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During these difficult times it has been so heartening to hear wonderful stories of community members supporting one another and taking care of each other.

As part of the be kind Maroondah campaign, we invite you to share your be kind to others story - a random act of kindness from yourself or someone else perhaps?

Don't forget - A picture is worth a thousand words so why not add a picture as well!

What do I need to know before sharing my story?

Entries will not automatically appear on the site, they will be approved by our Be Kind Maroondah team prior to publication.

Submitted story and or images may be used by Maroondah City Council on a range of communication channels or collateral as part of the Be Kind Maroondah campaign.

You can also share a photo or video to support your story. By uploading a photo/video, you acknowledge that you have the rights to this photo/video and consent was received for all persons photographed/videoed (particularly if those person/s are under the age of 18). Council may contact you to confirm these details prior to your photo/video being shared.

For more information on Council’s privacy measures, please refer to our Maroondah City Council Privacy Policy.

If you need any further information or assistance please refer to our contact details provided on this page.


During these difficult times it has been so heartening to hear wonderful stories of community members supporting one another and taking care of each other.

As part of the be kind Maroondah campaign, we invite you to share your be kind to others story - a random act of kindness from yourself or someone else perhaps?

Don't forget - A picture is worth a thousand words so why not add a picture as well!

What do I need to know before sharing my story?

Entries will not automatically appear on the site, they will be approved by our Be Kind Maroondah team prior to publication.

Submitted story and or images may be used by Maroondah City Council on a range of communication channels or collateral as part of the Be Kind Maroondah campaign.

You can also share a photo or video to support your story. By uploading a photo/video, you acknowledge that you have the rights to this photo/video and consent was received for all persons photographed/videoed (particularly if those person/s are under the age of 18). Council may contact you to confirm these details prior to your photo/video being shared.

For more information on Council’s privacy measures, please refer to our Maroondah City Council Privacy Policy.

If you need any further information or assistance please refer to our contact details provided on this page.


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We can't wait to hear your be kind to others story. Every little act of kindness goes a long way and we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us and the broader community.

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    Being kind to others

    20 days ago

    Rang at least one friend a week, smiled at others when out walking, showed my appreciation to people going 'extra mile' for me - especially Kerrabee, my aged care, Caladenia (usually volunteer here), my daughter. Difficult to do much when in isolation.

    Jean

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    Emergency Community Pantry

    by Kasie, 26 days ago

    In April, Glen Park Community Centre held an emergency Community Pantry providing food and house hold items to members of its community to help them through what has been and continues to be one of the toughest times we've seen.

    We rallied together with Eastland, Woolworths Eastland and Foodbank Victoria to provide these much needed items to our most vulnerable members of our community. The generosity of Eastland, Woolworths Eastland and Foodbank Victoria has been astounding, we can't thank them enough for their efforts and the additional staples were well and truly welcomed by the community.

    Glen Park will continue... Continue reading

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    A wave from the garbage truck

    by Annette, 28 days ago

    My 2 year old was experiencing lots of emotions this morning and was stressed about having to go to daycare. Just as we were getting ready to leave, the recycling truck entered our street. My son, who is obsessed with trucks, was so excited to stand in the driveway to watch the bins being collected. My son waved to the driver, who made the effort to stop his truck and use the claw to 'wave' back. This made my son's day and he was now more than happy to go to daycare so he could tell them all how the... Continue reading

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    Letters Share Love

    by Andrea at Ringwood Church, about 1 month ago

    It's amazing what a letter can do - brighten a day, provide an activity, keep people connected.

    Ringwood Church of Christ have been using letters in a number of creative ways and perhaps it's something you can do too. There was the letter club at Easter where kids received a letter and activity sheet every couple of days for the two weeks leading up to Easter.

    For Mothers Day there were the Mothers Day Card kits that were distributed to people who registered so that children could still have something home made for mum.

    Kids Hope at Eastwood Primary converted... Continue reading

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    The Language of Acceptance

    by sa4mel, about 1 month ago

    I am a language enthusiast for a hobby. This morning when I went for a walk I passed some Asian people and said, 'Nïhâo' to them - I figured if they were from another part of Asia or even a part of China where Mandarin isn't so prevalent they would correct me. However, they were surprised and ecstatic to hear a greeting in their language. Given the racism that has been shown toward people of South East Asian appearance/ heritage, this is a way of showing acceptance and inclusion.

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    Asking if wanted a drink

    by Tash, about 1 month ago

    During the breaks of my online school, a man came to fix a fence into our house and I kept asking him if he wanted a drink. When you have people over it is always kind of you ask them if they want a drink.

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    Supporting our community

    by Stella, about 1 month ago

    I have been sending our Knox Bridge Club members an email every Wednesday morning. The subject for tomorrow’s email is Birthdays, Game, News, Funnies, Recipe and Virtual Holiday - Week 11.

    I’ve also been sending ecards to all those having a birthday. I have had a lot of positive feedback regarding the weekly emails. Many members have been contributing by sending me amusing, interesting and topical video clips and their news.

    Other news is from phoning members. I have nearly got through phoning all our nearly 60 members. Most of those that I haven’t phoned, I’ve had email exchanges. When... Continue reading

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    Winning the neighbour lotto

    by Rosy, about 1 month ago

    We moved to Maroondah 18 months ago, but when we purchased our home we did not realise we were also purchasing the winning ticket in the neighbour lotto. Over many, many weeks our gorgeous neighbours have been bundling up hand-me-down toys, clothes and activities and have placed a gift on our door step every morning. Their generosity and kindness has not only bought us the delight of surprises, it has kept us entertained for hours and most importantly has made us feel connected even when we are social distancing. Thank you Sophie, Rod, Daisy, Willow and Flynn - we think... Continue reading

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    Neighbourhood kindness

    by Judith, about 1 month ago

    In our small neighbourhood we have seen quite a few examples of kindness.

    At Easter we we treated to small bags of Easter eggs carefully delivered to our letter boxes; there has been sharing of plant cuttings and produce via boxes on the nature strip; a street dawn service for Anzac Day, where we all stood at the top of our driveways and listened to the Canberra service via a couple of car radios; phone calls and text messages to check how people are; shopping/cooking for people. Residents have also taken on board the call for people to put things... Continue reading

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    Pooh Bear's House Early Learning Centre providing Care packages for Families/ Elderly

    by PoohBearsHouseELC, about 2 months ago

    Pooh Bear's House Early Learning Centre has placed a "food relief" in their front gate for families to provide valuable items to local families in the community who are stuggling or cannot go to the shops.

    These care packages containing long life foods like cans, soups and pasta have been delievered to many families who are single parents, have children with medical conditions and other residents in the community who cannot go to the supermarket.


    The Kinder children also sent a package to Park Lane Aged Care facility with photos for people in need. The children created rainbow drawings and... Continue reading