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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Bocchinfuso Funeral Home Inc as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Thorold volunteer provides many happy returns

Thorold volunteer provides many happy returns

Once again this year, Elaine D’Amico is foregoing her fee to prepare tax returns for people with a modest income.
Thorold Lions Club opens annual online lottery to support charitable causes

Thorold Lions Club opens annual online lottery to support charitable causes

20-ticket can transform into $350 worth of groceries
Thorold native Ffion Hughes named Rhodes Scholar

Thorold native Ffion Hughes named Rhodes Scholar

Having battled wildfires in India and anorexia in her teen years, Ffion Hughes, age 22, is continuing to fight for social justice.
Socks for Change takes big step towards helping Niagara's poverty-stricken

Socks for Change takes big step towards helping Niagara's poverty-stricken

Order a warm pair of socks online from www.socksforchange.ca by no later than Dec. 20 and you’re guaranteed delivery by Dec. 24. The quality wool socks make an ideal stocking stuffer, and when you buy a pair for $8, Socks for Change donates two pairs to Niagara’s most vulnerable people, including many local youth.
Shop online, help Friends of Beaverdams

Shop online, help Friends of Beaverdams

Help restore one of Thorold’s oldest heritage sites while completing your Christmas shopping online.
Caring for Community: OneThorold’s annual prayer breakfast goes virtual

Caring for Community: OneThorold’s annual prayer breakfast goes virtual

One out of every four children living in downtown Thorold is classified as living in poverty. Tune in this Tuesday to find out how you can help.
The tale of the TCAG, told by four decades of volunteers

The tale of the TCAG, told by four decades of volunteers

Established by dedicated volunteers nearly 40 years ago, the TCAG has been unable to host fundraising events this year due to COVID-19, and is hosting a Poinsettia Sale. The deadline to order festive arrangements is Nov. 28 at 12 p.m. Details are available at: http://www.thoroldgroup.org/poinsettia-fundraiser/
Beaverdams resident brings warmth to people out in the cold

Beaverdams resident brings warmth to people out in the cold

They may have lost their homes. They may be short on funds. They may not even know where their next meal is coming from, but thanks to James Symons, countless Niagara homeless men will know that someone cares about them, this Christmas season.
Shuffle brought music, money to charities for 18 years

Shuffle brought music, money to charities for 18 years

The vision of two volunteers brought 18 years of music, as well as thousands of dollars to Thorold and surrounding area charities.
He kept his promise

He kept his promise

In honour of the late Sherry DiFruscia, the ‘Sherry’s Promise’ team raises $71,000 to help upgrade chemotherapy treatment for local cancer patients