Inspiring stories: A spotlight on Acts of Kindness around the Valley

Caring for our Community

This week's news of people helping others in the Valley and across the U.S.

Dianna Perrico, Canfield band, masks


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The COVID-19 outbreak has created a gloomy environment for many people. But there are those working to help others and make a positive difference.

If you know of an act of kindness in your community that you believe should be highlighted by WKBN, please let us know.

Here are a few stories that we’ve covered over the past week of those helping others, or working to better their communities:

North Lima senior care facility staff leave Mother’s Day gifts for women in their home: The staff made a poster for every lady because each of the women at Marian has been like mothers to the staff there. Read more here.

Woman brightens Boardman neighborhood with driveway karaoke: She and her friends treated it like any other karaoke bar — pick a song, come to the mic and sing. Read more here.

Boardman teen with autism surprised with birthday parade: A surprise parade gathered outside of his house and family and friends passed by honking their horns. Read more here.

A heartwarming reunion: Warren steel plant workers rescue dog lost for 12 days: Payton, a chocolate lab from McDonald, ran away from home on Easter Sunday. Read more here.

Mom who turned old uniforms into masks donates profits to Canfield band: The Perrico family hopes the money can be used by the Band Parent Boosters to offset future expenses. Read more here.

Read more:

  • Family members celebrate Mother’s Day with signs outside Austintown assisted living facility: Read more here.
  • Cocca’s Pizza giving back proceeds from Saturday’s sales to employees: Read more here.
  • Warren police teaming up with local youth group to “Stuff a Cruiser:” Read more here.
  • Trumbull Co. businesses use supportive sign sales to help Second Harvest Food Bank: Read more here.
  • YSU coach helps feed frontline heroes at local nursing homes: Read more here.

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