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Eatocracy: Food Provision Family

“Most people do not see the world as it is, they see it as they are.”—Margaret Landon One of the mandates that HOPE House holds as vital is its determination to help fight the stigmas that often accompany poverty. Many people, when they hear the words “poor”, “poverty”, “low-income” or “impoverished”, have pre-conceived notions about […]

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JOY Home Tour 2013

That time of year is upon us again; the most wonderful time of the year! Each year the Home Tour becomes increasingly popular, and this year promises to not disappoint. Our feature homes this year include French Country inspired décor, a Gothic home restored to its original beauty, a downtown property converted from 3 apartments […]

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Food Drive and Harvest of HOPE: The Results Are In!

This October we once again held a Food Drive within the community, asking you, our fellow Guelphites, for your help to restock our shelves in order that we could help those struggling with food insecurity. We are always amazed by the generosity that you display, and this year was certainly no exception. We went in […]

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Starting Over with HOPE

Please note: All names have been changed due to the wish to keep anonymity Often, the in the busyness of our everyday lives, we (HOPE House staff) can sometimes forget the reasons and motivations behind what we do; we focus so much on what we are doing that we can neglect to remember why we […]

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World Food Day

Today is World Food Day—a day set aside to help increase the awareness surrounding food insecurity and poverty. Started by the UN in 1945 and now observed annually, World Food Day inspires men and women to help those in need and to be part of creative solutions that inspire change throughout our world. Poverty is […]

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

As we approach this Thanksgiving, a time for celebrating our families, friends and many blessings, it’s also a great time to pause and think about those who may not be as fortunate this season. At the very same moment that many of us sit down to enjoy our traditional feast, others in our community will […]

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RIDE for Refuge: Love, Sweat and Gears

In less than 3 weeks HOPE House will be hosting the RIDE for Refuge for the City of Guelph. RIDE for Refuge is a fantastically fun, family-friendly bike-a-thon that supports 175+ charities (including HOPE House) who serve the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited across Canada. We gather together as a community to take a stand and […]

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What We Do: A Look into Our Programs

At HOPE House we see ourselves as having one mission: to provide tangible compassionate assistance to help those living in poverty. This is our calling in our community. But how we go about achieving this, how we answer this calling, is accomplished in many different ways through multiple programs. Still being a relatively new organization […]

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Happy Anniversary: A Year for the History Books…

For the HOPE House history books that is.  It’s hard to believe, but in just a few short weeks, HOPE House will be celebrating our one-year anniversary at our downtown location; and what a year it has been.  Though the time has flown we are consistently blown away by all the opportunities we have had […]

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Program Focus: Backpack Program

These past few weeks have been pandemonium here at HOPE House as we have been all hands on deck running our Back-to-School Backpack Program. To give you a quick rundown of the program, each year HOPE House offers back-to-school backpacks to children in need throughout our community. The back-to-school season is, for many parents, “the […]

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