Stories to Share

Join us at our 80th AGM!

Posted on: June 7th, 2019

You’re invited!  Please join us for our 80th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 18 from 4-6pm at Catalyst 137 (137 Glasgow Street, Kitchener)! Addiction is Close To Home for many Canadians, with 1 in 4 personally impacted by it – not to mention the many lives impacted daily by the growing nation-wide opioid crisis. […]

Play with Purpose at Friendship Golf Tournament!

Posted on: June 7th, 2019

If you love to golf, and want to support a great cause, we have a special event that’s designed just for you! The Friendship Golf Tournament has been a part of House of Friendship since 1996. Golfers gather together at Grand Valley Golf & Country Club on the second Wednesday in July to take a […]

You are Helping Kids Flourish in Spite of the Odds!

Posted on: May 3rd, 2019

Your support of our preventative work in low-income neighbourhoods helps children and their families overcome the barriers that poverty creates – the odds that poverty stacks against them. If your family is constantly struggling to put food on the table or dealing with inadequate housing  or childcare, there isn’t enough time or energy to think about […]

House of Friendship Moves Forward with Addiction Treatment Centre in Cambridge

Posted on: May 2nd, 2019

Media Release – May 2, 2019 House of Friendship leadership says despite a serious fire at the construction site of the new addiction treatment centre located on Concession Road in Cambridge, the project is moving ahead as planned. “We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have already received from this amazing community,” […]

Volunteer’s Passion to Reduce Waste Provides More Food for Families

Posted on: April 18th, 2019

Volunteer Christine Babin has found a way to stretch food that is handed out to families in need at Kingsdale Community Centre. When she first began volunteering, she was concerned by the leftover fruit and vegetables going to the compost pile. So she started using her own equipment, including a food processor and vacuum sealer, […]

You Can Help Send More Children to Camp

Posted on: April 5th, 2019

Camp makes a difference that lasts for a lifetime. When children attend summer camp, they can gain the tools and skills they need to succeed later in life. Children grow in self-confidence and resilience and have a greater ability to resist the challenges they might be facing. For families living on low income, camp is […]

Coming Back from Tragedy – Clint and Joanie Malarchuk Share Their Story

Posted on: March 29th, 2019

Clint Malarchuk knows a thing or two about beginning again. The former NHL goaltender, most famous for surviving a skate blade to the neck (and returning to the ice 10 days later) has struggled back from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and addiction. He also survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the skull, a suicide attempt […]

Thank You for Feeding Families in Need

Posted on: February 13th, 2019

This year’s Supermarket Blitz was a great success, thanks to you! On Saturday, Feb. 9, nearly 400 volunteers came together at 28 local stores to help feed families and individuals in need. Spuddy, Sweet and our Spud Family’s newest addition, Tater, were out in full force on Saturday, and were excited to see just how […]

Sharing the Gift of Food at Supermarket Blitz

Posted on: February 5th, 2019

This weekend, come see our caring community at its best, as hundreds of volunteers collect cash and potatoes at grocery stores for Supermarket Potato Blitz 2019, in support of House of Friendship’s Emergency Food Hampers. On Saturday, Feb. 9, approximately 400 volunteers will be on hand to receive cash and potato donations from the community, […]

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