Posts filed under:Goodness

Candidates for Kansas Governor – Four are under 18

A healthy dose of #goodness is going on in Kansas. Is it a whimsical lark or a great lesson in civics? Four of the candidates for the 2018 Kansas Gubernatorial are under 18 years of age. The teens are: Jack […]

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Goodness: Girl Scout honesty pays dividends

There’s a whole lot of goodness going on in Girl Scout cookie sales. Meet 11-year-old Charlotte, who felt compelled to follow Girl Scout law: “I will do my best to be honest” and boy did she ever. Her ratings of the […]

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Blessing Box: Addressing hunger in America

Take what you need, if you need, is the inspiration behind the “Blessing Box.” The idea is simple: people donate non-perishable, essential items, and place them inside the box so people in need can take what they need and leave what they […]

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Pasta Power: Chef Bruno’s Caterina’s Club Feeds Children

As a philanthropist chef, Bruno Serato has given much to his community. Through his Caterina’s Club (named after his mother), whose mission is: “To provide every child the resources, love, and encouragement they need to be healthy, safe, and educated.” […]

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Alaska Airline Flight Attendant: Rescues Teenage Human Trafficking Victim

Though it was six years ago, Shelia Fedrick of Alaska Airlines actions in saving a young girl being transported from Seattle to San Francisco by a sex trafficker, has provided the grist for human trafficking awareness training for other flight […]

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One Man’s Goodness, Lifts Many in Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood of Philly

Meet  Kevin Upshur, 58, the founder of Strawberry Mansion Learning Center. He took his mother’s bar and turned it into a safe haven for the inner-city children of Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. Many are calling Upshur a “hometown hero.”  He characterized […]

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When Jazz Teaches Diversity

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis wants to teach kids how working together is key in music and democracy. The question asked, “Do we look the same? Do you think we think the same?” Marsalis is the moving force behind the Jazz at […]

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Rememberence: One Who Made a Difference

At this time of the year, we often reflect on what transpired during the previous 12 months. For me, it was truly coming to grips with mortality. My parents had passed in 1993 (within seven months of one and other) […]

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