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Trekkers and Volunteers Brave Rain for Trek4Kids

It was wet, and it was cold, but still they came. Nearly 90 community members hit the Iron Horse Trail on Saturday, May 6, 2017, to help raise funds to send children to weeklong, overnight summer camp. The base of operations for Trek4Kids 2017 was Thrift on Kent. There, volunteers prepped goody bags and snack packs […]

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Province supports Bail Beds program

Several special guests were at Eby Village on Monday, March 27, 2017, when Attorney General Yasir Naqvi and Kitchener-Centre MPP Daiene Vernile made a funding announcement to support important work taking place at the Charles Street Men’s Shelter. Naqvi announced funding to provide support for 10 bail beds at House of Friendship. The funding will […]

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Young student supports February Potato Blitz

Eva Wolfe has a tender heart. Eva, an 8-year-old Grade 3 student at Northlake Woods Public School in Waterloo, would always be troubled when seeing men experiencing homelessness while travelling throughout Kitchener-Waterloo and area with her mother, Sheryl Bergman-Wolfe. “She would always ask me to stop (and give them money),” said Sheryl. “She wanted to […]

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Campaign driven by vision and values, Emergency Food Hampers centre reopens

It’s early December, and the newly renovated Emergency Food Hamper distribution centre is humming with activity. Stacks of boxed food glide across the floor on hand trucks. Shelving is dismantled and moved. Hampers are packed in various spots. It’s moving day at 807 Guelph St. in Kitchener and like any move, it’s a bit chaotic. […]

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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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A House Of Friendship For All Nations

Today I am fortunate to share a story from Colin our Maintenance Director. He recently had the following reflections to share about his experience working at House of Friendship: One the coolest and my most favourite parts of my job is the diversity I get to experience serving in my role here. I am very […]

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Link 2 Feed And a Full Year of Food Assistance

“I am going through a transition period losing my job and applying for Second Career for a chance to change the course of my life. I’ve been on EI which will end soon and it’s extremely hard for me to make ends meet, and […] I can’t afford to buy any food, and was wondering where to go […]

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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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