Therapy llama is helping vulnerable groups in Oregon get through pandemic

Good News Notes: “Caesar the llama has had a busy few months. He’s been “leading” virtual story time with students, recording birthday videos, and even attending protests near his farm in Jefferson, Oregon. Caesar is part of a growing trend known as llama therapy, which has become a lifeline for some of the most vulnerable populations,…

“Bread Man” of Brockport Delivers Kindness, Bread

Good News Notes: “All it takes is four simple ingredients to make Chet Fery smile. ‘Making bread is my happy place,’ said Fery, who lives in Brockport with his wife of 42 years, Marina. ‘I love doing this.’ Fery spoke as he looked over more than two dozen loaves of rye bread, which he baked…

Dewitt community comes together for therapy pony with cancer

Good News Notes: “Twice a week, Cupid helps put smiles on children’s faces, many of them affected by Autism. “You don’t usually see a horse this young, that is that in tune to these kids and he is just always there for them. It’s just this strong strong connection that they have.” Said Madison Berridge,…

Leading with kindness, one sandwich at a time

Good News Notes: “Sometimes just one thoughtful act can lead to a domino effect of positivity throughout the community. One local business is trying to do just that by leading with kindness, and encouraging others to do the same. Viannie Wu is the owner of Da J3rk Spot. She’s bringing the flavors of her home…

Papa John’s Pizza raises more than $15,000 for San Antonio Food Bank

Good News Notes: “Papa John’s Pizza presented the San Antonio Food Bank on Wednesday with a check for $15,603 as a part of the company’s “Feed your family, feed your community” program. The pizza company announced that when customers use a promo code while ordering, customers can give $3 back to the food bank.” View…

Mellow Mushroom launches ‘A Pie for A Pie’ giving back program

Good News Notes: “Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, with more than 180 restaurants in 21 states, announced the launch of ‘A Pie For A Pie’ giving back program to help charities and frontline workers. The more pizza pies Mellow Mushroom sells on Thursday (July 16), the more Mellow Mushroom store owners will give to their local…

$100K Donation From Local Hotels Provides 2,000 Food Packages to Maui Families

Good News Notes: “Blackstone fund owned hotels, Grand Wailea and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, partnered with the Maui Food Bank to distribute 2,000 food packages to local families during drive-through events hosted by employee volunteers at the resorts on Friday. In total, the Grand Wailea and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua donated a combined $100,000 to feed families…

India’s youth take on plastic pollution

Good News Notes: “Curiosity is what has motivated the young people to take part in the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge. They share Jane Goodall’s enthusiasm for learning about nature and how they can make the world a better place. Tide Turners educates young people about single-use plastics, encouraging them to alter their attitude towards plastic…

Joe Burrow launches hunger relief fund for Ohio families in need

Good News Notes: “Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has not played in his first NFL game yet, but already he’s giving back to the community. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft announced Thursday that he has set up a relief fund for families in need. The Heisman winner announced the…