All kindness, no chaos: 530 meals Thanksgiving meals go to those in need

Good News Notes: “More than 500 New Hampshire families received Thanksgiving meals thanks to a partnership between a rock band and a grocery wholesaler. ‘This project has blossomed into something much larger than I ever envisioned,’ said Kathleen McDonough, advertising department manager with Associated Grocers of New England. After Chaos and Kindness opened its first…

100 bikes donated after thieves target Camden, New Jersey nonprofit

Good News Notes: “A nonprofit outreach group in Camden, New Jersey got a big boost from the community after thieves stole dozens of its bicycles last month. Tuesday was the first time in almost five weeks that Kimberliz Rosario and other children got to ride on a bike in the after-school program at Lifting Up Camden’s…

Food and fund drive culminates in drop-off donation event

Good News Notes: “The New York School Nutrition Association is wrapping its ‘13,000 on the 13th’ food and fund drive with a drop-off event at its Halfmoon headquarters. The drive supports CAPTAIN Community Human Services’ Emergency Food and Hygiene Pantry, Karyl’s Kupboard. Karyl’s Kupboard offers a three-day emergency supply of food and hygiene products to…

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…

Human Shield Dad Gets Over $200k in Donations, Offer for Free Therapy

Good News Notes: “The father who shielded his kids in a shootout might be out of a job, but he’s not out of money or help — he’s up hundreds of thousands in donations, plus a lifeline for his children. A GoFundMe for Anthony Jefferson was started shortly after news spread about his heroic deed last week…

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix helps homeless children

Good News Notes: “Family Promise of Greater Phoenix is ensuring that the families in their care are ready for learning under any circumstances as the school year begins. The nonprofit organization rescues primarily first-time homeless families, their pets; helps them return to independence, according to a press release, adding that part of their programming is…