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November/December 2012
Fall News and Events

Gala 2012 Thank You Ad 

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 7th annual Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala such a fabulous event! Special thanks to our Gala Chair, Ruth Kemp, and the members of our Gala Committee, along with our partners, corporate sponsors, table sponsors and volunteers.

 

Click here to see our Gala photo album on Facebook and here to see our 2012 Year in Review video.
 
We hope you will consider joining us for our 2013 Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala, which will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at The Westin Ottawa. Together, we are building homes and building hope. 

Upcoming Habitat NCR Events:

 

Dedication Ceremony of 119-121 Sarah Street Builds in Carleton Place

                                                                                                     Mitchell Family  

Please join us on Wednesday, November 28 at 5 p.m. as we officially welcome the Shaver and Mitchell families to their new Habitat NCR homes. The dedication ceremony will bring together our Platinum Hammer Sponsors - Marilyn Vavasour for Reid House and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating - with members of our Board of Directors, our other corporate sponsors, tradespeople and volunteers to celebrate this momentous occasion.

 

To RSVP for the ceremony, please call 613-749-9950 ext. 224 or email communications@habitatncr.com.

  

E-Waste Collection Event on Dec. 1: Help Turn your

E-Waste into Homes for Habitat

 

Give your old electronics an afterlife at both ReStores (7 Enterprise Ave. and 2370 Walkley Rd.) on Saturday, December 1 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Drop off your old electronics and stay for treats, ReStore coupons and visit with local artists who create art from recycled materials.

 

To find out what e-waste items are accepted, click here. All e-waste collected will be recycled in Ontario through the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program by Sims Recycling Solutions.

Sales for Cascades' "My Pretty Playhouse" Help Support Habitat                

                                               

  Cascades Playhouse 

Looking for a fun gift? Thanks to a new national partnership with Cascades, a leading manufacturer of ecological papers, $2 from each sale of "My Pretty Playhouse" will go to Habitat for Humanity until December 2013. The playhouse is made from 100% recycled cardboard and is available for sale online only at the Cascades online boutique.

 

Cascades is also holding a Facebook "like" contest. Anyone who likes their Facebook page can win 1 of 5 playhouses per day, plus be entered to win $2,5000 toward home renovations and help Habitat NCR win Cascades eco-products. Click here to go to the Cascades Facebook page and support Habitat for Humanity.

Give Back to Habitat NCR With Manderley Turf Products                                                                                                    Manderley Blue Bag

Thanks to a new partnership, 15% from each order of Manderley Turf Products will go to Habitat NCR and help low-income, working families achieve their dream of homeownership.

 

Simply use the code "HABNCR" when placing an order for "This Blue Cube" containing soilcomplete™ multipurpose garden soil or dynamic PRO turfgrass, the Faster Install Sod, and 15% of the proceeds will go to Habitat NCR.

 

For more information, call 1-855-258-2823, go to www.thisbluecube.com or www.manderley.com.

 

Over the next year, Manderley Turf Products will supply their drought-resistant turfgrass and donate a number of its Blue Cubes of home-delivered premium soil to Habitat NCR builds throughout the region. 

Pennies Donate your Pennies to Build Homes and Build Hope!
 It  Just Makes 'Cents!'

 

 Help Habitat NCR collect 10 million pennies (or $100,000) to build a

 home for another deserving low-income, working family this year!

 

 "With the recent federal government announcement that the penny will no longer be in production, we're calling on all residents of the National Capital Region to donate pennies that have collected in their drawers, change trays and pockets," says Donna Hicks, CEO, Habitat NCR. 

 

If you are interested in collecting pennies for Habitat NCR at your workplace, school or in your community, please call Scott at 613-749-9950 ext. 233 or e-mail development@habitatncr.com.

Recycle Your Used Bicycle at Both Habitat NCR ReStore Locations:

2370 Walkley Rd. and 7 Enterprise Ave.

cycle salvation

 

We are a collection point for Cycle Salvation, a Causeway Work Centre at 473 Bronson Ave., which provides training in bike mechanics to people who are economically disadvantaged and diverts bikes destined to scrap and landfill sites. The centre sells the refurbished bikes and used parts to the public.

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Click here to join our mailing list today! 

 

Register for our weekly ReStore e-newsletter and find the best deals in town on new and gently used building materials and home decor items. Each week, you will receive an e-mail about new products, sales, specials, home maintenance tips, links to cool websites and everything ReStore! 

 

Click here to see our ReStore ad in Main Street Ottawa magazine, a new digital magazine that focuses on small businesses in our community.

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