Hope Cottage Thanksgiving Dinner 2014

REGISTER TODAY for the Seventh Annual Thanksgiving for Hope Cottage

The Delta Halifax Hotel's Baronet Ballroom
Thursday, October 9th , 2014.

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HEA Drive for Hope Photographs 2014

Hope Cottage Statt at Golf Tournament

5th Annual Hope Cottage Drive for Hope

A big thank you for the supporters and volunteers of The Halifax Employers Association's (HEA) fun filled day of golf at the Glen Arbour Golf Club on August 21, 2014.

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Thank you letter Christmas 2013

Thank you letter for kind donations that allowed the folks at Hope Cottage to serve more than 125 patrons to a beautiful Turkey Dinner with all of the trimmings on Christmas Day.

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Thanksgiving Dinner for Hope Cottage 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner and Auction for Hope Cottage

The sixth annual Friends of Hope Cottage "Thanksgiving Dinner and Auction for Hope Cottage" was held Oct. 10, 2013 at the Delta Halifax was a wonderful success.

The Friends of Hope Cottage have raised over $400,000 over the past number of years.

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Hope Cottage Statt at Golf Tournament

Hope Cottage Drive for Hope

Thank you to everyone who attended the Hope Cottage Drive for Hope Golf Tournament and Auction on August 22, 2013.

The Halifax Employers Association and a number of generous sponsors hosted a well attended afternoon of golf at the Glen Arbour Golf Club.

Photographs from the event are online at http://www.flickr.com/


Hope Cottage Founder, Father Joe Mills
Father Joe Mills

Welcome to Hope Cottage

Hope Cottage is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide meals to those who cannot afford to obtain these meals themselves. Since its inception Hope Cottage has grown into a Halifax institution feeding over 200 meals a day - Monday to Friday. Each day a brunch of soup and sandwich is served from 10:00 to 11:00 and a hot prepared meal from 5:00 to 6:00. Hope Cottage was originally financed by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Hope Cottage continues to be self sufficient with all revenues coming from unsolicited donations from individuals, community groups and organizations. No Gov't funds are received by Hope Cottage. The annual operating budget is approx $300,000. Although there are 3 full time staff members, Hope Cottage relies on the assistance of numerous volunteers to help prepare and serve the meals. We also have the support of a number of local hotels, businesses, community groups and organizations who volunteer their time by preparing and providing meals on an ongoing basis.

We can seat about 90 people at a time and the meals all go smoothly. We have never run out of food.

As well as financial assistance we are always happy to accept donations of food, canned goods, coffee, tea etc. We regularly receive left overs from social events, weddings and other occasions which are welcomed and quickly consumed.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may do so using the link provided, or you may come to Hope Cottage at 2435 Brunswick St. between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm. Food donations can be dropped off there as well. Feel free to contact the office us at 429-7968 or the Director at 471-6123.


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My Story - Cathy

I've been with Hope Cottage for 7 years, started out as a volunteer. I've worked in this area all my life, as I was the Secretary at St. Patrick's Church for 21 years before moving to Hope Cottage.

I have many responsibilities at Hope Cottage - organize supper group & volunteer list - kitchen & office duties, etcetera.

I was offered this position and I'm so glad I took the offer. My job is very rewarding in many ways. I enjoy talking to the clients. Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

Hope Cottage is a great place to work, my co-workers are wonderful and I have an awesome boss. Everybody gets along so well.

Have a great day. Cathy