A message from our CEO
Hello, and welcome back to our newsletter!

We’ve been busy at Habitat Heartland over the last few months adjusting to the new normal. Since mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Habitat Heartland has been focused on helping our community and keeping our build projects moving forward.  We have continued to put the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community members as our top priority. We collaborated with our community partners to donate over 3,500 units of PPE to hospitals and care homes, 1,300 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need, and 4,750 bags of dog food to animal shelters and dog food banks
Our Habitat ReStores launched online shopping at four locations, and re-opened all seven ReStore locations to the public following provincial guidelines. We are happy to continue providing the option to shop online or in-store for all of your summer project needs! Volunteers are the backbone of our operations, and we are delighted to safely welcome some of them back to our construction sites and ReStores. Thank you volunteers for your patience and continued commitment to Habitat Heartland. Construction has begun on four single-family homes in partnership with the Munsee-Delaware Nation community. Habitat Heartland is proud to be building safe and decent homes for Indigenous families on Traditional Munsee-Delaware Territory.

The past few months have brought about a lot of change in our world, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our dedication to making sure everyone in our community has a safe and decent place to live. Your support allows us to continue our work without interruption.  Thank you, and stay well!  
Apply to be a Habitat homeowner!
Do you want to own a home? Are you struggling with the possibility of financing fees and saving toward a down payment? 
Find out how you may qualify for a mortgage with Habitat Heartland.  
There is NO down payment or interest, and the payments are geared to income. 

Know someone who may qualify? Let them know about us!
Home Together Fund
Now, more than ever, we are seeing how important it is to have a safe and affordable place to call home. That's why we established the Home Together Fund .

Learn more about our Home Together Fund and how you can support our current and future Habitat homeowners!
Learn how to become a Habitat homeowner o n our website.
Begin the application process through our online eligibility quiz .
Munsee-Delaware Nation Indigenous Build
We are proud to partner with Indigenous communities and families to develop housing solutions by and for them. 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 began on these 4 homes in early June, and the foundations are now all in! Get updates on these builds and more by following our Facebook page.
While we are unable to safely welcome Build Day groups to our build sites at this time, there are still many other ways your group can support Habitat Heartland!
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!
ReStore In-Store

We are proud to welcome our ReStore customers back to shop in-store! All our stores have implemented social distancing measures and enhanced cleaning protocols. The health and safety of our customers and employees health is our top priority!

ReStore Donations
Donate items to the ReStore! Keep your gently used home furnishings, building supplies, decor, appliances, etc. out of the landfill by donating to the Habitat ReStore

Call your local ReStore. Tell the staff about your donation – they will help you understand the current criteria for donations and the items we are able to receive

Thank you for continuing to shop , donate and volunteer
Welcome back volunteers!
We are delighted to safely and slowly welcome our dedicated volunteers back to our construction sites and ReStores!

Thank you for your continued patience.

Interested in volunteering? 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
Meaning of Home
Emily Phillips, a Grade 6 student from London, won a $10,000 grant for Habitat for Humanity Heartland with her winning submission in the Meaning of Home national writing contest! Emily was one of 9 runners up in the competition which benefits Habitat affiliates across Canada, and is sponsored by Genworth Canada.

Each student entry also earned a $10 donation for their local Habitat. Habitat Heartland Ontario had 330 entries from local students, earning a $3,300 donation!

Read more about Emily's Meaning of Home win here


Thank you Emily!!
ReStore DIY with KP from Virgin Radio
We are excited to be working with KP (Virgin Radio London DJ, and owner of Forest + City Co.) on a DIY series featuring products from our ReStores! KP's first DIY is a ceramic stool she found at the Wonderland ReStore that she made into a trendy side table.

Make sure to follow our Instagram and Facebook pages to see KP's DIY series!

KP's company Forest + City Co features Home decor, design + DIY for the minimalist Check her out on Instagram !

See the full transformation here !
Have your own ReStore DIY? Share it with us!
Habitat International lobbying for adequate housing for all amid COVID-19 pandemic
As United Nations member states hold their annual meeting in July to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals, Habitat for Humanity is calling on world leaders to assure COVID-19 does not derail progress toward the goal of assuring adequate housing for all by 2030

“Stay at home, save lives” has emerged as a mantra in the fight against COVID-19, underscoring how central the home is to public health. Yet even prior to the pandemic, an estimated 1.6 billion people already lived without adequate shelter

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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