Elementary students recognized as heroes for helping teacher in crisis

Good News Notes: “First graders at an Alabama elementary school are being hailed as heroes for taking quick action to help their teacher during a medical emergency. “It was scary for me because I knew that they were going to have to see something probably that they didn’t need to,” said Tracy Hodges, a first-grade teacher at…

Colorado Springs nonprofit makes a big impact through iconic childhood toy

Good News Notes: “Despite the nationwide appeal of American Girl dolls, its hefty price tag makes it tough for some families to afford but that’s where the nonprofit organization, Madison’s Hope, Inc. comes in. The founder of the nonprofit organization, Shari Kovariks says her mission is to take donated American Girl dolls and refurbish them to give…

Group to Give Thousands to Two Nonprofits

Good News Notes: “A group of women have picked two local nonprofits to receive $10,000 each. 100+ Women Who Care Grand Traverse and Leelanau County is a giving group that’s been helping local nonprofits since December 2011. The group meets four times a year and each woman gives $100 at each meeting totaling more than…

TikTok Hack Saves Lost Child at Disney

Good News Notes: “One of the most terrifying things Guests can experience when visiting Walt Disney World is losing a member of their party, especially when it comes to younger Guests without a phone. While it is true that losing a child is terrifying in any public space is already terrifying, having the misfortune of…

$10M awarded to Raleigh nonprofits from American Rescue Plan funds

Good News Notes: “The City of Raleigh was awarded a total of $73.2 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. All that money needs to be spent by December 2026. The money can be used on a wide range of issues including community health initiatives, small business support, and infrastructure support. City staff has selected 13…