Nonprofit sets sights on future commercial kitchen

Good News Notes: “Whether it’s supporting a community of local entrepreneurs, helping a farmer to develop value-added products or creating innovative ways to serve those in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Maui Food Technology Center has been seeking ways to expand its roots. For the next phase of growth, the nonprofit’s president Luana Mahi said…

Giant New Theme Park Will Provide Target Guests Free Admission

Good News Notes: “A new theme Park is currently in development, expecting to break ground in 2023 and be fully completed by 2025, and it has plans to offer free admission to most of its Guests. Spirit of Adventure Park will be a new theme Park located in Wentzville, Missouri, 40 minutes west of St. Louis….

MacKenzie Scott boosts another Pittsburgh-area nonprofit with $10 million gift

Good News Notes: “Pressley Ridge, a nonprofit agency based in McCandless, announced Wednesday that it received a $10 million unrestricted gift from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The gift is the single largest donation the organization has received in its 190-year history. “We are grateful for and humbled by Ms….

Virginia nonprofit donates hundreds of robotic pets to children from Ukraine

Good News Notes: “Children in Ukraine who had to leave their homes are getting a special surprise from a Northern Virginia nonprofit. They look like stuffed animals, but there’s more to them. “These are quite remarkable. They are lifelike and act like real pets. They’re affordable,” Steve Cone, chief of philanthropy and communications at Virginia-based…

Orchard Park nonprofit helps kids learn and grow

Good News Notes: “It’s no secret the pandemic has brought about a lot of challenges for everyone, but Jennifer Kline of Sensational Fun says young children especially, need to connect with others more than ever before. Sensational Fun, a nonprofit that started in 2016, has seen dozens of kids learn, grow, and thrive. “We had…

Students fill hundreds of backpacks for children in foster care

Good News Notes: ‘“You want to make kids feel loved who maybe don’t have it as well as we do, and you don’t want them to go into a home where they don’t know anybody already not feeling well about themselves. You want to make them feel like somebody does care,” Horter said. The club…

Free horse therapy offered to Marshall Fire survivors

Good News Notes: “Jan. 30 marks one month since Colorado’s most destructive wildfire. The Marshall Fire destroyed more than a thousand homes and claimed the lives of two loved ones. The fire has also forever changed the lives of many families. And for many of them, recovery is just one step. Healing is the other….