Habitat Happenings Spring 2021 Edition

Mar 26, 2021 |

Welcome home!

“It’s so hard to put into words. It’s a wonderful feeling. There are two milestones that I feel proud to have achieved in my life. One was becoming a Canadian citizen. The other is owning our own home. Thank you Canada and thank you Habitat for Humanity.” 2020 Habitat Homeowner

virtual key ceremony

Virtual Key Ceremony

If you missed our virtual key ceremony in December of last year, or if you just want to relive the memories with our families, please check out the recording HERE.

Hearts for Homes
Our Hearts for Homes fundraising campaign raised an amazing $135,000. Thank you on behalf of families that have made Cityview Village their home. With the success of this project behind us, and with the support of donors like you, we are now looking forward to more build activity – in Guelph and in Centre Wellington. We are searching for property now. If you are able, please consider us again as you plan your 2021 donations. 

Shop and Donate Safely at the Habitat ReStore

We are so happy to see our customers back at the ReStore!
Our stores in Guelph and Fergus have re-opened for shoppers 1:00pm-5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday. We are also accepting donations at our Donation Centres 9:00am-4:30pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Thank you to our shoppers!
Thank you for all your support over this past year.  We appreciate you choosing to shop, in-person or online, with the ReStore.  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 from our generous community. 

We are hiring!

Our ReStore Team is looking to hire more part-time drivers and driver assistants to support our Donation Pick-Up Service so that we can expand the days and times we offer our services to the community. We invite you to share your skills and be part of a positive and collaborative team!

An update for our volunteers

To our current volunteers: We will soon be launching a new way for you to submit your volunteer hours, using a platform called Better Impact. This means no more paperwork! We will need a bit of help in training our 200+ volunteers on this new tool. If you’d like to help us with this initiative, please send a note to volunteer@habitatgw.ca.

Coming up this Spring

NEW! We will be holding pop-up Donation Stations over the Spring and Summer months to collect your donations of new and gently used household items to re-sell at the ReStore. Follow our ReStore Facebook accounts (Guelph and Fergus) for dates, times and locations near you!

Thank you to our many volunteers!

We are so grateful to our volunteers who have continued to contribute time and efforts during the last few months, and to the volunteers who have returned to our ReStores after the lockdown. And if you haven’t volunteered in a while, we would love to see you again!

thank you to our annual engagement partners

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.