Good News In A Minute: $14M Fundraising Flashmob Saves Education
Good News brought to you in a minute! We are on a mission to find the good news in some very important and noteworthy national and community topics, bundled up in a positive, inspiring infographic short video. After all, Good news is meant to be shared!
In our first 'good news report' we highlight the good works of Mr. Stephen Colbert. You may know him from his CBS talk show 'Late Night With Stephen Colbert' or his former 'Colbert Report,' or from his charitable deeds. He first got involved with DonorsChoose.org when he auctioned off his iconic anchor desk and fireplace hearth and gave the money to South Carolina school systems. Then Colbert inspired #BestSchoolDay, a call to action for people to fund supplies and resources for classrooms in need across America.
"#BestSchoolDay is probably the best thing I've ever been involved in," Colbert says. "It's my favorite charity because teachers in classrooms all around the country can put up any project they want to teach their children or help their kids with but they don't have the funds for."
Fifty celebrities including Ashton Kutcher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg, and Tim Ferriss, athletes, business executives and more have joined in the cause, committing over $14 million in just one day and funding over 12,000 projects in communities spanning 47 states!
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TV personality and mother of 2, Marysol Castro shares stories that highlight the good in the world! This week Marysol shares feel-good stories including a ball pit that has its community smiling and a deserving lunch lady who gets an unbelievable surprise, as well as a couple other unexpecting stories that you have to see to believe! Watch the full video now at www.onlygood.tv!
Barbara Ann Michaels, known as 'Jester of the Peace', is a wedding officiant who specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind wedding ceremonies. In this video, Barbara weds Sharon and Eli, a lesbian couple throwing a vibrant rainbow themed wedding in Central Park!
We all love win-win situations, right? Well, an initiative of the Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) that we're featuring today takes it to the next level: it's a win-win-win!
Art classes allow young people to express themselves in important ways. Unfortunately, arts education is disappearing from schools in America; since 2008, 80% of school districts have cut funding for art programs. Simultaneously, student creativity scores have dropped. Fortunately, there are people and groups out there fighting to keep arts education present and vibrant in schools across the country.
Tennis is a popular and fun pastime, in that it requires mental focus and athletic ability. But due to the cost of equipment and court time, lots of kids never get the chance to try their hand at the sport. Leaders of the Junior Tennis Champion Center (JTCC) recognized this cost challenge, and decided to do something to change it. In 2009, JTCC launched a Community Outreach initiative, with the goal of introducing underserved kids in Prince George's County, MD, and Washington, DC to tennis. And the program has become an indisputable success.
What's more fun than watching a fashion show? How about a fashion show featuring incredibly cute dogs??
Jim Curtis is an award-winning health industry pioneer. But reaching the pinnacle of success, as he has today, was no cake-walk. Only after accepting the curveballs and challenges that life threw his way could Jim find happiness and thrive in his career.
The inaugural Universal FanCon (FanCon) is the first large-scale, 24-hour, inclusive event that celebrates the diversity of fans, the diversity of fandom, the true needs of those who love pop culture and a celebration of the differences that make us strong. Hosted at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, April 27-29, 2018, FanCon's mission is to create a sense of belonging by providing authentic connections and experiences through fan-centric parties, programs, panels and partners.