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August/September 2012
Summer News and Events

Groundbreaking Sarah Street Carleton Place

Our New Build in Carleton Place is Underway! 

 

Construction has begun at 121-123 Sarah Street in Carleton Place on our 39th and 40th Habitat NCR homes. This location will be home to nine children between the Shaver and the Crosley families and features Habitat firsts -- a pre-engineered double thanks to a partnership with Bonneville Homes, as well as hydronic in-floor heating supplied by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH).
 
They are also our Platinum Hammer sponsors for one side of the double, now called CIPH House. Reid House is the other side, which is funded, thanks to Marilyn Vavasour, with proceeds from the sale of the "Gift Home" in 2010.
 
Special thanks to everyone who braved the heat at our Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, July 30, 2012. Please click here to watch a video of the event, which included many special guests, including the Mayor of Carleton Place, town councillors, our Platinum Hammer sponsors, our new partner families, neighbours and a number of our dedicated volunteers.

 

Would you like to join us? We are looking for new volunteers! Please click here to sign up or find out how you can be involved with Habitat NCR by calling Peggy at 613-749-9950 ext. 229 or e-mailing volunteer@habitatncr.com.

2012 Steel Toes & Stilettos GalaSteel Toes and Stilettos
"Dancing with Fashion"

 
Buy your tickets now for Habitat NCR's 7th annual Steel Toes and Stilettos Gala! Click here for more information!
 
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Where: The Westin Ottawa
Tickets: $150 per person (black tie welcome)
Fashions by: Shepherd's
Hairstylist of Choice: Destination Hair
 
To become a sponsor and/or purchase tickets for the gala, please contact Gail Logan at 613-749-9950 ext. 223 or by e-mail at fundraising@habitatncr.com.

 

Calling All Golfers!

Register Now for Habitat NCR's Annual Chipping In Golf Tournament

                                                                                           

Join us on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Cedarhill Golf and Country Club for a day of networking, prizes and friendly competition to raise funds for Habitat NCR.

 

Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with putting contests and lunch. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner, Live and Silent Auctions and Prizes kick off at 6:30 p.m.

 

Click here for registration and click here for our sponsorship package. For more information, call Gail at 613-749-9950 ext. 223.

Help Turn your E-waste into Homes for Habitat!

Habitat NCR ReStore to Launch E-Waste Program on September 8

                                                                                                   

Give your old electronics an afterlife! On Saturday, September 8, 2012, Habitat NCR will hold the launch of its electronic waste program at our west ReStore, located at 7 Enterprise Ave.

 

Drop off your old electronics between 10 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. and stay for the festivities, including an official kick-off, ReStore coupons, contests and the unveiling of an e-waste sculpture created by one of our talented volunteers.

 

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

 

The ReStores accept electronic waste year-round, along with new and gently used renovation and building materials and home d�cor items from retailers, manufacturers, contractors, renovators and the general public. Every purchase made at the ReStores and the e-waste product collected from the OES program supports Habitat NCR as it helps local families achieve the dream of homeownership.

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 will supply their drought-resistant turfgrass and donate a number of its Blue Cubes of home-delivered premium soil to upcoming 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 Gail at 613-749-9950 ext. 223 or e-mail fundraising@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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