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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Hy-Grade Steel Roofing as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Cambridge group warms hearts with quilts

Cambridge group warms hearts with quilts

The Busy Hands Quilters sew 200 quilts each year, donating them to people in need
Local teen author helps children learn healthy habits with new book

Local teen author helps children learn healthy habits with new book

'With my online picture book, children can learn good habits, while being entertained by colourful pictures. And it’s interactive.'
K-W clothing brand raising awareness for men’s mental health

K-W clothing brand raising awareness for men’s mental health

A portion of the sales from Arthur Bane go to HeadsUpGuys, an anonymous online resource designed for men and their families to prevent 'the continued erosion of men’s mental health and deaths by suicide'
Local girl making people smile with random acts of kindness

Local girl making people smile with random acts of kindness

Kenzie Norman has been making worry monsters and leaving them around town for people to find
'Shake it up for kids': Conestoga College students raising money for Food4Kids Waterloo Region

'Shake it up for kids': Conestoga College students raising money for Food4Kids Waterloo Region

Second year public relations students at Conestoga are making sure local students have access to healthy food with a virtual cocktail night
Local organization raises money for psychiatric service dogs by giving back to frontline workers

Local organization raises money for psychiatric service dogs by giving back to frontline workers

Earlier this week Partners with Paws donated 50 copies of ‘I Love Labs – The Cooperslane Legacy’ to mental health workers at Grand River Hospital
Facebook group makes sure no one is left behind during pandemic

Facebook group makes sure no one is left behind during pandemic

One group member wrote, 'this group has helped me out so much, from getting me a tent and various supplies needed to survive, to [getting me] a hotel room for four nights when it was extremely cold out.'
Local businesses give back to the community through free holiday dinner

Local businesses give back to the community through free holiday dinner

'We had a great community who supported us, maybe it's time to give back to them as well,' said Revive Game Bar managing director, Rami Said
Regional charity aims to fill the weekend gap in student nutrition programs

Regional charity aims to fill the weekend gap in student nutrition programs

This year over 800 children living with chronic hunger in the region received weekend support from Food4Kids
Local organization aims to increase adult, family literacy

Local organization aims to increase adult, family literacy

Since 1988, the Project READ Literacy Network has been supporting adult literacy programs to fill skill gaps throughout the region
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