Message from our CEO
Spring is here, bringing longer days of sunshine and blue skies. It also means it is time to take care of yards, gardens and outdoor patio spaces that have been untouched all winter. Habitat ReStores can help you get ahead of all your spring home maintenance chores with garden supplies, tools and more for far below retail prices. Upgrading your kitchen? Consider donating your existing cupboards and countertops to Habitat Heartland. Keep it out of the landfill while supporting affordable home construction in our community. We are excited to start building again in St. Thomas very soon and there are many ways for you to get involved in this project. Volunteering, corporate sponsorships, spending a day on the build site with 9 of your friends or colleagues, or donating construction materials or skilled labour are all great ways to show your support for affordable homeownership in Elgin County. We hope to see you there! 
We're looking for families!
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. 
Learn how to become a Habitat homeowner on our website.
Begin the application process through our online eligibility quiz .
Our Final Key Ceremony on Forbes Street
Many community members, family, friends, corporate partners, and volunteers came out on a snowy February day to celebrate the key ceremony for Arber & Lumturi's family and Karin's family. The completion of their houses at 38 and 36 Forbes Street marks the completion of this vibrant 17 home Habitat community!

For more pictures of the event, visit our Facebook page
A Celebration of our Manor Park Habitat Community
It all started with a closed down school and a vacant lot in the middle of Manor Park. This parcel of land became a project that allowed us to build a diverse Habitat Community of 17 homes that will continue to foster strength, stability, and self-reliance in our homeowners for generations to come.

The impact of the Manor Park Habitat community will double the number of homes we have constructed here today. As the Manor Park families pay back their mortgages, the funds are reinvested into the Habitat build fund . This is a long term investment that will reach hundreds of additional families in the counties we serve

Thank you to all of the many companies, corporate sponsored teams, volunteers and tradespeople that helped make this project a success!
Sponsor Profile: National Bank
The team at National Bank's London branch were generous title sponsors of the build at 36 Forbes Street, where Karin and her family now call home.

Find out more about National Bank's sponsorship here.
Teambuilding Opportunities Munsee-Delaware Nation, London and St. Thomas
Sending your employees to a Habitat for Humanity build site isn’t just an investment in your community – it’s an investment in your team. While working together on the build site, they’ll learn new skills, strengthen bonds with colleagues, and feel proud to work for your company!

Now booking corporate build days for 2020 in Munsee-Delaware Nation, London and St. Thomas!
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.
Our NEW Wonderland ReStore is now open!
This Leap Day, we celebrated the Grand Opening of Habitat Heartland's NEW London ReStore location at 611 Wonderland Road North. Thank you to everyone who came to support this new ReStore and took part in all the festivities!

Congratulations to the winners of our Social Media draw Rebecca Hosie and Elzabeth Stacey for each winning a $100 ReStore gift card! And congratulations t o the winner of our in-store draw for a $100 ReStore gift card Linsey Harmer!

The ReStore is the first place to look for lower prices on new and gently used furniture and home improvement materials. Every dollar you spend helps Habitat make affordable homeownership a reality for local families. Check out any of our 7 ReStore locations!
Thank you for continuing to shop , donate and volunteer
New Volunteer Opportunity:
Truck Driver's Assistant
London Habitat for Humanity ReStores are looking for volunteers to accompany our drivers as they pick up and transport donated items across the city. We are looking for volunteers with a minimum of 4 hours availability Monday-Friday between 9:00am - 5:00pm, or Saturdays 9:00am - 4:00pm. 

As the Driver's Assistant, you will be assisting the driver in safely loading and unloading donated building materials, appliances, and furniture with the ability to lift approximately 50 lbs. No previous experience is required.

If you are interested in signing up for this role, or any other volunteer opportunities, please contact Kendra
519-455-6623 Ext 207 ,
or visit  www.habitat4home.ca
Get Involved with Habitat and start building your future!
Visit the Habitat ReStore Booth at the St.Thomas Home Show!
Check out the Habitat Heartland St. Thomas ReStore booth at the
2020 St. Thomas Home Show , from March 27 - 29!

There will be a selection of furniture and home improvement materials on display, plus more info about all that the St. Thomas ReStore has to offer!
Habitat Heartland & Libro Present: Community Financial Workshops
Do you know of a community group that would benefit from a friendly, informative and interactive presentation about financial literacy topics? 

Habitat Heartland and Libro Credit Union have partnered to present personal finance workshops available to all members of our community.

Contact Bethany at Habitat for more information!
Contact us to speak at your community group's next meeting! 
Genworth Meaning of Home Contest - Thank you for your submissions!
Grades 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada were invited to enter the Meaning of Home contest by submitting a poem or essay explaining what home means to them.

Each entry resulted in a $10 donation to a local Habitat, and thanks to our local entries Habitat Heartland will receive a donation of over $1,170!

Across Canada, students made a total of 10,145 entries raising $101,450 for Habitat affiliates from coast to coast.

Winners and final numbers will be announced in May 2020. Sign up to be on the email list now!
Want to help? You can plan your own event
to support Habitat Heartland
Housing need exists in every community
Families in need of affordable housing live everywhere: villages, small towns, sprawling cities, your community.
Housing need presents itself wherever people live and work.

Behind every example of need, every fact or figure about housing and poverty, there are families — families who simply need Habitat for Humanity’s hand-up to help them have a decent place to live.
What does housing need look like where you live?
Your Donation Helps Habitat Build a Secure Home
Ev ery mother needs to know her children have a safe place to call home. You can help keep a hardworking local family safe by providing a secure front door for a Habitat build. There are many positive impacts when a family has access to good quality housing. This includes the importance of the security, stability and sense of control that comes with homeownership.

Build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership for a local family today!

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