Kevin & Bean’s Great News: Kevin Shares Stories from the Friends and Helpers Back to School Event

Every Monday morning we bring you feel good stories to balance out all the bad news

July 29, 2019

Today on Kevin & Bean we have GREAT NEWS stories for you. We find news stories that make you feel good and restore your faith in humanity to balance out all the bad news you hear on the news.

This morning Bean introduced us to Carrie Jernigan. She is a mom in Fort Smith Arkansas who was doing some Back to School shopping for her kids at a Payless ShoeSource store. She was inspired to buy the remaining shoes in the store, which was closing permanently because her daughter asked her to buy a pair of shoes for a classmate. While checking out she asked the cashier how much it would be to buy the rest of the shoes in the store. The cashier asked for her telephone number and later that day the district manager called her to tell her she can buy the store out. There is no mention of how much she paid, but Jernigan ended up buying 1,500 pairs of shoes to donate to children in the community. When news of this spread, people reached out wanting to donate items. They have since decided to throw a back to school bash the weekend before classes begin and will also be giving away school supplies to whoever needs them. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Allie brought our attention to a 6-year-old Denver boy named Brady Campbell. He wanted to take his mom out on a date, but he didn’t have any money. He and his dad came up with the idea to open a lemonade stand. Unfortunately Brady’s dad, Brandon passed away from colon cancer. However, true to his word Brady opened a lemonade stand the day after he passed away. He sold lemonade for “25 cents or best offer” and when a Denver police officer alerted other first responders soon 75 people visited Brady’s stand. Brady raised $244 on his first day. A neighbor even set up a virtual lemonade stand on GoFundMe to raise more money for Brady, his mom and for cancer research. Brady’s mom says a small part of the donations will go toward the dates. The rest will be donated to the Brandon Campbell Memorial Fund at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Colontown, a support group for colorectal patients, survivors, and caregivers. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Today Kevin re-capped the Back to School Event held by Friends and Helpers, the charity that he and his wife Melissa run. He specifically shouted out Julia who went to her boss at Goodman Real-Estate, the company where the event was held, because she organized several people at other local business to get them involved for the holidays. Another story was a couple who reached out to Kevin to see if this was a kid-friendly event. He told them that kids were not only welcomed but encouraged to attend, so they brought their 6-year-old-son to the event to teach him about giving back. Kevin also told us about a kid who was sensitive to the sun but was happy to help so Kevin found jobs where he could be in the shade. We heard about a woman in her early twenties who did not know about our show or who Kevin was. She heard about the event through her brother and he encouraged her to attend and volunteer. She noticed that Kevin was getting sunburned, on his surgery scar, so she went and got her sun-block lotion and offered up to Kevin. Kevin’s point is that all of this happens because of amazing parents. He also thanked parents, because without them charity like this doesn’t get taught or passed down. This was Kevin’s GREAT NEWS!!!