Sandwiches for The Mission

On November 2, a group of 20 HOPE Club students made their way downtown to The Ottawa Mission, an organization which which provides shelter, food and opportunity to many homeless men in the Ottawa region. There, they spent over an hour participating in The Mission’s Sandwich Making Program!

With the money HOPE raised at their bake sale on World Food Day, the club was able to purchase the supplies necessary to make over 250 individually wrapped sandwiches!

This includes:

  • 17.5 lbs of ham slices
  • 11 lbs of cheese slices
  • 27 loaves of bread
  • 2 huge tubs of mustard

Thanks to everyone who came out and made a difference!!

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We Scare Hunger!

This Halloween, many HOPE Club members decided that they wanted to make a difference in our comIMG_1869munity. So, as a group, HOPE Club took on Free The Children’s “We Scare Hunger” campaign and went door-to-door asking for non-perishable food items instead of candy.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, HOPE Club managed to collect approximately 250 canned goods! All these foods will be donated to the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, which helps provide food for over 100 families per month!

Thank you so much to everyone in Barrhaven for being so receptive of our initiative! It is deeply appreciated by many!

World Food Day

On Thursday October 16th, H.O.P.E Club raised awareness about world hunger and poverty for World Food Day, an initiative founded by the UN and FAO in 1945.

For World Food Day, H.O.P.E held booths with trivia questions about world hunger. We also had samples of maize porridge, a staple meal in Africa, for the students to try out.

After school, we held a bake sale in which students were encouraged to bring canned food in exchange for a baked good. Students who brought canned food were also entered in a draw to a win a $10 Tim Hortons gift card!

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All proceeds and canned food from the bake sale went to the Ottawa Food Bank and the Ottawa Mission.

Clean up at Carleton Lodge!

Today, a few H.O.P.E. Club members went out to volunteer at the Carleton Lodge Seniors Home.

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There, we met up with some of our lovely supervisors and helped them pull out weeds, turn the soil, and overall make a nice place for the seniors to enjoy.

It was a very hot day, and the bugs did not seem to go away, but the end result was very worth it.

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H.O.P.E. Club volunteers in the local community because we know that a small action like this will have a big impact in the long run. We encourage you to volunteer as well!

Join H.O.P.E. Club!

Hello students!

As you’re all settling in for another school year, consider making this year a great one by getting involved with H.O.P.E. Club for the 2014-2015 school year (and hopefully the years after, too)!

If you’re someone who is driven to make a change in the world and who wants to help others, then this is the club for you! H.O.P.E. club aims to help our global and local community by raising money for great causes (such as Free the Children and One Prosper) and through various volunteer opportunities over the course of the school year. We want you to feel empowered so that you can lead and evoke changes for those who can’t.

Here at LDH, H.O.P.E. club is known for organizing and running many events such as Vow of Silence, bake sales, and of course, the annual Multicultural Week, which includes tons of events and is lots of fun (and you may also get some volunteer hours)!

Sounds like something you want to do? Then please come out to our first H.O.P.E. club meeting on September 11th 2014 in Rm 302. If you are unable to attend, please speak with Maria Shaheen and Allie Hayes or Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Williams. While you’re at it, you can also like our Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Anyone and everyone is welcome!

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