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Thank You For Sharing The Good
“Food is a basic necessity and there should be no shame in asking for help for it.”
Candace was volunteering three mornings a week at House of Friendship’s Emergency Food Hamper program. She now volunteers five days and oversees the meat department. She and fellow volunteers donate more than 12,800 hours annually, the equivalent of more than half of the work done in the program. Candace is happy to ‘give back’ and help. Not so long ago, she was receiving instead of giving. For more of Candace's story and for the latest news at House of Friendship, click and read the December issue of Friendship News.
You Caught the Spirit and Shared the Good!
For 12 magical days this December, over 600 volunteers supported House of Friendship’s Christmas Hamper program. They shared the gift of food with thousands of people: 4,380 Christmas Hampers and 3,700 turkeys provided food for 11,000 people - 6,930 adults and 4,070 children.
You helped us pay it forward.
You joined us for ‘12 Days for Good,’ December 9-20, and SHARED the good: volunteered with a local charity or cause; helped family, neighbours and friends; and, donated to important causes in our community. Led by 12 official Do Gooders and assisted by 12 daily Good themes, over 300 people counted themselves in and shared the good with our community. Thank you!
Welcome to House of Friendship
Founded in 1939, House of Friendship envisions a healthy community where all can belong and thrive. To fulfill this vision, we strengthen people and communities by being there when needed, speaking up and working together. This is a mission that we share with many local member churches, faith groups, partner agencies, businesses, groups, and individuals. The Annual Report, 2012-2013 is an opportunity to report to you on the work of the past year, and to acknowledge the impact of community contributions. In addition, HOF's Annual Stewardship Report shares personal stories from the past year.
Each year, we serve over 42,000 people, living on low income in Waterloo Region, through four program areas that focus on:
With your support, people are able to survive and get back on their feet by receiving emergency food and shelter. And, they are able to benefit from opportunities to lead healthier lives and to grow, connect and develop in their communities. Together, we offer help and hope.
You can securely donate to House of Friendship electronically through Canada Helps (click on "Donate Now" above) or send your donation to us at the address below. House of Friendship is a registered charity (#10749-3892-RR0001) and will gladly issue a charitable income tax receipt for your donation along with our appreciation. Click on the You Can Help tab or contact us at 519-742-8327 to find out more ways you can get involved and extend the hand of friendship to our neighbours in need.
Looking for a particular staff or program? For a listing of Leadership Team staff contact information click on the Contact Us tab above, and use the Programs tab for specific program information. Download our agency brochure and a full listing of our programs. Thank you for taking the time to visit. We look forward to hearing from you!
John Neufeld, Executive Director