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Meet Maddie: Poverty from a teenage perspective

Lakeside HOPE House By: Madeline Burgess For about 4 months, I have been at Lakeside HOPE House for my high school co-op. I chose this co-op because I believed it would help me figure out which career path I would like to take, and it has. HOPE House is place that helps people in poverty; […]

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Getting to know Janice: volunteer, donor and board member

Janice Crnkovic comes week after week to volunteer on reception with us. She is usually the first point of contact when entering our building making sure you have everything you need for an appointment, you know about our programs and you feel at home in our café.  She also means business. She is a board […]

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Light Bulb Moment

Lakeside HOPE House has always been a place of learning – learning new cooking skills, new budgeting skills, social skills and volunteering skills. Each day, staff, volunteers and clients learn new things about each other and how they can make a difference in their community. This month, we had a new volunteer come in who […]

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Let’s be dauntless

The Food Summit: Putting Good Food into our Organization Last fall we officially became a Good Food Organization, which allowed us to be invited to the 2nd Annual Food Summit conference. There were over 90 organizations present that are all in the same boat as us—a community organization that wants to make change in their city. […]

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It’s cold out there!

This is our fourth year participating in Coldest Night of the Year. For those who don’t know what Coldest Night is, it is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada this year on Saturday February 20th.  It is about coming together as […]

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Moment of the Month: Delivering HOPE

Moment of the Month: Delivering HOPE Christmas Hampers is one of our busiest programs and it has come and gone already. On Hamper day, we assembled all 412 hampers, checked each of them twice and then they were ready to be delivered in every corner in Guelph. We would like to share with you a […]

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What it means to give HOPE this holiday

On December 1st, we are kicking off our Christmas Hamper program in partnership with #GuelphGives. GuelphGives is part of the larger movement of Giving Tuesday in Canada. We couldn’t see a better way to celebrate generosity than to start our Christmas Hamper program.  Let us tell you a little bit about our Christmas Hamper program:  […]

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Press Release: We are a Good Food Organization!

Lakeside HOPE House joins organizations from across Canada in working towards a healthy and equitable food system [Guelph, Ontario, November 23, 2015] — It’s a good food (and news!) story. Lakeside HOPE House is pleased to announce that we have joined Community Food Centres Canada’s Good Food Organizations program to showcase our commitment to offering […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Chiara

At HOPE House we wouldn’t be able to run our programs they way we do without the commitment of volunteers. We have volunteers that are young and old, students from Conestoga, University of Guelph and various high schools in Guelph. There are so many opportunities here at HOPE House that are in need of different skills […]

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Got a minute? Volunteer at HOPE House!

One of the best quotes that I have heard in the past few months of working at HOPE House has been, “The opposite of poverty is community”. As a sociology geek I know this couldn’t be truer. Social ties in our communities are vital to our survival. We share our resources, talents, gifts, company and […]

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