3 Stillwater area sisters create nonprofit to help provide books to area youth

Good News Notes: “Stillwater area children will have free books delivered to their doorsteps every month thanks to three Minnesota sisters.  Laurann Kirschner, Katie Bang and Nickie Ferguson have created Bridge to Books that they hope will boost child literacy. The program has enrolled more than 300 families, and expects thousands more. The idea comes from…

Ridley couple creates ‘Keep Delco Smiling’ nonprofit

Good News Notes: “Most people choose hobbies that make them smile. Woodlyn residents Amanda McGuigan and her husband Scott Andersen enjoy a hobby that not only makes them smile, but makes countless other residents of Delaware County smile, too. McGuigan and Andersen are the founders and operators of “Keep Delco Smiling,” a local nonprofit organization…

Xiaomi Co-Founder Donates $2.2 Billion of Shares to Charity

Good News Notes: “Xiaomi Corp. co-founder Lei Jun donated $2.2 billion of shares in the smartphone maker to charity, joining other technology company chieftains in giving to philanthropy amid increased scrutiny on the industry. Lei on July 13 donated 616 million Class B shares to the Xiaomi Foundation and the Lei Jun Foundation, according to…

Google launches new search tool to help combat food insecurity

Good News Notes: “Google announced a new website designed to be a “one-stop shop” for people with food insecurity. The “Find Food Support” site includes a food locator tool powered by Google Maps which people can use to search for their nearest food bank, food pantry, or school lunch program pickup site in their community. Google is…

Restaurateur Fights Food Insecurity One Refrigerator At A Time

Good News Notes:  “Mark Bucher, co-owner of Medium Rare, is taking a new approach to tackling hunger. On March 6, 2020, Bucher started delivering free Medium Rare meals to older people who could not easily access food during the coronavirus quarantine. COVID-19 had not officially arrived in the DMV yet, but Centers for Disease Control…

DC nonprofit uses donated miles to help connect military families

Good News Notes: “A D.C. nonprofit is helping connect military families who were unable to cover the costs of flights. Luke’s Wings began its mission in 2008. It started with helping patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center fly back and forth to their loved ones. It has since grown from providing 19 flights a…

Orlando Police Department donates cruisers to Puerto Rican city

Good News Notes: “Fifteen Orlando police cruisers that had been keeping city streets safe for the past seven years will soon be continuing their mission 650 miles away, in Puerto Rico.  “A lot of agencies out there are struggling and we don’t realize that here in this community, because it is the norm for us…