get their stories told on radio, television, and in print. Giraffe stories would show the public that there was headway being made on the problems of the world, that there were individuals who had solutions—and the courage to move into action. The stories would feed people’s souls, inform their attitudes, and get them moving on public problems that mattered to them.

Thirty years later, we’re still finding #GiraffeHeroes and telling the world their stories, now using social media to reach farther than ever before.

You can nominate a Giraffe Hero, and if our Board of Directors agrees with you, we’ll tell the world that hero's story.

The mission of the Giraffe Heroes Project is to move people to stick their necks out for the common good, and to give them tools to succeed. Founder Ann Medlock's strategy for the Project was simple—she would find unknown heroes, commend them as “Giraffes” with a capital G, and get their stories told on radio, television, and in print. Giraffe stories would show the public that there was headway being made on the problems of the world, that there were individuals who had solutions—and the courage to move into action. The stories would feed people’s souls, inform their attitudes, and get them moving on public problems that mattered to them.

Thirty years later, we’re still finding #GiraffeHeroes and telling the world their stories, now using social media to reach farther than ever before.

You can nominate a Giraffe Hero, and if our Board of Directors agrees with you, we’ll tell the world that hero's story.

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