Managing Editor
Mike Grayeb

Bill Hornung
Linda McCarty

Design & Layout
John McMenamin
DeVitis Design Inc.

Distribution & Database Management
Russ Gerroir
Steve Prue
Concrete Marketing Inc.

Contributing Advisors
Sandy Chapin
Jason Dermer

Special Thanks
Brian Bieluch
Jaime Chapin
Steve Gibbons
Bob Marr
Tim Miller
The Harry Chapin Foundation
World Hunger Year

Masthead photo
by Diane Maple

Thank you Harry and Jim.


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Harry Chapin encouraged all of us to "Do something." Circle!, a free, quarterly on-line newsletter, presents ideas for social action, especially with the fight against hunger in the U.S. and around the world. Circle! is produced in its entirety by a volunteer staff. To subscribe, send an email with the word Subscribe in the subject line to

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Harry's 'Never Give Up' Spirit Fuels Run Against Hunger

The 23rd annual "Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger," scheduled for Sunday, October 19, 2003, is fast approaching. It's not an easy 10K race by any means, but they're going to give it all they've got, just like Harry always did.

Community Effort Makes Multi-Purpose Field A Reality

When Middlebury, Vermont, Selectman John Tenney told Jono Chapin that it would take patience to realize the goal of building a community field to honor his friend Vin Fucile, he could not have imagined the setbacks and twists of fate that would mark the project's progress.

Capture The Holiday Spirit With Celebrity Cards While Helping WHY


Diligence and a Smile Pay Off In a Big Way

Can one person make a difference? Ask Karen Colombo about her 59-year old husband Sam.

Tom Chapin's 'Family Tree' of Music Keeps Growing

Tom maintains unstoppable enthusiasm for creating witty music that also weaves important messages about the Golden Rule, playing fair and believing in oneself.

Harry Was Right: Long Island Needs 'Long Island Cares'

While Harry served on the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in the late 1970's, a Congressman suggested he tackle hunger in his own back yard, on Long Island.

Letter to the Editor

"Harry's music continues to be an inspiration to me even after all these years..."


How the Memory of One Little Girl Has Made a Difference
Kendra Blaylock was a happy and healthy seven-year-old who loved to act silly with her parents and flash her angelic smile.

The Chapin Family Hits The Road For Two November Tributes

Members of the Chapin family and band members will perform their loving and memorable tribute, Harry Chapin: A Celebration In Song in two Fall concerts.

Fan Fare
Chapin Fans Making a Difference

Bill Pere

David Miller

Scott Sivakoff

People Are The Key To Success For Esperanza Unida

EU was founded in the early 1970s to assist unemployed workers who were either being denied benefits or didn't know they were entitled to them.

Chapin Music, Trivia, Memorabilia Auction and Volunteer Opportunities Highlight Upcoming Hungerthon

If you'd like to keep Harry's fight against hunger going strong, consider volunteering for or donating to World Hunger Year's (WHY) annual Hungerthon radio event

KIDS Program Founders Motivate New Generation of Hunger Fighter

KIDS provides teacher materials and learning activity ideas to engage middle- and high school students to actively participate in long-term solutions to eliminate the root causes of hunger and poverty.


Sept. 21 Benefit Concert
"Remembering Harry Chapin"

Harry's band members John Wallace, Howard Fields, and Yvonne Cable will be joining John McMenamin and friends again this year for a special afternoon of Harry Chapin stories and songs.

Watch for the Next Issue of Circle! on December 7th