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…

Utah teen’s viral letter about her dad’s alcoholism

Good News Notes: “Preslee Scott spent more than one afternoon in her early teen years picking up her dad’s empty beer cans and dumping them in the outside trash can after he’d fallen asleep on the couch. So in December, when the Utah teen was asked by her 10th-grade English teacher to write an essay…

‘Food security is security’: Brazil’s urban farm success story

Good News Notes: “Every week, Ezequiel Dias, an urban farmer, knocks on the doors of his community’s red-brick, makeshift houses with a delivery of fresh sweet potatoes, pumpkins, onions, cabbage and herbs. He checks to see if the families require additional help. Some need facemasks, others need soap. But few are hungry. Many of his…

Nonprofit network supports foster families

Good News Notes: “As an Olympic Angels pilot family, the Pattersons are feeling a big lift. Mom and Dad, aka Arianna and B.G. Patterson, are foster parents in the Love Box program with Olympic Angels, a nonprofit network of people across the North Olympic Peninsula. Its mission is to send volunteers — by themselves and…

Young boy’s dream comes true when he’s adopted by local family

Good News Notes: “Andrew and Joc didn’t become best friends the first day they met or even the second. On the third day, though, they began to realize something. ‘We had a lot of stuff in common,’ smiled 12-year-old Andrew. ‘Games, Minecraft,’ Joc quickly added.  That’s not all. There’s also Pop Tarts. They love Pop…

Boy in Foster Care Receives Over 5,000 Adoption Submissions

Good News Notes: “A 9-year-old boy from Oklahoma may be one step closer to finding a forever home. In July, Jordan touched the hearts of many across the country when he was interviewed by local news station KFOR about being in foster care. Since then, his permanency planning worker toldFox 4 that the department received over 5,000 adoption…