Hockey for Hope: Jacob Project making donation to Hope Cottage through Bedford minor hockey team


WAVERLEY: A Waverley teen is thinking about others first this holiday season.

Jake Boudreau, a student at Lockview High, operates The Jacob Project, an initiative he started some five years ago to help those in need. At the holiday season, that need is high.

So this year he approached his Bedford Coyotes Hockey team out of the Bedford Blues Minor Hockey Association to see if they were interested in helping him out. They were.

”I am really thankful to have a great group of guys to play hockey with, and to share this project with,” Jake said in an email interview. “Thank you to each of you for your kindness.”

The team after their delivery. (Submitted photo)

Hope Cottage is facing a desperate need for stock, and it’s close to Jake’s heart.

“When I heard that they had a desperate need, I knew what I had to do and reached out to my hockey team,” he said, adding they stepped up in a big way.

That will lead the 13-player team to delivering donations to Hope Cottage on Nov. 30.

On top of what the hockey team did, Jake received a donation of $300 from Keller-Williams Realty for his efforts to support Hope Cottage replenish it’s kitchen pantry.

“I was able to meet their committee today and they presented me with the cheque,” said Jake. “I’m excited to deliver this to Hope Cottage. Their need is so high right now. Please try to help if you can.”

He said his team feels good for their good gesture.

“I hope that a lot of kindness can be shared every day,” said Jake.

The delivery took place on Nov. 30.