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Who Are You Walking For?

On February 22 we, as the Guelph community, have the opportunity to come together and walk in Coldest Night of the Year. This event raises funds and awareness for the hurting, hungry and homeless across Canada. While we can all agree this is a great cause for many it is much more personal—it’s the story […]

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Bundle Up–It’s Cold Out There!

Well it’s that time of year again; time to slip on your running shoes and find your warmest mitts and hat and get ready to walk. On Saturday, February 22, Guelph will once again participate in the Coldest Night of the Year–a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and […]

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Christmas Hampers: Update and “Thank You’s”

Once again this Christmas Season saw Christmas Hampers in full swing at HOPE House. With months of prep work, a dedicated staff team, and with the help of some amazing community partners, we were able to package and deliver over 370 Christmas Hampers to families in need; each one containing the fixings of a wonderful […]

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Season of Giving: Christmas Hamper Beginnings

Well the Christmas Season is once again upon us, and as per most years, we’ve been so excited for it that it has completely sprung up on us faster than we anticipated. Christmas is such a special season here at HOPE House because this place started with a Christmas—actually with a Christmas Hamper to be […]

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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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