Academy and Tyler Mann make $6,000 donation in shoes to kids in need

Good News Notes: “Tyler Mann Injury Law and Academy Sports + Outdoors have teamed up to donate $6,000 in shoes to local students in need. Tyler Mann and Academy donated the shoes through HEALS, Inc., a local nonprofit that works to provide health care for children through collaborative efforts with Huntsville City Schools, Madison County…

Lundqvist, Garden of Dreams pledge $100,000 to fight food insecurity

Good News Notes: “Henrik Lundqvist is pitching in to help New Yorkers dealing with food insecurity. The former New York Rangers goalie, who is a free agent, is teaming up with the Garden of Dreams Foundation to donate $100,000 to organizations that provide food to those in need. Lundqvist announced the donation in a video…

Lululemon founder buys Canadian islands to conserve ecosystems

Good News Notes: “The Lululemon founder, Chip Wilson, has purchased one Canadian island, and helped buy another, in order to donate them to a charity. The islands in question are Saturnina and West Ballenas, two tiny undeveloped specks in the Salish Sea off the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. The former yoga apparel magnate also…

New campaign will help combat food insecurity on campus

Good News Notes: “Roadrunners have an easy new way to combat food insecurity on campus: the Swipe Out Hunger campaign. Developed in partnership with Campus Services, UTSA Dining and the Roadrunner Pantry, the campaign allows meal plan holders to donate unused meals to help students in need. In the university’s first ever Swipe Out Hunger…

‘Be Kind’: Young Kentucky Sisters Inspire With Kindness Campaign

Good News Notes: “Even though it’s been a difficult year with the coronavirus pandemic, a politically-divided country and social unrest, there is a bright spot in one Kentucky town. Two young girls are encouraging people to come together — using two words ‘Be kind.’ Twelve-year-old Raegan and 9-year-old Rylyn Richins are sisters. They’ve been making…

Oktoberfest gives back to the community

Good News Notes: “Although there wasn’t an Oktoberfest in La Crosse this year, the festival was still able to make their presence felt in the community. La Crosse Festivals, better known as Oktoberfest USA, announced they’ve made donations totalling $20,425 to a number of local organizations. The groups would receive funds for their volunteer work…

Drew Barrymore donates $5k to Tampa boy’s recycling initiative

Good News Notes: “The efforts of an 11-year-old from Tampa Bay to recycle books and repurpose stuffed animals impressed 8 On Your Side viewers when we featured Zach Hartman in a ‘Something Good’ story in September. And now, Zach’s caught the eye of Hollywood! Actress and new TV show host Drew Barrymore was impressed with…

Atmos Energy donates $160k across Miss. to help childhood hunger

Good News Notes:  “Seventeen Mississippi organizations received donations from Atmos Energy as part of their Hunger Action Month. The company donated $2 million to help feed school children, with $161,000 of that going to Mississippi organizations. ‘Hunger affects children in every community we serve. Our kids are starting school on an empty stomach, which impacts…

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…