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Helpers

 

These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of McLean & Dickey Insurance as part of our Community Leaders Program.

 

Local store's free shopping service for seniors 'very helpful'

Local store's free shopping service for seniors 'very helpful'

Foodland offers mostly volunteer-run program for 'about 50 shoppers,' says store owner, noting there is a waiting list for the popular service
Local volunteer uses passion, talent to bring comfort to kids battling cancer

Local volunteer uses passion, talent to bring comfort to kids battling cancer

'I have to do something. I can’t sit around feeling sorry for myself,' says heart transplant recipient who sews colourful, festive pillowcases to help comfort kids
Salvation Army canteen truck helps meet growing local needs

Salvation Army canteen truck helps meet growing local needs

'We serve a hot meal to whoever wants to drop by,' says Street Team Coordinator for Orillia Salvation Army, noting demand has spiked since pandemic
Leslie Fournier helps bring 'wow factor' to downtown Orillia <b>(5 photos)</b>

Leslie Fournier helps bring 'wow factor' to downtown Orillia (5 photos)

'I think there’s really no greater joy and fulfillment than the joy that comes with giving back,' says long-time driving force of Streets Alive initiative
Volunteers are 'the engine' that drive the Sharing Place <b>(5 photos)</b>

Volunteers are 'the engine' that drive the Sharing Place (5 photos)

'We would not be able to run any of our programs without our volunteers. They’re the pulse of the organization,' says executive director Chris Peacock
Woman finds hope at Lighthouse, a new home in Orillia <b>(3 photos)</b>

Woman finds hope at Lighthouse, a new home in Orillia (3 photos)

Staff at Lighthouse helped Nina Young overcome many health hurdles and find a home; 'The Lighthouse was amazing. They did everything they possibly could to assist me'
Orillia volunteer recognized for 'meaningful' work at Legion

Orillia volunteer recognized for 'meaningful' work at Legion

'If you are in a position to be able to offer time to others, then volunteering is an opportunity for you to share your gifts, whatever they might be,' says Angela Paylor