Since 2010 Barry has volunteered the time and services of his business to meet the needs of our local Habitat affiliate, establishing, maintaining and re-vamping our telephone system as needed, and taking care of our sound and a/v needs at the ReStore, special events and basically anywhere we have a need!
Thank you Barry, we are lost without you! You can reach Morris Sound & Communications at 705-254-1464 or email Mr. Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HELPS
Habitat For Humanity Sault Ste. Marie and Area
Founded in 2002, HFHSSMA is a non-profit community benefit organization serving Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and the surrounding area. HFHSSMA offers a sustainable solution to the housing crisis facing our communities.OUR MISSION
To mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership and to break the cycle of poverty housing structures.VISION
A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live!
Housing for Everyone Access to safe, affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to all. Human Dignity The worth and dignity of every human being. We respect the people we serve and those that help in our journeys and recognize them as our greatest resource. Partnership We can achieve our mission by meaningful and mutually-beneficial partnerships with others. Faith in Action Live through action. Building on our Christian foundation as we serve and work with people of all faith and belief in a spirit of justice and compassion. Diversity and Inclusiveness Theres a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values and we seek to enrich our organization through diversity. Inspired by the vision where everyone has access to a safe, decent affordable place to call home.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CANADA
Habitat for Humanity Canada was founded in 1985. It has since grown to 69 affiliates in 10 provinces and 2 Territories. Over the years, Habitat for Humanity Canada volunteers have logged more than 10 million hours, contributing to the completion of over 2000 homes for low-income canadian families. The canadian headquarters is located in Waterloo, Ontario. To find other Canadian affiliates located near you click here to go to their site.
The Habitat for Humanity movement was founded in 1976 in Americus, Georgia by Millard and Linda Fuller. The program developed from the concept of "partnership housing" where those in need of adequate shelter work with volunteers from all walks of life to build simple, decent houses. Habitat has built, rehabilitated, improved more than 500,000 houses around the world, providing more than 2 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. Click here to learn more.GLOBAL VILLAGE
Habitat for Humanity Canada invites you to join thousands of volunteers from all over the world who are working to eliminate poverty one house at a time. The Global Village teams bring invaluable support to the communities they visit. Volunteers do not need building experience, just adventure and good health. Work with a family to help them build a home, strengthen their community and enrich both their lives and your own. You’ll be more than a tourist as you will be welcomed into the community by your hosts and introduced to the local culture as a guest.
To learn more please visit the Global Village website or contact our local Global Village Team Leader,Tammy Paterson at email@example.com Tammy is a seasoned volunteer and led her first team to Armenia in April, 2013!
Board of Directors
Lorri Kennis - Chair Person
Jodi Nastor - Vice Chair
Anna Hamilton - Treasurer
David Thompson - Recording Secretary
Harvey Walsh - Director
Penny Hunter - Director
Candy Mitchell - Director
Tom Marcolinni - Director
How It Works
How Our Program Works
lt gets better, the habitat framework for affordable homeownership isn’t just a brilliant funding model- positive impacts on families are multiplied as well, leading to healthier, stronger communities as a recent study by the canadian mortgage housing corporation (cmhc) confirms what habitat has seen time and again habitat home-owners experience improved overall quality of life and significantly more positive outcomes in several key areas: they are happier, healthier, more confident and report improved financial situations. this is good for communities too habitat partner families are more likely to volunteer or pursue education upgrading than before purchasing their habitat home. having a safe, decent, affordable home not only removes a significant source of stress from families, but removes the barriers behind those stresses as well- allowing them to shift their focus from surviving, to truly thriving.
Donate to ReStore our Community
Habitat homes are funded through profits from the ReStore, from mortgage payments on existing Habitat homes, and from individuals and community partners like you. The return on investment of a Habitat home is far reaching your donation will continue to benefit our community for years to come.
The ReStore accepts donations of overstocked, seconds, used, and discontinued items as well as salvageable building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. Items can include new and gently used furniture, building materials, appliances, cabinetry, sinks, countertops, decor and household items. If you would like to make a donation to the Restore, fill out this form to schedule a free pick-up.
