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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of The Roxborough Retirement Residence as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Newmarket Lions' dog guides fundraiser gives residents with disabilities new leash on life

Newmarket Lions' dog guides fundraiser gives residents with disabilities new leash on life

The annual Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides Newmarket-Aurora takes place June 5 at George Richardson Park to help provide dog guides at no cost to those living with epilepsy, autism, diabetes, trauma, and hearing, medical, and physical disabilities
‘Friends’ of Elman W. Campbell Museum volunteer time, funds to preserve Newmarket's history

‘Friends’ of Elman W. Campbell Museum volunteer time, funds to preserve Newmarket's history

'Passionate and dedicated' volunteers support the museum through fundraising and volunteer efforts that include leading tours, accession and research, gift shop operation, organizing events
Newmarket’s Life With A Baby creates 'village' of support, resources for parents <b>(4 photos)</b>

Newmarket’s Life With A Baby creates 'village' of support, resources for parents (4 photos)

York Region North chapter offers offers workshops, first-aid classes, events, playground play dates to 5,000+ members in Newmarket, Aurora, East Gwillimbury
<b>HELPERS:</b> Newmarket youth group empowers civic-minded teens, readies them for next steps

HELPERS: Newmarket youth group empowers civic-minded teens, readies them for next steps

Newmarket Youth Leadership Group is welcoming new members ages 13 to 18
GTA’s only no-kill, no-cage cat shelter appeals for community's help with Newmarket move

GTA’s only no-kill, no-cage cat shelter appeals for community's help with Newmarket move

Non-profit North Toronto Cat Rescue, which has rescued 4,000 cats over 34 years, is seeking volunteers and donations from the community as it makes a tumultuous move to just north of Newmarket
Local Christmas drive brings miracles to families in need

Local Christmas drive brings miracles to families in need

Mykayla Head and a dedicated team of volunteers are set to fulfill the wish lists of 72 local families as part of the annual A Christmas Miracle Drive
'To them, it's a million bucks:' Newmarket volunteer knows shoebox campaign brings hope to children

'To them, it's a million bucks:' Newmarket volunteer knows shoebox campaign brings hope to children

Heather Gonsalves has donated more than 1,000 shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toys, clothes and hygiene products to children in need as part of Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child — and she could use your help now
Newmarket volunteers fill purses — and hearts — with charitable donation campaign

Newmarket volunteers fill purses — and hearts — with charitable donation campaign

The Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign aims to donate 1,000 purses filled with essential supplies to at risk women and youth in the Newmarket area
Newmarket’s Horses at Heart harnesses healing powers of horses to benefit teens, young adults

Newmarket’s Horses at Heart harnesses healing powers of horses to benefit teens, young adults

The non-profit combines horseback riding and horse care with personal development excersizes and clinical therapy, growing participants' confidence, social skills, and emotional awareness as they form a special bond with their horse
'It’s like being given a hug by a caring stranger': Quilters Guild gives back with every stitch

'It’s like being given a hug by a caring stranger': Quilters Guild gives back with every stitch

The 120-strong membership of the York Region non-profit donated 300 quilts in 2020 alone, continuing a long tradition of generosity to those who need it most