Friday, March 31, 2017

Habichat Spring 2017 Newsletter

HABICHAT: Spring 2017 e-Newsletter
Helping families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership

Welcome Home, Michaelis Family!  
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2017 Crampton Drive Key Ceremony in Carleton Place on Thursday, March 23. 

We are incredibly grateful to Steve Walsh, our Construction Manager, and all of our hard-working and dedicated Crew Leads, volunteers, local Chapter, sponsors, tradespeople, suppliers, Women Build, Youth Build and Adopt-a-Day teams. 

Thanks to all of you, our third build to date in Carleton Place has been successfully completed and Shane and Laura are officially Habitat GO homeowners! Please click here to view photos from the ceremony.

If you know anyone who would like to apply to be a future homeowner for our upcoming builds, we are currently accepting applications for our largest development to date in Orleans. Please click here to learn more or email Nancy Currie, our Family Services Manager, at 613-749-9950 ext. 225 or
Jeanne d'Arc Build
We are excited to be returning to Orleans this spring as we begin our largest project to date! We will be building 16 townhomes at the corner of Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard and Fortune Drive with Phase 1 (four townhouses) beginning in the late spring of 2017. We will have a number of Theme Build and Build Programs underway, including the Carter Work Project, a Military Build and much more.
Upcoming Events
May 28Sign up today for the ReStore the Ridemotorcycle poker run

June 30Knight Angus Golf-A-Palooza golf tournament

Sept. 9Gracefest 5K Fun Run & Walk
 in Orleans

Sept. 305th annual
Nov. 412th annual
Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala at the Shaw Centre
Dream Mountains
Big thanks to the four climbers from Dream Mountains who have raised more than $21,000 for Habitat GO. Byron, Natalie, Heather and Megan are in Tanzania getting ready to climb Mount Kilimanjaro next week. We wish them all the best! To date, Dream Mountains has raised more than $1 million for six local charities, including Habitat GO.
To learn more . . .
Join Builders ClubBy joining Builders Club and becoming a monthly Habitat GO donor, you join a group of caring people who understand the world of difference that homeownership can make to a family in need of decent, affordable housing. Your regular, ongoing support will ensure that Habitat GO can continue to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.
Upcoming Global Village Trip to Fiji
Have you ever wanted to do a Global Village build? Marc Caron, team leader with Habitat for Humanity Canada's Global Village, is assembling a team of 12 to 16 volunteers for a build in Fiji from September 24 to October 4. The costs range from $4,500 to $4,800, which includes airfare, transportation, room and board and R&R.
New Hotel Furniture ReStore Donation
Our west-end ReStore at 7 Enterprise Ave. has just undergone an exciting renovation and our first shipment of furniture from the Sheraton Hotel has arrived! We have desks, tables, dressers, king-size sleigh bed frames and much more. You can view it on our Kijiji pageWe also have a brand new Facebook page that showcases all of our ReStore deals.

Your support helps a family help themselves. Every gift makes a difference.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Weekly Newsletter March 29 - April 4, 2017

Buy a Bargain, Build a Home
The Spring thaw is on and we're
overflowing with tubs, toilets and sinks! So from March 29 to April 4, they're all 20% off. Plenty to choose from at both Ottawa ReStore locations!

   Flowers and Ferns
Spring is here, and the flowers finally are too. Fresh from the Ottawa Home & Garden Show, we have a limited selection of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses, and ferns. Flowers range from $3-$5, and ferns are $20.
Nitrile Gardening Gloves
Perfect accessory for all those flowers and ferns you just purchased. A six-pair pack of nitrile coated gardening gloves, to prevent your hands from getting dirty while you're getting your hands dirty. Just $8 per pack. Available in medium and large.
Cordless Snow Blower
Brand new 40v cordless snow blower by Snow Joe. Includes battery and charger. Because those April blizzards are the ones you least expect. $220.
Melamine Kitchen with Wood Trim
Charming little white melamine kitchen featuring wood trim and door handles. Includes 8 upper cabinets and 5 lower cabinets. Only $750

Gallon Cans of WD-40
Make friction a thing of the past with a gallon can of the ever reliable WD-40Just $18 each.

Sheraton Hotel Furniture
At last our newest shipment of furniture has arrived! Plenty of desks ($125), dressers ($125), accent tables ($75), office chairs ($60), bedside tables ($75), full king bedframes ($275), and lighting fixtures ($40-$50)!


Vintage Bar Cabinet
Retro style bar cabinet with a vinyl countertop. and swinging door. Perfect for a small reno project. Just $95.

Plenty of brand new thermometers, including a min/max thermometer ($7), a cold frame thermometer ($4.50), wireless thermo-clock ($35), wireless weather station ($15), and compost thermometer ($16). Now you can know exactly how wrong your local weather forecasters are. 
Corner Display Shelf
Wooden corner display shelf. Surface is unfinished so it could easily be painted or stained to your liking. Only $25.

Hose Racks and Reels
It's a well known fact that with Spring weather comes a drastic increase in the number of garden hose-related accidents. Protect yourself and your family with these hose reels and storage racks, ranging from $3 to $20.
 Habitat Build Update
This week's contributions come to us from our Key Ceremony in Carleton Place . . . 

Welcome Home.