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


 

Alzheimer Society looking for help to add Collingwood services

Alzheimer Society looking for help to add Collingwood services

Within the last month, the South Georgian Bay area has become the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County's highest referral source, without a physical office here, they need community support to offer services
'Run for Her' trail run raises money for Ovarian Cancer Canada

'Run for Her' trail run raises money for Ovarian Cancer Canada

On Sept 10, Alicia Tone will run 31 km on the Bruce Trail for the 3,100 Canadian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year
Volunteer donates handmade knit hats to Collingwood newborns

Volunteer donates handmade knit hats to Collingwood newborns

Wendy McLachlan, a member of the Boomer Loomers which originated in Florida, uses a loom to make the hats and donates them to CGMH's obstetrics department
Grassroots Backpack Heroes invite community over for lemonade

Grassroots Backpack Heroes invite community over for lemonade

A fundraiser this Saturday, featuring a lemonade stand and 'other things' will support a local non-profit in their goal of giving away more than 500 backpacks full of school supplies this year
Kitchen Angels make hospice patients' final days better

Kitchen Angels make hospice patients' final days better

Volunteers at Campbell House prepare food for residents every day; 'We try to mirror like they are at home'
Volunteer-run dog rescue looks to collaborate with local businesses

Volunteer-run dog rescue looks to collaborate with local businesses

Free Dem Dogs was founded to ease financial so rescue organizations can focus on what really matters: saving more dogs
On Murphy's hike, the law is to keep putting one foot in front of the other

On Murphy's hike, the law is to keep putting one foot in front of the other

Collingwood's Healthy Hiker is planning an expedition to walk the Bruce Trail starting May 1 to raise money for women's shelters
Warm reception and support for local Coldest Night of the Year efforts

Warm reception and support for local Coldest Night of the Year efforts

'We live in a community that cares deeply about the well-being of others,' says local co-organizer for Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser
Collingwood volunteer travels across county to help at vaccine clinics

Collingwood volunteer travels across county to help at vaccine clinics

'We genuinely believe that this is important, and we need to help in some small way,' says volunteer Jody Mayhew
Making mattresses out of milk bags: area volunteers weave mats for a good cause

Making mattresses out of milk bags: area volunteers weave mats for a good cause

Since 2008, a community of volunteers, schools, churches, community groups and businesses across Canada have been involved in the MILKBAGSunlimited project