Israeli kidney donation nonprofit hits ‘world record-breaking’ 1,000 transplants

Good News Notes:  “Leading Israeli kidney donation nonprofit Matnat Chaim has continued the legacy of its co-founder Rabbi Yeshayahu Heber, who died at age 55 of COVID-19 last April, marking 1,000 transplants this week. “We broke an unprecedented world record,” his widow and the organization’s co-founder, Rachel Heber, said in a television interview. “I knew this was…

Meal agencies in Ohio to receive millions in funding for elderly

Good News Notes: “When the pandemic started, the elderly stayed in their homes for fear of getting sick, so they weren’t leaving to get groceries. Meal services stepped in to provide food for them and now the government is contributing as well. The Ohio Department of Aging is giving 6 million dollars to agencies providing…

These biodegradable facemasks bloom into flowers when planted after use

Good News Notes: “A Dutch designer has created biodegradable facemasks made from rice paper that will transform into flowers when planted. Face masks are now part of our daily lives and are likely to remain so for months, if not years. But while they may be essential in stopping the spread of coronavirus pandemic, they…

‘Food security is security’: Brazil’s urban farm success story

Good News Notes: “Every week, Ezequiel Dias, an urban farmer, knocks on the doors of his community’s red-brick, makeshift houses with a delivery of fresh sweet potatoes, pumpkins, onions, cabbage and herbs. He checks to see if the families require additional help. Some need facemasks, others need soap. But few are hungry. Many of his…

Westfield Sisters Bring Joy To Whitestone Nursing Home Residents

Good News Notes: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, two Westfield sisters have volunteered at The Restoracy of Whitestown to brighten the spirits of residents in the assisted living facility. Nisha Roy, 14, and Rayna Roy, 12, are Cadette Girl Scouts with JoSheWe Troop 0065 of Central Indiana and have been Scouts since kindergarten. During a 2020…

‘Blessed to be a blessing’

Good News Notes: “On Tuesday, many ‘Feed Fayette’ volunteers worked throughout the day to hand out and personally deliver food boxes to seniors, the homebound, and veterans. ‘Feed Fayette’ is provided by a relief program entitled ‘Farmers To Families.’ The Farmers to Families Food Box program is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP),…

Cardiac patients in Tasmania can now seek digital rehabilitation

Good News Notes: “Digital health group Cardihab has partnered with Tasmania’s health department and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, an aeromedical organisation, to roll out its Cardihab app in public hospitals throughout the state. The app will enable patients in Tasmania with heart disease to undergo rehabilitation programmes and receive medical advice at home through…

NYC 12-year-old donates 200 laptops to students through GoFundMe

Good News Notes: “Daisy Hampton is just 12 years old, but she is already making a significant difference in her New York City community by donating laptops to kids in need. Hampton started a nonprofit called ‘Including You’  earlier this year as a peer-to-peer mentorship program that aims to connect kids with disabilities or face economic disparities over the internet. Now,…

Turkish king-size electric tractor ready for mass production

Good News Notes: “The development of a Turkish-made, king-size electric tractor has been completed, and the locally developed vehicle will be mass-produced as of June, the company’s head announced Monday. ‘We have 25 tractors ready and waiting on our assembly line,’ said Önder Yol, the chairperson of ZY Electric Tractor. The company has already received…