Collingwood teens do ‘good deed’ for elderly neighbours scared to venture out

Teens help elderly with supplies amid COVID-19 outbreak

It’s an unusual time. A first. Our consumer behaviour is erratic at the moment. Scenes of long check-out lines and empty toilet paper aisles cloud over social media. Coronavirus/COVID-19 news coverage is predominantly focusing on the number of cases, closures, cancellations and containment. And rightfully so.

Group of four teens helped get supplies at Freshco in Collingwood, ON for elderly neighbours.

Collingwood teens do good deed for elderly neighbours

It’s one reason why this small deed stood above that all. A post shared by Michelle Alexander of Barrie reads: To the small group of teenagers at Freshco in Collingwood yesterday. This group of I believe 4 was purchasing some supplies to make care packages. They noticed that some elderly that live on their street are afraid to go out. They put together some of the money they made at part-time jobs to do this good deed. I ran into this group several times on my shopping trip. They had asked me what kind of tea to buy. This was how I found out what they were doing. As I walked to my car I thought that this group deserves at least a Facebook post.

To the small group of teenagers at Freshco in Collingwood yesterday. This group of I believe 4 was purchasing some…

Posted by Michelle Alexander on Saturday, March 14, 2020

This post is being shared by thousands of people and for good reason. We couldn’t track down the teens, but they should know the power of that small act of kindness. Especially in uncertain and confusing times like this.