Secret Santa spreads kindness in Sister Lakes

Good News Notes: “A secret Santa is giving a little holiday cheer to people around the Sister Lakes area. She posts a picture to show where her gift will be hidden and anyone who recognizes the landmark can go to spot and pick up the gift for themselves or to give away. She didn’t want…

A Carrollton Church and its Christmas Eve gift-giving tradition

Good News Notes: “Tuesday night at a church in Carrollton was about more than just celebrating the gift that brings the congregation to church for a Christmas Eve service. It has also become a traditional moment for the church to offer gifts of its own. The Christmas Eve service at Freedom Church was standing room only,…

Woman continues holiday tradition of giving back to children

Good News Notes: “One local woman does not plan to stop her holiday tradition anytime soon after she has served several families in the community with Christmas gifts for several years. Twenty-five years ago, Mary Ortega started Angel Mary’s Toy Drive at the  Crazy J’s Sports Bar. Since then, the holiday event has gotten bigger…

Kindness continues at Dillons Day of Giving

Good News Notes: “The kindness and giving in Wichita continues as more people donate goods for those in need with the help of HumanKind Ministries and a few friends.” “Saturday, many Wichitans drove across the city to donate canned goods and non-perishables to any of six Dillions locations for the Dillions Day of Giving donation…

Generosity abounds in wake of charity theft in Canton

 Good News Notes: “Thieves might have dealt a blow to Canton’s Church and Community Giving Tree program by stealing holiday gifts meant for local children, but it has been more than met by the generosity of the community.” “Since the burglary was reported, the response by members of the community has been almost overwhelming.” “While…

UNICEF USA BrandVoice: Giving Machines Continue To Light The World

 Good News Notes: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is bringing charitable giving back to the streets through Giving Machines, and this time it will be bigger than ever.” “This holiday season, the Giving Machines will be located in 10 cities: New York City; Salt Lake City; Gilbert, AZ; San Jose, CA; Las…

Spirit employees kick off holiday giving campaign with toy run

Good News Notes: “Employees at Spirit AeroSystems volunteered to ride their motorcycles from the Wichita campus to collect toys and money for The Salvation Army.” “More than 100 motorcycles revved their engines in order to give back to the community.” “Last year, the company raised about $60,000 to support nearly 100 local families.” View the…

Family keeps daughter’s memory alive through annual toy donation

Good News Notes: “Kasey Burleson’s family is keeping her legacy alive.  The Worthington High School junior died in a car accident in 2005.” “Her family started a toy drive in her honor. This year’s event was held Saturday.  The family said they keep organizing the toy drive because it’s what Kasey would have wanted.” “When…

Naples couple celebrates their birthdays by giving back

Good News Notes: “Daniel Melvin may be singing the traditional “Happy Birthday” song, but he and his wife Barbara celebrate their birthdays together in a special way.” “As they make their way into the Hilton Naples ballroom, this is where the Naples couple will host their sixth “Party with a Purpose” Thursday night.” ““This year…