The Robin Hood organization held a “virtual telethon” Monday night to raise awareness and funds to help New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19. “Rise Up New York,” had performances from Billy Joey, Sting, Mariah Carey and others. The event helped the organization raise $115 million since March.
Third grade teacher Shannon Anderson usually does an end-of-year project with her students where they write, edit, and illustrate their own books. She has their characters made into custom stuffed animals, and with schools closed, she’s gone door-to-door to deliver them. The kids were thrilled to have a home visit from her and to get their stuffed animals. (story)
And finally, WE’VE got some new competition. A bunch of residents at a senior living home in Tennessee launched a new radio show during the pandemic that they record from their rooms. And seniors in other states can sign up to co-host it too. It’s an hour-long show called “Radio Recliner,” where they take turns DJ-ing . . . tell stories . . . and play their favorite songs. They even do requests and dedications. (story)