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Celebrating Our Local Heroes Together

Local Hero Campaign

There are many people in our community who have stepped up during this unprecedented pandemic and helped out others in a variety of meaningful ways.

As a small token of our community’s appreciation we’ve partnered with amazing Aurora businesses and local community members to create 5 gift boxes to give to 5 local heroes, as a thank you from our community!

We have 5 different gift boxes that include products, gift cards and coupons for services, specifically selected for the following themes:

1.    Child (aged 12 and under) – UNBOXED July 30, 2020!
2.    Young adult (Teenager and/or post-secondary student) – UNBOXED August 6, 2020!
3.    Adult  – UNBOXED July 23, 2020!
4.    Home: Interior & Exterior – TO BE REVEALED August 20, 2020
5.    Business to Business – TO BE REVEALED August 27, 2020

Recipients of the gift boxes have been randomly selected from community nominations, and can be seen below…

Let the Unboxing Begin!

Our Local Heroes Revealed

July 23rd, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer! We feel so privileged to be able to reward all of your hard work and dedication in our community.

THANK YOU for your dedication to Chartwell Aurora Ltc Residence (formerly Resthaven). These past few months have not been easy but your kindness and generosity have made a huge difference in the lives of so many in our community. 

July 30th, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to THEO our incredible LOCAL HERO and the recipient of our child hero gift box!

Theo, you are so kind and funny and you brought a smile to the faces of some many of us in our community with your adorable lemonade stand! We can’t believe you squeezed 30 lemons so that we would all feel refreshed at Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair.

Our Donors

August 6th, 2020

Congratulations to the recipient of our Local Hero Young Adult Giftbox: Matt!

Matt selflessly put his own safety at risk in order to save a life in Aurora in June. Matt, you are an inspiration to all of us and we are so grateful to have you in our community. Thank you for your actions, your service and for your wise words.

August 20th, 2020

Congratulations to our fourth LOCAL HERO and the recipient of our Household giftbox, Barb!


Barb, your kindness, compassion and generosity towards others has not gone unnoticed and we are so grateful for all that you have done to support the community at the Able Network. 

August 27th, 2020

Congratulations to our fifth hero and the recipient of our business gift box, Christine!

Thank you so much Christine for generously donating pjs to essential workers. You are a ray of sunshine in our community and we are so grateful.

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