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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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Community Potato Lunch a resounding success

They came, they saw, they ate. Approximately 230 local residents enjoyed the Community Potato Lunch on Friday, Feb. 24, an event that is both a celebration and an ongoing support to the February Potato Blitz. At the lunch, held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in downtown Kitchener, dozens of volunteers came together to create a […]

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Community Potato Lunch is just around the corner

Get ready for the best lunch in town! House of Friendship’s annual Community Potato Lunch is right around the corner, set for Friday, Feb. 24 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, located at 54 Queen St. N. in Kitchener. The lunch, prepared with love by staff from our Charles Street Men’s Shelter, and assisted by Chef D, […]

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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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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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Register now for Friendship Dinner

Event Date: October 22, 2016

Every October, House of Friendship (HOF) invites the community to share an evening of fellowship and inspiration in support of HOF’s mission of service to those in need. We come together at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate to share good food, enjoy each other’s company, and to be inspired by words of wisdom and musical entertainment. Each […]

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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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