HOPE House 6th Anniversary Party!
Community and connection is what drives people to reach their dreams.
Monetary and in kind contributions from individuals, families and businesses from in and around Guelph like you directly impact our ability to provide a safe space for those experiencing poverty. This incredibly important community support enables us to facilitate a vast variety of programs that promote healthy living, independence, and create a welcoming space so that members of our community may find in HOPE House a place to dream.
Another year has passed here at HOPE House and we couldn’t be more excited about what you’ve helped us to accomplish…
We wish to share a very heartfelt thank you with you for being such wonderful supporters of HOPE House! To show our appreciation, we invite you to join us for our 6th Anniversary Parties!
Located at our home base at 10 Cork St. East in Guelph, ON, on Tuesday, September 25th from 10am to 2pm, you can expect to mingle with our community members and staff while enjoying food prepared by our lovely volunteers, as well as cupcakes, live music, and a photo booth! Tours of HOPE House will be offered so that you can see, first hand, how your donations make a direct impact in the lives of our community members. Our 2017/2018 annual report will also be available for review, hot of the press!
The day party will unfold something like this:
- From 10-12 there will be a healthy brunch served. The photo booth will open and tours will be offered every hour on the half hour
- At noon we will start serving finger foods and live music will begin.
- 12:30pm is “Happy Birthday” and a word from Jaya. Plus cupcakes will come out!
- Live music and the photo booth continue through til the party ends at 2pm.
At your convenience, please RSVP for the birthday party at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We HOPE to see you there!
The Oaktree Project
Voting for this years Oaktree award for a grand prize of $25,000 is OPEN!
We are proud and honoured to a FINALIST for this integral award and, if we win, the money will help to sustain our up and coming social enterprise program.
We are creating an eatery to employ, train and connect youth to a variety of opportunities so they can engage in the community as leaders. To do this, youth will be responsible for the daily operations of the eatery. This includes hiring, training, cooking, serving, ordering, finances and mentoring.
What does this mean for Guelph? How does it help #movetheneedle?
Current stats show that 11.1% of Guelphites live in poverty alongside 13.2% of Guelph’s children (Vital Signs, 2017/18).
Our social enterprise program is geared toward people ages 18-30, the most important time in a person’s life in relation to breaking the cycle of generational poverty! Employment, training, and connection = elevated feelings of empowerment and confidence, applicable skills and resume building! This is not a band-aid program! This has the potential to be a permanent solution to overcoming poverty for its participants!
The eatery will be used to serve the community at large and will offer an affordable, healthy, locally-inspired menu that invites community members of all socioeconomic backgrounds to come together in one space around food.
If this is an idea you can get behind…VOTE FOR US NOW at https://oaktreeguelph.ca/lakeside-hope-house/