Welcome

Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-profit, non-governmental, faith-based organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and to making adequate, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action.

Habitat for Humanity invites people from a broad spectrum of social, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds to work in partnership with us to build both homes and hope for families in need.

Habitat Explained

This three minute animation will help you understand who we are, what we do and how we do it!

 

What's New At Habitat

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The holidays are upon us again!  Wow!  This year has flown by!  Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, customers and supporters who have made 2014 a fantastic year!  Please note that the Affiliate Offices will be close for the holidays at 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 12 and re-open at 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2015.  The ReStore closes for the holidays at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 23 and re-opens at 9:00 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2015.  

2014 GiftBuilder Catalogue

Make gift giving east this year AND make a difference in our community!  Browse through our 2014 GiftBuilder Cataloge and find the perfect gift for the person who has everything!  It's easy!  Choose the item you would like to send, donate the item's cost online and we'll take care of the rest!  An e-card can be sent to the gift recipient and you will receive an income tax receipt!  Visit www.habitatsarnia.org/giftbuilder today!

Youth Build - #HYPBuildSL & #DawkinsHYP

December 4, 2014
 
#HYPBuildSL #DawkinsHYP Update
Coaches, staff and players from the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club were on hand Tuesday, December 2 at the build site for the Chris Dawkins Memorial Youth Build!  What a great day!  They all worked really hard and did a great job!  Pics have been posted on our Local Builds Gallery and on Facebook!  Thanks again to everyone who came out and helped that day! We truly appreciate it!
 

Build Buddies are back!   And selling fast!

Those adorable build buddies are back!  Slushy the polar bear, Beau Beaver, Brae Bear and Moose are all available (with and without hard hats) this year!  Just $10 each or two for $15, these cute and cuddly critters make a great gift!  The Build Buddies won't be around long!  Available at the ReStore until Decmeber 23

The ReStore - #HabitatReStoreSarnia / @ReStoreSarnia

December 12, 2014

The 14 Days of Christmas sales continue!  Save 10 to 25% on select merchandise.  Watch our Facebook and  ReStore Twitter feeds for daily details!  Don't forget - the ReStore closes for the holidays at 5:00 p.m. December 23 and doesn't re-open till Friday, January 2, 2015.  If you aren't able to take your purchases with you, please pick them up by December 23.

Social Media - Now on Pinterest and Instagram!

Like us on Facebook and you will find build updates and pictures, as well as goings-on at the ReStore!  We are also on Twitter!  Follow the builds @habitatsarnia and the ReStore @ReStoreSarnia for all the latest news, updates and promotions!  We also have our YouTube Channel with lots of information about Habitat for Humanity, PSA's, videos from our dedication ceremonies and testimonials!  You can also find us on Instagram and Pinterest now!

We love to see your pictures!  Feel free to post pictures of what you have created with your finds at the ReStore using #HabitatReStoreSarnia

Faith in Action

Coming soon!

Through the Faith in Action Program, our goal is to reconnect (& re-energize) with those of faith in our community.  Reaching out to faith groups of all denominations & religions, our porgram is aimed at engaging all in the spirit of advocacy & action.  In the spring of 2015, we will begin our inaugural Faith in Action build, bringing churches together from throughout the Sarnia & Lambton area to build a home for a deserving family in Sarnia.  Our aim is to bring 14 - 15 churches on board for this multi-denomination project with each church taking ownership of one build day in our construction schedule.  A team from each church comprised of 12 - 18 participants (aged 16 & above) will undertake all construction activities that do not require skilled contractors.  Sound interesting?  Reach out to Sarah or Heather for more details!

20 Years of Building Hope

1994 - 2014

The year was 1994...Forrest Gump was the top movie; the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 54 years; both Friends and ER premiered on NBC...and the City of Sarnia sold Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton a build lot for $1 upon which the first Habitat home in our area was built.
Yes, it's our birthday!  And the past twenty years have seen us build 26 brand new homes in Sarnia and Lambton County as well as renovate and re-sell five others, giving almost 125 folks in our community a place to call 'home'.  In honour of our 20th anniversary, please consider a gift of $20 to help us continue our 20-year tradition of making a difference in the lives of deserving families in our community. 100% of every dollar donated is used to build homes for families in Sarnia and Lambton County.  We are able to promise that because 100% of all of our operating and administrative expenses are paid for by our social enterprise, The ReStore.  
It's easy to donate online! Simply click here!  Remember, all gifts to Habitat received by December 31, 2014 may be used as a charitable tax donation for the 2014 tax year.  Also, don't forget that you can designate all or part of your United Way donation to Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton. 
Thank you for your continued support!  We can't wait to see what the next 20 years brings us!

We're looking for families!

People always assume that we are overwhelmed with applications from families wishing to be considered to receive a Habitat home.  That couldn't be further from the truth.  We are looking for families!  If you, or a family you know in Sarnia, Petrolia, Watford, Wyoming, Forest, Grand Bend, Thedford, Oil Springs, Alvinston, Corunna, Courtright or Mooretown are in need of a safe decent and affordable home - visit this website and click on "Homeownership" on the menu bar for all the details.  Questions?  Call our Executive Director Sarah Reaume at 519-339-7957 Ext. 222.