Dot Negropontes is one of the nominees from Olds for the Women of Excellence Award. She was instrumental in the Community Learning Campus which is now an internationally renowned education model. She was the Canadian contact for Anonymous Good, and spurred the #Good4_Olds Challenge to encourage us all to do small acts of good for others in our community. It was a resounding success, particularly with our youth. Dot is currently in hospital, so to lift her spirits and let her know she is in our thoughts, we want to re-issue the Anonymous Good campaign in Olds, and this time, we are asking Olds to use the #Good4_Dot Challenge and log 150 acts of good by July 1 in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.
Calling all Buckeye Fans across the country to fill the ‘Shoe with good deeds. Do something good and post before the last home OSU Football game of the 2016 season. We have lots to be thankful for, and lots to celebrate! Go Bucks! Dothegood!
If you live near or on a University Campus, chances are parking isn’t free. Next time you see an expired parking meter, fill it for a stranger/fellow student (even if you can only throw in a dime). A parking ticket, even if it’s only $20 can be crippling to a student who is struggling financially.
CSQ’s famous annual list, the Philanthropy 100, highlights the “most significant philanthropies” of the year. And we’re proud to share that Anonymous Good made the 2014 list! Woo! We’re so excited to be part of a tremendous list of organizations doing Good in the world.
Police officer, Ben Hall, pulled over a car in Emmett Township, Michigan, when he noticed a 5-year-old girl in the backseat who was wearing a seatbelt but wasn’t in the proper booster seat.
The little girl’s mother, Lexi DeLorenzo, explained the series of unfortunate events that included her fiancé losing his job and being diagnosed with cancer, living paycheck to paycheck on income from Lexi’s part-time job, and having their car repossessed. Unfortunately, she just couldn’t afford a booster seat.
Instead of giving her a ticket, Ben asked Lexi to meet him at a nearby Walmart. While they were there, Ben bought a booster seat for the child, paying for it out of his own pocket.
About the Good, Ben said, “She was telling me that she hit a rough patch. I know that writing a citation wasn’t going to solve the problem. The biggest thing I wanted to do is give the child a reliable and dependable booster seat and giving someone a ticket is not going to fix that.”
“It was an unforgettable experience,”Lexi said.“I’ve never heard of a cop going out of his way —when he could have easily given me a ticket and made things more difficult. He, out of his own pocket and the kindness of his heart, did something to help me.”
Lexi shared that the kind cop’s actions changed her life by giving her more than just a booster seat. He gave her hope as well, which is way better than a ticket, if you ask us.
Image by Pol Sifter
Michelle Skillings has been visiting her son’s grave almost every day since he died of SIDS in 2008. Even on days when she simply needs to clear her mind, she will seek solace at the Bellevue Cemetery, sitting on a bench at his gravesite to reflect.
To celebrate what would have been her son’s birthday, Michelle’s family and friends decorated the gravesite with flowers, balloons, some matchbox cars, and a teddy bear. But two days later, much to Michelle’s shock and chagrin, the gravesite was vandalized. The flowers, balloons, and toys – all gone. For Michelle, it only made her day harder…at least, until she saw what had been left behind.
A note, along with a 20 dollar bill, had been left for her. Someone, apparently, noticed the vandalized grave and wanted to help.
Michelle has no idea who left the note, but the little Act of Good has truly touched her heart and, as she said, “…means so much more than just this.”
Image by Chris Palmer