Latino-serving nonprofit receives more than $3M in funding

Good News Notes: “A nonprofit in Adams County will continue to expand its programs and services thanks to new funding granted through the Adams County COVID-19 Grant Program through the American Rescue Plan Act.  Adelante Community Development has received the largest grant in the county, totaling $3.6 million in funds, which will go toward providing financial…

Elementary students recognized as heroes for helping teacher in crisis

Good News Notes: “First graders at an Alabama elementary school are being hailed as heroes for taking quick action to help their teacher during a medical emergency. “It was scary for me because I knew that they were going to have to see something probably that they didn’t need to,” said Tracy Hodges, a first-grade teacher at…

Group to Give Thousands to Two Nonprofits

Good News Notes: “A group of women have picked two local nonprofits to receive $10,000 each. 100+ Women Who Care Grand Traverse and Leelanau County is a giving group that’s been helping local nonprofits since December 2011. The group meets four times a year and each woman gives $100 at each meeting totaling more than…

A New Paper To-Go Cup Removes Plastic Lids From The Fold

Good News Notes: “For the eco-minded cafe, single-use to-go cups are a tough nut to crack. On one hand, they are vital for a majority of coffee sales, especially since the start of the pandemic where a variety of measures have limited if not outright banned indoor dining (for a time). But on the other…

Walmart’s InHome hunts for ways to ditch single-use plastics

Good News Notes: “When Walmart rolled out a new grocery delivery service, it tested a bold premise: customers letting a stranger walk into their homes to deliver milk, eggs and other products directly into the fridge. Now that expanding service, InHome, is testing whether the country’s largest grocer and its shoppers can phase out reliance on single-use plastic bags and…

Vermonters ‘rock’ the status quo with kindness

Good News Notes: “When you can be anything, why not be kind? Using their art skills, that’s the message behind the Vermont Rocks Group. Elizabeth Ziegler is a member. “You paint and hide rocks for other people to find in your community,” she explained. “It’s meant to offer kindness and spread a little bit of joy.”…

11-Year-Old Arkansas Boy Donates Mullet Competition Earnings to Foster Care

Good News Notes: “Eleven-year-old Allan Baltz of Jonesboro, Arkansas, is familiar with the foster care system. When he and his twin sister Alice were only four, they came to live with Derek and Lesli Baltz. Lesli said she and her husband became foster parents with the intention of helping kids reunite with their families, but their plans…