Shelter. Comfort. Family.
“Home” can mean many things to many people. Habitat for Humanity Canada and Genworth Canada are asking students in grade 4, 5 and 6 across Canada to tell us what “home” means to them by entering the Meaning of Home Contest. By entering, students have the chance to make a difference in their community. Genworth Canada will donate $5.00 CAD to the Habitat affiliate closest to the entrant’s city of residence. Every participant also has a chance to win the top prize which consists of a $60,000 donation from Genworth Canada to the Habitat affiliate of their choice, as well as 5 runner-up prizes of $5000 donations to Habitat affiliates. That’s not all! The winner also gets to host a pizza party for their entire school, and runners-up get a pizza party for their classroom, in addition to other great prizes. – See more at: http://meaningofhome.ca/#sthash.K2ygvWZm.dpuf
Habitat for Humanity’s main mission is “A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT”
Habitat for Humanity is an International nonprofit housing ministry that works both to eliminate poverty housing around the world and to make adequate housing a matter of conscience and action.
Internationally Habitat for Humanity has built over 400,000 houses worldwide. A new house dedicated every 24 minutes! Active affiliates in 200 countries around the world, helping to make a difference.
Habitat for Humanity Canada was founded in 1985 and alone has 72 affiliates nationwide and has built over 2400 homes.
As for us, Habitat for Humanity Saint John was incorporated and obtained a registered charity status in 1998. We have successfully built 15 homes and have undergone 2 home renovations. The Restore was built in 2008 which is located on 388 Rothesay Avenue, where donated used and surplus building materials and household goods are sold at a low price to help raise funds to continue building homes and hope.
Our homes have provided decent, affordable housing at no interest to local families who had met the Habitat criteria; we provide a hand-up not a hand-out.
We are currently accepting applications for home ownership. Apply today!
Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. We build simple, decent, and affordable houses and provide interest-free mortgages to families who would otherwise not be able to purchase their own home. The Habitat program is about home ownership and providing a long-term solution designed to break the poverty cycle.