JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to these LGBTQ+ causes

Good News Notes: “Five nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $1 million each, split by $250,000 a year for four years, to support initiatives for economic inclusion among the nation’s LGBTQ+ youth, workforce and elder communities. Here’s where the money is going:  1. GLSEN, formerly the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network, combats…

Baptist, Sacred Heart receive $1 million in donations from Quint, Rishy Studer

Good News Notes: “Ascension Sacred Heart and Baptist Healthcare got a boost of support with a $1 million donation from philanthropists Quint and Rishy Studer. The Studers donated $500,000 to each hospital, with the donation to Sacred Heart earmarked for the Studer Family Children’s Hospital, officials announced Wednesday. The inspiration for the donation came after the couple…

$40K donation from Kiwanis Club boosts Jackson YMCA capital campaign

Good News Notes: “A new ‘healthy living campus’ for the Jackson YMCA is closer to reality with a donation from Jackson’s Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis Foundation of Jackson are contributing $40,000 to the Y’s donation drive to fund a new downtown facility. It’s one of the largest donations in the two organizations’…

Chama diner gives back to community on Christmas Day

Good News Notes: “A small town diner in Chama has had to change a lot of things this year due to the pandemic. Luckily, the community has been supportive every step of the way, and now that diner is giving back to the community.  ‘This year, has been— it’s been pretty rough,’ said Fina Elbrock,…

Max and Erica Scherzer sponsor adoption fees for 11 animals at DC shelter

Good News Notes: “During the season of giving, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica Scherzer, are sponsoring the adoption fees for 11 animals that have been under the care of the Humane Rescue Alliance through Dec. 31. The animals selected have been with the organization for the longest, ranging from 51 days to over…

Local community members make special hats for newborns

Good News Notes: “No matter what may be going on in the world, few things embody hope like welcoming a baby. Despite hospital volunteer groups not meeting in person like they used to because of the pandemic, one group is still helping parents celebrate one of life’s most precious gifts. Members of Alamance Presbyterian Church’s Knit,…

Despite the times, Hokies give back to NRV community

Good News Notes: “Though the Hokies wished it could have been in person, they had to adjust to the times due to Covid-19 protocols and change their annual event with the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley that takes place around the holiday season. After hosting the event inside the Hahn Hurst Basketball…

Nonprofit developer buys 74-unit property in Maplewood to preserve affordability

Good News Notes: “Aeon, a Minnesota nonprofit owner, developer and manager of affordable housing, recently purchased a 74-unit apartment building in Maplewood. This move will keep residents in Cobblestone Court Apartments at or below 60 percent of the medium income in their area. Despite a recent report that housing sales in the Twin Cities were…