Local man’s random acts of kindness help dozens of people

Good News Notes: “At a time when most of us are facing a lot of challenges, it’s nice to share the stories of random acts of kindness in this community. And we’re lucky to live in a place where that are plenty of examples of that right now. 85-year-old Father Tony Gallagher is a retired…

“Turkey Buck Joe” brings smiles, raises money for charity

Good News Notes: “Going through a grocery line, especially on busy days like Thanksgiving, isn’t always fun, but one local Tucson man makes sure every person who goes through his lane, smiles. Head to the Safeway on Ina and Oracle and it’s hard to miss Joe Encinas. Thursday, he wore a felt turkey costume, complete…

Disney wishing well coins donated to homeless charity

Good News Notes: “Some $20,000 in coins that tourists tossed into Walt Disney World’s wishing wells and fountains became a Thanksgiving gift for Central Florida’s largest homeless shelter. Allison Krall is the CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. She says she’s thankful, especially with everything Disney has gone through during the…

Zoom’s Branded Act Of Kindness

Good News Notes: “This Thanksgiving, instead of families gathering around a kitchen table, many will congregate around a webcam, smartphone or tablet.  And Zoom is making sure they can do it free of charge. Earlier this month, the videoconferencing company – which has experienced explosive growth during the pandemic – announced that on Thanksgiving it…

All kindness, no chaos: 530 meals Thanksgiving meals go to those in need

Good News Notes: “More than 500 New Hampshire families received Thanksgiving meals thanks to a partnership between a rock band and a grocery wholesaler. ‘This project has blossomed into something much larger than I ever envisioned,’ said Kathleen McDonough, advertising department manager with Associated Grocers of New England. After Chaos and Kindness opened its first…

Walmart announces free Thanksgiving dinner for everyone

Good News Notes: “Through an exclusive promotion with Walmart, leading mobile rewards platform Ibotta, Campbell’s, Butterball and Coca-Cola have teamed up to launch the Free Thanksgiving Dinner program in an effort to feed millions of American families this Thanksgiving. Ibotta’s 2020 Thanksgiving Survey found that more than one-third of Americans will spend less on Thanksgiving this year…