The Spring Clean with the Property Guys

HabitatForHumanity-SocialFinalJPEGHabitat for Humanity Canada and Join Forces – Making it Easier for Homeowners to Donate Their Spring Clean Goods
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2014 and Habitat for Humanity Canada announced a program Monday to help 14 local Habitat for Humanity ReStores and franchisees connect with homeowners who are planning to throw out home-goods this spring. The Spring Clean will take place from May 19th to June 1st. Local franchisees will help the ReStore in their area increase inventory by picking up donated items.

“We are very excited about this partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada,” explained President and CEO, Ken LeBlanc. “We truly value the work that they do for promoting homeownership and helping families across the country, and we love that the ReStores have a very local focus – similar to our franchisees.”

“We are pleased to be working with and The Spring Clean program. The program will see valuable donation of product to our ReStores from the local community and will help Habitat for Humanity Canada build more homes for families in need” said Rob Voisin, Senior Director, National ReStore and Product Services.

The program was born out of the desire to make a difference in the community by raising awareness about the ReStore.

“I really wanted to connect with such a phenomenal organization as Habitat for Humanity Canada, because our brands are so well aligned,” said Jason Schlegel, the franchise owner in Orillia and Gravenhurst, ON who spearheaded the program. “I think that once the word gets out that The Spring Clean will make donating your items even more convenient, folks will want to get involved with this great cause.”

“If the program contributes to the completion of even one more home and a few less viable resale goods becoming buried in local landfills – then we will consider it a success,” Schlegel added.


About Habitat for Humanity Canada ReStores
Over 775,000 square feet of retail space is occupied by high-quality building supplies, home furnishing, appliances, and décor at Habitat for Humanity’s 83 Canadian ReStore locations. Shopping at a ReStore is a socially conscious decision, as funds generated are used to fund Habitat homebuilding projects. As well, shopping at a ReStore is an environmentally conscious decision, as much of what is sold is product that is new, gently used or customer returns that would otherwise end up in a landfill. For more information please visit

About is reconstructing how real estate is bought and sold. We’re NOT real estate agents or brokers. We’re something very different – something much better. We are a network of people on the ground in communities all across the country that provides a safe and practical way for buyers and sellers to connect and avoid the high cost of commission.


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Habitat for Humanity’s New Donor Policy

To serve you better Habitat for Humanity has started a new donation receipt policy. If you would like to donate items and receive a tax receipt at the ReStore you will now be given a donor number and every time you make a donation big or small, you just tell the volunteer your donor number and each item will be marked with your number. When your item sells we will record the amount it sold for and keep track of your total.
At the end of each year we will issue you a tax receipt for you total and send it in the mail.
You may be pleasantly surprised how small donations will add up by the end of the year.
Thank You everyone for your support, all proceeds from the items you donate help build homes right here in your community.

Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions
Melanie Walsh
Habitat for Humanity

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Thank You to all the 360 program Sponsors

It is through the generosity of individuals and corporate partners such as these that permits charitable organizations to realize their goals and objectives. By providing this opportunity to Habitat for Humanity you are helping provide a safe, decent and affordable home for a Habitat family your community. Your gesture is greatly appreciated and much valued. Once again Thank You!!HFH_360_donor_lockup_2014-01

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