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[Video] Thank You 2018

Posted on Dec 20, 2018 2:35:37 PM

We wanted to say thank you, in 20 different ways

We didn't ask anybody to say thank-you for this video, we just put together existing footage of all the times this year we’ve been caught on camera saying it. We said it often, but we just can’t say it enough!

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[Video] Bowness Home Dedication

Posted on Nov 23, 2018 5:27:45 AM

On October 19th, we celebrated the completion of a four-plex in Bowness that will provide affordable home ownership opportunities to four Calgary families. We were joined by sponsors, donors, community partners and volunteers who have helped to make the project possible, along with the new Habitat homeowners.

"Today is a moment of celebration of our community coming together to help one another. You can see by the amount of people that are gathered here that the construction of these homes is no small feat."

-- Laura Dickson, Director of Families and Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity SOuthern Alberta

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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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