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You Helped Raise $57,000 to Send Kids to Camp!

Posted on: May 6th, 2018

We will be able to send 130 children to summer camp this year, thanks to you! Trek4Kids Hike and Bike 2018 saw more than 100 caring residents come together on Saturday, May 5, 2018 all united with one cause – sending children to week-long, overnight summer camp, an unattainable reality for many. The sunny day […]

Temporary Winter Overnight Drop-In Program Winds Down

Posted on: April 30th, 2018

As planned, the three-month Temporary Winter Overnight Drop-In Program wrapped up on April 30, 2018. Operated by House of Friendship staff and funded by the Region of Waterloo, this program was provided at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in downtown Kitchener. With funding until the end of April, this program allowed St. Matthews and House of […]

We Honour Your Faithful Support and Service

Posted on: March 30th, 2018

For 34 years, Keith Wagler has been the friendly face of House of Friendship’s Appliance Repair Program. Through this unique program (the only one of its kind in Canada), Keith has visited thousands of homes in Waterloo Region since 1984, helping families and individuals living on low income who would otherwise have no way to […]

Integration of Addiction and Counselling Services with St. Mary’s General Hospital

Posted on: March 8th, 2018

House of Friendship and St. Mary’s General Hospital are pleased to announce a proposed plan to voluntarily integrate addiction counselling services. This proposal will be considered by the Waterloo-Wellington Local Integration Health Network (WWLHIN) at its regular board meeting on March 28, 2018. This voluntary integration will see addiction counselling services currently provided by St. […]

You can support February Potato Blitz

Posted on: January 8th, 2018

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 […]

Rotary Turkey Drive raises record amount!

Posted on: January 6th, 2018

The Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club’s 2017 Turkey Drive was a great success, with community members joining together to make Christmas special for local families. A record amount of $380,000 was raised for the 2017 Turkey Drive – exceeding the $375,000 target! This money is used to buy turkeys and food for House of Friendship’s hamper program. Since […]

Holiday Hours at House of Friendship

Posted on: December 22nd, 2017

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 […]

You made Christmas Hampers a success

Posted on: December 21st, 2017

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 […]

We’re looking for your input

Posted on: December 7th, 2017

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, […]

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

Posted on: November 21st, 2017

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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