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Good News” articles to provide you with inspiration and hope that there is still good in the world. People from all walks of life are making an impact by doing good, and so can you!

Recycling Soap to Save Lives

Samir Lakhani saw firsthand that hygiene was an issue while volunteering in a Cambodian village. Bar soap in some villages is simply not available or unaffordable. “According to UNICEF, diarrheal diseases alone account for one in five deaths of Cambodian children age 5 and younger, largely due to poor hygiene practices.” Samir came up with a brilliant solution by taking barely used soap from local hotels that would have been thrown away. He started a nonprofit called Eco-Soap Bank. They sanitize and recycle discarded bars of soap and distribute them to people in need, helping save lives. Watch this incredible video that shows the whole story and what else they are doing to ensure proper hygienic practices are taught to the locals.

Michelle Obama and Prince Harry Surprise and Inspire Chicago High School Leaders.

The former First Lady and Price Harry encouraged young leaders at a south side Chicago school. The Obama Foundation wants to reinforce “the importance of young people staying inspired and hopeful and the transformative power of students using their voices to change the world.” Hear about the whole story and how this visit truly impacted these students.

Food Truck Dishing Out Hope for the Poor

Gregory Taylor drives Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread truck, a mobile food pantry that brings food and clothing to the poorest neighborhoods in Detroit. He used to rely on the truck himself and never would have guessed that one day he would be driving it and helping serve people.

Netherlands Will Build Roads With Salvaged Plastic from the Ocean

A Dutch organization is planning to take recycled plastic pollution from the ocean and use it to build roads. They plan to install barricades in nearby ocean waters to collect plastic. The plastics will then be transported, processed, and compressed into building blocks for the roads. See the full detailed plan laid out for these eco-friendly roads.

4 Year-Old Makes Inspiring Gesture for Police Officer Battling Cancer

Sidney Farenbruch donated her entire piggy bank money to Officer Kyle Zulauf. Zulauf was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago. This is also in addition to her general appreciation for law enforcement. Sidney brings treats on a weekly basis to the police department, as a thank you for coming to her house to remove “monsters”.

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