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From Behind the Mask: A Community Quilt of COVID-19 Stories 

A free community-based art project that provides residents across Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo with the opportunity to come together – while apart – to make something that will remain as a memorial, acknowledge inequality, and act as a starting point for healing.

To get involved, you can contribute a quilt block to the quilt, which will be displayed publicly in the community. Quilt blocks will also be documented virtually online. For full instructions, visit the From Behind the Mask website.

Apply for a LoveMyHood Matching Grant

Connect with your neighbours, plan your next neighbourhood project from home and apply for a LoveMyHood Matching Grant to make it happen! Applications are now being accepted until Thursday, March 18, 2021 with up to $30,000 in funding available. Learn more about the LoveMyHood Matching Grant, get inspiration from these past project ideas or connect with a Neighbourhood Liaisons to get started. 

Neighbourhood BINGO

Check out our social distancing-friendly Good Neighbour BINGO card. Visit our Facebook page, save the card, mark off the things you’ve done, and then post your filled out card on your Facebook page and tag the City of Kitchener in your photo – and don't forget to use the #GoodNeighbourKitchener hashtag!

Nominate a Good Neighbour 

Our city is full of caring residents, businesses and organizations whose acts of kindness, community volunteerism, and neighbourhood pride make a positive impact on their neighbourhood. Do you have a good neighbour? Nominate them so they know their efforts are appreciated! For more information, visit the Good Neighbourhood recognition program page

KW Little Online Library  

A good book can provide quiet solitude. It can also bring a community together during challenging times. KW Online Little Library, a grassroots online book-share initiative, was launched by Kitchener resident Jennifer Laurie for anyone looking to trade books. Anyone can submit the book titles they have available and are willing to part with through a Google form or search the library offerings for books and arrange to complete the transaction with a porch pick up or drop off. Learn more about this resident-led initiative on the LoveMyHood Blog or learn how to get involved on the official KW Online Little Library website

Check out more Active At Home programs and activities:

For a list of weekly activities, programs and events happening in Kitchener, visit our Week at a Glance page.