HabiChat e-Newsletter   

Summer 2015 

In This Issue
Affiliate Name Change
Buy your Gala Tickets Today
Kijii ReStore Partnership
Book a First Aid CPR Course
How You Can Help

For more information contact development@habitatgo.com.   

Do you have vacant land?
We are looking for land to build simple, decent, affordable housing with low-income families. We will provide recognition in our materials and media as well as a tax receipt for the value of the land. To learn more, visit  www.habitatgo.com or call
613-749-9950 x222.


Our 2015 Builds are Underway! 

It's official - our Habitat GO build sites are the place to be this summer! Despite some delays, everything is full steam ahead on our build of four homes on Cousineau Street in Orl é ans, while the team from PCL Constructors Ottawa district is already at the framing stage on our Aboriginal Build on Eve Street. We're also excited to welcome teams from both our Women and Youth Build programs starting next month! 

Please check out our Facebook page  for regular updates on the progress at both build sites. 
S pecial thanks as well to all of our volunteers, Adopt-a-Day teams, sponsors, food donors, suppliers and tradespeople who are helping make the dream of homeownership a reality for our five Habitat Partner Families. Click here to support our Summer 2015 appeal and learn more about our families. 
Affiliate Name Change Now in Effect

Did you notice anything new Effective August 1, our affiliate, which has been known as Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region (NCR) since it was founded in 1993, is now known as Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa (Habitat GO).  The name change highlights the evolution of our territory in Eastern Ontario.

"Our organization is committed to continuing to serve families within the City of Ottawa, and we have now expanded our program with a new territory that spans from Petawawa to Hawkesbury," says Alexis Ashworth, CEO of Habitat GO.  "We are actively establishing chapters in Perth and Carleton Place and look forward to serving a greater geographic region in the coming years."
Take Advantage of our Early Bird Gala Prices Until Aug. 21
Our 2015 Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala is already 75% sold out! Buy your tickets this week to take advantage of our Early Bird ticket offer and be a part of our 10th anniversary gala celebration. Until this Friday, August 21, gala tickets are only $195 ($225 afterwards). Corporate tables are $2,750 with company recognition.

This year's exciting event will take place on Saturday, October 17 at the Canadian War Museum. It will feature delicious food, live entertainment, casino tables, silent and live auctions, and much more. To a ccess our online shopping cart, please click here.
ReStore News: New Kijiji 

Thanks to our new partnership with Kijiji, you can now browse some of our amazing ReStore inventory from the comfort of your own home! Just visit Kijiji's website and enter 
#hfhrestore to find fantastic deals every day!

Carp Road Brickyard Sale on Aug. 29

We will also be holding a brickyard sale at 2383 Carp Rd. on Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll find brick, stone and more. Fill up your trunk or car for only $60 a load!
Upcoming Habitat GO Events
Calling All Volunteers!

Sign up today to volunteer  on our build in Orléans this year or to t ake our Adopt-a-Day challenge and put together a team from your office. It's a  great team-building exercise!

Click here for our online volunteer application or here to learn more about our Adopt-a-Day program.
Food donations (lunches and/or snacks) are also always needed for our Orléans build to help feed our hard-working volunteers.  To offer your services or for more information, please contact Peggy at 613-749-9950 ext. 229 or volunteer@habitatgo.com .
Hay Design Gives Back 
Interior designer Cathy Hay recently donated $8,500 to Habitat GO, Global Village and the Humane Society on behalf of her company, Hay Design. The funds were raised at the company's annual golf tournament in June. Alexis Ashworth was on hand to accept the generous donation. Cathy is also a big supporter of Global Village and she has led teams around the world!  Thank you, Cathy, and the team at Hay Design for your continuing support!