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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 […]

Partnerships honoured with Newcomer Landlord Award

Posted on: November 16th, 2017

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, […]

House of Friendship receives addiction funding

Posted on: November 15th, 2017

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 […]

Séan McCann shares story of hope and recovery at Friendship Dinner

Posted on: October 23rd, 2017

House of Friendship welcomed 500 of its closest friends and supporters to Rockway Mennonite Collegiate on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the 22nd Annual Friendship Dinner. Séan McCann, formerly of Great Big Sea, shared his story of addiction and recovery to a packed house, and sang special selections from his CD, Help Your Self. McCann said […]

Friendship Golf raises $44,000 for our neighbours in need

Posted on: July 21st, 2017

It was a rainy day, filled with its share of wild weather, but that didn’t stop the golfers from taking to the links at both Grand Valley Golf and Country Club and Doon Valley Golf Course on Wednesday, July 12 for the 22nd annual Friendship Golf Tournament. More than 150 golfers and 30-plus volunteers came […]

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