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5 Good Deed Stories Making a Difference Across America!

In the United States, where the nation appears divided and faces various challenges and uncertainties, the power of performing good deeds shines as a guiding light of hope and constructive change. Across the diverse terrain of America, individuals and communities are joining hands together to make a positive difference in the lives of others by performing small yet significant acts of kindness. In this article, we will explore 5 Good Deed Stories that demonstrate the transformative impact of these good deeds across the country.

1. In a heartwarming story of honesty and compassion, a 10-year-old boy named Foster discovered an envelope with $900 inside while shopping with his mother, Parisa Dudley, at a Target in Hoover, Alabama in December 2020. Despite the temptation of a large sum of money, Foster insisted on finding the rightful owner of the cash-filled envelope, which also contained a receipt with the woman's name and signature.

2. Meanwhile, three recent Clemson University graduates - Cain Compton, Davis Linscott, and Josh Haddad - decided to continue their post-academic journey by traveling the country in a retrofitted school bus, and volunteering for community service wherever they went. They named their non-profit organization LOST (Lending Our Services Traveling) Bus and have traveled over 25,000 miles to date, relying on the support of like-minded individuals they've met along the way.

3. In Washington, DC, Yasmine Arrington, who grew up with an incarcerated father, started a non-profit to help children and families affected by parental incarceration. Having experienced firsthand the emotional and mental toll of having an incarcerated parent, Arrington founded ScholarCHIPS in 2010 to provide college scholarships, mentorship, and a support network to young people in similar situations.

4. In Sanger, Texas, Linda Tutt High School partnered with a local non-profit to set up a student-run grocery store that uses paying it forward as capital. The store provides necessities for students and their families who might not be able to afford them otherwise while giving back to the community during these challenging times.

5. Finally, a postal worker from Tacoma named Joseph Waldherr rescued a kitten stuck in a tight spot. The kitten, whom he named Peaches, brought him luck when he won a $717,500 lottery. Waldherr plans to use the winnings to help his parents live more comfortably in retirement and donate to several charities.

These are just 5 Good Deeds Stories Making a Difference Across America!

How You Can Get Involved: Inspired by these heartwarming stories? There are numerous ways for you to contribute to the culture of kindness and positive change:

  • Volunteer your time with local charities or community organizations.

  • Start a small initiative in your neighborhood to address a specific need, Before starting said initiative, research if an organization exists.

  • Share our uplifting stories on social media to spread positivity and inspire others.

Join the Good Deeds Movement

At Good Deeds America, we believe in the power of positive storytelling. Our mission is to showcase and celebrate acts of kindness, community initiatives, and uplifting stories nationwide. By amplifying these narratives, we aim to inspire and uplift audiences, fostering a culture where good deeds become a way of life.

Do you know someone making a positive difference in your community? Good Deeds America invites you to share your good news and deeds stories on our website. Visit GoodDeedsAmerica.TV and submit your uplifting stories.

Please stay connected with us on Facebook and YouTube to join this uplifting movement. Let's continue to make a difference, one good deed at a time.


1. The heartwarming story of Foster, the 10-year-old boy who found an envelope with $900 and returned it to its rightful owner, was reported by

2. The inspiring journey of Cain Compton, Davis Linscott, and Josh Haddad, who converted a school bus into a mobile volunteering unit and founded LOST Bus, was covered by

3. The story of Yasmine Arrington and her non-profit, ScholarCHIPS, which helps children and families impacted by parental incarceration, was featured on

4. The photo of the student-run grocery store in Sanger, Texas was captured by Kali Wood and can be found on

5. Joseph Waldherr rescued a kitten stuck in a tight spot. The kitten, whom he named Peaches, brought him luck when he won $717,500 in the lottery.

This post includes content written by AI and has been reviewed by a Human team member of Good Deeds America.

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