Habitat Happenings Winter 2021 Edition

Dec 7, 2021 |

Building a better tomorrow for local families

As another year draws to a close, our team at Habitat GW gives thanks to you, our supportive community, for your generosity. We could not do what we do without you.

As you read this, our team is working on some truly impressive build plans for 2022 and beyond, with a bold vision. Once construction is underway we anticipate building approximately 75 homes in the Guelph Wellington community.

Your support will truly make a difference. It’s an investment in the future for families and our community, one with generational and lasting impact.

“Being 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.” – 2021 Habitat Homeowner Carla

We are looking for land!

In order to meet the need in our community for affordable housing, we need to continuously be looking for the next big opportunity. To ensure this, Habitat GW is building a land and property inventory. Do you have property/land to offer and would like to discuss future build opportunities?

Learn more...

Habitat ReStore News

Need a PERFECT gift idea? How about three!

“Shop local” at the ReStore
Shop the Habitat ReStore for that unique, one-of-a-kind gift. Avoid shipping delays and fees too!

Hours & Locations…

Give a gift card that makes a difference
Give a ReStore gift card for that savvy shopper or DIY enthusiast in your life!

Details in-store…

Dedicate a donation
Make a donation in honour of the person in your life that has everything, is trying to downsize, or just can’t decide what they’d like.

Donate today…


Our ReStores will be closed over the holidays on the following dates:
December 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31. January 1, 2, and 3.

The ReStores will be OPEN for Shopping and Donating on:
December 28, 29, and 30.

We will return to normal operating hours starting January 4, 2022.

Thank you for choosing to shop our ReStores this past year. 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.

The Annual Meaning of Home creative writing contest is back!

The Meaning of Home contest is back for its 15th year on January 3rd! The contest invites students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to submit a poem or essay explaining what home means to them. The Meaning of Home contest is a great opportunity for students to learn about giving back to their community and the importance of having a safe home while improving their creative writing skills and raising money for Habitat for Humanity.

Watch the video to learn more...

A reminder for our volunteers

Thank you for donating your time and skill, especially at this time of year. To schedule your next ReStore 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.

Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday season, from all of us at
Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington.

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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