Unseen hunger: How a community effort brought food to those who needed it most

Excerpt: “…I often think that I don’t have very much, but an experience this weekend has reminded me of the abundance around me, and how vulnerable some people in our very midst are — especially when a blizzard drops upon us and turns us all into shut-ins. Right after the Jan. 17 blizzard, many of us were able to dig out, or we had friends and family who could help. The army came to extend a hand….” Author: Andie Bulman Date of Article: January 29, 2020 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/unseen-hunger-food-campaign-1.5441811

‘Root of who we are’

Excerpt: “…A Memorial University alumna and current student have been honoured for their efforts to make a difference in their communities….” Author: Susan White Date of Article: January 29, 2020 Source: MUN Gazette Website: https://gazette.mun.ca/campus-and-community/root-of-who-we-are/

These N.L. crafters are making joey pouches to help injured Australian animals

Excerpt: “…It’s been a decade since Amanda Young visited Australia, but she felt compelled to help after seeing the fire-ravaged images and hearing about the hundred of millions of dead animals — and so she turned to her sewing machine to help. Young is one of a dozen people in the Corner Brook area making joey pouches for Australia’s injured and orphaned animals. They are used to hold baby kangaroos, called joeys, and other marsupials like a mother’s pouch….” Author: Cherie Wheeler Date of Article: January 11, 2020 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/crafter-joey-puches-1.5421923

MerB’ys print final calendar, but say the brand will live on

Excerpt: “…A globally successful charity calendar featuring burly men dressed in sparkly mermaid tails has printed its last edition. The Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club says the 2020 MerB’ys calendar will be its last, after the group raised over half a million dollars for local charities since 2017….” Date of Article: January 6, 2020 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/merbys-final-calendar-1.5416270

8 new names added to Order of Newfoundland and Labrador — including Santa

Excerpt: “…Eight people have been named to Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, including Santa’s longtime stand-in, Bruce Templeton. Templeton, of Outer Cove, has been invested into the order for his decades of volunteer work, community leadership and humanitarianism — including more than 40 years of playing Santa — as well as published books and charity work….” Date of Article: January 1, 2020 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/order-of-newfoundland-labrador-1.5411661

Muslim donors fill need for St. John’s blood clinic over Christmas break

Excerpt: “…Blood clinics take no days off — so when a lot of donors are taking Christmas holidays, life-threatening shortages can happen. In St. John’s, the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador stepped in to help….” Date of Article: December 30, 2019 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/muslim-association-st-johns-blood-donations-1.5410406

Lone Newfoundlander spends Christmas in Australia helping fight wildfires

Excerpt: “…While the rest of Canada wrapped up gifts and prepared for holiday feasts with family, Joe Russell from Corner Brook, N.L., tucked into Christmas dinner several time zones away from his wife and kids. He is one of dozens of highly trained Canadian firefighting personnel who responded to a call for help from their Australian counterparts fighting devastating fires across the country….” Author: Maryam Shah Date of Article: December 27, 2019 Source: Global News Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/6340414/newfoundland-fighting-fire-australia-canada/

Dollar a Day foundation teams up with St. John’s firefighters

Excerpt: “…An N.L. charity co-founded by Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle has new partnerships — and new beneficiaries. A Dollar a Day on Monday announced the St. John’s Regional Fire Department and a local firefighters’ union have signed on with the foundation — co-founded by Doyle, Brendan Paddick, and Andrew Furey — which encourages daily $1 donations in support of mental health and addictions initiatives….” Date of Article: December 23, 2019 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/dollar-a-day-firefighters-1.5406855

‘Enough of the stuff’: Meet the people pushing for a green Christmas with less waste

Excerpt: “…It’s been a few years since Sheila Ryan became fed up with the hustle and bustle of the commercial Christmas rush. Now she’s hoping for a holiday with less waste, less stress and less mess. “Enough of the stuff,” she said. “We’re bombarded with stuff. Our kids are bombarded with stuff.”…” Date of Article: December 23, 2019 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/green-christmas-waste-reduction-1.5406554

Joys of Christmas: East meets west in this St. John’s home

Excerpt: “…Christmas is around the corner and the Joy household isn’t shying away from the celebrations. A massive tree, stockings and lots of warm lights fill their home while three young children add to the explosion of happiness. “I think Christmas is a magical time to spend with the family and with friends. With elves. And with Santa,” said Rianna, 9….” Author: Prajwala Dixit Date of Article: December 23, 2019 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/joys-of-christmas-1.5400446