Building Hope in More Ways than One When you think of Habitat for Humanity, what’s the first thing to come to mind? If it’s construction – well then you’re not alone. The majority of people relate Habitat to the construction of houses, and while they’re not wrong, there’s so much more to our organization than …

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Hand Up, Not Out To date, Habitat for Humanity has built, repaired or improved more than 600,000 homes worldwide, providing shelter for more than 3 million people. With such staggering achievements, it raises the question: what deems a family eligible to join our program? Unbeknownst to many, the process of selecting homeowners is an extensively …

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Eliminating the Stigma People often associate stigma with an illness or disability, but unfortunately, many also relate stigma with receiving a home from Habitat for Humanity. By definition, a stigma is a negative stereotype or discrimination. Those who partner with Habitat face a stigma, which for them includes a fear of not being accepted by …

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Living to Work—Not Working to Live Karen Robertson Paget, a coordinator of volunteers for construction, and Steven Damas, the project manager at Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga, work closely with each other on construction from Tuesday through Saturday, leaving Monday as a planning day. Their schedule is generally 7:30-5, with over time. That’s a 9.5 hour …

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Remove, Reuse, Restore With this sudden spout of winter weather, it’s hard to imagine that spring is on it’s way, but it’s approaching quicker than you may think! If you’re beginning the tedious task of Spring cleaning, or even starting to think about it, you should consider donating to one of Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga’s ReStores. …

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Do you know of a corporation or business who is looking to do something good in our community? Are they looking for a way to contribute to a worth while cause in a way that also benefits their brand? Are they struggling to find a solution for overstock items that are taking up valuable space …

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It’s that time of year again. The birds are chirping, the trees are beginning to bud and we all cringe at the mention of the four letter word also known as “snow”. It’s also the time of year where a very contagious condition is going around, commonly known as Spring Fever! Symptoms may include refusing …

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Every year, Habitat for Humanity places thousands of hard-working families in safe decent and affordable homes. In fact, over 1500 Habitat organizations (called affiliates) have built homes all over the world and have changed the lives of over 6.8 million people to date. In Halton Region, our Habitat affiliate is no different. With the help …

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The brand new Habitat for Humanity ReStore mega store in Mississauga is now open! Join Mayor Bonnie Crombie, local councillors and dignitaries (including Councillor Chris Fonseca, MP Peter Fonseca and MPP Amrit Mangat), community members and volunteers as we celebrate our Grand Opening of the largest ReStore location in Ontario on March 19 from 12 …

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Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga is looking for local businesses and corporations to sponsor the construction of affordable homes for families in need. The local Habitat affiliate is launching 5 new projects this year that will see them building more homes than ever before to meet the need in our community. “We’re very excited to get …

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