Community Support Programs 

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Community Support Programs

We offer a range of services to support members of the community including income tax services for low income individuals, Community Response Network support, specialized one-off services, and more!

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Community Gardens

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Volunteer Income Tax Program

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Community Response Network

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Holly Days Program

Community Gardens

Join a community of neighbours who grow food sustainably and eat healthy.

This volunteer-led program allows Hope and area residents with a love of growing plants to grow their own produce, attend meetings, and voice ideas for improving the community gardens.

Under the guidance of the Lead Volunteer Garden Coordinator, Esther Brysch, gardeners plant, care for and harvest a range of vegetables, berries and herbs.  Esther also supports the School Garden Program and oversees the large Community Food Bank garden.

Gardening is beneficial to both our physical and mental well-being and provides a sustainable source of organic, healthy and nutritious food!  Even if you’re new to gardening our Garden Coordinator and Garden Members love to support those new to gardening.

Plot fees:

$30 for outdoor raised or low growing plot
$60 for a 4x4 raised or low growing Greenhouse plot

The Community Gardens are located behind Coquihalla Elementary school on Coquihalla Street.  For more information or to register for a plot, please contact Hope Community Services at 604-869-2466.

If you would like to volunteer to work in the Community Food Bank garden, Coquihalla School Garden or any other garden area, please contact Hope Community Services at 604-869-2466.  Volunteers are always needed and welcomed!

This program is made possible with the support of the District of Hope & School District #78 (land use), the Province of BC and donations from the community members and local businesses.  If you would like to make a donation to support the Community Garden, please visit our donation page today!

 

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Volunteer Income Tax Program

Volunteers trained by Revenue Canada complete basic income tax returns for Hope and area residents who require assistance.

The Volunteer Income Tax Program is available for Seniors and low income earners (single earners up to $18,000 and dual wage earners up to $30,000).

How does it work?

  1. Bring in your tax forms (T5007, T4, T4(A), etc) to the Hope Community Services office at 434 Wallace.
  2. A trained volunteer will complete your tax return using the CRA’s e-file program.
  3. Depending on the volume of tax returns availability of volunteers, your tax return may be complete within one week.
  4. We will call you to come pick up your tax return once it is complete.

 

This is a free service however donations are greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our office at (604) 869-2466 for more information.

Community Response Network

We are proud to partner with the Hope Community Response Network (CRN) to provide a coordinated response to abuse, neglect and self-neglect to vulnerable adults in our community.

The CRN works to raise awareness through resources, information events, and workshops and to ultimately prevent abuse, neglect and self-neglect in vulnerable adults.

For more information please contact Kim Paolini or visit the CRN website.

BC association of Community Response Networks

Holly Days

Holly Days is our annual Christmas Giving program.

We provide grocery gift cards, food, toys & gifts for low-income households. 

To register for this program, please visit the main office at 434 Wallace Street.  Please bring with you proof of residence (i.e. rent receipt, utility bill, etc.) and ID for every member of your household.  Registration begins November 2, 2020.

NEW this year – sponsor a family or senior!

If you or your organization would like to sponsor a family or senior this year, please contact the office at 604-869-2466 and we will match you up with a family or senior in need.

This program is supported ENTIRELY through the generous donations of local community members, businesses, organizations, the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau and the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau!  If you would like to support Holly Days Christmas Giving Program, please visit our donation page or contact the office at 604-869-2466 for additional ways to support this popular program.

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We are proud members of

We are proud members of Food Banks Canada
We are proud members of Food Banks BC
We are proud members of Community Food Centres Canada
We are proud members of Food Banks Canada
We are proud members of Food Banks BC
We are proud members of Community Food Centres Canada

Hope Community Services

PO Box 74, 434 Wallace Street.
Hope, BC, Canada V0X 1L0

tel: (604) 869-2466
fax: (604) 869-3317

giving@hopecommunityservices.com

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