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Habitat Southern Alberta Blog

Puppy tales: Freida's place in the family

Posted on Jul 11, 2018 5:36:22 PM

An unexpected benefit of owning your own home

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows that our furry (or in some cases, not so furry) companions are an integral part of the family.

Having a pet has both emotional and physiological benefits. The emotional bond that we form with our pets reduces stress and improves overall happiness.

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[Video] Highlights from Women Build 2018

Posted on Jun 14, 2018 3:38:46 PM

We were counting down the days to Women Build, presented by Excel Homes, all year and it didn’t disappoint! Your continued support has woven Women Build into the Habitat fabric, and made it something we can’t imagine going without.

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[Video] Habitat welcomes families to the community of Pineridge

Posted on Jun 14, 2018 3:35:51 PM

"Owning a home means putting down roots and having a space to truly call yours. This is a place where you can plan the future of your kids"

— Khalid, homeowner in Pineridge

On April 20, 2018, Habitat hosted a Home Dedication to celebrate completion of a multi-family development in Pineridge - future home to 24 families who purchased their new homes through our affordable home ownership mortgage program.

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6 months of activities in 6 minutes

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 4:42:15 PM

It’s always amazing to see a home come together.

I mean, that’s what keeps us glued to every HGTV show until the last three minutes! (You do that too, right?)

But seeing a home come together is extra amazing when there are literally hundreds of people behind it and it’s transforming the lives of families.

Edgar (pictured below) is one of these families. He bought his Habitat home in Capitol Hill last fall and moved in with his two daughters, Natalia and Sofia.

“I saw the houses built by Habitat and was amazed with the attention to detail that goes into them; from the interior details, to the care and thought put into the design so that families not only have a house, but LOVE their home.”

- Edgar, homeowner in capitol hill

 

Because your support is at the centre of this success, we wanted to give you an update on where our builds are at.

Not because of the drywall and nails (although that’s fun too), but because of the way you have rallied behind these homes and these families, and because the impact you are having will last a lifetime. 

So let’s get into it. But be warned, cute children and heart-warming quotes to follow.

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How to join or create a team fundraising page for Women Build

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 12:21:23 PM

Sometimes you need a little team spirit to get you motivated for the task ahead. You can join or create fundraising teams in order to strengthen your cause, hold each other accountable, and have a blast learning and building together for Women Build.

1. Create a personal fundraising page.

Before you can join a team, you have to create your own personal fundraising page which you can learn how to do here.

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How to create a personal fundraising page for Women Build

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 12:20:46 PM

Your first step on your Women Build fundraising journey beings with setting up your individual fundraising page so that you can see and share your progress and have friends and family support your cause, no matter where they are.

Let's get started:

1. Become a Fundraiser

Head over to the Women Build campaign home page and click the blue "Become a Fundraiser" button 

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Build Update - March 2018

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 10:49:02 AM

Our current build projects in Bowness and Pineridge are providing home ownership for dozens of families in our community. This would not be possible without the support of our donors and volunteers. Because of you, these families can now build long-term strength, stability and independence.

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15 most frequently asked questions about Women Build

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 4:30:36 PM

Women Build, presented by Excel Homes, is one of our favourite times of the year.

It's amazing to see what happens when groups of inspired women come together and make a difference in their community.

Over the years, we've had lots of great questions come in from participants - from what to bring, to what's for lunch, to what kind of construction work is available - so we've rounded up the most frequently asked questions to help you know exactly what to expect!

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From pipedreams to possibilities: Brandy's journey to stability through home ownership

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 9:11:37 AM

 

Stuck by circumstance

Brandy is a single mother of Tyson (12) and Taya (7), living in Olds and working as a financial services representative at a major financial institution.

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Every Kid Campaign - Daniela

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 1:33:07 PM

“#EveryKid should have a home because it’s where they can go to feel safe and where they belong. If they have a rough day at school, they can come home and know that this is where they can be no matter what."

— Jessica, age 12

Video: Daniela and her kids speak to the importance of having a stable place to live 

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