HABICHAT: Summer 2017 e-Newsletter
Helping families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership

Our Largest Build to Date is Underway!  
Thank you to everyone who joined us on May 30 for our Groundbreaking Ceremony of Leacross Landing, our largest project to date, which is located at 6208 Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. in Orl é ans. 

We had a great turnout at the build site, with special guests that included Mayor Jim Watson, Deputy Mayor and Orl é ans Coun. Bob Monette, as well as many of  our corporate sponsors, volunteers and  our future homeowners. 

We were also very pleased that Roslyn Bern, the President of the Leacross Foundation, our Development sponsor, was on hand to address the crowd and celebrate with our families.
Roslyn, seen here (right) with Alexis Ashworth, our CEO, has been a long-time supporter of Habitat GO. As an advocate of women's and children's education through the Leacross Foundation, she is proud to help make this new development possible. We're grateful to Roslyn and her team for their continuing support.  Please click here  to view all of the photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony.

If you're interested in getting involved with this build, there are a number of ways you can help out. Please click here to see our volunteer opportunities as an individual or a group through our Adopt-a-Day program. 

We are also looking for lunch donations to help feed our hard-working volunteers. You can donate a lunch to feed 20-25 people or a make of tax-deductible donation of $150 and we'll organize the details. For more information, please contact Jenny Grenville, our Interim Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@habitatgo.com or 613-749-9950 ext. 229.

Join us for our Perth Build Dedication Ceremony
You're invited to celebrate the completion of our first-ever build in Perth along with our new Habitat GO homeowners, the Tall family. The Dedication Ceremony will take place on June 28 at 2 p.m. at 53 Arthur St. This build was a unique partnership with our new Perth Chapter and Algonquin College's Construction Carpentry - Advanced Housing program. We also received strong support from many donors and sponsors in the Perth community.

Upcoming Events

June 30:  Knight Angus Golf-A-Palooza golf tournament

 in Orl é ans

Sept. 30: 5th annual

Oct 15: 3rd annual RenoMark RenoTour
Nov. 4: 12th annual
Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala  at the Shaw Centre
Don't Miss our Neighbourhood Block Party
Please join us on Sunday, July 9 for our Neighbourhood Block Party to celebrate Canada 150 and kick off our Carter Work Project. The party will take place from 2-4 p.m. at our new build at 6208 Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. and across the street at Convent Glen Catholic School. There will be free ice cream, drinks, face painting, a balloonist, a tumbling circuit, kids' activities, live music and much more. Learn more . . .

Take Advantage of our Matching Gift Opportunity
We have exciting news about how you can support more Habitat GO families, such as the Wolfe family,  than ever before. EXIT Realty Eastern Ontario, one of our dedicated sponsors, will match your donation and double its impact.  They will match your gift by up to $20,000 until September 15, 2017!
Sign Up Today for our 2017 Pride Build 
We're inviting members of the LGBTTQ+ community, along with their allies, friends, family and/or co-workers, to swing a hammer with Pride Build and fundraise in support of Habitat GO. It promises to be an unforgettable volunteer experience for each team with a day of fun, free food, drinks, T-shirts and fantastic fundraising prizes.
Shop and Save at our ReStores
Did you know that you never pay HST when you shop at both of our ReStores? Plus when you spend $25 or more on five different days, your loyalty card will be full and you will get 25% off your next purchase. You can also view a wide selection of our ReStore products on our Kijiji page  and we have a brand new Facebook page.

Your support helps a family help themselves. Every gift makes a difference.
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