Author: Jamie Thompson

Producer Pick: #MakeItMeanMore

Gary Sinise and other celebrities were the bringers of good news to 11 U.S. military veterans this past Veterans Day weekend. Every time someone ‘tweeted’ the words “thank you for your service” – Veterans United Home Loans donated $25 to pay off vet’s home loans. The response was overwhelming, and around 91,000 Twitter uses typed that phrase, resulting in nearly…

Four Ways to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

It’s National Family Caregivers Month, which is a time to recognize and reward those who give their time and resources all year to help loved ones. Little acts can make a big difference, and here are a few ways you can support them. Educate yourself about Alzheimer’s disease, its symptoms, its progression, and the common challenges facing caregivers. The more…

Producer Picks: Halloween in the NICU

Here’s some cuteness and a great story to end this last week in October. Two crafty women made 130 costumes for the tiniest babies at the Gerber Foundation Neonatal Center at Spectrum Health Helen Devos Children’s Hospital. The costumes featured pumpkins, cupcakes, butterflies, doughnuts, Batman and Superman, and for this weekend’s big game, tiny Michigan and MSU football players. Each…

Producer Pick: Man Receives Kidney from Stranger

Social media is a great place to connect with family or reconnect with old friends. In this case, it helped save a Michigan man’s life. About two years ago, Mark Quiglia from Macomb was rushed to the hospital because he had chest pains. He thought it was heartburn. Doctors told him he was actually experiencing kidney failure, and he needed…

ArtBright, Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan Start Community Impact Partnership

ArtBright and Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan are working together on a peer to peer resource project. Through this Community Impact Partnership, ArtBright will donate art kits to the organization with funds they earned from a donation campaign. The goal is to help children thrive and use art as a way to connect with others and cope through…

‘The Four’ Producer Picks: Comedy Wildlife Awards Announces Finalists

Source: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards To raise awarness on the importance of wildlife conservation, a competition dubbed the “Comedy Wildlife Awards” combines laughter and education to help animals around the world. Founded by photographers, Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, this competition is in its fifth year, and recently released their list of top finalists for 2020. From a seriously smiling…

Better Made Holds Teacher of the Week Contest

Michigan based Better Made Snack Foods wants to highlight amazing teachers who have risen to the challenge this year with a new contest. As a “thank you” for all of the hard work they are doing for our students, one deserving teacher will win a sampler box from Better Made Snack Foods for nine weeks. Nominnations are now being accepted…