/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - A mother needs more than a card for Mother's
Day; she needs a home to put it in/

Habitat for Humanity Toronto recognizes Mother's Day with a day of building homes and hope

TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ -

    What:  Instead of having Mother's Day weekend for themselves, moms of
           famous athletes, models and other Habitat for Humanity Toronto
           volunteers will swing a hammer and make a difference in another
           family's life. Mothers, sons and daughters will help build
           20 Habitat Toronto homes together on Sunday, May 9th from 10:00 AM
           to 4:00 pm at the charity's William's Way build site. Volunteers
           and Habitat Toronto homeowners will build alongside former NHL
           star Eric Lindros and his mom Bonnie, supermodel Monika Schnarre
           and mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson. The Mother's Day Build is a
           day to honour our mothers, and what better way to do that than by
           giving Toronto mothers, fathers and children living in need a hand
           up, not a hand out?

    (xxx)Media are invited to attend and interviews will be available(xxx)

    Who:   Eric Lindros, former NHL player and NHLPA ombudsman (and his mom)
           Monika Schnarre, Canadian actress and supermodel (and her mom)
           Sarah Thomson, Publisher of Women's Post and City of Toronto
           Mayoral Candidate
           Neil Hetherington, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Toronto (and his mom)
           Habitat for Humanity Toronto new homeowners.

    When:  Sunday May 9th, 2010
           10:00 a.m.           - Day begins
                                - Photo opportunities available
           Throughout the day   - Interviews with Eric Lindros, Monika
                                  Schnarre, Sarah Thomson, Neil Hetherington
                                  and Habitat Toronto homeowners available.
                                  (Eric and Sarah are scheduled to arrive on
                                  site at 1:30 p.m.)

    Where: William's Way build site
           1500 Weston Road (near Weston Road and Jane Street)
           Toronto, ON

About Habitat for Humanity Toronto:

Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all people without discrimination to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. One hundred percent of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of three ReStores. Habitat ReStores sell quality new and gently used donated building materials. Every 10 minutes, Habitat for Humanity helps a family improve their housing situation in more than 100 countries around the world.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity GTA

For further information: For further information: Neil Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, office: (416) 755-7353 ext 223, cell: (416) 436-4190, neil@torontohabitat.on.ca, On Sunday call Neil Hetherington at (416) 436-4190; Joanna M. Dwyer, Marketing and Communications Associate, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, office: (416) 755-7353, ext. 228, jdwyer@torontohabitat.on.ca

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