Local tattoo shop working with nonprofit to provide shoes to children

Good News Notes: “A local tattoo shop is partnering with an Albuquerque non-profit to help underprivileged children. “It’s Christmas time, a lot of kids don’t have gifts. Probably don’t even have shoes for school, so it’s really important for the more fortunate to come together and help out with that,” said Sophia Baca, manager of…

Young Woman With ALS Creates Nonprofit for People Like Her

Good News Notes: “When Leah Stavenhagen was 27, she was living in Paris and traveling through Europe. But an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis forced her to give up her job as a consultant with Ernst & Young and dashed her dreams of continuing to work abroad. At the time, she seemed healthy, but she started having…

Diversified Energy Donates 200 Coats To Kids In Washington County

Good News Notes: “Diversified Energy donated 200 winter coats in partnership with the Greater Washington County Food Bank. On Saturday, kids in need received coats and were also greated by Santa and a day full of activities. “This is the first time we’ve done this. Diversified Energy actually came to our thrift store and approached…

Tours at Animal Friends Sanctuary benefit shelter, promote compassion

Good News Notes: “Two-year-old Blake Burkley dissolved into a fit of giggles when it came time to feed the cows. Perched on her mother’s hip, the girl laughed as cows named Mary and Jesus searched with their tongues for a tasty treat. For Alexa Burkley of Irwin, a tour at Animal Friends Sanctuary in Unity was a…

Therapy dogs help students relax and relieve stress

Good News Notes: “At Tannenbaum Quad, Esha Pathi, a first-year student at the Wharton School, said spending even a little time with a therapy dog helps relieve stress.  “The last few weeks have been very stressful with a lot of assignments, and the weather is perfect today,” she said. “The opportunity to pet dogs is a…

Winn-Dixie delivers holiday meals to military families

Good News Notes: “Military families in need got a boost last week when employees of Winn-Dixie donated hundreds of turkeys and holiday meal essentials, just in time for the big feast. A long line of cars streamed in and out of the parking lot at the Neptune Beach store for the event, held in partnership with the USO….