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Kenyan science teacher who donates most of his income to poor students named world's best teacher

A Kenyan science teacher who donates the majority of his salary to poor students was awarded $1 million after being named the winner of a prize for the world's best educator.

Peter Tabichi, 36, who teaches math and physics at Keriko secondary school in Kenya's Rift Valley, received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize on Monday during a ceremony in Dubai hosted by actor Hugh Jackman.

"Peter has dedicated his life to helping others," a statement on the Global Teacher Prize's website reads. "He gives 80% of his teaching salary to local community projects, including education, sustainable agriculture and peace-building.
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Tabichi has led many efforts to better education in a part of Kenya where about 90 percent of his students come from poor families, according to The Guardian. Among other things, Tabichi has donated 80 percent of his income to poor students who do not have the means to purchase uniforms and books, .
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Post by RVInit » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:46 pm

My house seems to be just inundated with dust. Just inundated.
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9-year-old boy pays off entire school lunch debt for his class after saving his allowance

A 9-year-old boy in California used his allowance money to pay off school lunch debts for his entire third-grade class, ABC News7 KGO-TV reported.

When Ryan Kirkpatrick, a student at West Park Elementary School, learned that some kids cannot afford lunch at school and have to take on debt, he wanted to make a difference, according to his mom, Kylie Kirkpatrick.

Ryan asked his mom to find out how much his peers at his own school owed for lunches, and his mom discovered it was about $74.50. The price of school lunches range from 30 cents to $3.25 each, ABC News7 reported.

“What do you want to do?'” Kirkpatrick asked her son, according to ABC News7. “He said, 'I guess I can pay for it.' I said, 'are you sure?' And he said, 'yes.'"

Ryan would usually use his allowance money to buy sports gear, like autographed baseballs, but he gave it to the school anonymously.
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Virginia school district buys food truck to provide kids with free food during summer

A school district in Virginia purchased a food truck to make sure children are provided with lunches entirely free of charge over the summer.

A local CBS station reports that the Danville Public Schools (DPS) spent $42,000 on the truck, which will provide children and teenagers up to 18 years of age with free lunches from Monday through Thursday during the summer.

Adults reportedly can also purchase lunch from the truck for $3.65. Revenue from the effort will reportedly go towards the school system’s Child Nutrition budget.

"Food trucks are popular right, they're popular in bigger cities, well we're trying to bring that popularity to school nutrition as well," Phillip Gardner, who currently serves as director of child nutrition for DPS, told the station of the effort.

"So I challenged our guys and gals, let's feed more kids this summer, and this addition right here, this will help it out," he continued.
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Post by Dolly » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:34 pm

Chobani offers to pay off $85,000 in Idaho school district student lunch debt

Yogurt company Chobani is offering to pay off $85,000 in student lunch debt at an Idaho school district.

The Twin Falls school district announced earlier this week that the donation would cover the debt that more than 900 students accrued during this past school year, The Associated Press reported.

"From year to year students often accumulate debt that the district is forced to cover and cannot spend in other ways to improve education," district spokeswoman Eva Craner said in a statement, adding that the New York-based yogurt company's donation would help ease a burden.

Craner said the school system has acquired about $115,000 in lunch debt from previous years.
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The planned donation from Chobani comes about a month after CEO Hamdi Ulukaya offered to pay off student lunch debts in a Rhode Island school district. Ulukaya made the offer after the Warwick Public Schools District faced backlash for saying students who owe lunch money would only be served cold sun butter and jelly sandwiches until their balances were paid.

The yogurt giant donated nearly $50,000 to pay off the student lunch debts, The Providence Journal reported.
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Post by Sunrise » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:45 pm

Dolly, many thanks for posting so many of these acts of kindness. We need to see these more than ever right now. :bighug:
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Sunrise wrote:
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Dolly, many thanks for posting so many of these acts of kindness. We need to see these more than ever right now. :bighug:
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Post by Lani » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 am

This Guy Offered "Free Dad Hugs" At A Pride Parade And People Really Needed Them

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Dittman, 44, heard his friend Denna was heading to Pittsburgh Pride with Free Mom Hugs, an organization that assists LGBT people and also provides hugs at Pride events.

"And I just said, 'well I’m going to go,' and I hopped on Amazon and grabbed a 'free dad hugs' T-shirt," he told BuzzFeed News. "I just thought it would put a smile on people’s faces."

What he didn't expect was just how big an effect it had, not only on Pride attendees, but on himself.
Here's his Facebook post.

Both links are worth reading in full.
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Post by Dolly » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:20 am

Thanks for posting, Lani. I read other posts on his page. He is active and does good deeds in his community. :lovestruck:
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Post by Dolly » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:00 pm

Mother buys all 1,500 pairs of shoes in closing Payless store to give to children in need

A mother from Arkansas captured national headlines after she bought all of the shoes from a closing Payless store to donate to those less fortunate.

Carrie Jernigan, who is from Alma, told KFSM in an interview that she got the idea to buy all 1,500 pairs of shoes from the local store recently after her 4th-grade daughter asked her if she could buy a pair of shoes for her friend.

"She has the biggest heart, and she said 'There is a boy in my class that loves Avengers, and his shoes are too small, could you buy him these?,' and I was like 'of course,'" Jernigan said in the interview.

As she was checking out, Jernigan recalled jokingly asking the store clerk, “How much for the rest of the shoes in the store?”

And that’s when Jernigan said she saw the clerk’s “wheels start to turn.”

“She finished checking me out. She said 'can I have your number?’” Jernigan said.

