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Be Kind shares positive community stories from in and around Orillia

Staff, residents at Trillium Manor embrace Be Kind campaign

Staff, residents at Trillium Manor embrace Be Kind campaign

'The idea was to get people to focus on outward things instead of inward things so much,' said Trillium Manor official of Be Kind initiatives at the longterm care home
Orillia's Be Kind campaign reverberating throughout province

Orillia's Be Kind campaign reverberating throughout province

Cornwall teacher hears about Orillia effort and uses campaign to inspire his students; 'I felt good about letting other people know that they mattered,' said pupil
Orillia woman brings hand-made comfort to OSMH staff

Orillia woman brings hand-made comfort to OSMH staff

Barb Shakell-Barkey has been making surgical caps to include on the OSMH comfort cart; 'If I can bring a smile to someone else’s face, it’s made my day,' she says
Grateful local senior 'feels extremely lucky to live in Orillia'

Grateful local senior 'feels extremely lucky to live in Orillia'

Acts of kindness from neighbours and friends exemplifies the way 'Orillia citizens have been quietly helping each other during the pandemic'
Kindness of friends, strangers 'feeds soul' of Orillia cancer survivor

Kindness of friends, strangers 'feeds soul' of Orillia cancer survivor

'There have been so many people who have stepped forward and helped me and it’s just been amazing and transformative,' says Orillia woman
Local man who picks up garbage every day is 'Orillia's best citizen'

Local man who picks up garbage every day is 'Orillia's best citizen'

'I just like it when everybody is able to come down to the park and enjoy it because there is no litter,' says Brian Stanton, who always 'greets people with a great big smile'
Orillia business owner finds unique ways to support community

Orillia business owner finds unique ways to support community

Derek Kerwin's kindness and generosity is proof 'the community cares about' its vulnerable citizens, says Lighthouse official
Recipe for success at Coco's Cookies includes helpings of kindness

Recipe for success at Coco's Cookies includes helpings of kindness

'They're incredible people,' says Uplifting Blessings founder of bakery owners who have donated more than $5,000 to various causes in less than a year
Kind Orillia woman makes blankets to bring comfort to babies at OSMH

Kind Orillia woman makes blankets to bring comfort to babies at OSMH

'I just do it because they need it. I’ve always liked to help wherever I can. These are my small ways of being able to do it,' says Colleen Marsden
Community rallies to take the heat off dedicated volunteer

Community rallies to take the heat off dedicated volunteer

'She gives everything that she can ... that’s the kind of person that she is,' says official of Christine Woodman, who was 'humbled' by helping hand from others