How one nonprofit helps at-risk teenage girls in DC and Montgomery Co.

Good News Notes: “Crittenton Services of Greater Washington aims to help hundreds of at-risk teenage girls across D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland, every year — even during the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has been challenging for people from all walks of life and at-risk youth are no exception. “The pandemic has certainly impacted the young…

These biodegradable facemasks bloom into flowers when planted after use

Good News Notes: “A Dutch designer has created biodegradable facemasks made from rice paper that will transform into flowers when planted. Face masks are now part of our daily lives and are likely to remain so for months, if not years. But while they may be essential in stopping the spread of coronavirus pandemic, they…

Going for Green—Sellers Can See Upside in Sustainable Home Features

Good News Notes: “For many luxury buyers, having a home that’s designed for sustainability has long seemed nice in theory, but also connoted austere, crunchy aesthetics, plus the added expense of installing green technology. Between the rapid rise of electric cars as a status symbol; a growing number of developers turning out high-design green buildings;…

Duluth animal shelter learns positive lessons from pandemic

Good News Notes: “Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth has had to make some changes over the last year. “Right now with the pandemic, things look a little different.  We are closed to the public which means no browsing and very few volunteers and a lot less of humane education,” said Emily Spurgeon, Animal Allies’…

Dog saved new owner’s life after he had a stroke

Good News Notes: “Brian Myers knew he was in trouble when he fell to the floor. He had no feeling on his left side and couldn’t stand up in the crawl space between his bed and the wall. “It was really frightening — I couldn’t get up and I didn’t realize at that moment that…

Camas-based nonprofit helps homeless students succeed

Good News Notes: “Imagine being homeless and still having to do school work in order to graduate. Or just advance to the next grade level. Family Promise of Clark County, a nonprofit based in Camas that helps families experiencing homelessness, jumped in to help students by launching its FP Cares Educational Services in November. Along…

RI nonprofit helps 27K+ families put food on the table throughout pandemic

Good News Notes: “The founder of local nonprofit organization tells 12 News that they’ve helped a record number of families put food on the table since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic last March. Project Hand Up, created several years ago by Coreen St. Jean, is a food supplement program that offers a variety of products in…

In a Greek Detention Center, an Official Uses TV to Teach Prisoners

Good News Notes: “The director of a detention center in Greece is using television to teach the young men there who have no other way to get an education. Petros Damianos is the director of the school at Greece’s Avlona Special Youth Detention Center. He started the school in 2000. The men held at the…