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Fresh good news that fills you with warmth and hope
Pippa Jackson had a nightmare where she saw some underprivileged kids had no gifts to open for Christmas. This heartbreaking dream spurred her into action, wherein she aims to prepare Christmas care packages for 200 kids. Each box has a present, coloring pencils, scarf, and gloves to ensure the kids can keep warm. She is preparing these packages with the help of donations and also through funds raised from sales of handmade decorations.READ MORE AT FOX NEWS
Today co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, returned home after an eventful time with her kids at the park only to realize that her cellphone was missing. Her friend dialed the number, and Stan Levine answered the phone, reassuring her that he found the phone by the roadside and will wait in the park until she comes to get the same. Hoda was so touched that she mentioned that Stan Levine is exactly what goodness looks like!READ MORE AT TODAY
At a packed Thai restaurant, customers were losing patience as they waited to receive their orders. When a customer investigated the reason for delay, he saw a stressed chef running the restaurant alone. He immediately jumped in to help. A few other customers followed suit, and in no time, a team of volunteers was taking orders, collecting money, doing dishes. The chef stated it felt wonderful to be a part of such a supportive community.READ MORE AT DAILY MAIL
Positive news stories that will put a smile on your face
12-year-old genius, Caleb Anderson, had been studying aerospace engineering when he was sought out by the elite School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology to complete the program with them. Caleb started showing signs of genius when he could read and write by 11-months of age, gained admission into MENSA, and gained fluency in four languages. The University mentioned he was the perfect candidate to come into the program and become very successful!READ MORE AT INQUIRER NET
A robotic arm performed colonoscopy successfully in a way that was faster, cheaper, and much less painful. The robotic arm uses machine intelligence and image analysis to navigate within the body. This is incredibly positive since colonoscopy is considered the gold standard in cancer detection and diagnosis, with demand estimated to increase by 16% over the next decade.READ MORE AT TSPAN
Foundation for Social Change tied up with the University of British Columbia for a social project called ‘The New Leaf.’ As part of the program, they distributed 75,000 Canadian dollars to 50 people who recently became homeless. They were surprised to find that instead of spending money on alcohol and drugs, they spent money on moving into stable housing, food, housing, and gaining financial security.READ MORE AT TODAY
Jordan Reeves, a 14-year-old girl, was born with a left arm that stopped developing after the elbow. After attending a STEM workshop that encouraged kids with disabilities to view their citation creatively, she created a prosthetic arm that shoots glitter. The project became massively successful, leading to Jordan featuring on Tedx, Shark Tank, and The Rachel Ray Show. She has turned the venture into an NGO which promotes the cause of inclusivity.READ MORE AT TSPAN
Izzy Keane was born with spina bifida, which meant she was paralyzed from the waist down and has used wheelchairs all through her life. Never having found ways to customize her wheelchair, she and her elder sister, Ailbhe Keane, launched Izzy Wheels that allows wheelchair users multitudes of options to express their individuality through beautifully designed wheelchair covers. They have aptly taglined their venture, ‘If you can’t stand up, stand out.’READ MORE AT ARDOO
Pets for Elderly is a non-profit organization that pays a portion of the pet adoption fees for senior citizens adopting pets. They have supported nearly 100,000 seniors aged 60 and above in almost 34 states. Pets for Elderly genuinely believes that pets form wonderful companions for elderly citizens, offering them emotional support and reasons to stay physically active. They plan to affiliate with at least 1 shelter in all states by 2021.READ MORE AT TODAY
Giving back to a community can come in any size and form. A local initiative, Daman Heroes, has been offering free online fitness classes, thanks to the community members who are willing to guide the virtual audience through a variety of fitness routines from Zumba to Pilates. The idea is to drive physical movement among people, which aligns with the Dubai Fitness Challenge.READ MORE AT KHALEEJ TIMES
The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight decided to step away from going into space so he could attend his daughter’s wedding right here on earth. Chris Ferguson, former NASA astronaut who has been into space three times earlier, stated that he cannot risk missing on his crucial family commitments. He stressed that he is still deeply involved in the program and ensuring its success, but he will not travel to space.READ MORE AT TODAY
New Zealand was the first country to allow women to vote in 1893 and the first country to have a world leader opt for maternity leave in 2018. It has now passed an Equal Pay Amendment Bill that ensures that women in female-dominated industries receive the same remuneration as men in different but equal-value work. The bill helps level the playing field and ensures men and women are valued equally for similar work.READ MORE AT KINDLING
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