Painter Uses His Art to Tell His Story of Addiction and Homelessness

Good News Notes: “For Lucas Joel Macauley, art has been a refuge. His life took a turn after seeing a successful career as a tattoo artist and shop owner come crashing down due to addiction. Macauley found himself living on the streets for several years after losing his most important relationships and all of his possessions….

Leading with kindness, one sandwich at a time

Good News Notes: “Sometimes just one thoughtful act can lead to a domino effect of positivity throughout the community. One local business is trying to do just that by leading with kindness, and encouraging others to do the same. Viannie Wu is the owner of Da J3rk Spot. She’s bringing the flavors of her home…

Jewel opens up about homelessness, mental health struggle

Good News Notes: “Jewel candidly recalled her terrifying days being homeless and shoplifting before she made it as a pop star. ‘There have been days where I was homeless for a year, when I was 18 and absolutely terrified,’ she said, ‘having panic attacks, shoplifting … days I thought I would just pass out. I…

Nonprofit delivers kindness to Granite Staters

 Good News Notes: “A New Hampshire nonprofit is spreading kindness throughout the state one delivery at a time. Eric Boulter founded the Kindness Cures Project about a year ago with one simple mission. ‘To build community through simple, focused kindness,’ he said. He also has a full-time painting business, but that was shut down because…

Boise’s homeless community getting help during the coronavirus pandemic

 Good News Notes: “We often hear about how the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are more susceptible to the novel coronavirus. But there’s another very vulnerable population that is getting a helping hand through this crisis – Idaho’s homeless community. Soon, the Cottonwood Suites in Boise, which has been sitting empty during the…

Two locals feed seniors and the homeless in Atlantic City

Good News Notes: “The Rev. James Pressley and Erica Marshall, along with several volunteers, spent Saturday evening handing out meals to seniors and the homeless in Atlantic City who they felt are at particular risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘We wanted to do something for the seniors,’ Pressley said. ‘We’re all struggling, but seniors and…

Delaware non-profit for at-risk children

Good News Notes: “A coalition of 17 civic and business leaders announced that they had formed Action for Delaware’s Children,” a Delaware non-profit for at-risk children “that will seek to build support in Delaware for programs that benefit Delaware’s at-risk and low-income children. The effort has been spearheaded by former Attorney General Matt Denn. The…