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Good News

Inspirational and positive stories from Patch and contributors.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Portsmouth Student, Little Compton Resident, Wins Public Service Scholarship

Portsmouth Student, Little Compton Resident, Wins Public Service Scholarship

Megan Elwell of Little Compton received a $1,500 scholarship from the Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Portsmouth Brownies Donate Swingset to Sweeney Family

Portsmouth Brownies Donate Swingset to Sweeney Family

The Portsmouth community has rallied around the Sweeney family after they suffered a devastating fire earlier this year. A recent donation of a swingset by a local Brownie troop is just the
'Coupon Queen' Gets $800 Grocery Bill Down to $7, Gives Savings Away

'Coupon Queen' Gets $800 Grocery Bill Down to $7, Gives Savings Away

A New York woman is so good at bargain shopping that she's used her skills to donate groceries and other goods to charity. Learn how you can follow her lead locally.
Charitable Children: 'No Matter What Age You May Be, You Can Change the Life of Another'

Charitable Children: 'No Matter What Age You May Be, You Can Change the Life of Another'

As a part of our "Everyday Inspirations" series, we look at how children across the country are making big impacts locally.
Harp Healing: Woman Uses Music Therapy to Help Hospital Patients

Harp Healing: Woman Uses Music Therapy to Help Hospital Patients

After losing three people close to her in eight months, Edie Elkan picked up a harp for the first time in 28 years. Now she runs a program training others to play the instrument for patients
Nominate 'Everyday Inspirations' in Your Town

Nominate 'Everyday Inspirations' in Your Town

Patch wants to share stories about people who work every day to change others' lives for the better.
Gabby Giffords' Skydive Emboldens Us All

Gabby Giffords' Skydive Emboldens Us All

What we can learn from Gabrielle Giffords’ return to skydiving.
The Most ‘Feel Good’ Patch Stories of 2013

The Most ‘Feel Good’ Patch Stories of 2013

Patch remembers the beautiful moments of 2013
Five Local Causes Looking for Help

Five Local Causes Looking for Help

Looking for a cause to support this holiday season? Each week, Patch will feature 5 causes on GoFundMe deserving of support.
Man Steals from Coffee Shop—and You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next

Man Steals from Coffee Shop—and You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next

Who says the punishment always has to fit the crime?
Second Grader’s “Buddy Bench” Goes Viral

Second Grader’s “Buddy Bench” Goes Viral

Christian Bucks’ idea to foster friendship spreads to 32 states—and counting.
The Week's Best Good News: A Winning Wedding, 26 Days of Kindness and More

The Week's Best Good News: A Winning Wedding, 26 Days of Kindness and More

Here's our roundup of the most uplifting and feel-good stories from Patch towns across the country.
The Keys to an Effective Food Drive

The Keys to an Effective Food Drive

This year, make the most impact when donating to your community's Thanksgiving food drive.