We are so excited to announce that our online holiday auction raised $3255.00 for the Shepherds of Good Hope. Thank you to everyone that participated!!
The Shepherds is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa. Ottawa is such a giving community and this auction was no exception, we had over 60 local-area businesses and restaurants donate items for our auction. Items ranged from hotel stays, hockey tickets, and of course, many were food-related. A big thank you to all who supported us on social media by helping spread the word about our auction.
About Shepherds of Good Hope
Shepherds of Good Hope houses, feeds and supports those most in need in our community. These men and women seek housing or support services due to mental health problems, addiction, job loss or trauma. Last year, they served 1,600 clients on a daily basis, provided 500 beds nightly across eight facilities, and served over 350,000 meals. The ultimate goal is creating community for all through acceptance, compassion and care.
Did you know that they operate eight facilities around the city to serve the needs of their clients?
233 Murray Street – Main Soup Kitchen, Food Bank, Clothing Program and Administration
230 Murray Street – Men’s Shelter with 84 beds
256 King Edward Ave – Transitional Emergency Shelter Program-TESP with 49 beds, Managed Alcohol Program with 24 beds, Women’s Shelter with 54 beds, Women’s Special Care Unit with 16 beds, Workers Program with 24 beds.
208 St. Andrew Street – 35 supportive living units
78/80 Nelson Street , Brigid’s Place – Housing First for Women, 11 units
1057 and 1053 Merivale Road, The Oaks – Supportive living, 55 units
145 Castlefrank Road, Hope Living – Supportive living, 99 units
211 Bronson Ave., Good Day Workshop
If you missed our online auction and would still like to help, visit their website here for more information on how you make a difference. https://foundation.
The giving doesn’t stop here, Ottawa Foodie Girlz will be volunteering in the New Year to serve a meal with the Shepards and for an official cheque presentation.
Thank you to our sponsors