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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Leacock Retirement Lodge as part of our Community Leaders Program.

 

Busy Sharing Place needs volunteers to join its 'incredible' team

Busy Sharing Place needs volunteers to join its 'incredible' team

'We are very busy and we have our core volunteer team, but we just need more people to help us,' said food bank official
'Crucial' Loonie Lunch serves hot meals every week in Orillia

'Crucial' Loonie Lunch serves hot meals every week in Orillia

'It's a really tough time, and I don't know what I would do if I didn't have support like this,' says grateful participant
Surrogacy experience inspires local author to pen children's book

Surrogacy experience inspires local author to pen children's book

Steph Dunn wrote and illustrated I Will Carry You Now; 'I hope it can help lots of families talk about their journeys'
Orillia's Helping Hands finding unique ways to 'help more people'

Orillia's Helping Hands finding unique ways to 'help more people'

Community is also stepping up to help; Shamrock Bay Resort donated more than $2,000, while Ripples of Kindness also chose Helping Hands, donating $8,400
Orillia nominee for prestigious award was inspired by grandmother

Orillia nominee for prestigious award was inspired by grandmother

'She's kind of the impetus for my work ... (so to be) recognized just feels really, really good and validating,” said Patrick Fogarty grad of work in Alzheimer's disease, dementia
'Special and simple': Ricky the Rock Snake brings life to trail

'Special and simple': Ricky the Rock Snake brings life to trail

'Technology has taken over and we need to get back to the basics: the outdoors and imagination,' says mom of three boys who started project on rail trail
Community rallies to build playground for 'resilient' Brechin boy

Community rallies to build playground for 'resilient' Brechin boy

'We are lost for words,' says mother of Nolan Davis, 2, who is in remission following battle with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
'Fabulous' Sprockets and Brushes turn trail heads into works of art

'Fabulous' Sprockets and Brushes turn trail heads into works of art

'Every artist from various locations in Simcoe County put their own spin on their art for an array of styles and colours,' said ODAC official of county-wide project
‘Called to help’: Volunteers provide food, clothes to those in need

‘Called to help’: Volunteers provide food, clothes to those in need

'We do everything we can do to keep their dignity intact,' says volunteer at Vinnie's Thrift Shop, Saint Vincent de Paul Food Bank
Church offers bounty of books, veggies to south ward community

Church offers bounty of books, veggies to south ward community

'Budgets are tight, groceries have gone up. So people who are already on a tight budget, this can help,' said Rev. Lori Pilatzke of St. David Anglican Lutheran Church