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What is the Good Stories Project?

It’s as simple as it sounds: a collection of good stories that will help spark joy in a time of need and beyond.

How did the Good Stories Project come about?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been really overwhelmed with bad news. Every time you turn on the TV or open your internet browser, you’re reminded of all the bad going on in the world.

The Good Stories Project came about simply because we want to change that. The CEO and co-Founder of Engenius came up with an idea that, together with the whole team, morphed into the Good Stories Project. We hope that this website can serve as a platform that inspires goodness in the world by featuring real stories of individual people doing good that inspire, uplift, and encourage.

Here’s a bit of the origin story in Chris’ own words:

“My family was…listening to our pastor’s sermon on Easter Sunday. He spoke of how people were doing what they could to support other people…How could we be a light in the midst of this? An idea popped into my head: create a platform for people to share how they are doing good in the world—whether that’s donating the funds from a stimulus check or just an extra-generous tip for a service worker who is struggling. Not only have these stories inspired me during a dark time, but they’ve inspired our team to create a place we can all share. That’s my small part of doing good. What’s yours?”

Who is responsible for making this happen?

Good Stories Project is a passion project of Engenius, a digital marketing firm headquartered in Greenville, SC. Our mission is to be a great place to work for our people, to get results for our clients, and to make our community a better place overall. We discussed this idea and decided to put it together as our own way of doing some good by sharing community support and motivating other folks to share their own light.

What kind of story can be submitted?

Any story that tells about someone sharing good in our world. Stories should be about you, someone you know, or something you witnessed. The internet has a lot of great inspiration, but we’re focused on real, local stories—not secondhand information.

Only submit stories that you intend to share publicly. All submissions have a chance to be featured on the Good Stories Project website.

How can I contribute?

Give. Create joy. Be a light. If you’ve done or seen something good, share your good story with others to inspire and uplift! Want to commit to doing good? Make a pledge today.

Does it have to be financial?

If you’re still receiving a paycheck and have the resources, then providing financial support is certainly one way you can spread some hope and goodness—the need is definitely out there. But that’s not the only way to help. Doing good can be as small as leaving a kind note in your neighbor’s mailbox to let them know you’re thinking of them.

Need ideas? Check out the stories here or explore our resources.

What is a pledge?

A pledge is just a promise to yourself to do what you say you’re going to do. We don’t accept any money nor do we push any specific organization or way to give. But we do encourage you to share your story!

Does a story have to be long?

Absolutely not. It can be a few sentences. It could be a few paragraphs. There’s no length requirement as long as you’re spreading goodness.

have more questions?

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