Donor gives $50,000 to Stuart nonprofit after seeing WPTV story

Good News Notes: “Madeline Bozone, the executive director of Family Promise Martin County, said the news came on a Friday, making an exciting end to the week. “We are going to gift you $50,000,” she read from the email from a donor. Family Promise Martin County, a small nonprofit that keeps families who fell on…

Nonprofit builds beds for NRV kids in need

Good News Notes: “Across our hometowns, it’s estimated three to four percent of children ages three through 17 do not have beds to sleep in each night. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is an international nonprofit dedicated to filling that need, and Saturday, one of its newer chapters was hard at work building beds for children in the…

Michigan nonprofit to house hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children

Good News Notes: “An Albion nonprofit that specializes in residential programs and child behavioral health programs will house up to 240 unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border. Starr Commonwealth said it is opening its campus in Albion after an urgent request from the U.S. federal government. The plan, according to Starr Commonwealth, is to…

When foster kids have no belongings, one Columbus nonprofit steps in

Good News Notes: “One Columbus nonprofit has been helping foster kids adjust to new environments. Stitched Together provides Hope Cases to children that are removed from their homes. The organization started two years ago after Karie Griffin, a licensed foster parent, saw foster kids arrive at their new homes with no belongings. Stitched Together collects donations of…

Baby born in Florida from embryo frozen for 15 years

Good News Notes: “A Gadsden County couple gave birth to a healthy baby boy after adopting an embryo that had been frozen for 15 years. Noah was donated to an adoption agency as an embryo, which is the stage before becoming a fetus. After struggling with fertility issues, Amanda and Jeremy Lewand decided to adopt…

Nonprofit network supports foster families

Good News Notes: “As an Olympic Angels pilot family, the Pattersons are feeling a big lift. Mom and Dad, aka Arianna and B.G. Patterson, are foster parents in the Love Box program with Olympic Angels, a nonprofit network of people across the North Olympic Peninsula. Its mission is to send volunteers — by themselves and…

Restaurant chain donates $15,000 to help kids smile

Good News Notes: “People Dedicated to Quality, better known as PDQ, held a month-long campaign in late 2020 to raise funds for Smile Train, a nonprofit dedicated to providing free cleft surgery and care to children globally. According to Smile Train, every three minutes a baby is born with a cleft lip or palate.  The…