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Sharing Good Fortune

In December, the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Fund received a donation. Now, there’s nothing unusual about that – we had sent out our annual correspondence to the community reporting on the work of the Society, and typically, we receive a number of donations in response. But this one leapt off the page, as the amount was unusual: $555.55. Continue reading

2012 Inaugural Heroes of the Homeless

In 2012, the Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society was pleased to recognize, for the first time, community members who offered their hearts, time and resources to help those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Our Inaugural Heroes of the Homeless were inducted (with capes no less!) during the annual Awards and Grants Ceremony in October, 2012. Continue reading

Grant Highlight: The Winter Shelter

As Winter approached and dropping temperatures threatened, it became clear that there wasn’t enough space indoors for people to stay during the cold season. Surrey needed a temporary, low-barrier shelter that would run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – a place where people could warm up with a good meal during the day, a bed to sleep in at night, and a welcome that didn’t require them to leave during other times of the day. With this need in mind, the City of Surrey came to the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society for a responsive grant. Continue reading

10 year old Fundraiser Amazed by Generosity of Community

Skate for the Homeless Fundraiser from Novel Pictures on Vimeo. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world,” wrote Anne Frank when she was just a bit older than what Robert Dudra is now. At 10 yrs old, Robert has wasted no time in making a… Continue reading