People Doing Good

Stories of people making a difference in the world

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Influencer Creates Viral TikTok Filter That Donates To Nonprofits: 'It's a Skill I Can Use for Good'

A top TikTok effect creator utilized her platform to create an AR filter generating funds for essential aid amid humanitarian crises.
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With Support from Hank Green, New Word Game 'Gubbins' Gives Back To Charity

Players of Wordle, Connections, and Spelling Bee may be excited to add another game to their daily roster. But Gubbins isn’t just any word game. With Hank Green’s help, it’s a word game for good. 
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David Attenborough alongside Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna

Endangered Egg-Laying Mammal Goes Viral After Being Spotted Again. Here Are 6 Things To Know About the Creature. 

The discovery has captured the world’s attention — prompting news articles, social media posts, and celebrations by conservationists. Here’s what all the excitement is about...
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Hank Green, the Cancer Socks box

Hank Green Debuts Special Socks That Raise Funds for Cancer Treatment

Internet creator, author, and philanthropist Hank Green used his time receiving cancer treatment to design socks that give back.
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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Fans & Performers Fight Drag Bans

Fans of the hit show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” are especially strong advocates for the beauty, power, and resilience of drag in queer communities. 
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The Show Must Go On: 15 Good News Stories About Drag Queens

As politicians try to enact drag bans across the country, here are examples of drag performances being used for good.
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These Are the Good News Stories You Missed This Week: November 10, 2023

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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What To Say Instead of Thanking a Veteran for Their Service

When we as a society look at veterans as help cases, we end up perpetuating the problem.
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How One Man Single-Handedly Saved A Rare Butterfly Species That “Needed A Little Extra Help”

A San Francisco hero brought the California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly back to the city after they had all but vanished.
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A collage of three photos: One of a group of volunteers with trash bags, one of a burlap sack that reads "Yosemite Facelift," and one of a volunteer signing up with a burlap sack in hand

Yosemite National Park Celebrates Trash Pickup Efforts

Volunteers picked up more than 10,000 pounds of trash during the Yosemite Facelift, a yearly trash clean-up event that takes place on National Public Lands Day.
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