Coat Racks for the Homeless

Emilia Flores, a restaurant owner in Dallas, Texas, set up a “Take one, leave one” coat rack for the homeless. The rack, located outside her place of business, makes available free coats, hats, and scarves during frigid weather. “This is a way of people not being embarrassed about asking,” Flores explained. “They just come and pick what they need and leave.” Flores’ thoughtful idea has now inspired other business owners to set up similar outside coat racks!

 

Marty

-The Good World News

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Airport custodian returns lost iPad with $13,000 stuffed in case and donates reward

Wow, no one likes losing anything, especially their expensive electronics.  But an iPad with $13,000?!!!  Say whaaaaaaaat?!

That's right everyone.  Patrick Morgan, a custodian at an airport in Florida found an iPad with $13,000 cash in the case.

"I opened it first, and I saw all the money, and I quickly closed it back up," said Morgan.

Patrick immediately notified the authorities and shortly afterwards the understandably panicked iPad owner showed up.  The iPad owner gave Patrick a $60 reward, but he did not hold onto the funds long.  Patrick gave some of the money to a homeless woman at the airport and the rest to a struggling coworker.

Is Patrick Morgan the MAN or what?!  The Broward County Aviation Department in Florida recognized his good deeds with a plaque and his employer, Sunshine Cleaning Systems gave him a $625 reward!

Patrick Morgan (right), presented with $625 reward by Mark Klein, SVP of Sunshine Cleaning Systems


"Patrick is such an outstanding and honest person," said Larry Calufetti, president of Sunshine Cleaning Systems. "What he did speaks volumes about his personality."

"It’s just a good feeling to know that I returned it and that's the bottom line. I wasn't looking for anything." Patrick tearfully said at his awards ceremony.

Could Patrick Morgan be the most interesting man in the world?  Good World News thinks so.

Peace & Love,
Jon
The Good World News

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One good deed every day for a year

Robert F. Kennedy once said, "You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution".

Meet Judith O'Reilly.  She decided to approach the yearly New Year's resolution in a different way.  She didn't make a resolution to stop smoking, lose weight, exercise more, or get a new job.  Instead she decided to do one good deed every day!  Whaaaaaaaat? :) 

“Yes, I was sober when I made the resolution,” O'Reilly laughs.

365 good deeds is impressive!  She credits her idea to watching her parents doing good deeds.

“My parents are saints, and it is tough being the child of a saint,” she states.

Her parents both delivered food to the poor.  Judith's mother worked in hospice care and also helped in inner-city schools, while her father visited the sick in hospitals and drove elderly to church.

During her "year of good", Judith sent books to friends in need, donated to charity, and helped people get jobs - just to name a few :)  She writes about all of her experiences in her book, "A Year of Doing Good".

The year gave her quite a few surprises.

"I had always thought that people who did good did it because they were such good people. I thought they felt an obligation, quite often because there was some belief in God." Judith says. “But as the year went on, I thought, ‘Actually I feel really good.’ Even the migraines that I’m prone to seemed to ease up... I was aware of a buzz from doing good, and when I explored this, I thought, ‘Oh, there you go, there is actually a chemical hit going on... there’s a message there that there’s something in it for you if you do good.”

There you have it!  Doing good also makes you feel good :)  Well done Judith O'Reilly - keep up the good deeds :)

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

- The Good World News

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