After leaving the store, Jernigan said she received a call from the store’s district manager telling her she can purchase the store’s remaining pairs of shoes in bulk.

"The next thing you know we are trying to figure out how to get almost 1,500 shoes home with us that day," Jernigan said.

<such a lovely story. more at the link. >
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Post by Dolly » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:01 pm

Police department allows people to pay parking tickets with animal shelter donations

An Indiana police department says a campaign allowing people to pay off their parking tickets by donating to a local animal shelter was a success.

The Muncie Police Department said in a Facebook post that its campaign, which ran from July 15 to July 19, prompted donations of cat food, litter, beds and other supplies.

The department said earlier this month that anyone with a parking ticket could pay it off by donating the amount of their fine to Muncie Animal Care & Services, which cares for more than 350 cats and kittens, Fox35 reports.

“The Muncie ACS is overrun with cats and kittens,” the department tweeted on July 15. “We want to help!

Other cities have launched similar efforts to help organizations in need, with Las Vegas voting last month to allow drivers to pay their parking tickets with school supply donations.
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We greatly appreciate everyone that donated supplies this week to the Muncie Animal Care & Services. This room was almost empty before we started! Most of the folks that donated didn't even have parking tickets 😬

Just a reminder, the shelter can always use donations for their animals! Also, if you have an unpaid parking ticket, you have until today at 4 PM to pay it in cat food or litter!
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:31 pm

California uses parking ticket proceeds to build courthouses.

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Post by Lani » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:12 am

Margie Reckard was murdered in El Paso, and her funeral Friday was the last one for the victims. Her husband Antonio Basco, invited the public because they have no family.

More than 1000 people came - from Mexico, Texas, Utah and other states. Flowers from around the country.

When Antonio arrived at the chapel and saw the hundreds of people waiting outside, he walked down the street to greet them. He's obviously frail, but the hugs helped.

As he walked into the chapel, mourners clapped, cried, and hugged Antonio.
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It was dark when the service ended, but hundreds still waited outside. Antonio walked down the road to thank and hug them.
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This story has now been picked up by the press, but I prefer the tweets from Adolfo Flores, who documented it as it unfolded. Check out his timeline for more about this extraordinary day.

And now I'll get more tissues :crying:
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Post by Lani » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:20 am

Here's one of the better msm articles.
A husband worried few would attend an El Paso shooting victim's service. 700 strangers showed up
More like 1100.
The building was at capacity with 400 mourners. Outside, another 700 waited in nearly 100-degree heat to pay respects, according to funeral organizers.
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Post by Dolly » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:22 pm

This is a rather lengthy Facebook posts. The original post is at the bottom and she added updates at the top. I am putting updates under the spoiler.
<aaargh about copy/pasting the tweet text for the people that wouldn't see it otherwise - then hide the tweet under the spoiler so there are not two of them... but it still happens and I am tired of fighting it. >

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Last week, my elementary school participated in college colors day. When I told my students about this day a week before, this particular child came to me and told me that he wanted to wear a University of Tennessee shirt, but he didn’t have one. We discussed that he could wear an orange shirt to show his spirit. He told me every day leading up to it that he had an orange shirt that he was going to wear. So when the day finally arrived, he was SO EXCITED to show me his shirt. I was impressed that he took it one step further to make his own label. After lunch, he came back to my room, put his head on on his desk and was crying. Some girls at the lunch table next to his (who didn’t even participate in college colors day) had made fun of his sign that he had attached to his shirt. He was DEVASTATED. I know kids can be cruel, I am aware that it’s not the fanciest sign, BUT this kid used the resources he had available to him to participate in a spirit day (one that I celebrated all week: Go Noles)! I plan to get him a University of Tennessee shirt, but was wondering if anyone has any connections to the University of Tennessee. I wanted to make it a little extra special for him. If anyone has any contacts that they’d be willing to share, please let me know. Thanks!



This is a letter from my student’s mom


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Bullied student's homemade University of Tennessee shirt adopted by school for official design

An elementary school student who was bullied over his homemade t-shirt in support of the University of Tennessee will now see his design adopted into an official logo.

The University of Tennessee posted on Twitter the t-shirt design it was officially branding, after the student's t-shirt that went viral.
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Post by Azastan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:34 pm

Wow, and I thought I did my good deed for the day by going over to my neighbour's place during our ferocious thunder and lightning show last night!

Uli, the dog, is terrified of thunder and lightning. I knew my neighbours had gone out, not expecting a huge storm to come in. When I heard the thunder, I went over and sat with Uli until my neighbours got home.

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Post by AndyinPA » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:52 pm

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Post by Sunrise » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:56 pm

Dusty in here.
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Post by Dolly » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:18 am

Sunrise wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Dusty in here.
Same here. Got dustier the more I read the comments at the teachers Facebook post and also replies at the UT tweet.

Sometimes I am just so dammm relieved / happy to find out there are still so many nice, decent, thoughtful, caring people.

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Post by Dolly » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:18 am

Azastan wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:34 pm
Wow, and I thought I did my good deed for the day by going over to my neighbour's place during our ferocious thunder and lightning show last night!

Uli, the dog, is terrified of thunder and lightning. I knew my neighbours had gone out, not expecting a huge storm to come in. When I heard the thunder, I went over and sat with Uli until my neighbours got home.
And we LOVE YOU for doing that. :bighug:
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Post by RoadScholar » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:32 am

We do indeed. Doggies is the best peoples. :bighug:
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:32 am

Uli needs a storm coat. Mickey and granddog Eve are much soothed by theirs. Youza good neighbor, Azastan! :bighug:
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