It's always a good time to look for the helpers.
For the second year in a row, NBC News is highlighting stories of individuals who have made an impact on their communities and industries in a special titled Inspiring America.
Before the show kicks off May 7 on NBC, E! News is highlighting a few more philanthropists who are making a difference in their local communities and around the world. One standout is boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, whose foundation is committed to funding research and care for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes.
"I made an impact in the ring, and now it's my privilege to make an impact outside of the ring," he told E! News before his 11th annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing Night on May 25 in Los Angeles. "I look forward to many more years of giving back!"
Keep reading to learn more about how Sugar Ray and other Americans are stepping up to make a difference for those in need.
And don't miss Inspiring America: The 2022 Inspiration List airing Saturday, May 7 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
(E! and NBC are part of the NBCUniversal family)