California bakery raises over $20,000 for charities with its cakes

Good News Notes:  “Little House Confections started as a charitable campaign in founder Liz Roth’s home during the coronavirus pandemic to raise money and awareness for Covenant House of California. Stay at home orders were in full effect when the interior designer decided to channel her anxiety into baking, while also giving back to her…

Homer artist takes pandemic project on road

Good News Notes: “An art project started online at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic goes on the road this month when Homer photographer, writer and artist Christina Whiting flies to Las Vegas, Nevada, to start her ‘Behind the Mask — Our Stories’ adventure. In March, Whiting created the public project inviting people to share…

Mindy Kaling Reveals She Gave Birth to Second Baby Last Month

Good News Notes: “In surprising news, Mindy Kaling has revealed she welcomed her second child, a baby boy, last month. During a virtual appearance on Thursday’s episode of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert teased that the 41-year-old The Office star had ‘good news’ to share. ‘I got something I rarely get these days, which is good news,…

Greenwood 7-year-old sews headbands to raise money for local charities

Good News Notes: “While most 7-year-olds are trying to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Medina of Greenwood has found a new hobby that allows him to help his community. ‘He loves fashion, he wanted to learn how to sew,’ said mom Nicole Medina. ‘He got a sewing machine for his birthday. He…

St. Mary’s Food Bank makes food boxes for seniors during pandemic

Good News Notes: “‘We want to make sure that seniors are taken care of during this time,’ said Jerry Brown, spokesperson for the Phoenix-based nonprofit. ‘People have dietary restrictions… the cereals are different, we have more juices in there for folks that need it — so we try to gear the box more towards seniors.’…

Best Life: Giving hope through letters to battle depression

Good News Notes: “The uncertainty of the pandemic, job loss, isolation — all of these are contributing to the increase of people feeling depressed, lonely and mentally unstable. But for thousands of people around the world, a simple act of kindness is helping them pull through. Robert Mason writes letter after letter after letter to…