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Volunteering means life-changing experience for woman, children she's helping

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:54pm

At South Salt Lake's Lincoln Elementary, there is a volunteer who puts in full-time hours. This spring, Lizzie Whiffen came aboard to help keep a school store stocked. But soon, Whiffen was reading with refugee children and organizing a pillow drive.

Volunteer firefighter saves family's home from Tennessee wildfires

Polo Sandoval, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:06am

All Amy and Doug Williams could do was to hope and pray their family's mountain retreat had weathered Tennessee's historic wildfires.

86-year-old Utahn sings Christmas song on The Killers' album

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:56pm

In The Killers recent album “Don’t Waste Your Wishes,” Brandon Flowers sings “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with an unlikely featured artist — his 86-year-old fourth-grade teacher.

Muslim restaurant owners offer free Christmas Day meal to homeless, elderly

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:02am

They may not celebrate Christmas, but the Muslim owners of a London restaurant want to make sure those without a home have a place to go on Dec. 25.

Provo art show to raise money for hungry Venezuelans

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:07pm

A local artist is teaming with a Provo restaurant to feed Venezuelan families battling the worst economic crisis the country has ever seen.

Make Your Week: Woman loses Christmas budget check, Harmons employee finds it

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:19am

Reading the news is not always an uplifting experience, but the team strives to regularly share uplifting stories with our readers.

Candy Cane Corner opens with the help of Salt Lake City's RDA

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:54am

Candy Cane Corner opened Friday for the 20th year at the Utah PaperBox building at 340 W. 200 South. The holiday store provides gifts to children, youths and families who are clients of YWCA Utah, Volunteers of America-Utah and Road Home.

Son of fallen police officer receives teddy bears made from dad’s uniform

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 9:28am

The 2-year-old son of a police officer shot and killed in the line of duty now has a special way to hold his father’s memory close.

Taylorsville refugee, widow honored as 'great mom'

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 3:35pm

A refugee who was widowed two years ago, Rebecca Atem is a full-time parent as well as a full-time provider for her three children, and she still finds time to participate with them in the YMCA. She was honored by Armour foods' "Great moms" campaign.

Dolly Parton starts fund for families affected by Tennessee fires

Rolando Zenteno, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 10:16am

Country music star Dolly Parton says she wants to help families in her community in eastern Tennessee whose homes and memories were reduced to ashes this week.

Dad's desperate plea prompts lifetime supply of cups for boy with autism

Sheena McKenzie, CNN  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:50am

For Ben Carter, the beloved little blue cup wasn't just a drinking vessel — it was a lifeline.

Mother forgives, helps free man who shot her in the face

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:13am

Twenty-six years after being shot in the face, a Florida woman confronted the man who pulled the trigger — with a long hug.

86-year-old grandpa learns to knit, donates caps for preemies

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 10:01am

Not only can you teach an old dog new tricks, but that dog might just become the master.

Man with lung disease finishes marathon towing oxygen tank

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 9:36pm

A man with a terminal lung disease has completed the Seattle Marathon while towing his oxygen tank.

Make Your Week: Local Santa rides motorcycle, spreads cheer

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:28am

Watching and reading the news can be a negative experience when tragedy is reported, so it’s refreshing to read uplifting news.

Stranger tips waiter $750 so he could return home to Ireland for the holidays

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 10:48am

A Texas waiter is getting his holiday wish, thanks to the generosity of a stranger.

Governor helps serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 8:43am

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert served dinner at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake at its annual day before Thanksgiving banquet on Wednesday.

Baseball team raises cash to send player home for holidays

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 10:10am

When a group of Nova Southeastern University baseball players realized a new teammate from Venezuela wouldn't be going home for a three-week holiday break like the rest of the team, they decided to pitch in.

Kind repo man surprises elderly couple by paying off their car

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 9:48am

While most people fear the repo man, an elderly Illinois couple crippled by debt couldn’t be more grateful for the guy who was sent to take their car away.

Make Your Week: Husband soothes working mom's guilt with gift

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 10:23am

It’s not easy to get out of bed and tackle responsibilities on a Monday, but there are good things about this rainy day.