Acts of Kindness

User avatar
SueDB
Posts: 27756
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:02 pm
Location: FEMA Camp PI Okanogan, WA 98840

Re: Good People Doing Good

#201

Post by SueDB » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:40 am

Our favorite local folks is the county Abused Spouse & Family Shelter.
Cash is aways good.


“If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast”

Remember, Orly NEVAH disappoints!

User avatar
MRich
Posts: 719
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:07 pm

Re: Good People Doing Good

#202

Post by MRich » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:34 pm

I donate to our local food banks and Meals on Wheels. It's scary how many people - especially children - go to bed hungry. That shouldn't happen in this country.



User avatar
magdalen77
Posts: 5384
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:43 pm
Location: Down in the cellar

Re: Good People Doing Good

#203

Post by magdalen77 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:51 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
magdalen77 wrote:Sugar Magnolia has a great idea about donating locally. I donate to a group called Women's Way here in southeast PA that does number of things to help out women.

From their website "We know that women and girls need us right now. Too many are still unsafe in their own communities; some are victims of sex trafficking, sexual assault, or domestic violence; many lack access to education, employment opportunities and reproductive heath services; and many cannot afford quality child care, health care or adequate housing." You probably have a similar group in Boston.

I also donate to Mercy Corps, group that helps communities after disasters with long term change. I read about them in Nicholas Kristof's column in the NYT. They seem to do a lot of good in the hardest hit places, whether the disaster is natural or manmade. Here's their link.

Mercy Corps
+100 for MercyCorps. They did an incredible job after Katrina.
That's good to know. What I like is that they aren't just handing out stuff, they're helping the community to re-build and get better and stronger.



User avatar
raicha
Posts: 7337
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:10 pm
Contact:

Re: Good People Doing Good

#204

Post by raicha » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:19 pm

I had to stalk W4 from Facebook to here. :-D

The Rotary Foundation. Regularly rated as one of the top ten charities in the country, the Foundation funds projects all over the world in the areas of basic education and literacy, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, economic and community development, disease prevention and treatment and peace and conflict resolution. Grant programs of the Foundation fund projects at the community level in the US which are carried out by Rotary clubs in the affected communities. These projects include youth leadership programs, housing rehabilitation for seniors and veterans, vocational skills training, free dental clinics and much more. Returning 97 cents of every donated dollar to service projects, the Rotary Foundation is one of the best investments you can make.

https://www.rotary.org/en/give

And they have expert estate planners on staff too:

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take ... ned-giving



User avatar
Sugar Magnolia
Posts: 8973
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:44 am

Re: Good People Doing Good

#205

Post by Sugar Magnolia » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:38 pm

raicha wrote:I had to stalk W4 from Facebook to here. :-D

The Rotary Foundation. Regularly rated as one of the top ten charities in the country, the Foundation funds projects all over the world in the areas of basic education and literacy, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, economic and community development, disease prevention and treatment and peace and conflict resolution. Grant programs of the Foundation fund projects at the community level in the US which are carried out by Rotary clubs in the affected communities. These projects include youth leadership programs, housing rehabilitation for seniors and veterans, vocational skills training, free dental clinics and much more. Returning 97 cents of every donated dollar to service projects, the Rotary Foundation is one of the best investments you can make.

https://www.rotary.org/en/give

And they have expert estate planners on staff too:

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take ... ned-giving
Another one close to my heart. Several individual Rotary Clubs in Arkansas "adopted" Bay St Louis after Katrina and sent food, water, gas, medical and cleaning supplies and clothing by the truckload. RCs in Great Britain sent tents, RCs in MS/LA/AR built the new BSL Community Center, and the woman who ran their local RC in BSL spearheaded a drive that got new playgrounds built when the kids down there had nothing to play on but mold-infested debris piles. We saw a lot of small groups (3-10 people) in Rotary t-shirts too. No idea where they were all from, but one group we met at Camp Delisle that came down from either Idaho or Iowa on their own dime using vacation days.



User avatar
Addie
Posts: 24866
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: Good People Doing Good

#206

Post by Addie » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:27 am

Daily Mail
Touching kindness of teen Target cashier who patiently helped an elderly lady count out pennies to pay for all her items captures the hearts of thousands online

Image

An employee of a Target store in Indiana has become an internet star after a story about his patience and kindness to a customer was shared by tens of thousands online.

Ishmael Gilbert, 19, a cashier at Target in Glendale, Indiana, had only been working at the store for a few days when an elderly woman pulled up to his till. Right behind her was young mom Sarah Owen Bigler, 35, who later posted her lengthy account of the following events on her Facebook page. ...

However, after organizing herself, Sarah looked up to see that the one person ahead of her was an elderly woman who was attempting to pay for her items entirely in change and with each one paid for separately. ...

