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The Far-Reaching Power of One Great Idea

Every year the terrific staff and patron’s of The Wooly Pub host a winter clothing drive for us and we love them for it. Today Cat and Caitlin came in with their donations and brought a surprising and delightful addition with them!   Waaaay back in the Spring the students at Victory Public School planted a […]

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Lan Anh: December Volunteer of the Month 

Lan Anh is one of those volunteers who goes above and beyond in little ways every day she’s here at HOPE House. We are delighted to introduce her to the greater community as our December Volunteer of the Month!   What brought you to HOPE House?   I moved to Guelph from Markham about 2 […]

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Human Rights Day: Advocating for Opportunities for All

When our Social Worker and Social Intake Worker register a new community member, they always let the person know that we at HOPE House believe everyone comes into the world with a gift to contribute, and that our community is stronger, brighter and better with their gifts in it. They always ask,   “What brings […]

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November’s Volunteers of the Month: Blue North

    On Saturday, November 24th, Blue North, a local business, demonstrated the power of community at HOPE House.   Armed with a generous donation of $10,000 and a mighty army of 40 volunteers, they gave our choice-based, bucks-based Food Market a thorough cleaning, shopped for groceries and hygiene items and stocked the shelves.   This […]

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Federated Agencies Ltd: Giving is the Golden Ticket!

As I enter the office at Federated Agencies Ltd. I am welcomed heartily by Joanne, Peggy, and Rachel (left to right, photo above). I see a table, directly in the middle of the office, piled with donations. As I look, I see that there’s donations of cat food, non – perishables and, surprisingly, toys and […]

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Meet Wendy Noll: Welcoming Streets Peer Outreach Worker

Meet Wendy Noll, the Welcoming Streets Peer Outreach Worker for the downtown core in Guelph. Wendy has been working in the field of addiction personally and professionally for over 20 years. As part of the mental health outreach team in Hamilton, she did the van needle exchange program. She also worked some weekend contract work […]

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September Volunteer of the Month – Allan Kaastra

  An Interview with Allan Kaastra, Lead Farmer – Harvest of HOPE   1.What brought you to HOPE House?   My wife Shiona and I had volunteered for a number of years downtown Guelph prior to HOPE House initiating. When the doors first opened at HOPE House, we felt it was good opportunity for us […]

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Harvest of HOPE Story – Bayer Group

Food security is a basic human right. Guelph has the means to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food for their families; however, people in our community are having to choose between feeding their family healthy food or more cost-effective food that does not necessarily provide the nutritional benefits that are needed in order […]

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MAZON Canada grants $1000 to Food Market

We are thrilled that the MAZON Canada’s Allocations Committee has awarded HOPE House a 2018 grant of $1000 to support our Food Market!   MAZON Canada raises funds primarily within the Jewish community and distributes them to both Jewish & non-Jewish front-line food projects across the country.   At HOPE House we believe in both […]

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