Clowns Without Borders takes laughter to conflict zones

Good News Notes: “Born in 1993 from the belief that laughter can ease pain, Clowns Without Borders International sends jokesters, mimes and circus specialists to refugee camps, conflict zones and sites of historical tragedies around the world. Performances have taken place at schools, town squares, ferry terminals, bus stops, beaches and underground shelters, said Naomi Shafer,…

Rogue Valley nonprofit to get $2.2 million grant to train addiction counselors

Good News Notes: “A Southern Oregon nonprofit organization that provides services to those struggling with addiction will receive a $2.2 million grant over the next four years to create a program that will train future counselors in behavioral health and addiction treatment. The executive director of OnTrack Rogue Valley, Sommer Wolcott said the organization will use the federal funding to…

Nonprofit’s tiny home program helps put an end to homelessness

Good News Notes: “The facts are startling. On any given night, approximately 41,000 young adults will be homeless. Many are all alone on the streets. Without help, it can often lead to a life of instability. Now, a non-profit is aiming to reverse that course with a colorful new neighborhood just for them. Ernie Sandoval…

Austin nonprofit connecting homeless population with stable jobs

Good News Notes: “As work to get people off the streets and into permanent housing continues, The Other Ones Foundation is working to get people who are experiencing homelessness stable jobs. “This is Austin, this is where we reside,” said Nelson Muriakiara, who is currently is employed by the TOOF. He takes pride in the…

Christian veteran’s nonprofit helps save 8 lives from Taliban terror

Good News Notes: “As NGOs and U.S. forces continue to race to get Americans and Afghan allies to safety ahead of the Biden administration’s Aug. 31 deadline in Afghanistan, one faith-based nonprofit helped evacuate an at-risk family of eight Christians from the chaos in Kabul. “I’m thankful for everyone involved,” All Things Possible founder Victor Marx told Fox News Friday. “We may be running…

Price Rite kicks off pilot of Flashfood food waste reduction app

Good News Notes: “Wakefern Food Corp.’s Price Rite Marketplace has begun testing the Flashfood food waste reduction app in western New York. The free app from Toronto-based Flashfood gives shoppers access to exclusive deals on products — including meat, produce, seafood, dairy, deli and bakery — that are nearing their best-by date. In turn, the significantly reduced…

Tennessee State student donates shoes to Louisville nonprofits

Good News Notes: “A Ballard High School alum is back in town for the summer and he didn’t return empty-handed. Trevon Davidson, a student at Tennessee State University, has been collecting shoes since January. When he came home to Louisville, he donated them to local organizations like the Clothing Assistance Program for Jefferson County Public Schools and…

More kids serving kids as Payton’s Lemonade Stand becomes a non-profit

Good News Notes: “When life handed Payton Obert, 9, lemons, she made something special. She started a lemonade stand three years ago, not to get some money for herself but to raise funds to buy toys for kids at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. “When I was a patient at Cincinnati Children’s, I got a special toy…