You may remember checking thrift stores for cheap furniture to fill your first apartment or dorm room. Maybe since then you've gotten used to only buying new and don't think to hit up your local thrift stores when you need a new household item or furniture. Regardless of whether you're a bargain-hunter or not too worried about pinching pennies, the benefits of shopping secondhand extend far beyond saving a few dollars.Read More
Right now, one in five Canadians spends more than half of their income on the cost of housing. In Calgary, there are more than 4,000 people on the waitlist for social housing. Parents have jobs and are working hard to provide for their children, but one of the biggest challenges they face is saving for a down payment. At Habitat, we know that affordable home ownership is a critical determinant of economic well-being.Read More
If you are anything like me, it’s important for you to know how your donation to the ReStore helps Habitat for Humanity deliver on its mission.Read More
Whether you were born and raised in Alberta or newly call it home, you hold a certain pride for the province where you live and work. You’re a part of a strong and resilient community and, if anything, this past year has brought us even closer together.Read More
The beginning of a new residential or commercial building project is exciting. You get a blank canvas to renovate or build anew with sparkling fixtures and a fresh coat of paint. But it can also feel wasteful when you have leftover materials or are pulling out perfectly good, but dated appliances and cabinetry.Read More
Feeling the itch to freshen up your home but don’t have the budget for a massive overhaul? Don’t fret, we have seven creative ways to spruce up your home for less.Read More
With shorter days, longer nights and colder weather here to stay, it’s the perfect time to warm your team member’s hearts by working together to make a difference in our community.
There are many ways to give back, so we have compiled a list of five ways businesses can brighten the lives of people in our community this winter.