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…

Commonwealth Announces $10 Million to Support Pennsylvania Agriculture Producers, Charitable Food System

Good News Notes: “During a visit to Sauder’s Eggs the week, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced a $10 million contract with Feeding Pennsylvania to acquire surplus agriculture products from Pennsylvania producers to be funneled through the charitable food system to put fresh, local foods into the hands of Pennsylvanians in need.” “‘If there’s anything worse…

Charity helps bury the poor

Good News Notes: “When she took a job at a cemetery near Toledo, Dorene Sherman knew little about pre-planning for death. ‘I saw so many people coming in thinking the grave site was all they needed,’ she said, explaining that there are often overlooked fees for opening up and closing the grave. ‘I quickly learned…

Tommy Rivers Puzey | #RunWithRivs Fundraiser for Rivers Puzey

Good News Notes: “The running community is coming together to help Tommy Rivers Puzey and his family as he begins his battle with cancer with a fundraising campaign. Rivers Puzey, a beloved runner and physical therapist based in Flagstaff, Arizona, was hospitalized nearly a month ago with what was initially an undiagnosed respiratory issue (COVID-19 negative). A few…

Fresno man receives liver transplant in four-person, live donor swap

Good News Notes: “George Rogers considers himself one blessed man after receiving a life-saving gift from a stranger: a liver. “It’s kind of like a gift from heaven. It really is,” he says. Rogers was diagnosed with liver failure in November of 2018. “It’s devastating. Absolutely devastating,” he says. He struggled with mental clarity. “Liver…

Duck, duck, saved duck: Neighborhood troupe saves ducklings

Good News Notes: “On their nightly walk with the dogs, Laura Landgren Holt and her husband Rick spotted something new. Neighbors were huddled around a storm drain in Chaska’s Fairway Hills, curiously focused on something below. Unbeknownst to them, a small crew had been stationed at said drain for a while, trying to rescue duckling…

New Meriden barber shop will cater to those on autism spectrum

Good News Notes: “As a way to make his new barbershop more inclusive, Eddie Rivera and his barbers are all being certified to work with individuals with autism.  Rivera, owner of New Style Hair Studio, feels it can be difficult for someone on the autism spectrum to find a place to get a haircut.  ‘I…

Local charity distributes food in Manito

Good News Notes: “Saturday, one local charity fed hundreds of families in Manito. Nine years John Lorek started Illinois Ability Sports, a charity set up to help feed families, as he says his own family knows what it is like to need extra help sometimes. The organization works with the Midwest Foodbank of Peoria to…