Operation Backpack 2014

On August 26th, 2014, posted in: News by

Operation Backpack 2014


Employees of ArcelorMittal Hamilton East are once again helping their community by purchasing backpacks for inner-city children.

ArcelorMittal Hamilton East, it’s employees and local union groups, have been raising funds all summer to purchase backpacks to help low income families support their children back to school.

Operation Backpack is a back-to-school program for inner-city kids in Hamilton, where otherwise they might not have the opportunity to receive essential supplies for school due to family financial restraints.  This year, they are planning to prep 650 backpacks for the kids that we serve at St. Matthew’s House.  Each backpack will be filled with school supplies needed for each child.

“This is a fabulous opportunity for children going to school for the first time or returning to school to have the basic equipment to succeed. Every child should have the tools necessary to do their best so that they can achieve their goals for learning.” said Steve Leighfield, Executive Director, St. Matthew’s House.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014, ArcelorMittal Hamilton East staff, friends and families will be assembling the backpacks from 10am to 11am at their mill located on 690 Strathearne Avenue North. St. Matthew’s House is the chosen agency to help distribute those packs to children in need.

St. Matthew’s House will be distributing backpacks throughout our programs.  Also, we will be giving some to our neighbouring schools: Cathy Wever Elementary School and St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School.

This year’s sponsors include: ArcelorMittal Hamilton East, Woman of Steel, United Steelworkers Local 4752, Hamilton Specialty Bar, GIC Financial, Golden Horseshoe Credit Union, United Steelworkers Area Council 5328, Timmerman Industries, and many friends and staff of ArcelorMittal Hamilton East.

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Hamilton Blues Society

The Hamilton Blues Society is hosting Jammer in the Hammer #5 on Sunday, July 27 from 2pm-6pm

Blues Room (upstairs) @ Knights of Columbus, 222 Queenston Road, Hamilton
Admission by donation to the Hamilton Blues Society.  Free parking. All ages, licensed event.

There will be a collection of non-perishable food items in support of St. Matthew’s House.

For more information, please visit www.hamiltonbluessociety.ca

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Pet Pantry – Jun 2014

On June 30th, 2014, posted in: Events by

The Pet Pantry

HAMILTON, Jun. 26, 2014 – St. Matthew’s House in collaboration with Associate Veterinary Clinics and PAWS Hamilton distributed quality pet food to help families with pets in need.

Many thanks to PAWS Hamilton and Associate Veterinary Clinics, especially Kingsway Animal Hospital and Burlington Animal Hospital for donating their time and effort on this event.

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RHLI Band presents a Spring Concert

On March 27th, 2014, posted in: Events by


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Coldest Night of the Year 2014

On January 16th, 2014, posted in: Events by

CNOY 2014


CNOY – Coldest Night of the Year!

On February 22, 2014, St. Matthew’s House along with 64 organizations across Canada will host an event called “Coldest Night of the Year”.  

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