Monday, February 29, 2016

Winter 2016 HabiChat e-Newsletter

2016 Builds: Cousineau Street Update and Announcement of New Property in Orléans 
Cousineau Street Construction: Despite a number of delays, our Construction Manager Steve and our volunteers have been working overtime to finish our four homes in Orléans. Three of the four homes are at the painting stage and drywall is going up in the fourth home. The Dedication Ceremony will take place later this spring once the driveway and parking pads are completed. Stay tuned for more event details. 

Please check out our Facebook page for regular updates on the progress at the build site.
Special thanks as well to all of our volunteers, Adopt-a-Day teams, sponsors, food donors, suppliers and tradespeople for helping make the dream of homeownership a reality for our four Habitat Partner Families. 

Phase 1 of Jeanne d'Arc/Fortune Property: We are pleased to announce that Habitat GO has purchased its largest property to date at the corner of Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard and Fortune Drive in Orléans. Habitat GO plans to build 16 townhomes on the lot over the next three years, starting with four townhomes in Phase 1 this year. We are currently seeking sponsors for the project. Please visit the Sponsorship section of our website to learn more. Our Groundbreaking Ceremony is expected to take place at the end of April or in early May. 
Build Hope Through Monthly Giving 
Join Habitat GO's Builders' Club
By opting to make a monthly gift, you will join our Builders' Club
and your regular, ongoing support will ensure that Habitat GO can continue
to build homes and build hope in our community. 
For more information, click here or contact Julie
or 613-749-9950 ext. 233.
Habitat GO's New Chapters Need Your Support 

Plans for both of our Chapters in Carleton Place and Perth are well underway, with the steering committees meeting regularly. Both Chapters recently received $20,000 each from the Lanark County Council's Investment in Affordable Housing Home Ownership program. 

We are currently looking for volunteers to join both Chapters. If you have a background in fundraising, administration, social work or construction and are interested in helping in Carleton Place or Perth, please contact Sandra at chapter@habitatgo.comor 613-749-9950 ext. 257.
Join Women Build 2016
Last year, our Women Build teams amazed us with their fundraising expertise, sense of fun and community spirit. These women, who came from all walks of life, addressed the housing crisis facing thousands of families across our city in a concrete way by raising more than $114,000 for Habitat GO. Way to go, ladies!

This spring we will launch our 2016 Women Build program, an initiative to encourage women to give back to their community while helping Habitat GO make a difference in the lives of low-income families. We're looking for 15 teams of women who are enthusiastic about Habitat GO's mission to build safe and affordable homes. No build experience required! Click here to learn more.
Register Today for the ReStore's New Upcycle Workshop

Liberate your creative self and support Habitat for Humanity at the same time! Habitat GO's ReStore has joined forces with Ottawa designer Lee-Ann Lacroix to present our new Upcycle Workshop Series. 

The workshops will be a series of fabulous, fun and decorative "upcycle" workshops. The first workshop will take place Monday, February 29 from 7-9 p.m. at our ReStore at 768 Belfast Rd. and feature an accent shelf made with materials from the ReStore. 

All shelf materials and chalk paint by RustOleum are included for only $75, plus free parking. Very limited spaces available! Register online today.
Upcoming Habitat GO Events
  • Ottawa Home & Garden Show:March 25-28, 2016 at the EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr., featuring the Upcycle Challenge!
  • Canadian Stone Carving Festival:Join us from July 22-24, 2016 in Perth, Ontario as stone carvers from Canada, the U.S. and Europe will gather to display their skills and creativity. The one-of-a-kind creations will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to our Perth Chapter. Last year's festival raised more than $11,000.
  • 4th Annual Zombie Run for Humanity: Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2016for an exciting 5 km obstacle course as a survivor or a zombie. Register today!
  • Save the date for the 11th Annual Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Canadian War Museum. Please click here to view photos from this year's successful event, which raised more than $75,000 for Habitat GO.
Calling All Volunteers!

Sign up today to volunteer on our build in Orléans and help us finish the four homes on Cousineau Street. We will be building up until March 19 and then taking a short break. We'll be back at work on April 4

Click here for our online volunteer application or here to learn more about our Adopt-a-Day program.
Food donations (lunches and/or snacks) are also always needed for our Orléans build to help feed our hard-working volunteers. 

We're also looking for people to join our Habitat GO committees. To offer your services or for more information, please contact Alice at 613-749-9950 ext. 229 or
Evergreen Celebration

We love Chris Smith at Habitat GO! He's been donating the proceeds from his annual Christmas tree and wreath sale since 1999. These legendary evergreens have a very loyal following!

