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RUN4HOPE: Run the BMO Vancouver Marathon for Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, a national charity.
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Give a hand up to family needing a safe and decent place to live.
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Habitat for Humanity's mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Our vision is of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
Lace up your runners and hit the pavement on behalf of Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, a BMO Vancouver Marathon national charity.
Thank you to Shell Busey who took the time to speak to Habitat Greater Vancouver about its ReStores (our social enterprise), our newest ReStore (at 7977 Enterprise Street, Burnaby, opening this February) and volunteers last week. Congratulations to Ken Miller, our ReStore Director, and Bella Drygeese, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, for being great guests and helping spread the word on how to get involved. Also much thanks to Heath Morgan for helping set up this interview.
For the full clip of Shell Busey's Coffee Break with us, click here.
Please note our ReStore donation hotline, 604-878-5050, will go live this week. In the interim, please continue to reach out to us at 604-681-5618 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Today, our CEO, Tim Clark, visited the grade 5 class at Annie B. Jamieson Elementary to honour Ashley W., whose touching tale of home won her a runner's up place in this year's Genworth Canada's Meaning of Home writing contest.
Congratulations to Ashley and everyone who entered. And a big thank you. Due to Ashley's talents, Habitat Greater Vancouver was awarded $5,000 from Genworth Canada.
Here's the piece that got Ashley a pizza party at school and Habitat Greater Vancouver a generous donation...
H is for Home and Heart
Home is where you are comfortable and feel safe in.
I consider Vancouver as my one and only home even though I was born in Singapore and came here when I was three.
It really is not where you were born in. It’s the people around you who help you feel truly at home. It is the heart and soul of the meaning of Home and Singapore never felt like that for me. In spring, summer, fall or winter, whether in a t-shirt, hoodie, jacket or windbreaker, I know I feel right at home here. It is always sunny, even when it is raining in autumn. Everyone is usually smiling, happy-looking and welcoming. When you fall in school or anywhere, there is always someone to pick you up and to get you going again. It is the love, comfort and security I experience and I believe that is what every home should provide.
People say that where you are born is your home, but it really wasn’t for me. Over this Summer I went back to Singapore but it no longer felt like my home. Apart from my relatives, I did not seem to experience the love and warmth from the people. Everyone seemed to be rushing in and out. There were hardly any smiles to share. Nobody stops to help if you drop anything or even acknowledge your greeting.
Everyday, as I make my way to school and home, there is a sense of happiness, peace and love among my family and community. It is such a comforting feeling.
H is for home and heart and I am home, here in Vancouver, Canada.
Local youth make a difference!
Thank you to the grade 8 students of Ecole Andre-Piolat for tackling our current housing market using math (by mapping out income vs. affordable housing on a grid over time) and contemplating what we can do here, at home. The students also raised $77.65 towards Habitat Greater Vancouver. We are proud of their contribution, their thirst for knowledge and desire to help, and relish in their community spirit. All the best!
To donate to Habitat Greater Vancouver, please click here. If you'd like to volunteer with Habitat, sign up today.
The Genworth Canada's Meaning of Home Contest winner has been announced. A big round of applause for Tyler, 11 years-old, from Airdrie, AB for taking first place and awarding his local Habitat affiliate with the $60,000 grand prize. Way to go! And many congratulations to the six runner-ups, who each contributed $5,000 to their local affiliate, one of which is ours. Great job Ashley and all grade 4, 5 and 6 children who participated. Your community spirits are remarkable. We're proud of you all.
We need your helpful hands to help bring life to our flagship ReStore in Burnaby now through its opening. To sign up, please volunteer Bella Drygeese at email@example.com or 604-681-5618.
Our fourth ReStore is getting a facelift before its unveiling in early February. A big and kind thank you to the volunteers who came out to make it happen.
If you're interested to help volunteer in this construction phase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.