Warm Your Belly and Your Heart

House of Hope partners with the Amos House to raise money for the homeless


With autumn well upon us and the temperatures continuing to drop, many of us are looking for ways to keep the house feeling toasty. What better way than by throwing something in the oven? Stop by House of Hope Boutique in Warwick to pick up some locally made all-natural baking mixes; not only will you warm up your kitchen, you’ll give back to those in need.

House of Hope Boutique Originals (HOHBO) is a human services organization that began in 2007 as an opportunity for the local homeless to improve their situations. Originally a sewing workshop in the basement of a shelter, House of Hope has evolved into a much larger business; homeless individuals now create purses, wine bags, clothing and even plant stakes made from recycled wine corks. Recently, residents of Providence’s Amos House have provided House of Hope with handcrafted baking mixes, perfect for warming your kitchen and your stomach. All proceeds will benefit Amos House’s programs and services.

The House of Hope’s annual girls night out event, “Fashion With Friends,” is also taking place soon, on December 5 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. Come out from 5:30-9:30pm and show support or just stop by the boutique, taste some baked samples and stock up for the winter. Your pantry will thank you, and so will your less fortunate neighbors.