"Crisis are terrible, nobody wishes this on anybody, but...humans have this amazing ability to rise up and care for one another in crisis and we have seen that in huge, huge spades".
Recently I sat down with Rogers TV, Channel 20 and shared an update on how the Guelph community is coming together and responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Learn more about the imperative partnerships that have been formed and how to access programs such as food, getting help with taxes, and free counselling.
Like most organizations, we've experienced some tremendous changes here at HOPE House since the COVID-19 breakout.
Most notably, we are now delivering food orders! This was a learning curve, but with the help of committed volunteers practicing strict physical distancing protocol and drivers from Linamar, we are fully in swing and helping everyone stay home and do their part in flattening the curve.
Click here if you or someone you know is in need of food and would like to learn about how to get groceries delivered directly.
We have also partnered with The Community Company to develop The Wellness Project - an initiative focused on building community in a time of crisis by adding a 'wellness box' to the grocery delivery of individuals & families who need it most. Every Wellness Box includes healthy foods, mental wellness items, and a gentle reminder to the recipient that they are loved.
I know you are a person who deeply cares about everyone in your community. With physical distancing becoming our new reality, you are feeling worried about the impact this is having and will continue to have on the many individuals & families who already live month-to-month. Our goal is for every food order in the month of May to include a Wellness Box, because we know it will brighten their day.
You can add joy to a person's day - purchase a $20 Wellness box for someone in need today here.
Thank you, all, for your ongoing support and efforts during this difficult and uncertain time. Together we can make it.
Wishing you safety and good health,
Executive Director, HOPE House
We've been getting terrific feedback about our delivery service!
Here are just a few examples:
"HOPE House is one of a kind!"
"That was huge!"
"I am beyond grateful!"
"That was magnificent!"
"That was the greatest gift; God is out there looking after me!"