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We surprise Liz, the heart behind Angels with Attitude, to recognize the impactful work she does to support individuals in the community battling mental health issues
unnamed-10 surprises Liz Herd (middle) with a Random Act of Kindness. Accompanied by nominator Kerri O’Bumsawin (right) and former student Kailey O’Bumsawin (left)

Known as a beloved teacher and selfless community member, Liz Herd has made it her mission to help those in need.

Following the heartbreaking loss of her son to suicide in 2015, Liz has devoted herself to providing unwavering support for individuals grappling with mental illness.

At the helm of Angels With Attitude, Liz orchestrates the collection of donations, assembling thoughtful gift baskets tailored for individuals and patients navigating the complexities of mental health challenges.

“Liz is such a wonderful person,” said nominator, Kerri O’Bumsawin. “She’s always going above and beyond for everyone, volunteering her time making care packages for people struggling with mental health issues.”

The majority of gift items are donated by friends and family and include necessities like clean socks, toiletries, winter gear and much more.

“We put together gift bags that hold items like toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioners and playing cards,” said Liz. “We also put together Christmas and birthday gift packages.”

“Over the last year, we’ve made 180 gift bags for individuals in the community”, Liz told 

To express gratitude for Liz's tireless commitment to supporting individuals battling mental health challenges, surprises her with a Random Act of Kindness surprise. 

“It was great validation to know I am doing the right thing,” Liz told “It was nice to feel you're on the right track and that you're doing something that matters. Every little act of kindness can make a difference we just dont realize it.”

“The fact someone would nominate me is overwhelming,” said Liz. “Thank you so much.”

Enthusiastic about promoting awareness, Liz conveyed to, “I just want to highlight the addictions floor at the hospital is amazing - if you have an issue, they can show you the way and support you,”

Thank you to our generous co-sponsors, Paquette's Your Independent Grocer Hanmer and The Keg Sudbury, for helping us make this Random Act of Kindness possible.

Our nomination form is always open to nominate someone in the community who selflessly gives of themselves despite challenges or hardships, is positive in the face of adversity, or is just plain extraordinary and deserves a special surprise. 

If you would like to support our Random Acts of Kindness program, please email [email protected]. is proud to make a difference in our community by highlighting extraordinary individuals and organizations with our Random Acts of Kindness, a foundational piece of our Cares program

The Cares team's mission is to create meaningful change in Sudbury - and inspire others to do the same.


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Sheridan Worth, Community Cares team

About the Author: Sheridan Worth, Community Cares team

Sheridan is the Digitial Media Specialist and member of the Village Media Cares Team, whose mission is to create meaningful, long-lasting and positive change in the communities we serve.
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