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We have some great news… the first being that you’ve made it through another week—happy Friday! But don’t worry, the great news doesn’t stop there. This week’s edition of uplifting news stories includes one of our favorite social media site’s pledging to donate millions of dollars to disaster relief, an Uber driving proving there are still honest people in the world, and a jazzy guy just hoping to spread some joy. Enjoy!

Parents now spend twice as much time with their children as 50 years ago

He’s been helping the homeless and hungry; now he gets to lead a parade

Facebook pledges $50M annual match for disaster aid donations

Uber driver returns $700 to customer

Imagine a better St. Louis: Non-profits donating books to parents of newborns

This company is using plastic waste to combat poverty

This farm’s veggies are grown exclusively for charity

Changing beliefs improving women’s empowerment in Samoa

Florida musician jazzes up parking lot for shoppers

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett is a staff writer at Thriveworks. She devotes herself to distributing important information about mental health and wellbeing, writing mental health news and self-improvement tips daily. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, with minors in professional writing and leadership from Virginia Tech. She has published content on Thought Catalog, Odyssey, and The Traveling Parent.

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