Thursday, October 19, 2017

HABICHAT: Fall 2017 News

Helping families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership

Our Largest Build is Well Underway!  
Construction began in July on Phase 1 of "Leacross Landing" in Orleans, our largest build to date. The first four townhomes of the 16-home development are closed in and the insulation, vapour barrier and siding are being installed over the next few weeks.

Our four future homeowners have also been working hard, helping build their homes alongside our Habitat GO volunteers. Please click here to learn more about the four families for Phase 1. 

A special thanks to all of our Adopt-a-Day, Military Build and Youth Build teams, as well as our regular volunteers who have already helped on the site. We recently welcomed teams from the Leacross Foundation, our Development Sponsor, and our major sponsors, including MNP LLPCiscoLaBarge WeinsteinLockheed Martin and TD Bank Group. Please click here to view all of our build photos on Facebook and see our first-ever video featuring drone footage of our build site, created by Waterbridge Media, our Creative Sponsor. The four homes are expected to be completed later this spring. 

If you're interested in getting involved with this build, there are a number of ways you can help out. Please click here to see our volunteer opportunities as an individual or a group through our Adopt-a-Day program. 

We are also looking for lunch donations to help feed our hard-working volunteers. You can donate a lunch to feed 20-25 people or a make of tax-deductible donation of $150 and we'll organize the details. For more information, please contact Jenny Grenville, our Volunteer Coordinator, at or 613-749-9950 ext. 229.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Habitat Build Update

Siemens was on site on October 12th, donating their time and effort to our project.

Weekly Sale: October 18 - 24

That's right, it's once again the third weekend of the month, otherwise known as our Customer Appreciation Weekend, and everything in store is 20% OFF! So make sure you stop by from October 20th to 22nd (Fri-Sun) and SAVE!

'Toronto' Mantel
Fixing up your fireplace for winter? This 'Toronto' mantel (formerly a display model) will add a touch of style to your living room, and unlike its namesake, is very affordable at $150. Measures 70"W x 53"H.
Home Office Desk
This beautiful brand new wooden home office desk by Ashley Furniture features a keyboard-adaptable drawer to reduce surface clutter. Still no cup holder though. $195.
'Atlanta' Ceramic Sinks
Brand new 'Atlanta' ceramic sinks, lavatory and pedestal. Lavatory sinks are $30 and pedestal sinks are$85. 

30" GE Profile Range Hood
With this gorgeous, sleek, and barely used stainless steel GE Profile range hood, you'll be relaxing over a hot stove in no time. $450

Modular Entertainment Cabinets
This massive entertainment set from Bombay Furniture features a cherry finish, hidden drawers and almost enough room for your Star Trek box sets. Adaptable to larger TV sizes. $895.

3-Light Vanity Sconce
Featuring thick, frosted glass shades, and a chrome finish, these lamps are great for updating your bathroom or hallway. And for those of you with very large bathrooms or hallways, we have 50+ available! $30 each.

Twin Vanities
Mirror image vanities featuring wooden doors and hidden drawers, along with sinks and faucets. Keep them together or split them apart, the choice is yours. $185 each.

5-Light Chandelier with Vines
Brand new chandelier with a bronze finish featuring inlaid metal vines. Brings new life to a traditional style, and doesn't require pruning. Only $125.

8-Chair Dining Set
Cream-coloured dining set featuring 8 sturdy metal chairs. $185.
Green Leather Sofa and Chair
No need to be envious, this green leather sofa and chair (with ottoman) can be yours for $190 and $175!

Oak Pantry
Large pantry unit with solid oak doors. Perfect for dried pasta and soup cans. $195. 

Drop Leaf Wooden Table
As Fall is the season of leaves dropping, perhaps it's time for a drop leaf table? This beauty is solid wood, and features gate legs. $250.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

At this special time of year, we would like to thank you for your support 
of Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa (Habitat GO).
You have helped change the lives of families in our community
who are in need of affordable housing.

Phase 1 of our largest development to date is well underway in Orléans
and we are excited to be partnering with more families than ever before.

There are several ways that you can help us ensure that local families
have a decent and affordable place to call home: volunteer on our build
or committees, shop in our ReStores, attend our Gala next month,
make a donation online or learn more by visiting our website.

Best wishes for a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend
from everyone at Habitat GO.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Zombie Run for Humanity

Habitat Build Update

This past weekend, on September 30th, was the annual Zombie Run for Humanity, in which people walked, ran, jumped, and shuffled all over Karters' Korner in Stittsville in the name of raising money for Habitat for Humanity. Here are some photos:

Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa ReStore is now on Facebook!
to like us, find information, and get instant updates!

Weekly Newsletter: October 4 - 10

Buy a Bargain, Build a Home
Happy Thanksgiving!
Both of our Ottawa stores will be closed on Monday, October 9th.
All furniture items at both Habitat ReStore locations in Ottawa are 20% OFF from October 4th to 10th! A great opportunity to spice up your living room or kitchen before the relatives come by for dinner.

Modern Style Futon Couch
Stylish futon couch. And because wooden pillows aren't in high demand, the armrests are removable. 
$200. Buy this week and save an extra 20%!
"Opus White" Floor Tile
13" x 13" "Opus White" porcelain floor tile by Enigma. Over 120 square feet available. $1.50 per tile, or $19.50 for a box of 13.
Wooden Kitchen Table
Strong and sturdy wooden kitchen table with a natural finish surface. Will support as much cranberry sauce as you can fit on it. $155. Buy this week and save an extra 20%!

Vanity with Sink and Faucet
Unlike a turkey dinner which takes all day to prepare, this vanity is ready to go, complete with faucet. $195

"Silver Mountain" Mosaic Wall Tile
These glass and metal wall tiles would look superb in a kitchen or bathroom, and are fully recyclable. $8 each.

Whirlpool Gas Washer/Dryer Combo
Saves space, quality brand, runs on gas, is in fantastic condition, and is yours for $800.


Yardworks Leaf Blower/Collector
Whether you want to blow the leaves off your lawn or save 'em for later, this will help you get the job done. Just $40.

Drill Press
This drill press will press any kind of drills at 5 speed settings. Only $65.

Vision Fitness Folding Elliptical
Sturdy construction with a space-saving folding ability, this model x6100 is a very affordable exercise machine or a very expensive clothes hanger. $250.
Various Bricks!
Variety of brick and stone products available in our back yard area. House brick, paver stones, etc. 
Mostly $0.50 each.

Exotic Wood Pieces
Exotic hardwood pieces, including ebony, purpleheart, bubinga, and rich, rich mahogany. $15 to $115. 

Stanley Furniture Coffee Table
Gorgeous solid wood Stanley coffee table combining modern and classical sensibilities. The hardest part will be finding a book worthy of displaying on it. $250. Buy this week and save an extra 20%