Born and raised in Chicago, and now playing for the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose has always been an
active member of the Chicago community. Derrick Rose recently donated $1 Million to After School
Matters. After School Matters is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens
innovative out-of-school activities through Science, Sports, Tech, Words and the nationally recognized
Rose said “To have a strong community of people who believe in your potential can make all the
difference in the world. So many people have invested in me and I want to do the same for Chicago’s
Have a great day and let the good news be yours,
Teachers are individuals that help shape our lives every day. During the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, one teacher, Rhonda Crosswhite, took her role to a new level when she saved the lives of her students.
When the tornado went through Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, Rhonda protected several students from harm.
"I was in a [bathroom] stall with some kids and it just started coming down, so I laid on top of them", Rhonda stated on the Today show. She continued to keep them calm. 'We're going to be fine, we're going to be fine, I'm protecting you. 'And then I said a few prayers. 'God please take care of my kids.' And we're fine."
And that's what's good,
Everyone wishes they could have a day off on the Monday after the Super Bowl.
Mater Dei School in Maryland decided to make things interesting. They told all of the students that they could have Monday off if and only if a first grader made a free throw shot.
Blake Harper stepped up to the free throw line and threw the ball in the air. The whole crowd of students held their breath.
The teachers were probably thinking that this ball would never go in the hoop….but it did :)
Watch the awesome clip and check out the crowd's reaction!
And that's what's good,
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The Teacher's Desk, established in 2011, has a pretty impressive report card. The past year they have given over $600,000 worth of supplies to 100 Buffalo schools. They are "A store where teachers Pre-k through 8th grade shop free for students in need."
Located at 22 Northampton St. Buffalo, NY 14209, they give free supplies to schools that have 70% or more student participation in the National School Lunch program. On average, each teacher receives $500 of free supplies. John Mika started the organization after substitute teaching in Buffalo. "Nobody had paper, either," said Mika. "These kids were struggling." He found a few supplies in the teacher's desk, but not enough to cover the class. Mika knew that he had to take action.
There are many schools in the Buffalo area that simply do not have enough basic supplies to use the in classroom. The Teacher's Desk is making a difference to the lives of these students and they are improving the educational system in Buffalo. Everyone is grateful - their large store is filled with thank you cards from appreciative students and teachers. If you are in the Buffalo area and looking for volunteer opportunities, check out The Teacher's Desk.
Thank you to The Teacher's Desk!!! You are doing amazing work.
Peace & Love,
- The Good World News