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Local Feel-Good Stories
YOUR DOSE OF GOOD NEWS LOCAL STORIES TO MAKE YOU SMILE
Feel-good stories continue to pop up in the most unexpected places throughout our San Diego communities as people strive to create bright spots in hard times. Here are a few of our recent favorites.
Rocks of Hope
pandemic has since inspired members to dig deeper, and they’ve now raised funds for materials, teamed up with aspiring engineers to receive professional designs for PPE, and donated over 400 pieces to local hospitals and other facilities in need.
An 8-year-old girl is bringing smiles to her Eastlake neighborhood one rock at a time. Ava and her mother have been spending weeks painting small round stones in bright colors and adorning them with words like “peace,” “safety,” and “hope” then placing them around local neighborhoods for people to spot. When interviewed by ABC 10 news, Ava simply explained that she understands people are sad right now, so she just wanted to bring a little bit of brightness to their lives, even if it’s just for a moment. Rocks of Hope has quickly become a movement garnering participation from dozens of families.
Camp Pop and J
Max’s favorite summer activities are canoeing, kayaking, and water skiing at the outdoor camp he attends every year in Maine, so he was heartbroken when the camp announced it would be canceled. That’s when his grandparents, Tim and Joy of Pacific Beach, jumped into action. They’ve carefully planned and dedicated much of their summer to exciting outdoor activities akin to Max’s camp, like hiking, archery, exploring natural parks, playing on obstacle courses, cleaning up city beaches, and even swearing Max in as a junior park ranger. Their intention in creating “Camp Pop and J” is simple: They want to make their grandson smile the way he’s always made them smile.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) continues to be in short supply for many professionals around the country, so members of a 3D-printing club at a local high school have taken it upon themselves to help. The club began with an educational focus to learn about the exciting technology of 3D-printing. But the club lacked funds to actually print anything when it first started. The
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