All kindness, no chaos: 530 meals Thanksgiving meals go to those in need

Good News Notes: “More than 500 New Hampshire families received Thanksgiving meals thanks to a partnership between a rock band and a grocery wholesaler. ‘This project has blossomed into something much larger than I ever envisioned,’ said Kathleen McDonough, advertising department manager with Associated Grocers of New England. After Chaos and Kindness opened its first…

Nonprofit helps derecho victims repair homes ahead of winter

Good News Notes: “During the storm, down trees just missed his home, but it still suffered some significant damage. ‘One tree almost landed on our house, but there were a bunch of trees here that caught it. The windows basically exploded from the wind,’ said Nowotny. ‘I’ve never seen a storm like this in my…

Former Buckeye, NFL linebacker launches spinal rehabilitation nonprofit

Good News Notes: “Former Ohio State University Buckeye and Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier has started an organization to help those who suffer from spinal cord injuries. Shazier announced Monday he has launched the Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation, an organization that seeks to increase the number of rehab visits for patients, help patients’ families…

Nonprofit physicians group supports ‘beans over beef’ in Nebraska

Good News Notes: “The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is launching a campaign in Nebraska, asking the state Department of Health and Human Services in a request filed Friday, to help the state transition to what the doctors believe is cleaner, safer food, and to have meatpacking facilities produce plant-based proteins.  It is also sponsoring…

Former Giants pros load 1,500 turkeys for Thanksgiving giveaway

Good News Notes: “Three former New York Giants players — Joe Morris, David Tyree and Jonathan Casillas — were on hand in East Brunswick Thursday to help load 1,500 boxed, ready-to-cook turkeys, to be distributed through Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express program and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and two dozen partner agencies. ‘It’s such a…

Anonymous $100k donation helps public park expansion in North Jacksonville

Good News Notes: “An anonymous donation of $100,000 allowed the North Florida Land Trust to buy 12 acres of land for $150,000 and expand Bogey Creek Preserve in North Jacksonville. The land was purchased from the McGehee family. ‘The community has been very supportive of our efforts to preserve this beautiful piece of property which…

100 bikes donated after thieves target Camden, New Jersey nonprofit

Good News Notes: “A nonprofit outreach group in Camden, New Jersey got a big boost from the community after thieves stole dozens of its bicycles last month. Tuesday was the first time in almost five weeks that Kimberliz Rosario and other children got to ride on a bike in the after-school program at Lifting Up Camden’s…