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Calgary Foundation: champions of community engagement

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 9:20:00 AM

For nearly 65 years, Calgary Foundation has been a leader in building powerful connections between donors and community organizations.

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4 affordable ways to stop renting and start buying your home in Calgary

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 9:15:03 AM

Buying a home can seem overwhelming to moderate-income Calgarians. There are many barriers to consider and many questions that come up along the way.

Like can I afford it? How do I qualify? Will it be a good investment for my family? Does renting give me greater flexibility?

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We asked kids to build their dream house out of Lego. This is what happened...

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 9:53:04 AM

How do you find young families to get the information out about Habitat for Humanity?

You need to go where young families are and do what young families do! This was the thought process behind the Habitat Lego Build.

I sent out a Facebook message asking for Lego and shortly thereafter I received a response from Eliza, who turns out is a kindergarten teacher at the Livingstone School in Lundbreck. She mentioned that they had some Lego and asked how they could help.

The opportunity sounded like a good fit so we worked out a plan, ran it past the school principal, set a date, and away we went.

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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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5 things you didn't know about buying a Habitat for Humanity home

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 2:25:00 PM

We’ve all heard of Habitat for Humanity. (I mean, if you hadn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this, would you?).

Here at Habitat, we know that there are lots of different ideas swirling around out there about how our home ownership program works and who it’s for.

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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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Safe and settled: Kristen and Anthony's story

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 7:57:11 AM

Kristen, Anthony and their two boys, Dominic and Marcus, have lived in their Habitat home for two years now. They are finally settled. They enjoy and truly appreciate living in safe, family-oriented community.   

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Volunteer Spotlight: George

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 7:39:26 AM

Volunteers are a vital part of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta, and without these dedicated individuals it would not be possible for Habitat to help families in our community. Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to have met many amazing volunteers.

One volunteer in particular, George Proctor has been actively volunteering with Habitat for 26 years.

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Build update: here's what's happening with Habitat in southern Alberta

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 9:22:24 AM

 With 2018 coming to a close, it’s always nice to look back and reflect on how far we’ve come and how many people have been with us along the way.

There have been some incredible accomplishments, and it’s only possible through your support. Whether you’ve taken part in a Build Day, organized product at our ReStores, or made a donation large or small, every act of generosity is contributing to building a better community for us all.

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CREB® Charitable Foundation announces $1M legacy gift to Habitat for Humanity

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 9:11:29 AM

The room erupted with applause when CREB® Charitable Foundation president, Alyssa Campos announced a one million dollar partnership with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta at the CREB® Charitable Foundation’s annual general meeting.

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