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Avon and Romano's journey to homeownership

Posted on Sep 20, 2018 1:36:21 PM

Avon and Romano, parents of Lorenzo [8] and Niña [4], are future Habitat homeowners in Okotoks.

Over the years, the family of four has struggled to find adequate housing that has met their budget.

However, despite the challenges they have faced, their faith has given them the resiliency to endure. The family describes themselves as:

“a family united in love, a family of faith and commitment.” 

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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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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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A Quick Update on our Current Builds

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 4:16:27 PM

Can you believe it's November? The year is quickly coming to a close and, as such, we thought that it was a good time to update you on some of the Habitat build projects in Bowness, Pineridge, and Olds. Check out the latest below:

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Introducing Yan Shedrick: Ride Through the Rockies Cyclist

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 9:17:53 AM

"Great leaders don't set out to be a leader ... they set out to make a difference. It's never about the role-always about the goal".

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 stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

Yan Shedrick (second from the right in the picture above) will be participating in his third consecutive ride this September. He speaks about how he got involved with RTTR and how his childhood passion for cycling made him a perfect fit. 

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Introducing Joel Souchotte: Ride Through the Rockies Participant

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 11:05:09 AM

"What started as a way to simply challenge myself physically has developed into something far more powerful for me on many levels".

- Joel Souchotte

Sponsored by Star Building Material, "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 stability and independence through affordable home ownership. 

Joel Souchotte will be participating in his third consecutive ride this September. Here's what he had to say about the annual fundraiser, his experience as a participant, and the impact it has.

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4 Highlights from Women Build 2017

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 1:59:03 PM

Calgary women join forces to learn, build and provide the foundations for a better future for families in Pineridge

"What an amazing day! Such a great opportunity to bond with the other women at work outside of the office setting! Thank you for letting us be part of this".

- WOmen Build Participant

Between May 4th and May 27th, more than 200 local women came together for seven build days. Along with fundraising and building Habitat homes in the neighbourhood of Pineridge, participants engaged with their coworkers and friends in a meaningful way, building lasting impact in the community.

Here are some highlights to celebrate the participants, the fundraising efforts, and their impact:

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Habitat for Humanity Build Days honour and remember volunteer crew leader Nigel Teucher

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 1:21:48 PM

Sue said she was touched by Chinook Financial's initiative to organize Build Days in Nigel's memory

“I don't think there are many bosses who were so well loved that their organization would do something like this years after their retirement."

Nigel Teucher , a volunteer Crew Leader, passed away earlier this spring. To honour and remember his commitment to Habitat for Humanity, his former employer, Chinook Financial alongside his wife Sue Teucher , organized build days on June 8th, 20th, and 29th dedicated as “Nigel Builds.” Nigel was the General Manager/CEO of this local credit union from the mid-1990s to 2010 when he retired. 

Sue began volunteering with Habitat in 2007 and Nigel in 2012. Together they have amassed nearly 2,000 combined volunteer hours assisting at the Calgary ReStore, working with local Habitat chapters, and helping on the construction of 13 Habitat homes in southern Alberta. We posted a volunteer spotlight on the pair last year.

We spoke with Sue about her and Nigel’s time volunteering with Habitat and why “Nigel Builds” was significant to her.

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