'BUT then I watched the young employee with this woman. I watched him help her count her change, ever so tenderly taking it from her shaking hands. I listened to him repeatedly saying "yes, mam" to her.'

She added that not once did the cashier roll his eyes or make any outward signs of being at all annoyed or inconvenienced by the women.


¡Qué vergüenza!

User avatar
kate520
Posts: 14111
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:02 pm

Re: Good People Doing Good

#207

Post by kate520 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:00 pm

:lovestruck:
Good for Ishmael for treating the elderly woman as he would a beloved family member, but also hurrah for the woman who posted the story for finding the manager afterwards. We should all do that more often.

Thanks, Addie.


Patriotism is the last refuge of a Scoundrel.
Samuel Johnson
April 7, 1775

User avatar
Michael J
Posts: 199
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:40 pm

Re: Good People Doing Good

#208

Post by Michael J » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:18 am

I've been following a police officer in North Little Rock AR. His name is Tommy Norman. He interacts with kids and members of the neighborhood he patrols. He is a gem.

https://www.instagram.com/tnorman23/


"The genius of the Constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have had in a world dead and gone, but in the adaptability of its great principles to cope with current problems and current needs." - Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

User avatar
raicha
Posts: 7337
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:10 pm
Contact:

Re: Good People Doing Good

#209

Post by raicha » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:01 pm

I'm so happy to be able to say I know this guy. His successful estate planning law practice allows him to fight elder abuse and provide support to our veterans. (He is a veteran himself.)

And now he is sending 26 kids to college. An awesome person and a member of the Rotary Club of Fullerton, CA.

[bbvideo=560,315][/bbvideo]



User avatar
Addie
Posts: 24866
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: Good People Doing Good

#210

Post by Addie » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:11 pm

New York Daily News
Massachusetts woman spends lottery winnings to help homeless man get out of the freezing cold

A Massachusetts woman won the lottery, and quickly spent all the reward money to help a homeless man on Saturday.

After her selfless act, Sofia Lorena also set up a GoFundMe for Glenn Williams, the homeless man she met just seconds after winning $200 on a scratch ticket, she said.

The crowdfunded charity has already raised more than $1,900 in less than 24 hours for Williams, who encountered Lorena on Saturday night while standing in the frigid cold in Wareham.

Lorena, a single mother of three, said she saw him after she won $200 from a scratch-off ticket and looked up from her car and noticed Williams, shivering in -8 degrees weather with a sign that read, “Anything Would Help.”


¡Qué vergüenza!

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 24866
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: Good People Doing Good

#211

Post by Addie » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:42 pm

ABC News
5-Year-Old Girl Helps Blind Grandmother Escape House Fire in Louisiana

A 5-year-old girl is being hailed as a hero after acting quickly to save her grandmother and dog from their burning house in Louisiana.

“If she had not done that, I’d think we’d be looking at a totally different situation,” Kenner Fire Department Chief John Hellmers told ABC News today.

Cloe Woods was sleeping in her home in Kenner when the stove caught on fire, causing the fire alarm to go off on Thursday, Cloe’s mother Shone Arceneaux, 39, explained to ABC News today.

Arceneaux was driving her 14-year-old son to the nearby carpool spot around 6:35 a.m. when the fire alarm went off. Cloe was able to wake her blind grandmother up and guide her out of their home by having her grandmother hold onto her shoulders, Cloe later told her mom. ...

Cloe learned how to safely escape a house fire from a trip her class took to the Kenner Fire Department, in October 2015. Her pre-k teacher Brittany Gaillot at Our Lady of Perpetual Help described to ABC News today how Cloe “loved” the trip and was “a great listener.”


¡Qué vergüenza!

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 24866
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: Good People Doing Good

#212

Post by Addie » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:30 pm

News Leader
One man helps turn old laptops into educational tools

Tucked in an obscure corner of a Warrenton strip mall, an unassuming group, composed of a retired pilot and several engineers, retools computers for schools, near and far. And, for places that have no access to the Internet, they offer a magic box.

There’s been a national movement to put laptops in every kid’s hands for learning, and to get the Internet to the remotest places for improving education. The effort is taking root locally, and spreading globally.

News Leader education writer Megan Williams reported about out-dated Staunton School District laptops going home with students from low-income families. Late last year, technicians with the school district, assisted by Lee High students, refurbished hundreds of laptops and tablets, clearing memories, updating them with educational software. It took years of preparation — thanks, Tom Lunquist, and your tech team. With this success, the effort should be easier to replicate. ...

Want to lend a hand? Drop your checkbook. Instead, encourage your place of work or educational institution to make a gift of lightly used laptops to schools and clinics in Haiti. BCE has Department of Defense-approved software to wipe the hard drive clean, so the guys in Warrenton will take laptop donations with or without the hard drive already zapped clean.


