NFL star Khalil Mack pays off hometown Walmart’s holiday layaways

NFL star Khalil Mack donated $80,000 to pay off all active holiday layaway accounts at his hometown Walmart ahead of this year’s holiday season. The Walmart in Fort Pierce, Fla., announced earlier this month that Mack made a donation to the retail chain to wipe out all customer debt at the store. The donation, which…

U.S. company surprises workers with ‘life-changing’ $10M Xmas bonus

To celebrate achieving a huge financial milestone in 2019, the American real estate company let its 198 employees split a US$10-million bonus. The average employee ended up with $50,000 on top of their typical year-end bonuses, the Baltimore Sun reports. Some went home with up to $250,000, according to Salt Lake City’s KUTV. A heartwarming video documenting the Baltimore-based…

Holiday Darkness? Be a Light!

Have you ever experienced the darkness? That place so dark that you can’t find your way out.  Where you look for any sign of light, but continue to fall deeper and deeper into its depths. Then you see that small glimmer of light spark in the distance, and you start the long, slow slog towards…

Family rallies behind daughter during cancer fight

On Boxing Day, the Aarts family will pack up their car and make the drive from Neepawa to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. It’s a routine occurrence for the family, but not an enjoyable one, as Chantel and her husband Travis take their daughter Makayla to her monthly chemotherapy sessions. Source: Family rallies behind…

Holiday Darkness? Be a Light!

Have you ever experienced the darkness? That place so dark that you can’t find your way out.  Where you look for any sign of light, but continue to fall deeper and deeper into its depths. Then you see that small glimmer of light spark in the distance, and you start the long, slow slog towards…

Thomas Hutton parade raises $2K for charity

Good deeds are continuing in the name of a veteran town police lieutenant who founded Nahant’s Christmas parade in 1995. Despite bitter temperatures, about 65 gathered for the 21st annual Thomas Hutton Santa Parade this weekend and more than $2,000 was raised for local charities. The parade was renamed last year for the longtime officer…

Omaha family gives up holiday gift exchange, gives to charity instead

Two years ago Omahan June Staples and her family decided to stop spending money on one another and instead give it to people who really needed it. “I think that some of us, we really don’t need anything,” said Susan Nasif, June’s daughter, also of Omaha. “And we saw the need in the community, so…

Wrapping for charity in South Burlington

Multiple generations of the Lynch family pitched in their time on Saturday afternoon to wrap gifts to raise money for ANEW Place at the University Mall. The charity has raised money by recruiting volunteers to wrap gifts in exchange for a small fee for over two decades. ANEW Place is focused on long-term solutions to…