Juice WRLD’s Charity Donates Instruments to His Childhood School

Good News Notes: “The Live Free 999 Fund established in honor of the late rapper Jarad  ‘Juice WRLD‘ Higgins by his mother announced today that it has donated a complete set of band and orchestral instruments to his former school, Deer Creek Christian School, in Chicago Heights, IL. The instrument donation fully outfits the school’s band and orchestra and also…

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…

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…

Local 10 year-old giving back to kids in need

Good News Notes: “Julianna Avery is just 10 years old and came up with the idea to give back to kids her age. It’s something she has been wanting to do for a long time.  ‘She has always had a heart to help people and so she decided she wanted to start raising money for…

Angelina Jolie makes donation to boys’ charity lemonade stand

Good News Notes: “Angelina Jolie surprised two young boys from East London by making a generous donation to their lemonade stand. The stall was designed to raise money for children in war-torn Yemen, where 24 million are estimated to need humanitarian aid to survive. The actress is said to have read about the efforts of…

San Antonio’s USAA making $30M donation, largest in its history

Good News Notes: “San Antonio-based USAA is donating $30 million to assist military members, veterans and their families grappling with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Announced today, the donation — the largest one-time philanthropic contribution in the insurance and financial services company’s 98-year history — will go to 24 organizations helping individuals and families…

Grand Theft Auto Publisher Raises Over $15 Million for Charity

Good News Notes: “For the months of April and May 2020, every label under publisher Take-Two Interactive donated five percent of certain earnings to COVID-19 relief efforts. After platform fees, this effort resulted in the company donating more than $15 million to over 180 organizations focused on supporting food banks and small businesses, first responders, vaccine research, and more…