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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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JOY Home Tour introduces new Co-chairs

Choose JOY is the theme for this year’s JOY Home tour!   Joy is not the same as happiness, which can be fleeting. You can have happy moments, but still not experience joy as a lifestyle. Joy is deeper, richer, fuller and cannot be taken away. HOPE House supports people who are going through tough […]

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August Volunteer of the Month: Nathan

Nathan is unstoppable. 23 years of beating cancer and a hearing impairment has not stopped Nathan from being one of the hardest working and dedicated volunteers HOPE House has. Whether it’s breaking down boxes, bringing in donations, stocking the shelves in the Food Market or sorting backpacks, Nathan is there on top of it. When […]

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Lego Saved My Life

Lego saved my life.   I know, it sounds absurd. Little plastic bricks made in Denmark? The kids toy?   But Lego really has saved my life.   I discovered Lego as an adult in the midst of a mental health emergency. I spent 6 weeks in Grand River Hospital’s Psych Ward because my depression, […]

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July Volunteers of the Month: Judy & Nancy

Judy and Nancy have been friends for a long time, since their senior year of high school…”now we get to spend every Tuesday morning together laughing and having fun and giving back” Judy grins. Judy attends Lakeside Church, so knew about HOPE House and felt a “nudge” to volunteer here. She started volunteering about a […]

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Meet Jackie Keenan: Gift in Kind Coordinator

“What stands out is probably being brought up in a single parent household. Experiencing poverty impacted my life”.   So starts the story of Jackie, our Gift in Kind Coordinator and the newest member of our team here at HOPE House. Previously, Jackie was a Child and Youth Worker who worked in residential treatment with […]

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