More kids serving kids as Payton’s Lemonade Stand becomes a non-profit

Good News Notes: “When life handed Payton Obert, 9, lemons, she made something special. She started a lemonade stand three years ago, not to get some money for herself but to raise funds to buy toys for kids at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. “When I was a patient at Cincinnati Children’s, I got a special toy…

How one social worker is giving back to his childhood community

Good News Notes: “When he worked as a student advocate at Fort Vancouver High School, Damien Wheeler connected with a student who was at risk of failing. Wheeler said the student wasn’t asking his teacher for help, so he stepped in. “He felt comfortable because he had someone on his side,” Wheeler said. “And he…

Safeway, Ideal Option team to break addiction stigma

Good News Notes: “The opioid crisis was an issue before the pandemic, and the need for addiction services is even more desperate now. The Washington State Department of Health said overdose deaths accelerated during the pandemic, jumping 38% in the first half of 2020. And most of that came from deaths involving fentanyl. Susan Mitchell,…

Meijer to Donate 25K to Kid’s Food Basket on Behalf of Nelly Korda

Good News Notes: “A new tradition to the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give started today. After the challenges of 2020, Meijer Simply Give recognized the opportunity for, and importance of, community banding together to fight food insecurity. The program spans across the Midwest and impacts countless families in need. Meijer will be donating $25,000…

Veteran firefighter becomes hero after battling apartment fire

Good News Notes: “On May 13, Lt. Solomon Forbes was at his home with his children preparing for his son’s baseball game. A neighbor knocked on his door and said the apartment next door to him was on fire. As a 14-year veteran with the fire department, Forbes got his children out safely and then…

Dallas Cowboys help Tarrant Area Food Bank distribute meals

Good News Notes: “The Tarrant Area Food Bank had just one simple request: a huge, vacant parking lot. It was a task the Cotton Bowl and the Dallas Cowboys could easily provide. The Tarrant Area Food Bank held their “Meals for Moms Mega Mobile Market” on Tuesday, distributing food to almost 4,000 families that drove…

Donor gives $50,000 to Stuart nonprofit after seeing WPTV story

Good News Notes: “Madeline Bozone, the executive director of Family Promise Martin County, said the news came on a Friday, making an exciting end to the week. “We are going to gift you $50,000,” she read from the email from a donor. Family Promise Martin County, a small nonprofit that keeps families who fell on…

Nonprofit begins construction on Tiny Homes for Almeda survivors

Good News Notes; “After losing her home to a wildfire in 2008, a California resident along with volunteers are now helping Almeda survivors by building them tiny homes. Alyssa Nolan, the founder and director of the Tiny Pine Foundation and a group of volunteers have begun constructing the first two tiny homes which will be donated to…

Habitat for Humanity O.C. dedicates new homes to 3 families in Fullerton

Good News Notes: “Saturday marked the first day three Orange County families cut ribbons and stepped into their newly built homes in Fullerton. All three families were set up with affordable mortgages to pay for the houses from Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, which has built more than 200 homes for families in the county since…