A message from our CEO
Summer is here, and we are making the most of the beautiful weather!  

In July, we partnered with Unity Project in London to upgrade and refurbish their shelter facility on Dundas Street. This partnership was a natural one for us, as both Habitat and Unity Project strongly believe that housing solutions and homeownership are stabilizing and empowering forces that should be available to everyone in our community. We are so grateful to the skilled team of Habitat Heartland construction volunteers that made this renovation project a success – you did great work guys!! 
Currently, our construction crew and volunteers are hard at work building 4 homes for Indigenous families in Munsee-Delaware Nation. This project has been going very well since breaking ground a few months ago, and we encourage you to follow our social media accounts to keep up with our progress. We are also excited to announce our upcoming home build in St. Thomas of 2 single-family homes on Hiawatha Street!

Our ReStores are launching their annual end of summer sales promotion next week with an exciting, community oriented twist! More information on that in the ReStore news section. Happily, we are continuing to serve our ReStore customers online and in-store following provincial guidelines. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and community members continues to be our top priority. We thank you for your cooperation when visiting your local ReStore. During difficult times like these, we must remember that we are stronger together. Thank you for your continued support, and stay well!
Apply to be a Habitat homeowner!
We are currently accepting homeowner applications for 2 single-family homes on Hiawatha Street in St. Thomas!

Find out more about our homeownership program & take the eligibility quiz to start your application! 

Know someone who may qualify?
Home Together Fund
We established the Home Together Fund to help keep our current builds moving forward, continue our support of direct service community partners, and expand our family outreach.

Thanks to your support of the Home Together Fund, we are empowered to continue our vital work in the community.

Learn how to become a Habitat homeowner on our website.
Begin the application process through our online eligibility quiz.
Unity Project Refurbishment
In July, we were proud to partner with our friends at Unity Project to refurbish and upgrade their shelter facility at 717 Dundas Street in London!

Unity Project offers a home-like shelter environment for adults and youth of all genders, aged 16 and up. Habitat Heartland’s work on the facility has helped Unity Project's goal of making a stay at their shelter as comfortable and productive as possible. Habitat Heartland’s team of construction volunteers made upgrades to the facility’s sleeping areas, common areas, deck, kitchen, and more!

Munsee-Delaware Nation Indigenous Build
This year, we have partnered with Munsee-Delaware Nation to build safe and secure homes for 4 Indigenous families on Traditional Munsee-Delaware Territory.

Construction has been progressing well! We now have foundations in, and framing will be finished soon.

To stay up to date with our Munsee Delaware Build and more, follow our Facebook page.
St. Thomas Build, Fall 2020!
We are excited to announce our upcoming Habitat home build in St. Thomas, starting this Fall!

For this project, we will be constructing two single-family homes on Hiawatha Street. Visit our website to learn how you can get involved, or email us to register your group for a Build Day!
We are safely welcoming groups to our build sites for Build Days! Contact us for more information on our current Build Day procedure and to register your group
ReStore In-Store
Shop, Donate, Volunteer to support your local ReStore!

We are open for business, and continuing to diligently follow all social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning protocols, and mandatory face covering / face mask policies.

Donate items to the ReStore, such as your gently used home furnishings, building supplies, decor, appliances, etc.

ReStore End of Summer Sale 2020
"ReStore" our Community!
From August 17th - 22nd, all seven of our ReStores will be collecting donation items for local charities. By working together, we can reach out to our community and make an immediate impact! Here's how you can help:

London ReStores will be collecting non-perishable food items for the London Food Bank and My Sister's Place
Listowel ReStore will be collecting school supplies and non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army
St. Thomas ReStore will be collecting non-perishable food items for the St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank
Stratford ReStore will be collecting pet food and supplies for the Stratford Perth Humane Society
Woodstock ReStore will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
ReStore Online

Our Restores launched online shopping at the end of April, and thanks to your support we have been able to expand our online shopping to more locations!

Check out the Stratford, Adelaide, Pacific Court, and Wonderland online ReStores today!
Thank you for continuing to shop, donate and volunteer
Volunteer with Habitat Heartland!
We are delighted to safely welcome our dedicated volunteers back to our construction sites and ReStores!

Thank you for your continued patience as we move through this process. Volunteers are the backbone of everything we do at Habitat Heartland!

Visit our website to get involved: www.habitat4home.ca
Get Involved with Habitat and start building your future!
Any COVID related volunteering questions? Please contact Volunteer Manager Kendra - volunteers@habitat4home.ca
ReStore DIY with River & Oak
We loved working with River & Oak on this DIY up-cycle project using product from our ReStores! River & Oak is a company that specializes in reimagining antique furniture, handcrafted home decor, and vintage pickings. If their up-cycle of this beautiful antique French Provincial table found at the Wonderland ReStore inspires you, make sure to visit our ReStores to find your own antique treasures!

Follow our Instagram and Facebook pages to see more from our ReStore DIY series!

See the full transformation here!
Have your own ReStore DIY? Share it with us!
Habitat homeowner reflects on the current state of housing advocacy
"Difficult does not begin to describe what housing instability feels like," says Juanita, affordable housing advocate and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity homeowner since 1995. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and 5 children, and has written about her experience as a housing advocate in the U.S.

Juanita writes,"As we shelter in place and practice social distancing, there are thousands of people for whom this isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. The uncertainty so many of us feel today, they have felt for a lifetime — if not generations. Additionally, the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has placed a spotlight on the inequities that have resulted from systemic and persistent racism, inequities that have kept people of color from achieving economic stability across generations."

Learn how you can get involved in Habitat for Humanity's efforts for safe, secure, affordable housing for everyone.

Build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership for a local family today by supporting our Home Together Fund!
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