¡Qué vergüenza!

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 24866
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: Good People Doing Good

#213

Post by Addie » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:17 pm

WRIC
Stranger photographs Virginia police officer giving homeless woman new pair of boots

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WRIC/ABC) — An off-duty Virginia Beach Police officer who was photographed giving a homeless woman a new pair of shows wants to remain anonymous for his good deed.

“I feel as though I didn’t do anything different from any officers I work with, or any other officers in the nation,” the master police officer of the Virginia Beach Police Department told ABC News.

The officer said he always carries two pairs of boots along with him in case he comes across someone in need. On March 29, he saw a woman in her 50s begging on the side of the road.

“It looked like she was having a pretty hard time getting around, so I decided to stop and talk to her for a moment,” he said. “She was very thankful and I was more than happy to help her out. She got a little teary-eyed over it. I gave her a big old hug and said ‘God Bless.'” ...

“I thought it was really cool,” Pendt said. “He walked up to her with the boots and she put them on. He helped her lace them up. He drove off, she walked off happy and that was it.”

Image


¡Qué vergüenza!

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 24866
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: Good People Doing Good

#214

Post by Addie » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:38 am

WFAA
Man leaves 10,000% tip for waitress going to college

GUN BARREL CITY, Texas -- A high school senior who is a waitress at an Italian restaurant in a small Texas city was shocked to find a customer had tipped her $1,000 on a tab that was less than $10.

Alesha Palmer works at Vetoni's Italian Restaurant, and according to a Facebook post on the restaurant's page, she was discussing her college expenses with some customers last Saturday.

She didn't realize the generous tipper was listening at another table.

The customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, left a $1,000 gratuity on his $9.69 check -- a more than 10,000% tip. ...

When she saw the customer walk up to the owner, she thought she was in trouble. Turns out, it was actually quite the opposite.


¡Qué vergüenza!

User avatar
tek
Posts: 2096
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:02 pm
Location: Happy Valley, MA
Occupation: Damned if I know

Re: Good People Doing Good

#215

Post by tek » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:41 pm

Springfield resident heads back to Flint with another tractor-trailer full of water

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/ ... s_bac.html


That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint

User avatar
Mr. Peabody
Posts: 209
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:30 am
Occupation: Situationist/ Neu dadaist/ Gutter Taoist/ BPP 10 point programmer/ Triple Gemini

Re: Good People Doing Good

#216

Post by Mr. Peabody » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:45 am

I already cherish this thread! Thank you for creating it & those contributing to it.
I'm gonna source from it and pass along links & stories in my own social media circles etc
Positive energy is always appreciated!


"What thou lovest well remains,the rest is dross" -Ezra Pound / Pisan Canto LXXXI

User avatar
tek
Posts: 2096
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:02 pm
Location: Happy Valley, MA
Occupation: Damned if I know

Re: Good People Doing Good

#217

Post by tek » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:02 pm

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/ ... e_for.html

Mason Square isn't the worst of Springfield neighborhoods, but it is pretty rough territory. When I was a kid, it was a vibrant neighborhood.

I think what is most annoying to me is how Springfield MA manages to step on its own dick at every turn.. It is a beautiful city, with a storied history and a beautiful waterfront.. yet they keep latching on to these get-spiffy-quick schemes.. they are currently in the casino phase..

A couple years ago I partially bankrolled an outreach summer program with a local university for Springfield middle-schoolers.. sort of a two-week "let's make something" summercamp.. The kids and their parents thought it was awesome, but the city really isn't interested in that kind of stuff..

Hurts my head.


That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint

User avatar
Whatever4
Posts: 11147
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:36 am
Location: Here
Occupation: Visiting doctors.

Re: Good People Doing Good

#218

Post by Whatever4 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:43 am

A compassionate judge sentences a veteran to 24 hours in jail, then joins him behind barsj
A Gulf War veteran himself, Olivera was concerned that leaving Serna in isolation for a night would trigger his PTSD.

The two passed the time trading stories of their experiences in the military. Serna told WRAL: “It was more of a father-son conversation. It was personal.”

“They have worn the uniform and we know they can be contributing members of society,” Olivera said. “We just want to get them back there.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... hind-bars/


"[Moderate] doesn't mean you don't have views. It just means your views aren't predictable ideologically one way or the other, and you're trying to follow the facts where they lead and reach your own conclusions."
-- Sen. King (R-ME)

User avatar
Addie
Posts: 24866
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:22 am
Location: downstairs

Re: Good People Doing Good

#219

Post by Addie » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:01 am

Excellent sensitivity and example-setting. Thanks, W4.


¡Qué vergüenza!

