As many of you who followed our 2020 HOPE Project Event: 35 Days of HOPE event know, we shared inspiring and hopeful stories with you over 35 days, in recognition of our 35th anniversary of serving this community. Also in recognition of this milestone anniversary, we set a fundraising goal of $35,000. The goal for this event is usually much higher, but given that we couldn’t host the event in a format we were used to (an in-person luncheon), we knew that even reaching this year’s lower goal was going to be a challenge. With the support of our wonderful sponsors, and this incredible community, we were able to raise just under $21,000 over the 35 days. In light of the obstacles we faced due to the ongoing pandemic, we were quite pleased with this outcome.

But the story doesn’t end there. Less than a week after the event had ended online, a VERY generous donor reached out and asked whether they could still contribute in support of this event. They were aware that we hadn’t reached our fundraising goal and were reaching out to offer their support. We are incredibly humbled and proud to announce that with this anonymous donor’s thoughtfulness and tremendous generosity, our 2020 HOPE Project Event: 35 Years of HOPE ended up raising just over $35,000 in support of the essential programs and services we offer to the Dufferin and Caledon communities! We are so truly grateful to this anonymous donor.

Thank you once again to Presenting Sponsors: Argo Development CorporationFlato Developments and GoYoga Orangeville and all of the other wonderful businesses that supported this event. Thank you to each and every one of you who followed and supported this event. And thank you to the very generous anonymous donor who significantly helped us to reach our goal. There are not enough words to express how sincerely appreciative we are to all of our community partners and to the individuals who go above and beyond to support or work. Thank you.

If you are still hoping to read all 35 stories of hope, please click HERE

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