Building Homes. Building Hope.

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.

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    Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver's newsletter, the blueprint, is hot off the press! Read about our many great achievements throughout the year and what to expect come 2015.

    We thank our community partners, volunteers and sponsors for making our work possible, eventful and memorable.

    Wishing you all the best over the holidays!

    Cheers,

    Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver

  • Without YOU we wouldn't be able to do the work we do!

    As we near the end of the year, we would like to give a big thank you to the following community and corporate partners who make our builds, our ReStores and our events possible:

     

    Women Build Sponsors: Procter & Gamble, Gordon Food Service, Abbarch Architecture Inc., The Home Depot Canada Foundation, Al Roadburg Foundation, PWL Partnerships, LEC Group, RBC Foundation, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Pan American Silver Corp., Westland Insurance Group Ltd., Fluor, and Still Creek Press.

    Women Build Community Partners: BLG, TELUS, Stantec Inc., Talk Shop Media, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Scott Robarts Photography, PSAV, and BoldLove Communications.

    Women Build Ambassadors: Premier Christy Clark, the Honourable Linda Reid (MLA, Speaker of the House), Jill Schnarr, Jillian Harris, Jan Rice, Norma Reid, Monica Moretto, Dianne Watts, Kerry Sauriol, Jill Amery and Fiona Forbes.

    Sponsor-a-Build Day Community and Corporate Partners: Nissan Canada Foundation, TMX Group, Rx&D Group, Travelers Canada, Vancouver Canucks, Canstar Restorations, Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc., Best Buy Canada, The Brick, Vancouver International Marathon Society (BMO Vancouver Marathon), Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre, Edelman Vancouver, iQmetrix, Ivanhoe Cambridge, TELUS, Turner Construction Company, UBC International Service Learning, UBC Applied Sciences, UBC Sauder School of Business, Vivint, Wawanesa Insurance, Cariboo Hill Secondary School, TEEMA Solutions Group, Ausenco, Genworth Foundation, BC Housing, Vancity, and Cascade Aqua-Tech.

    Kind thank you to: Delta Vancouver Suites, Citizen Relations, Jeanine Ziolkoski of RBC Royal Bank, WestJet, and Pacific Motosports.

    Our Dedicated Volunteers: On our build sites, at our ReStores and at our Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver events. We can't do it without you!

    Silent Auction Donors: Alpha Dog Training, Amy Adams Architectural Technician, Art Knapp Plantland, Basil Olive Oil Products Ltd., Bowen Island Dog Ranch, Browns Social House, Bruce Allen Productions and Bryan Adams, Colin James, Cypress Mountain, Elephant & Castle Pub Restaurant, Forbidden Vancouver, Good Riddance, Green & Green Gifts with Flair, The Home Depot, Kitsilano Yacht Club, Lang's Fishing Adventures, Luxe Beauty Lounge & Mobile Spa, Nectar Yoga B&B Bowen Island, Nook Restaurant, Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, Pacific Reach Paddling Club, Purdys Chocolatier, ReStores, Robert Leddingham, Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel, Sarah McLachlan, Seva Fitness, Shen Yun Performing Arts, Tactix Gym, Tesla Motors, The Edge Diving Centre, Thumbprint Books, Tilley Vancouver, Tommy Bahama, Wayne Helfrich, Whole Foods Market, and YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.

  • Get and give back. Shop and help build homes.

    Forget the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and get pumped for GivingTuesday—an international campaign that supports charitable causes across the board.

    In celebration of the season of giving through the GivingTuesday initiative, we’re having an amazing sale at our ReStores (Habitat’s home décor and building supply stores and social enterprise). Storewide, at all three locations (Burnaby, Vancouver and North Vancouver), everything will be marked down 35% off from December 2 (start of GivingTuesday) until end of day December 4th (from 9AM-4PM on Dec 2 and 9AM-5PM Dec 3-4). Everything. That’s furniture, hardware, flooring, lighting, lumber, kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, doors, windows...the whole gamut!

    A truly incredible sale (since we’re already discounted 50 to 80% off retail prices), especially for the designer, renovator and contractor in you! Plus 100% of all profits fund Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver's operations, and contribute to building homes locally.

    Any help in spreading the word to your network would be fabulous. Come one, shop all! Tweet us! #GivingTuesdayCA

    ReStore. ReThink where you shop.

