Hello Habitat Supporters!!!
As we enter the next few years of operations we are extremely excited about the possibilities even at a time when Ontario and Canada are experiencing one of the worst affordable housing crisis. Habitat Sarnia/Lambton continues and is doing our best to assist families in experiencing home ownership and breaking the cycle of poverty.
Since founding in 1976, Habitat has helped in excess of 20 million people worldwide. Locally, since 1985, we have completed almost 60 homes and helped hundreds more through our habitat handyman program. With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own. It is an incredible experience to help homeowners build or improve a place to live, and then see how they are able to build a better life for themselves and their families.
In 2016 we launched the Habitat Handyman program – in 2019 we served more than 130 families through this program. The focus for 2020 is to continue to assist in homeowner renovations for low income families in addition to a mainstream pricing line.
We also launched the Deconstruct program in 2016. For those that are renovating, please keep us in mind as our team can go in and salvage kitchen and bathroom cabinets, doors, windows, anything that can then be resold at the ReStore. Everyone in the Sarnia/Lambton area has access to these programs and we encourage you to use this valuable service when considering home improvement projects.
In 2018 we started accepting scrap metal and e-waste at the ReStore; this popular program continues in 2020. August of 2019 brought the new collection area for your empty liquor, beer bottles and pop cans, then response has been fantastic. We believe in actively doing all we can to reduce the footprint on our environment and help the community with our convenient drop off program now in place going forward in 2020.
The last quarter of 2019 we launched the Habitat retail branded section within the Restore where you can pick up some cool swag for you and your family. We continue to look for new ways to support our build programs and help local families experience home ownership. Please don’t forget we do delivery of purchased goods from the ReStore for a moderate fee.
Do you have a car to donate? We have a program for that too! Visit that section through out website menu to find out more.
Our Restore continues to see approximately 7000 people come through our doors on a monthly basis. This has lead the Sarnia store to become the best small market Restore in the country the last number of years. Our success is Sarnia’s success, this community is responsible for the donations of the goods and in turn buying the goods to support our operations and mission, and we are truly grateful. At the end of the day we continue to strive to raise as many dollars, to build as many homes, and help as many families as we possible can.
Please help us help them…
CEO Habitat Sarnia/Lambton