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Christmas Hampers and Turkey Drive 2016

This year is the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club’s 10th year of running the Turkey Drive that provides 4,000 Christmas Hampers with 3,600 turkeys including 600 Halal turkeys, and hams.  The Rotary Club’s goal for 2016 is to raise $375,000 for Christmas Hampers, a program that is run by House of Friendship with over 600 volunteers who […]

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Hockey Helps The Homeless – Kitchener Waterloo

The final tally is in….$165,000 raised for homeless shelters in KW! This one day hockey tournament was held on October 28, 2016 at RIM Park.  Run by a dedicated group of volunteers, the event was well supported by this community, whether by playing hockey or sponsoring the event, with a shared mission of ending homelessness in Waterloo Region. […]

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Opening Up Food Hampers This Summer

This summer two years of planning and discussing will finally pay off as work will officially begin on a major renovation and reworking of our Emergency Food Hamper Program on Guelph Street. We are going to extend the front of our warehouse by about 20 feet, demolish the house that sits awkwardly in the middle […]

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Help Kids Be Curious, Active And Ready For Life

Today’s Blog post is from Kristi D. and her son Bastien. Happy Canada Day! For many, it is the beginning of summer time adventures! Whether you see the fireworks July 1st, spend time with family and friends or go for the first camping trip of the season! Like you, my family looks forward to summer […]

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Volunteers Are The Roots Of Strong Communities

Roots are important. A place like Kitchener Waterloo has a history. Each person who lives here, and has lived here, has set down roots. They get tangled up and they hold us together.  They hold our history, and clues to what is important for all of us. Tomorrow is the last day of Volunteer Appreciation Week.  Volunteers are […]

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$15 And Fairness Campaign – A Day Of Action Across Ontario Tomorrow!

Today I’m happy to share a message from Marjorie, a BSW student on placement with us, and a representative of 15 And Fairness. Do you care about any of the following? $15 minimum wage? Paid sick days? Equal pay for equal jobs? Fairness in the workplace? Employment Act that protects ALL workers? Come and join 15 […]

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