Fort Worth 5th Grader Starts ‘Race to Kindness’

Good News Notes: “‘This disease impacts so many people,’ Jean said of COVID-19. ‘Many people have lost their jobs and are being put out on the streets… and these are people that look like me that don’t have the resources and don’t have these privileges, and I know I can help.’ Jean started‘Race to Kindness’to…

Homer artist takes pandemic project on road

Good News Notes: “An art project started online at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic goes on the road this month when Homer photographer, writer and artist Christina Whiting flies to Las Vegas, Nevada, to start her ‘Behind the Mask — Our Stories’ adventure. In March, Whiting created the public project inviting people to share…

How Tommy Hilfiger is working toward sustainability and inclusivity

Good News Notes: “On the roof of Tommy Hilfiger’s European distribution center—located in the Dutch town of  Venlo—are 48,000 solar panels, just one of the latest steps the fashion brand has taken to be more sustainable. CEO Martijn Hagman announced the completion of the solar panel roof at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Tuesday,…

‘Miracle’ twins home from the hospital after months in NICU

Good News Notes:  “After a roller coaster pregnancy and scary complications, ‘miracle’ babies Vince and Pauly Salmonese are finally home with their parents, Dana and Joe. Just 13 weeks into her pregnancy, Dana Salmonese had a sonogram that revealed a rare and dangerous condition called twin to twin transfusion syndrome. The abnormality means that twins share a…

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…

University of Utah reaches 71% renewable energy with new solar contract

Good News Notes: “The University of Utah announced Tuesday that it has signed a 25-year solar energy contract with the Castle Solar Project near Huntington, Utah. The contract will deliver 20 megawatts of solar energy to campus over its lifespan, powering the university toward its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. A geothermal energy contract signed in…

Holiday Train to offer virtual concerts, donate to food banks in 2020

Good News Notes: “There will be no middle-of-the-night watch parties for the Holiday Train across northern Indiana this season. Canadian Pacific announced that it will donate to food banks in communities along the network and host a virtual concert in place of the regular Holiday Train program. The company hopes that the 2020 program will…

In Rural Nebraska, Combating Hunger From The Pandemic Is A Community Effort

Good News Notes: “Lexington, Neb., is just one of the many rural communities that has long dealt with food insecurity, but the global pandemic both intensified need in the town of 11,000 residents and presented new challenges in getting people food. The nationwide hunger rate among small towns was 12.7% in 2018 compared to 10.8% in urban…

America’s Egg Farmers Make Historic Donation to Feed American Families in Need

Good News Notes: “Marking a historic moment, America’s egg farmers across the nation are donating more than 46 million eggs in 2020, the largest amount ever recorded, as food banks experience unparalleled demand due to COVID-19.  U.S. egg farmers have long supported families in need through egg and egg product donations, but these donations are…