The GiftBuilder catalogue raises money in effort to build 1,800 more
homes for families across Canada
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Fifty pounds of framing nails and a
pallet of bricks may not be typical holiday gifts, but they top the
wish lists of families across Canada dreaming of owning their own
homes. Habitat for Humanity helps make those dreams become a reality
with access to affordable homeownership. Not only does Habitat improve
living conditions through good housing, but they help low-income
families secure a significant asset that would otherwise be out of
Habitat's GiftBuilder catalogue offers Canadians a one-stop shop for
gifts for friends and family members looking to make a difference.
Savvy shoppers can avoid crowded malls, shop online with ease, receive
tax receipts for all their catalogue purchases and send friends and
family an e-card acknowledging the gift.
If Secret Santa isn't cutting it anymore in the workplace, people can
instead pool funds for items such as $500 for a Habitat home's
electrical wiring or $1,200 to build a child's bedroom.
"By helping families own their own home, Habitat donors are making a
real difference in ending the cycle of poverty," explains Kevin
Marshman, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. "The
families and scores of volunteers do the building, but we rely on the
generosity of our communities to help provide the tools and materials."
The catalogue offers 31 gift items, ranging from $16 to donate a
screwdriver set to $5,000 to put up a roof. And there is plenty of
opportunity to have fun:
Get the home renovator a $28 hammer or $36 handsaw;
Environmentalists will love the $45 energy efficient showerheads since
Home Outfitters matches each donation;
Decorating divas will naturally gravitate toward the two cans of paint
For the poker players in your life, a $130 toilet beats a flush; and
Lego fans will surely appreciate a $140 pallet of bricks.
During this holiday season, support Habitat for Humanity and give gifts
that build a lasting legacy. Donate and shop today at www.habitat.ca.
Note: High resolution images and materials are available to media for
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About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit
organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and
decent place to live. With the help of over 63,000 volunteers every
year and 65 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, their mission
is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable
housing and promoting homeownership as a means to break the cycle of
poverty in Canada and around the world.
Image with caption: "Toolbox for Renovation Essentials, $250 (CNW Group/Habitat for Humanity Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131125_C4319_PHOTO_EN_33777.jpg
Image with caption: "Hammer for the Home Renovator, $28 (CNW Group/Habitat for Humanity Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131125_C4319_PHOTO_EN_33778.jpg
Image with caption: "Everything including the Kitchen Sink, $75 (CNW Group/Habitat for Humanity Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131125_C4319_PHOTO_EN_33779.jpg
SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Canada
For further information:
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Habitat for Humanity Canada
(416) 644-0988 x326
VP, Marketing and Communications
Habitat for Humanity Canada