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

After Hours Criminal Activity!
Please refrain from bringing donations after hours

For your own safety, please do not drop donations off after ReStore hours.  We have seen a marked increase in the number of thefts in the area and do not want to see any of our supporters or donors hurt if they come upon one of these thefts.  ReStore staff and volunteers will happily help you with your donation anytime Monday to Wednesday from 9 till 5, Thursday from 9 till 6, Friday from 9 till 5 and Saturday from 9 till 2.  
Thank you for continuing to support Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton. 

 

Break-In at Habitat's Build Locker
6th Break-In since Fall 2014

The team at Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton is replacing tools and safety equipment that was stolen during a brazen early morning break-in on June 21, 2015.  A $1000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of those involved.  We are asking the public for help in identifying the individuals involved.  If you have any information, please contace the Sarnia Police at 519-344-8861 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  Click here to view the surveillance video - you might know these people!

#FaithBuildSL Continues!

Despite the break-in that saw all the power and hand tools stolen from the build trailer, our Faith Build continues!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who have worked so hard on the build site!  You are all doing a great job!  Some photos have been posted to our Facebook and Pinterest pages - more will be posted to the Local Builds Galleries.  Our volunteers are also doing a great job fundraising!  Thank you to the faith groups who have submitted funds already - we have over $20,000 raised so far!  Anyone interested in donating to the Faith Build is welcome to do so online or by dropping by the offices!

The Walter J. Blackburn Foundation

Habitat for Humanity is a proud recipient of a grant from The Walter J. Blackburn Foundation.  The $5,000 will be put towards the build costs of our Faith Build.  Thank you to the Board of Directors at the Walter J. Blackburn Foundation. We are very grateful for the support.

Meat Raffle

Support the parishes of St. Benedict, St. Joseph & Our Lady of Mercy as they raise money for Faith Build 2015!
Tickets are $5 each and you can win one of three meat cards from The Country Butcher ($100, $150 & $250)!
The draw will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Hall on Saturday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at the churches, or come out to the Stuff The Bus event at the Northgate Metro Store on Saturday, July 18 between 11:00 & 2:30.  The Knights of Columbus will also be on hand selling hot dogs (free will offering)

Affiliate of the Year!
Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton recognized for accomplishments

Congratulations to the team at Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton who were recently recognized for their efforts and awarded the Small Urban Affiliate of the Year Award at the Habitat for Humanity Canada National Conference held in Fredericton, NB.  This award is given to the affiliate who has seen success at all levels - including the ReStore and the Build Program.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us reach our goals in 2014 and who continue to make us a centre of excellence

The team was also recognized for their outstanding commitment to international activity, thanks to our Home for a Home program.  

Did you know...?

When you donate to the ReStore you are eligible for an income tax receipt for items valued at $75 or more?  If you are moving, renovating or just need to downsize, consider donating your gently used furniture, area rugs, lighting, cabinets and building materials to the ReStore!  Call 519-339-7957 x0 today to set up a pick-up - or simply bring your items to the store!  Our staff and volunteers are happy to help you unload the donations from your vehicle!  Donations can be dropped off any time during regular store hours.

We're looking for Families!

Need a safe, decent, affordable home?  We can help...

Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton is looking for families throughout Sarnia and Lambton County.  We don't give homes away.  We work with corporate, community and construction partners along with a team of dedicated volunteers to build our homes.  We then sell them to deserving families like yours.  Interested?  Get more information here or talk to Sarah at 519-339-7957 x 222.

Last year, Habitat for Humanity generated $39 million worth of social good in Canada

A report released May 26, 2015 demonstrates the social benefit of Habitat's homeownership program in Canada.  
Last year, Habitat initiated $39 million in social benefit to society according to the study by Boston Consulting Group.  You can read more here.

Follow us on Social Media!

Our Facebook page, build Twitter feed and ReStore Twitter feed are great ways to stay up to date with all things related to Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton!  Pictures from the build blitz days, great finds in the ReStore and general information about what we are doing on a day-to-day basis are all there!

We also have a number of boards on Pinterest and post pics on Instagram!

We'd love to have you follow us!