Meet The US Woman Who Adopted 5 Girls From India

Good News Notes: “At the age of 39, Kristen Grae Williams decided to adopt a baby. “I always dreamt of being a mom and just because I didn’t have a partner, I didn’t want to miss out,” the Cincinnati resident told Humans of Bombay in an interview published yesterday on the occasion of International Day…

New Jersey Parents of 6 Children Adopt 7 Orphaned Siblings from Ukraine

Good News Notes: “A New Jersey family nearly doubled in size recently after the parents of six children decided to adopt seven orphaned siblings from Ukraine. Wade and Michelle Torppey already had their hands full when they learned about the siblings, who were living in an orphanage in Mokrats after both of their parents died,…

Ecoriginals Brings World’s Greenest Diapers and Wipes Stateside With U.S. Expansion

Good News Notes: “Loved by green-minded parents in Australia and New Zealand for the past decade, Ecoriginals, the world’s first and only plastic-neutral diapers and wipes company, today announced that its eco-friendly products are now available in the United States. Ecoriginals’ diapers are ninety percent plant-based and up to forty percent more absorbent than standard disposable diapers. The mix-and-match packs of…

McDonald’s To Phase Out Plastic Toys From Its Happy Meals

Good News Notes: “The toys that come in McDonald’s Happy Meals will soon be made mostly from corn and other materials rather than from fossil fuel-based plastic, the fast-food chain says. The switch is already underway in some international markets; it’s expected to be complete globally by 2025. “Making our toys out of renewable, recycled,…

Hundreds of Palm Coast Residents Gather to Clean City’s Waterways

Good News Notes: “The City of Palm Coast held a successful waterway cleanup on Saturday, seeing over 1,600 pounds of trash cleaned up over 250 volunteers. Dressed mostly in the purple volunteer t-shirts handed out by the city, Palm Coast’s good samaritans spent all morning combing the scenic waterways for any and all garbage, and…

This 10-Year-Old Texas Boy Is On A Mission To Feed And Educate Others

Good News Notes: “A 10-year-old Texas boy is on a mission to spread kindness through his charitable endeavors, Yahoo! Life reports.  Orion Jean first began his mission last year when his elementary school Teacher suggested the then 9-year-old enter the National Kindness Speech Contest.  “I decided that I was just going to give it a shot and…

Iowa nonprofit works to address need for early education

Good News Notes: “An education nonprofit organization wants to support Iowa 4-year-olds. The goal at Waterford Upstart is to help families recognize the need for early education. The program delivers personalized, online instruction 15 minutes a day, five days a week. A family coach guides families so they can continue engaging their children offline, too….