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Generous Donor Pays for Shopping Spree for 90 Kids

More than 90 low-income students in Seattle will be boarding buses together on a shopping trip for back-to-school clothes because of the generosity of...
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Billionaire Moved by Stories of Overcoming Gives Generously to Mental Health

The honors and accolades have streamed in over the decades as Joe Segal built a business empire that includes starting Fields department stores, acquiring...
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15 California Parks Rescued by Generous Donation

Last year, when the California Department of Parks and Recreation announced that one quarter of the state's parks would be shut down due to...

Americans are the Most Generous, Global Poll Finds

Americans give more to help others than the residents of 152 other countries, according to a new global survey. The poll, conducted last year with...
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Chinese Millionaires Give Generously at Gates, Buffet Dinner

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett held a dinner for around 50 ultra-rich Chinese men and women last week and received some "very generous" gifts....
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Generous Lottery Winner Donates Ticket to Charity

Somewhere in Kansas a Powerball lottery player shines as a hero for sending their winning ticket anonymously by mail to a local hospital. The only...

UPDATE: Chalkboard Message Lady Gets New Camera From Generous GNN Reader

After reading about a woman who motivates commuters via chalkboard messages, a Good News Network subscriber, Eleanor Melograna, wanted to step in to help....

10 Most Generous Moments Of The Decade

The ups and downs of the last 10 years have been marked by dozens of generous acts that have inspired others, helped those in...

Generous CEO Transforms Decaying Classrooms — and Students

School furniture maker Sagus International has won a 2009 Outstanding Partnership Award from the Chicago Public Schools for the company’s donations that transformed classrooms...

Wistful Facebook Comment Leads Dozens of Volunteers to Fulfill Bucket List Wish for Woman With MS

Several decades after Janelle Boston missed her chance to climb Mount Tyson, a group of volunteers rallied together to fulfill her childhood wish.

Apple Commits $2.5 Billion to Combatting Housing Crisis in California

In addition to curbing housing shortages for low- and middle-income homeowners, the tech company will be working to build housing for CA homeless as well.

More Than $21 Million Awarded to World’s Most Trailblazing Scientists to Further Their Research

More than $21.6 million has been awarded to the world's most trailblazing scientists for this year's Breakthrough Prizes.

This Seventh Grader Donated All $15,000 of His County Fair Earnings to a Children’s Hospital

After earning $15,000 in livestock premiums from a county fair, this youngster donated all of it to help fund children's medical research.

Good News in History, August 8

50 years ago today, The Beatles shot the famous photo for cover of their Abbey Road album in the crosswalk outside Abbey Road studios....

When 1,600 Asylum-Seekers Were Sent to This US Town, They Were Welcomed With Housing and Open Arms

This story was submitted as a nomination to the Reader’s Digest “Top 50 Nicest Places in America” contest: a crowd-sourced effort to uncover nooks...

The Only Way for 4-Year-old to Get Surgery 3,000 Miles Away Was Fully-Equipped RV—And Strangers Sprung for It

When a 4-year-old with fatal heart defects needed to travel 3,000 for new miracle surgery, RV owners at Outdoorsy paid for the entire package.

Local Church Pays Off $7.2 Million of Crippling Medical Debt for 6,500 Families

Stetson Baptist Church collected so much money in a charity drive, they were able to pay off $7.2 million worth of medical debt for struggling Floridians.

Good News in History, June 11

Happy 50th Birthday to Peter Dinklage who was born in Morristown, New Jersey. Best known for his role as Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game...

84-Year-old Nonchalantly Becomes Nation’s Oldest Living Kidney Donor After Seeing His Neighbor’s Yard Sign

A youthful octogenarian has just become the nation's oldest living kidney donor after he saved the life of his 72-year-old neighbor.

Thousands of People Have Been Encouraged By Mom’s Yard Signs – and Their Feedback Has Been Amazing

It has been two years since an Oregon woman started planting encouraging signs in people's yards – and the resulting testimonials have been amazing.