Okanagan farm teaches kids about agriculture and giving back

Good News Notes: “An Okanagan farm has partnered with the Westside Salvation Army to provide families in need with fresh boxes of vegetables while teaching kids the importance of agriculture and giving back. As part of a week-long summer camp at Jackalope Farms, the kids learn the value of agriculture and the importance of helping…

‘Weems Week’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Giving Back to West Memphis

Good News Notes: “It’s ‘Weems Week’ for former All-SEC Razorback Sonny Weems as he gives back to his hometown of West Memphis for the 10th straight year. Former Razorback and NBA basketball player Sonny Weems is making his way back to Arkansas after winning three championships with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association….

How one social worker is giving back to his childhood community

Good News Notes: “When he worked as a student advocate at Fort Vancouver High School, Damien Wheeler connected with a student who was at risk of failing. Wheeler said the student wasn’t asking his teacher for help, so he stepped in. “He felt comfortable because he had someone on his side,” Wheeler said. “And he…

One teen from New York is giving back to the Make-A-Wish organization

Good News Notes: “In tonight’s dose of good news… Make-A-Wish is known for giving young kids unforgettable memories. But one teen decided to use her opportunity to help others. Maria Luz says coming to terms with an epilepsy diagnosis in the winter she turned 12 was one of the hardest things she’s ever had to…

Local Nonprofit Female Empowerment Organization Expands Mentoring Program

Good News Notes: “What Makes You Feel Beautiful, a Maui-based nonprofit female empowerment organization invites Maui County women ages 18 to 35 to sign up for a free, six-month mentoring program.    “We’re looking for young women interested in receiving support in achieving their personal and professional goals in life,” said Monica Marrow, Executive Director of…

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…