Habitat for Humanity Niagara marks World Habitat Day on October 1
This World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity Canada is releasing the first episode of its new podcast, featuring an interview with Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Mark Rodgers, President and CEO of Habitat Canada, as they discuss housing as a basic human right. At Habitat for Humanity Niagara, we share a vision with local Habitats across the country of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. To listen to the podcast, visit habitat.ca/thepodcast.
At Habitat Niagara, we know the transformative impact that affordable homeownership can have. On average, Habitat generates $175,000 of benefits to society per home. These benefits come in the form of reduced reliance on social housing and food banks, better educational and employment outcomes and improved health. In Canada, Habitat’s affordable homeownership program has created a social return on investment of over $590 million since 1985. In our community, the Habitat homes we’ve built have resulted in a $10,850,000 in benefits, helping us build a stronger, healthier community.
On World Habitat Day, please join us by taking action:
- Make a tax deductible donation to Habitat for Humanity Niagara to impact families right here in your community. No gift is too big or too small. Make a secure online donation.
- Visit one of our three Habitat for Humanity ReStores, in Fonthill, St.Catharines or Grimsby, to shop or donate. Your support of the ReStore helps Habitat accomplish its mission right here in your community. Shop and donate to ReStores in Niagara.
- Sign up to volunteer at our ReStores, with our construction team or on our salvage team. The time you give helps us to continue to transforming the lives of families in need of affordable housing. Find out our available volunteer opportunities.
With your help, we can build safe, decent and affordable homes for families in Niagara.