Super Credit for First Time Donors: The Government of Canada is offering a tax credit to first time donors- support Habitat and save at tax time! http://actionplan.gc.ca/en/initiative/charitable-donation-tax-incentives
Celebration Gifts: As you plan gifts for family and friends this year, consider a celebration gift that keeps on giving long after the wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation, holiday or other special event or memorial. Upon receipt of your contribution, we will send an acknowledgment card indicating that you have made a gift to Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste Marie in honour or in memory of the person you are celebrating. Be sure to include the name and address of the person who will receive the card. If you would like to make a celebration gift via credit card, or need further information, contact us at 705-942-7443.
Individual Donations:At Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste Marie & Area (HFHSSMA) a large portion of our funding comes from individual donations. From the dollar sent to us by a school child to a large gift from a major donor, each and every donation supports our efforts to build homes with families in need.
Give until it Feels Great:Here's what your donations can buy: $5,000 will pay for an insulated roof and walls so that a family will literally have a roof over their heads. $4,000 will pay for excavation and footings which will ensure a firm foundation for this home. $3,000 will purchase kitchen cabinets for after school snacks and dinner dishes. $2,500 will purchase drywall which will provide a place where family photos and children’s artwork can soon hang. $1,500 will purchase a furnace with water heater so children can play in a warm bubble bath. $1,200 will purchase a a fridge and stove (we don’t provide other appliances) to provide hot meals. $1,000 will purchase flooring to allow toy cars to race across the floor. $600 will pay for landscaping to allow green grass to cushion cartwheels and somersaults. $500 will purchase interior paint to provide warm colours to brighten rooms. $250 will purchase a window to open and let the fresh air in. $100will buy wall insulation for an entire room to keep out the summer heat and winter cold. $75 will purchase an interior door to allow children to do homework in the quiet of their own room.
Home Builders Recurring Program:A strong home needs a firm foundation. A monthly or quarterly pledge can keep us building all year round. Your recurring gift gives HFHSSMA the foundation of reliable support that we need to plan for future builds. This means that we can move forward with confidence towards our goal of offering more families a hand up towards affordable home ownership.
Matching Gifts: Did you know that a matching gift could double or triple your donation? Many corporations will match employee or retiree gifts. Obtain a Matching Gift Form from your Human Resources office and include it with your donation. Be sure to fill out and sign the donor section before sending in the form.
SCHEDULE A PICK-UP!
The ReStore accept donations of overstocked, seconds, used, and discontinued items as well as salvageable building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. Items can include new and gently used furniture, building materials, appliances, cabinetry, sinks, countertops, decor and household items. If you would like to make a donation to the Restore, click the button below to schedule a free pick-up.
Habitat Partner Families become home-owners and gain equity in their homes with each mortgage payment. Habitat mortgages contribute to the Revolving Fund for Humanity, helping to fund future builds through a positive cycle of hope and opportunity.
Each HFH affiliate accept applications and select partner families based on the following criteria:
1. Level of Need:
Families must be below the government-set Low Income Cut-Off guidelines.
2. Ability to Re-pay a Habitat Mortgage:
Family must have a stable income sufficient to cover mortgage
payments as well as other costs associated with home ownership.
3. Willingness to Partner-up with Habitat:
Families must contribute 500 hours of volunteer labour, or "sweat equity" in building their home.
Interested in having a representative from Habitat facilitate an information session or workshop at your agency?
Staff or volunteers of your agency, community group, or faith organization may benefit from knowing more about Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie home-ownership program so you may help identify families who may qualify.
We can schedule an hour to provide a presentation and Q&A session at your location for the people who support the families you serve, or for families themselves. To schedule an in-house session for your group or for more information, call 705-942-7443 ext: 23 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for Geared-to-Income Housing in Sault Ste. Marie
Bachelor: 3 bedroom apartments
Townhouses, Duplexes and Single Family Home
Soup Kitchen Community Centre: email@example.com or 705-942-2694
Daily Meal: Monday to Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Good Food Box
Variety of Programs
United Way Community Assistance Trust: firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-541-7327
Community Outreach Program
One-Stop Access to Public Assistance
Referrals to other Agencies
Assistance for Emergencies and Extraordinary Circumstances
Possibility Community Homes: www.possability.org
211: Dial 211 from any touch-tone phone and connect with services in your area.
Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
*Note: Beginning Monday November 1st, 2015 our hours will change.
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are social enterprises which exist to support the work of home builds.
Habitat for Humanity affiliates by covering all administrative costs and serving as the primary fundraiser for our core building programs. ReStores accept donations of overstocked, seconds, used, and discontinued items as well as salvageable building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals.
ReStore - Reuse Recycle ReStore!
Items can include new and fair to excellent used conditioned furniture, building materials, appliances, cabinetry, sinks, countertops, decor and household items.
The ReStore then sells those items to the public at a reduced cost, that Restores these products back to the community, typically 50-80% percent off the original retail value. As we constantly receive new inventory from a variety of generous supporters, every trip to the ReStore offers a unique opportunity to discover a fantastic deal, a one-of-a-kind item, or the missing piece in your design inspiration.
ReStore profits pay for 100% of the administrative costs of Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste Marie and Area (HFHSSMA). By covering these costs, HFHSSMA is able to direct every dollar donated to the organization toward home building.
Who benefits from the ReStore?
Customers: Save 50%-80% off retail prices on building materials, furniture, flooring, appliances, windows, unique home décor, plumbing, cabinetry, and so much more!
Donors: By donating new or gently used building materials, furniture, and appliances, you can help improve our community. When you donate items to a ReStore, you may be eligible receive a tax receipt for the value of the item(s).
Families: The proceeds from the ReStore cover HFHSSMA’s administrative costs. That means every dollar raised goes directly into building homes and strengthening communities.
Environment: Whether you buy or donate materials, you are helping to reduce the amount of usable building materials being deposited into a landfill. For every $1 of product sold at a ReStore, approximately 1.3lbs of waste is diverted from local landfills
Community: Our ReStore is 90% staffed by volunteers assisting HFH-SSMA with our mission to build homes in partnership with hardworking, low income families in Sault Ste Marie. Volunteering with HFH-SSMA is helping to build social capital through skill development, networking and mentoring opportunities.
Our volunteers don’t just give a helping hand, they become the heart and soul of Habitat for Humanity. We are always looking for volunteers from all walks of life. We rely on our volunteers daily to help us carry-out our vision of providing safe and affordable housing to hard-working families in our community. Whether you volunteer for a house build, in our administrative office, or at the Habitat Restore, as a volunteer can really help. Please take a look at some recent volunteer positions below for more information!
To volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie, fill out the Volunteer Application and by calling our office at 705-942-7443 ext. 24 or email email@example.com for a list of volunteer opportunities.
Safety Health and Enviornment (SHE) is EXTREMELY Important to us Here at HFHSSMA:
Because HFHSSMA makes safety a priority in all that we do, before becoming a volunteer please review the following Safety Health Environment (SHE) Orientation and complete the short quiz at the end to bring to us your first day. We look forward to working together to make a stronger, healthier and happier community!
Events & Fundraisers
The Great Dog House Build
The event will consist of teams in Sault Ste. Marie & Area building dog houses to support Habitat for Humanity SSM. Profits made from the event will go to building homes in Sault Ste. Marie and Area. During the afternoon portion of the event, the dog houses will be auctioned. A portion of the...
Once again, Equipment World has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to put on Little Diggers Day. With even more sponsors than last year, Little Diggers Day is going to be even better than before. Event Details When: June 23rd 2015 Time: 2pm till 6pm Where: 235 Drive-In Road Here are some of the...
Habitat For Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area ReStore
SAULT STE. MARIE ON, P6B 4J8
Entrance is located off North Street just south of Second Line West
ReStore: (705) 941-9646
Affiliate: (705) 942-7443
Fax: (705) 941-9100