User avatar
SueDB
Posts: 27756
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:02 pm
Location: FEMA Camp PI Okanogan, WA 98840

Re: Good People Doing Good

#220

Post by SueDB » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:19 am

tek wrote:http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/ ... e_for.html

Mason Square isn't the worst of Springfield neighborhoods, but it is pretty rough territory. When I was a kid, it was a vibrant neighborhood.

I think what is most annoying to me is how Springfield MA manages to step on its own dick at every turn.. It is a beautiful city, with a storied history and a beautiful waterfront.. yet they keep latching on to these get-spiffy-quick schemes.. they are currently in the casino phase..

A couple years ago I partially bankrolled an outreach summer program with a local university for Springfield middle-schoolers.. sort of a two-week "let's make something" summercamp.. The kids and their parents thought it was awesome, but the city really isn't interested in that kind of stuff..

Hurts my head.
Been trying to keep a 5th grade School weekling trip to a old CCC camp in the Cascades remade for a Children's Nature Play and teaching camp (somewhat like a "summer camp"). Getting to point where parents are directly financing it cause local assholes think it's a waste of money to let townies actually see what a real effin Doug Fir looks like. Getting the all 5th graders gets out of town for a week is a pretty kewl project. Got to help with the first couple of trips in the late 60's.


“If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast”

Remember, Orly NEVAH disappoints!

User avatar
Dolly
Posts: 11414
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:32 pm

Re: Good People Doing Good

#221

Post by Dolly » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:26 pm

With all the stuff going on, I would love to read more Good News.
This thread is impossible (for me) to find in a search.

Search found 0 matches: Good People Doing Good
Searched query: good people doing good
ignored: doing good people

Thanks to Karen Walker for posting a great story. :bighug:
I am cross posting it here to bump this thread.
Re: Hijack this thread
Post: #788026 Karen Walker
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:59 pm
Karen Walker wrote:Some feel good stuff.
:lovestruck:
Teen asks to help man with groceries, and his life changes forever
MEMPHIS — A Memphis, Tennessee, teen has lived a challenging life so far. But thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger, things are turning around.

Chauncy Jones Black is 16. His story came to light when he met a man named Matt White on June 10. Matt documented their meeting on Facebook and has since set up a GoFundMe account to help the family desperately in need.

The two met at the Kroger at Poplar and Highland. Chauncy walked up and asked if he could help load Matt’s groceries into the car in exchange for a pack of donuts, and that’s where the story really begins.

Matt took the teen into the store and went on a grocery shopping spree. He then drove Chauncy home so he didn’t have to take the bus, and the reality of the boy’s life became more heartbreaking from there.

http://www.kiro7.com/news/trending-now/ ... /359839312


Avatar by Tal Peleg Art of Makeup https://www.facebook.com/TalPelegMakeUp

User avatar
Karen Walker
Posts: 1911
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:31 pm

Re: Good People Doing Good

#222

Post by Karen Walker » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:33 pm

Thanks, Dolly! I figured there might be a thread out there but I'd never seen it before. I agree - it should see more action. :bighug:



User avatar
Dolly
Posts: 11414
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:32 pm

Re: Good People Doing Good

#223

Post by Dolly » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:02 pm

At the link in the previous post, it said: So far, $29,000 has been raised.
Teen asks for doughnuts, gets over $180K in online donations
....
WMC-TV reports that when 16-year-old Chauncy Black of Memphis, Tennessee, approached shopper Matt White last week, the man responded by buying him a whole cart of groceries.

White then established a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $250 to buy the teen a lawnmower so Chauncy could earn money mowing lawns. White said the page “caught fire,” and donations started pouring in. As of Saturday morning, donations had reached $180,000.

Now White wants to make sure the money is put to good use. A trust is being established to dedicate the money to Chauncy’s education and helping his family move into a new house.
http://wsvn.com/news/us-world/teen-asks ... donations/


Avatar by Tal Peleg Art of Makeup https://www.facebook.com/TalPelegMakeUp

User avatar
TollandRCR
Posts: 19742
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:17 pm

Re: Good People Doing Good

#224

Post by TollandRCR » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:27 pm

This is a wonderful story about a kind man and a nice kid.

The problem is that there are hundreds of thousands of Chauncy's. I don't criticize doing good for one kid, but how can we do good for many kids?


“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is.” Kurt Vonnegut

User avatar
tek
Posts: 2096
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:02 pm
Location: Happy Valley, MA
Occupation: Damned if I know

Re: Good People Doing Good

#225

Post by tek » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:37 pm

TollandRCR wrote:The problem is that there are hundreds of thousands of Chauncy's. I don't criticize doing good for one kid, but how can we do good for many kids?
hm, not a Republican eh? ;)


That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint

Post Reply

Return to “Social Issues”