Habitat Happenings Fall 2021 Edition

Sep 14, 2021 |

A big welcome to Lory and Carla!

Lory and her daughter Carla recently moved into their home at Cityview Village:

“What motivated me the most to apply for a Habitat home was the value placed on having a respectful community, a peaceful environment and the chance to have a home I can call my own.” -Lory

“The fact that Habitat for Humanity considered us to be a part of the Habitat Family is so exciting for me. Now my future is something to look forward to, with a new house, new life, new beginning. We will create more happy memories together in a safe and secure place I can call HOME.” – Carla

Thank you to Market Fresh!

Great news! Our friends at Market Fresh, downtown Guelph, raised over $5,000 for Habitat Guelph Wellington over the last two weeks of August! Please help us in thanking the Market Fresh team for their recent fundraising efforts by visiting them in-store. They are looking forward to joining us on the build site in the future when we are able to host them at a build.

Upcoming Events

The Beer Store’s Annual Bottle and Donation Drive

The Beer Store’s annual bottle drive and donation drive is back in support of Habitat for Humanity!
Donate your empties to help build a foundation for healthier families and communities.
Tuesday September 7th to Sunday September 19th at a participating The Beer Store location near you! Learn more…

Do you live in the South End of Guelph?

We are launching a new initiative to make it easier for you to donate items you no longer need to the ReStore!
On Friday Sept 17 (2:00pm-6:00pm) and Saturday Sept 18 (1:00pm-5:00pm), bring any items you would like to donate, as long as they are gently used, in good shape, and still functional. We will load up our truck and bring your donation back to the ReStore for you!
Located at The Salvation Army Citadel parking lot at 1320 Gordon Street in Guelph, between Edinburgh St and Arkell Rd. Learn more about accepted donations…

In the News

Help us build a better tomorrow for local families

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity in Canada and thousands of volunteers and supporters like you have helped more than 4,000 Canadian families access safe and affordable housing. We partner with families who are often living with a constant burden of uncertainty, stress and fear. We understand the power of safe and decent housing and how transformative it can be. We do this work because we know that each and every single Habitat home changes lives. Together, we can change lives and transform communities by providing affordable housing solutions. If we are to confront this affordable housing crisis, we need your support. Together, we can build the beyond for more more families in our community. Stay tuned for impending build announcements in our community. We will be making announcements soon!

Election policy recommendations

Are you registered to vote in this election? Investments to increase the supply of affordable housing are necessary to address the housing crisis in Canada, driving positive social and economic outcomes as we emerge from the pandemic. Housing creates lasting change. It transforms futures, strengthens communities, and fosters resiliency and stability that transcend generations. Read Habitat for Humanity Canada’s policy recommendations HERE.


Habitat for Humanity Canada has also endorsed the #VoteHousing campaign, which is a non-partisan, grassroots initiative that is calling on Canadians to cast their votes with housing and homelessness in mind. This campaign brings together a full range of housing and homelessness advocates in a way that hasn’t been done before and aims to get all parties to commit to action on affordable housing and homelessness. The six policy planks being advanced align with Habitat for Humanity Canada’s calls for increased investments in affordable housing. To learn more about the campaign, you can visit their site at www.votehousing.ca.

Habitat ReStore News

We love our ReStore customers! To say thank you, we are giving out one-time-use 15% off coupons until September 21st. If you haven’t received yours yet, come out to the Fergus or Guelph ReStore before September 21st and say “We love the ReStore”! Staff will get your information and sign you up to receive your coupon by email.

In-Store Shopping Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Tuesday – Saturday
Donation Centre Hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm, Tuesday – Saturday

It’s Back-to-School time! Check out our great selection of desks, bookshelves, office chairs and more!

Thank you for choosing to shop our ReStores during these unpredictable times. Every purchase you make helps to build safe and affordable housing in our community. In addition to this, you are making an environmentally conscious choice to extend the life of many items donated by our generous community. 

Capacity limits, social distancing and face coverings are enforced both inside and at all entrances for the safety and well-being of our shoppers, volunteers and staff.

Online Shopping still available on our Guelph and Fergus ReStore Facebook pages. Please contact our stores by phone to purchase, and pick up your purchase curbside, during store hours.Learn more about the ReStore HERE.

A reminder to our ReStore volunteers:

To schedule your next shift, please reach out to our team at your local store. To track your volunteer hours, please log into Better Impact. If you are not sure how to log in, please contact our support team at volunteers@habitatgw.ca and we will be happy to help!

thank you to our 2021 corporate partners

Contact us today to find out how your company can become our partner! Learn more…

We hope you enjoyed this issue of Habitat Happenings. Please keep in touch by visiting our ReStores in Guelph and Fergus, following us online, or contacting us by email at communications@habitatgw.ca.

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