To combat the overload of daunting COVID-19 headlines, Sudbury.com started highlighting the helpers and focus on the positive things that are happening in our community.
Last week we asked Sudburians to share their good news stories with us and boy, did you deliver!
We heard stories of compassion and hope. Sudbury.com received pictures of inspirational messages written in sidewalk chalk. Local businesses are going out of their way to help their fellow neighbours.
Here are even more stories of #COVIDKindness at work in Greater Sudbury.
Sudbury Credit Union announced it will be matching donations to Health Sciences North (HSN) COVID-19 Support Fund, up to $25,000.
The COVID-19 Support Fund is a collaborative effort between HSN's three foundations, the Health Sciences North Foundation, NEO Kids Foundation and Northern Cancer Foundation.
It was created in response to a significant number of donors contacting HSN to see what they could do to help.
Find more information on the COVID-19 Support Fund and how to show your support here.
Apex Warrior ninja training centre is offering free fitness classes online for adults and their children.
From March 30 to April 5, adults can get back to a routine through daily classes at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sing up at ApexWarrior.ca.
Beginning April 6, Apex will offer free online workout classes for kids on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Read more about the classes as well as the gym's daily ninja challenges here.
The idea behind the window art is so children and their parents can have fun counting hearts while out for a walk in their neighbourhood (and practicing social distancing, of course!).
How many hearts or Easter eggs have you spotted? Send us pictures by emailing email@example.com or upload them using the hashtag #COVIDKindness.
Ward 11 councillor Bill Leduc has arranged for volunteers to help seniors in need by delivering groceries and other supplies. If you are a senior or know a senior living in Ward 11 that is in need of assistance, phone 705-665-5873.
SNOLAB donated around 3,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical and research supplies to Health Sciences North (HSN) March 24 to support local health-care workers in their response to COVID-19.
In addition to its material contribution to HSN, SNOLAB is in the process of co-ordinating with other research and development initiatives to identify capabilities or personnel that could be useful to medical teams down the road. Read more here.
Private and public enterprises across the North have been adapting their production lines to produce hand sanitizer, which has been in short supply since the onset of COVID-19.
Crosscut Distillery in Sudbury started making hand sanitizer in small batches. Read more here.
And Eric Gauthier, a chemistry professor at Laurentian University, whipped up three batches of hand sanitizer, which will be donated to the Greater Sudbury Police Service.
It's Not a Party Without Us won't let a pandemic get in the way of making kids smile on their birthdays. Owner Dan Wiebes sent in this video of a little girl getting a surprise (no contact) visit from Pikachu. Click here to book a special visit.
Local singer Cheryl Cerri shares a tribute to thank "all of the Special Medical Angels who are so tirelessly working behind the scenes to keep us safe during this time of the terrible coronavirus outbreak. Thank you so much."
Kindness is contagious - it has a ripple effect.
Sudbury.com knows that by sharing these stories of kindness, it will inspire others to perform their own. So keep them coming, Sudbury!
Share your positive news or act of kindness story with us by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload your photos using the hashtag #COVIDKindness and we will add them to our next good news bulletin.
Thank you for helping us share some good news in our community.