     

    (Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.)

  • Our Women Build campaign, Power Women Power Tools, is getting some buzz online and off. Thanks to CTV News Vancouver and anchor Norma Reid (who's also a Women Build ambassador!) for the piece on November 18 part of the 11:30PM edition. And a kind thank you to all the media personalities who came to support our launch event. Here are a few articles in print and online to share:

    Vancouver Observer

    bcliving.ca

    notable.ca 

    Darpan Magazine

    Vancouver Courier

    CBC Radio's The Early Edition (starts at 2:39-)

    Photobooth images from the event are on our Facebook page.

     

    Women Build is powered by P&G.

  • We have plenty of reasons to celebrate today. Yesterday was our first Annual Women Build event. And we launched at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is style! Over 200 guests came and got us pumped about our Richmond Build and our upcoming 10-day Women Build blitz come spring 2015. Together we rallied and have over $155,000 committed (as of November 18, 2014) to our Women Build campaign, Power Women Power Tools, getting us even closer to our fundraising goal of $500,000. This is in part to our silent auction, Fund-a-Need items, the WestJet Help a Foundation Take Flight and 50/50 raffles, our $1000 committed Power Women, our Pink Hard Hat Club signees and our gracious corporate and community partners. We thank you all! This event was powered by P&G.

    In total we had 26 women and men pledge to raise $2500 through their networks, and are now official members of our Pink Hard Hat Club. We are thrilled! So let's keep up the momentum. Join today! Sign up and rally your friends, colleagues and family members to fundraise and make affordable, safe and decent homeownership a reality here in Greater Vancouver. 

    More pictures on our Facebook account!

     

    A big Power Woman salute to our Women Build ambassadors: Premier Christy Clark, The Honourable Linda Reid (MLA, Speaker of the House) Jill Schnarr, Jillian Harris, Jan Rice, Norma Reid, Monica Moretto and Dianne Watts. New additions! Fiona Forbes, Kerry Sauriol and Jill Amery.

    Not to mention, a big thank you to our board members, volunteers, Habitat staff members, the staff at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Scott Robarts Photography, Chairs with Flair, our media personalities, and our partner family for making this event something to remember.

  • Tuesday will mark the launch of our Women Build campaign: Power Women, Power Tools. For the last couple of months we have been working feverishly to organize an innovative and supercharged event to showcase what Habitat for Humanity does, and how YOU can fundraise and join on our upcoming build site in Richmond this spring.

    For this all to come together, a big thank you is in order! To our sponsors, donors, volunteers...thank you for your generous cash donations, silent auction items and time. We look forward to feting in style and rallying friends, family and colleagues to support our Women Build. Hoorah!

    Thank yous:

    Sponsors: P&G, Gordon Food Service, Abbarch Architecture Inc., The Home Depot Canada Foundation, Al Roadburg Foundation, PWL Partnership, LEC Group, RBC Foundation, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Pan American Silver Corp., Westland Insurance Group Ltd., Fluor, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, PSAV, Still Creek Press, BoldLove Communications, Scott Robarts Photography, and Talk Shop Media.

    Kind thanks to: Kerry Sauriol of SAH Media and Jill Amery of Urbanmommies.com, Citizen Relations, Jeanine Ziolkoski of RBC Royal Bank, WestJet, and Pacific Motosports.

    Silent auction donors: Alpha Dog Training, Amy Adams Architectural Technician, Art Knapp Plantland, Basil Olive Oil Products Ltd., Bowen Island Dog Ranch, Browns Social House, Bruce Allen Productions and Bryan Adams, Colin James, Cypress Mountain, Elephant & Castle Pub Restaurant, Forbidden Vancouver, Good Riddance, Green & Green Gifts with Flair, The Home Depot, Kitsilano Yacht Club, Lang's Fishing Adventures, Luxe Beauty Lounge & Mobile Spa, Nectar Yoga B&B Bowen Island, Nook Restaurant, Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, Pacific Reach Paddling Club, Purdys Chocolatier, ReStores, Robert Leddingham, Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel, Sarah McLachlan, Seva Fitness, Shen Yun Performing Arts, Tactix Gym, Tesla Motors, The Edge Diving Centre, Thumbprint Books, Tilley Vancouver, Tommy Bahama, Wayne Helfrich, Whole Foods Market and YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.

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