Abi and Stella are no strangers to HOPE House. Now 14 years old, the twins’ mom, Bree, has been accessing our services for a number of years and the three of them have come through our doors once more; this time, though, they arrive with a desire to give back.
They’re here, they proudly announce, to sign up to volunteer for the Guelph Community Backpack Market. Partnering with the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, HOPE House coordinates the collection of school supplies to provide every child in need with a brand new, fully stocked backpack.
“When we were little we had a bit less than we do now,” explains Stella. “We didn’t have enough money to get backpacks and supplies for school, but we had the opportunity to come here and get some and now we’ve come to give back because you gave so much to us”.