It is at times like these that the community can make a real impact one another's lives and collectively encourage each other.
Why partnering matters
During a crisis we all feel the pressure. Some of us want to stay in bed and hide, others are angry that life isn't the way it used to be and others feel incredibly alone. Even simple, everyday tasks can seem overwhelming.
It is at times like these that the community can make a real impact on one another's lives and collectively encourage each other.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared HOPE House has found true strength in its partnerships.
Partnerships with The Drop-In Centre, Royal City Mission, Chalmers Community Services and the Community Health Centre are working to ensure that no one is without food in Guelph.
Partnerships with Five Star Relationships that allows HOPE House to offer online and phone counselling services for free to individuals in need.
Partnerships with Linamar that are facilitating the delivery of all grocery orders to people's households so that we can better practice our physical distancing.
Partnerships with Sue Morris that allow for low income households to get their taxes done over the phone rather than face to face so they can receive their tax refunds.
And new partnerships like with The Community Company, who have developed a Wellness Box to build physical and mental health by providing some pick me ups to be delivered with the HOPE House Food Market groceries.
This is how true community operates. The focus is on building up the entire community rather than looking for ways to profit.
HOPE House will continue to work towards building a more generous and kind community in Guelph with the help of many partners. You will hear more about these partnerships in the coming weeks. So stay home, but stay connected and stay kind.
The Wellness Project is a collaborative effort between HOPE House & The Community Company to deliver Food Market groceries and wellness items to individuals and families in Guelph who need it most.
The Wellness Box builds community as it is a reminder that in a time of crisis, people are thinking of them and have their back.
This week’s Wellness Box includes: avocados, fresh blueberries and raspberries, asparagus, a set of acrylic paints, art canvas, a paintbrush set, and most importantly, a handwritten note with a personal message.