June 6, 2020

Good News Wednesday

Billy Joel PR

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.

soft-toys-3158361_1280Third 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)

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