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Posts from Habitat Admin

Putting the "home" back in homework

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 4:39:42 PM

With the upcoming school year fast approaching, many families are starting to think about buying school supplies and registering for extra-curricular activities. For other families without a permanent residence, other things come to mind.

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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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From tragedy to triumph: one couple's journey to peace and stability

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 4:31:28 PM

 

Sitting at the kitchen table in Kristen and Anthony’s charming home, you might think you're in the company of newlyweds.

This endearing couple playfully tease each other, laughing when their recollections don’t line up perfectly.

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Ride through the Rockies provides passion with purpose

Posted on Sep 10, 2017 10:15:00 AM

"It's difficult to put into words the feeling of pride we take away from this experience. We understand the importance of family and community and this will be our inspiration on our 2017 ride."

 - Dan and Toni Crockett

 

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Introducing Sasha Petrovic: Ride through the Rockies Cyclist

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 1:42:36 PM

Sponsored by Star Building Materials, "Ride through The Rockies" challenges cyclists to complete a four day, 410-kilometre journey through the Rocky Mountains. Together they raise money for Habitat for Humanity to help local families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership.

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Celebrating hard-working women this Mother's Day

Posted on May 14, 2017 12:00:55 PM

"I build because it is the epitome of a community coming together for one purpose and serving a greater cause." 

susan, future habitat for humanity homeowner

Meet Susan, future Habitat for Humanity homeowner

Life is full of dreams and desires waiting to be fulfilled, as well as many hardships to overcome. Some people enjoy going through these processes, and all the ups and downs, whereas others can only find joy when the trials are over!

I can identify with all ends of the spectrum, but through my own journey, I’ve come to realize that contentment comes with being at peace and recognizing that each day is a gift. Opportunities are endless.  

I’m a big proponent of never giving up hope and of stepping out and trying something new - you never know what’s waiting on the other side! 

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Excel Homes building futures with Habitat for Humanity's Women Build

Posted on May 11, 2017 2:19:03 PM

 

Women Build is bringing the community together to build strength, stability and independence for families through affordable home ownership

As a fellow homebuilder, Excel Homes has a unique perspective on what this means for families in Calgary, and they've made a significant investment Women Build as our Building Futures Title Sponsor.

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Introducing Alanna Maria: Women Build Fundraiser

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 2:28:26 PM

“#IBuildBecause as a mother I can’t imagine not having affordable, safe housing for my children.”

Alanna Maria, 2017 women build fundraiser.

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5 things to know to prepare for your Women Build day

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 9:57:11 AM

It's finally here. You've fundraised like a pro and now you're ready to get out and build!

If you've never participated in Women Build or been on a Habitat for Humanity site before, chances are you're wondering a few things. How do I get there? What do I wear? Will they feed me?

 Keep reading to find out exactly how to prepare for your Women Build day.

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6 steps to becoming a successful fundraiser

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 4:15:32 PM

How to go from a first-time fundraiser to an experienced pro

Fundraising can seem a little bit daunting at first, but all it takes is a little persistence and creativity, and we’ve got your back.

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