AmazonSmile shoppers donate $10 million to St. Jude

Good News Notes: “Amazon says it has awarded $10 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis through its AmazonSmile program. Amazon donates 0.5% of the item purchase price to shoppers’ charity of choice when they shop at smile.amazon.com. Millions of shoppers have choses St. Jude. St. Jude is the first charity to reach…

Charity robbed, continues to help 300 families a week even during pandemic

Good News Notes: “A local charity that’s given back to the community for more than 30 years had to depend on the community to show that love back after their truck was vandalized. “Someone cut out the catalytic converter from underneath our truck, ” said board member and volunteer Melanie Siow. Siow with Manna Ministries…

California bakery raises over $20,000 for charities with its cakes

Good News Notes:  “Little House Confections started as a charitable campaign in founder Liz Roth’s home during the coronavirus pandemic to raise money and awareness for Covenant House of California. Stay at home orders were in full effect when the interior designer decided to channel her anxiety into baking, while also giving back to her…

A Canada charity gave $7,500 to homeless people, here’s what happened

Good News Notes: “A Canadian project studying the impact of giving cash directly to homeless people told the CBC on Thursday their findings were ;beautifully surprising.’ The New Leaf Project, a program of Foundations for Social Change, a Vancouver-based charity, began in 2018, and awarded a group of Lower Mainland homeless people a cash payment of…

Greenwood 7-year-old sews headbands to raise money for local charities

Good News Notes: “While most 7-year-olds are trying to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Medina of Greenwood has found a new hobby that allows him to help his community. ‘He loves fashion, he wanted to learn how to sew,’ said mom Nicole Medina. ‘He got a sewing machine for his birthday. He…

Local 10 year-old giving back to kids in need

Good News Notes: “Julianna Avery is just 10 years old and came up with the idea to give back to kids her age. It’s something she has been wanting to do for a long time.  ‘She has always had a heart to help people and so she decided she wanted to start raising money for…

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Donate $130,000 to CAMFED on His Birthday

Good News Notes: “The Sussexes are celebrating Prince Harry’s 36th birthday in their signature fashion—with a charitable donation to an organization close to their hearts. It was revealed on Tuesday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a generous donation towards CAMFED, a pan-African charity that helps revolutionize how young African girls receive an education throughout the…

Anonymous donor leaves $2.2 million inheritance to CNY charity

Good News Notes: “An anonymous donor recently left her $2.2 million inheritance to the Central New York Community Foundation upon her passing, according to a recent announcement from the charity. The gift established an endowed fund to support local nonprofits that provide healthcare and animal care, two causes that were important to the anonymous woman, the charity…

Local charity holds shoe drive fundraiser

Good News Notes: “A local charity is kicking up its heels after a shoe drive raised money for a good cause. “Journey To Hope” collected 325 pairs of shoes during today’s drive-thru shoe drop in Springfield Township. A group called “Funds 2 Orgs” weighs the shoes then pays the fundraisers per pound. “Journey To Hope”…