Author Archive: Kimberly Lyons

July Volunteers of the Month: Judy & Nancy

Judy and Nancy have been friends for a long time, since their senior year of high school…”now we get to spend every Tuesday morning together laughing and having fun and giving back” Judy grins. Judy attends Lakeside Church, so knew about HOPE House and felt a “nudge” to volunteer here. She started volunteering about a […]

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Meet Jackie Keenan: Gift in Kind Coordinator

“What stands out is probably being brought up in a single parent household. Experiencing poverty impacted my life”.   So starts the story of Jackie, our Gift in Kind Coordinator and the newest member of our team here at HOPE House. Previously, Jackie was a Child and Youth Worker who worked in residential treatment with […]

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Walkers Raise $75,335 During Coldest Night of the Year!

The energy was tangible as over 250 people gathered together in the Guelph Armoury on the evening of February 24. The regiment bustled about, assisting with sound and chairs, working tirelessly to ensure that the Coldest Night of the Year event went off without a hitch.    Dozens of volunteers greeted teams of participants while […]

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May Volunteer of the Month – Kawkaba

With a smile of pride and happiness lighting up her face, Kawkaba graciously hands over a donation her family put together in benefit of Ramadan. With her daughter in law Abida on the phone to ensure we’re understanding each other, she explains that she is Muslim and that she makes this donation on behalf of […]

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March Volunteer of the Month: Mary

Mary has volunteered in different capacities throughout her life.  However, in the recent past, work had become so all-consuming. As happens to many of us, she “strayed for a while”.  Mary shares that she felt its absence. Then Mary’s friend, Sue Rattray, who volunteers in the Clothing Market, suggested she come by HOPE House for […]

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HOPE House public statement of commitment to Indigenous inclusion and safety

  HOPE House operates and advocates on the belief that poverty, food insecurity, inequality, health and community are all interconnected. We offer services and programs that challenge the stigmas surrounding poverty and allow our clients to maintain their dignity and choice, while simultaneously providing them with tactile, long-term skills developed in a community environment.   […]

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February Volunteer of the Month: Ted

Ted Drewlo has supported the development of HOPE House from its inception. “I became involved with volunteering after I retired. I was looking for something to do related to HOPE House. I belong to Lakeside Church and I was involved with the purchase of the old United Church and the setup of the HOPE House […]

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