He stopped by our office on Belfast Road last month to present a cheque to Alexis Ashworth, our CEO. This year's donation was for a remarkable $3,900! Big thanks to Chris and his team for helping us build more homes in our community!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Habitat salvages 'treasures' as Roca Homes demolishes Glebe homes for condos

Want to go treasure hunting? Our ReStores recently partnered with Roca Homes to salvage beautiful windows, doors, kitchens, countertops and much more from a 50-year-old Glebe triplex.
Rideau Canal properties in the Glebe to become 19 luxury condo apartments, but not before Habitat takes what it can from the old homes.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Restore sales Feb. 24 - Mar. 1,2016

                                       Winter is not a season, 
                                       it's an occupation. SLewis
Shhhhhhhh!    The boss is away......Won't be back for 2 weeks....No phone/email....So.....Let's keep the  
                "20% off
                  in both shops" 
               going 'til   Feb 29
           Tell everyone you know, but quietly!! Shhhhhhh!

 768 Belfast Rd
                  Neo-angle round     Chrome
                     36"     Rdrain      $235            

  Ohhh, the weather outside is frightful,...So how            about something purdy to look at?...                                      Antique   Exterior   Door
                         34" x 81"      $500

Whoa!   The ReStore has become the AppStore...
              100             of them*       100     no kidding!!!!!!!
 Frigidaire fridges   and      Frigidaire stoves
            $100                                $125
*To be clear: 100 fridges + 100 stoves.Both apps will be shared between both shops.Fridge 29"Dx29"Wx5'.Stove 26"Dx30"Wx4'.
Please buy them.We'd appreciate it muchly. Thanks. 


           Another purdy product...
media mantel console with no remote flame spectrum
            16"D x 46"W x 32"H              $250

      Shur-Trim   vinyl wall base   5 flavours 
    4" x 20'    $8.50    self-stick  and  dry back
  Upcycle Workshop with Lee-Ann Lacroix
Monday, Feb 29th from 7- 9pm  at 768 Belfast Rd ReStore
        You must register on line at Workshop #1
The continuing adventures of HabitatGo's
           Dick 'n Jane
You put yer right foot out...

Do the hokey pokey...and that's what it's all...
   7 Enterprise Ave
Rakes and forks and hoes  oh my!
...and we've got shovels...scrapers...handles....$5- $30

                             Old  and Arched  and Oak
                                    34" x 82"    $270

            Maplewood panels     sidebyside   Jenn-Air
                          27"D x 36"W x 71"H      $600

         stained glass   jewels   vintage  (picture this sans the pegboard)   
                                 16" x 34"       $425

Hickory Laminate     Oak Engineered  Walnut Hardwood
        $75   100sf           $264   132sf           $174    70sf
There's a new ReStore in town. Not this town, but it's really really close to us. Not if you're walking.And it's cute as a button. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Restore sales Feb. 17 - 23, 2016

                         If the sun shines while it's snowing,                              what should you look for? Snobows.
Oh yes, it's
             Appreciation                                                                                                              time again!!!
               Both Shops      Feb 19, 20, 21
 768 Belfast Rd
What would this granite with undermount sink go with?...                      
                Why, an 11 piece oak kitchen...           

          Prisms galore     10"W x 16"L      $250
clear drop with octogon     pearshape     balls

Why wait for summer heat?...Rheem R-410A
               Air conditioning condenser unit

                    Looking for funky?....
                    36"W x 80"H     $175

             32"W Acapulco Spa vanity... 
           Everything but the towels and the muscular guy..                                         $150
The continuing adventures of HabitatGO's 
             Dick 'n Jane
               snowed out
    7 Enterprise Ave
                           Shaker     Oak    Handsome
                         15pc          kitchen        $1225

             GoneWithTheWind hurricane table lamps
                         12"Wx 22"H              $75 ea

                      Glass and board  curio/bookshelf
                      83"Wx 6'H        5 drawer       $650

                              Wanted:   a good home
                                 33"W x 78"H       $475

                              His              'n                Hers
                           61"W        vanity        $490

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Restore sales Feb. 10 - 16, 2016

                         What I wanted to do was paint sunlight
                         on the side of a house. EHopper
  768 Belfast Rd
             What the.....................................?
Tough Rock   Decorative Texture pg5   27kg   $10

It's baaaaaack!          cedar   rough    TnG   and...
 run 'o the mill     Lumber        $1.50-$10.00

                 all-weather lanterns
               $70     19"L         $100    23"L

Something for the Sweetiepie.  Think 'OutofAfrica'
Salon Shampoo bowl/sink by Belvedere  Flo-temp

26"x56"  $175    25"x70" $195    29"x80" $225
           These will not last first
The continuing adventures of HabitatGO's
               Dick 'n Jane
 Sitting or....
     Standing or...
    7 Enterprise Ave
Handscraped Sahara maple hardboards...
         wood u want 
                                  135.6sf   for  $339  (10'x12' room,eh?)
Pining for a Queen? ...       
           pine queen 
Wait no more!  4pc  Pine  Queen  Bou/Dudeoir  $320

  Tired of Mimto brass/glass? How about this beauty?
                    lite up life 
                              30"W x 34"L             $415

Come and git it.....    granite   glass   13pcs     $2000

                          come on in out in out 
                   32"x 80"  Georgian wood    $75