Message from our CEO
December centers around thoughts of returning home. Families and friends gather to spend time and share food, finding comfort and renewal in their own traditions. With two new homes already under construction on Forbes Street in London and plans underway to build in St. Thomas early next year, Habitat Heartland is helping to bring more local families home. At the same time, we are preparing to open a new ReStore in an exciting new location at Oxford and Wonderland. You can expect to see it open for business early in 2020. Until then, please continue to shop, donate and volunteer at the 6 ReStores in our region. Our holiday items are already on the shelves ready for you to take home at low prices and more arrive every day.
As 2019 draws to a close, we at Habitat Heartland wish to extend our thanks to all customers, donors, sponsors, homeowners, volunteers and community partners for supporting our vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Happy Holidays and sincere wishes for a prosperous and joyful 2020.
Habitat Heartland Manager Honored with Award
We are pleased to announce that on November 27 th , Sharon Brennan, our General Manager of Community Partnerships, received the RBC Place London Ambassador Award, that recognizes local individuals who are influential in bringing the provincial, national and international world to London, Ontario. Formed in 2000, the award celebrates outstanding individuals whose passion and commitment to their respective organization brought an increased profile for London, and significant economic impact. We would like to congratulate Sharon!
Looking for Homeowners in London and St. Thomas
Now accepting applications from families in London and St. Thomas and also from individuals (in London) for our homeownership program. Find out how you can qualify for our upcoming home build project.
Learn how to become a Habitat homeowner on our website.
Begin the application process through our online eligibility quiz .
Upcoming Build in St Thomas
Habitat for Humanity Heartland will be building in St. Thomas in 2020, and we need you! We are currently looking for members of the community to help support this build. Interested in getting involved?

Building the Final Two Homes on Forbes Street
On October 23, we held a key ceremony for Jennifer and Lindsie and their families as they took ownership of their new Habitat homes on Forbes Street in London. At the same time we held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Arber & Lumturi and for Karin and their families, as they began construction on their homes, which will be the final two in the Manor Park Project. Read more
Teambuilding Opportunities in London and St. Thomas
Planning for 2020? Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Build Days offer the ultimate team building experience. When your corporate team participates in a Habitat Build Day, they're helping to build a home for a local hard-working family. While building your team, you're building a local neighbourhood. No construction experience required!
Want to make a difference in your community?
Bring your team to a Habitat Heartland build site and
work alongside other volunteers to help future Habitat homeowners build safe, decent homes.
Coming Soon: Grand Opening!
Our new ReStore location opens January 9, 2020 at 611 Wonderland Road North in London. We are excited about the opportunity to reach more people in London through this prominent retail location.

Be sure to visit us soon and often!
ReStore Holiday Shopping
Shop the ReStore first for all of your holiday gift needs with new and gently used furniture, home décor, appliances and so much more. Habitat ReStores receive donations of overstock and end of line merchandise as well as items from the community - keeping furniture, appliances and materials in use and out of our landfills. New items arrive daily! All the money raised locally goes back into building affordable Habitat homes.

Thank you for continuing to shop , donate and volunteer
Volunteers Needed for New London ReStore
A new ReStore location means new opportunities to volunteer!

If Northwest London is a convenient location for you to visit regularly and you are interested in volunteering, we want to hear from you.

Sign up online with your availability at:
Get Involved with Habitat and start building your future!
She Shed He Shed, presented by Old Hickory Buildings is back by popular demand! Two teams in friendly competition from London District Construction Association's Women in Construction will decorate a shed each, one for “him” and one for “her”, incorporating items from the Habitat ReStore. 

The sheds will be on display at London Home Builders Association's Lifestyle Home Show (January 31-February 2) at the Western Fair District Agriplex. Raffle tickets will be sold leading up to and at the home show. Corus is the media partner for this event, and will broadcast live from the sheds at the home show. Thanks to our generous sponsors 100% of the funds raised from ticket sales will go toward building homes in our community.

Tickets $10 each or 3 for $20 are available in each of our 6 ReStores and online at:

FREE Financial Literacy Workshops
Habitat Heartland has joined with Libro Credit Union to make financial literacy training available in London and will be appearing soon in St.Thomas as well. We were happy to make these sessions available to community groups especially during November which was Financial Literacy Month in Canada. Improving personal financial literacy is one way to build strength, stability and self-reliance in the lives of those around us.

Want to help? You can plan your own event
to support Habitat Heartland
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Helps Build Habitat Homes
The "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" tree lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4, starting at 7:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBC. More than 50,000 multicolored LEDs will sparkle until Jan. 17, when the tree will be taken down and donated to Habitat for Humanity for use as lumber.
Genworth Meaning of Home Contest Begins in January
Grades 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada are invited to submit a poem or essay explaining what home means to them. It’s a great way for students to engage in an interactive and fun way, and it teaches youth the importance of safe, affordable housing. Each entry results in a $10 donation to a local Habitat and the winner in each grade gets to direct a $30,000 grant to a local Habitat build. Nine runners-up (3 per grade) will also get to direct a $10,000 grant towards a local Habitat build. Additional prizes include an iPad, and class pizza party for each of the grand prize winners. Sign up to be on the email list now!

December 3 is Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. This year your Giving Tuesday donation can help families like Brianne's achieve affordable homeownership.

Your donation will help entire families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. Donate today.

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