4 Urban Gardens In Mumbai

Good News Notes: “With our cities choc-a-bloc with concrete, traffic and people, there’s not much greenery in most of India’s urban spaces. This also holds true when it comes to the fresh produce that we shop for in cities. Surprisingly, Mumbai, despite being one of our most densely populated cities, has places right in the…

When foster kids have no belongings, one Columbus nonprofit steps in

Good News Notes: “One Columbus nonprofit has been helping foster kids adjust to new environments. Stitched Together provides Hope Cases to children that are removed from their homes. The organization started two years ago after Karie Griffin, a licensed foster parent, saw foster kids arrive at their new homes with no belongings. Stitched Together collects donations of…

Mercado Libre Funds Reforestation Program in Brazil

Good News Notes: “Latin American e-commerce giant Mercado Libre has tapped local tech startup Pachama to monitor the reforestation program it has funded in Brazil. The online retailer has released US$8 million in initial investment for the ecological program known as ‘Regenera America’ . The project will be carried out by global environmental organizations — The Nature Conservancy (TNC)…

Baby born in Florida from embryo frozen for 15 years

Good News Notes: “A Gadsden County couple gave birth to a healthy baby boy after adopting an embryo that had been frozen for 15 years. Noah was donated to an adoption agency as an embryo, which is the stage before becoming a fetus. After struggling with fertility issues, Amanda and Jeremy Lewand decided to adopt…

NYC 12-year-old donates 200 laptops to students through GoFundMe

Good News Notes: “Daisy Hampton is just 12 years old, but she is already making a significant difference in her New York City community by donating laptops to kids in need. Hampton started a nonprofit called ‘Including You’  earlier this year as a peer-to-peer mentorship program that aims to connect kids with disabilities or face economic disparities over the internet. Now,…

Pop-up art shop raises more than $25K for N.J. nonprofit

Good News Notes: “What started as a pop-up shop for art and donations in Hopewell has raised more than $25,000 for HomeFront, the nonprofit organization focusing on ending homelessness in Central Jersey. The pop-up shop, curated by members of ArtSpace, one of the creative programs under HomeFront, launched in early December. ArtSpace is a spacious studio…

Ape Charities Thank WallStreetBets Users for Raising Over $333,000 in Days

Good News Notes: “Ape charities have thanked the subreddit r/WallStreetBets after its members raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative highlighted the work of the community this week after a wave of the Redditors symbolically adopted gorillas and posted images of their donation certificates to the messageboard….