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Group of giving Guelphites donate $50,000 to Hope House campaign

The campaign has set a $2 million campaign goal over the next year
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 HOPE House moved closer to its Sustain HOPE campaign goal today thanks to a $50,000 commitment from the Guelph Giving Pledge.

The Guelph Giving Pledge is a group of local philanthropists that started in 2020 with the idea that a small amount of giving by the more fortunate can dramatically improve the quality of life of those in need. The HOPE House gift is the group’s first pledge.

“We see a perfect fit between the Guelph Giving Pledge and Hope House,” says Jason Haupt, a founding member. “The Guelph Giving Pledge wants to help tackle homelessness and poverty in our community. Hope House is a prominent organization in our community that serves those with the greatest needs. They are well run, and we have a high degree of confidence in their work.”

In recognition of the gift, HOPE House will name the main floor lounge at its downtown Guelph location the Guelph Giving Pledge Lounge.

“We are overjoyed to be selected by Guelph Giving Pledge as their first ever donation. This has been a challenging year for many community members, and this generous commitment will help us support the people in our community that need our help. We are very grateful,” said Jaya James, HOPE House’s Executive Director.

HOPE House runs innovative and critically needed food, clothing and support programs that help people move towards an independent future with hope and dignity. Demand for their services remains at an all-time high with demand up over 20% as our community recovers from COVID-19. In April 2020, HOPE House completed the purchase of its downtown building to ensure its support and services have a place to call home for many years to come. The funds raised in the Sustain HOPE Capital Campaign will go towards paying off and renovating the building so that monthly operating costs can be redirected to support immediate poverty relief and other support programs in the community.

The campaign has set a $2 million campaign goal over the next year.

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