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Thank you for supporting Don Cameron Potato Night!

What a night! Rangers fans once again showed an outpouring of generosity at the 21st annual Don Cameron Potato Night on Jan. 26, bringing in cash and spud donations to kickstart this year’s February Potato Blitz. Spuddy and Sweet Potato, along with nearly 40 volunteers, were on hand to receive donations from Rangers fans throughout the evening […]

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Thank you to Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary!

As we reflect on this year’s Christmas Hamper Program, once again we celebrate the Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club who made this possible. Due to their tremendous leadership and commitment to this community, 4,000 families were able to enjoy a special holiday dinner, complete with a delicious turkey.  Their amazing fundraising efforts within this community made this a record […]

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Face Off Against Hunger at Don Cameron Potato Night!

Rangers fans will be asked once again to “face off” against hunger at this year’s Don Cameron Potato Night, the kickoff event to the month-long February Potato Blitz. Retired broadcaster Don Cameron and the Kitchener Rangers invite fans to drop off cash and potato donations on their way into the game at the Kitchener Memorial […]

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You can support February Potato Blitz

It’s less than a month until February Potato Blitz gets officially underway, and there are many ways you can lend your support. Every February, churches, community organizations and local schools band together to collect the equivalent of 300,000 lbs. of potatoes, in both cash and spud form. Through community-based Potato Blitz fundraisers, along with special […]

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Holiday Hours at House of Friendship

Over the Christmas holidays, as staff enjoy some well-deserved time with loved ones and family, we will have reduced hours at several of our programs. Here is a guide to what is open, and what is not, during the holidays: House of Friendship Administrative Office, 51 Charles Street East, Kitchener – Open regular hours, 8:30am […]

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You made Christmas Hampers a success

Once again, we have been overwhelmed with the support that this year’s Christmas Hampers and Rotary Turkey Drive has received. Thanks to the generous support of this community, and the 600 volunteers who gave of their time and energy this December, just under 4,000 Christmas Hampers have been delivered to families in need. The last […]

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We’re looking for your input!

We’re looking for your input – your personal perceptions! We are embarking on an exciting and broad community review of the House of Friendship brand and what it stands for today and how our brand is perceived in the community.  We are seeking perceptions of a wide variety of constituents – staff, volunteers, program participants, sponsors, […]

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You contributed $45,000 to help our neighbours in need. Thank you!

House of Friendship welcomed 500 friends and supporters to Rockway Mennonite Collegiate on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the 22nd Annual Friendship Dinner. You, an inspiring mix of donors, volunteers, community leaders and staff, came together for a common purpose — to help our neighbours in need to Belong and Thrive. Séan McCann, formerly of Great […]

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Partnerships honoured with Newcomer Landlord Award

Partnerships were at the heart of the celebration that took place in Regional Council chambers on Nov. 16, when three agencies, including House of Friendship, were honoured for their commitment to supporting Syrian refugee families. The Newcomer Landlord Award, shared equally by House of Friendship, Reception House  Waterloo Region and the Kiwanis Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, […]

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House of Friendship receives addiction funding

House of Friendship was one of several local agencies that received additional funding from the Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integrated Network to address the current opioid crisis. The announcement of $2.3-million in funding was made on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Margaret’s Centre of Hope, House of Friendship’s centre for women’s addiction services. Of the $2.3-million, House […]

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