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


<b>HELPERS:</b> A village full of volunteers like Betty Laurin would spread a lot of cheer

HELPERS: A village full of volunteers like Betty Laurin would spread a lot of cheer

Betty Laurin has volunteered for We Are The Villagers — a charity that helps children participate in extracurricular activities — for six years and shows no signs of stopping
You need a big heart to improve someone’s quality of life

You need a big heart to improve someone’s quality of life

Wendy McKinnon has volunteered with CLH for a few years helping provide developmental support services to more than 2,000 adults, youth, children and their families 
<b>HELPERS:</b> Volunteer, Special Olympics athlete and all thumbs up <b>(4 photos)</b>

HELPERS: Volunteer, Special Olympics athlete and all thumbs up (4 photos)

Trevor Knight’s enthusiasm for volunteering at the YMCA in Midland is contagious
<b>HELPERS:</b> For the love of animals; volunteer and be rewarded with lots of cuddles

HELPERS: For the love of animals; volunteer and be rewarded with lots of cuddles

Donna Chalmers has been loving the animals at the OSPCA's Midland branch for almost 20 years. She has loved every minute of it
<b>HELPERS:</b> Everyday heroes: Volunteer firefighters drop everything to help their communities

HELPERS: Everyday heroes: Volunteer firefighters drop everything to help their communities

It’s demanding, it’s challenging and you gain a new family when you volunteer as a firefighter, and that’s why Haley Piitz loves volunteering with Tiny Fire Department
<b>HELPERS:</b> Spreading hope with a sense of humour at the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre

HELPERS: Spreading hope with a sense of humour at the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre

After fighting cancer herself and alongside her Family, Karen Ryan has a lot of loving support to offer those affected by cancer
<b>HELPERS:</b> Volunteering means being bigger for kids in need

HELPERS: Volunteering means being bigger for kids in need

Cindy McQuirter Fairley has been a Big Sister for a lifetime, and says giving your time makes more difference than anything
<b>HELPERS:</b> Lafontaine potato farm has donated 20,000 pounds of food since Christmas

HELPERS: Lafontaine potato farm has donated 20,000 pounds of food since Christmas

'How do you measure that level of generosity?' asks Georgian Bay Métis Council president about local farmer
<b>HELPERS:</b> Community involvement is the greatest crop to come from Midland's gardens

HELPERS: Community involvement is the greatest crop to come from Midland's gardens

Volunteer Julie Barker has both a green thumb and a green heart
<b>HELPERS:</b> Vaccination volunteers help to make immunizations a non-volatile experience

HELPERS: Vaccination volunteers help to make immunizations a non-volatile experience

North Simcoe residents Otten and DeVillers are two community-minded helpers of many during pandemic