Genworth is once again sponsoring the Meaning of Home Writing Contest for grades 4-6.
Students can enter at www.meaningofhome.ca individually or teachers may submit on behalf of their students. This year Genworth is accepting video submissions as well! Students can submit poems, short stories or essays.
Every entry gets a $5 donation to our affiliate, and students have the chance to win prizes like an iPod Touch, a pizza party for their school, several $5,000 grants for their local Habitat and the Grand Prize winner can designate a $60,000 grant to the affiliate of their choice, as well as having the chance to see their work published and professionally illustrated.
For more information, please click:http://meaningofhome.ca/
All this is achieved through a collaborative effort, using an established and proven framework that details each phase of the build. Invest in our community through a Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area build.
Your hands can make a difference…
Our volunteers don’t just give a helping hand - they become the heart and soul of Habitat for Humanity. HFHSSMA urgently needs 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 hardworking families in our community. Whether you volunteer for a house build, in our administrative office, or at the Habitat Restore, your hands can really help. Please take a look at some of the volunteer positions for more information!
It was an intimate evening with friends and supporters where laughter and stories were shared amongst the enchanting harmonies of Ash & Bloom.
Our amazing local talent Cameron George Aitken treated the audience with a beautiful opening act that set the tone for the rest of the show.
Ash & Bloom (Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal), captivated concert goers with heartfelt and personal songs from their new album “Let the Storm Come”. The duo was happily engaging; poking fun at pre-teen hobbies and the quirky relationship they have with the city they call home. Both kind and talented, the Ash and Bloom performance is one that many will carry with them.
“Matt and James are incredible people to work with. You can tell that they love doing what they do by the way they were able to engage the crowd and had them singing along. Their down to earth personalities made it really easy for us to work with them to make this event a great success. We were able to raise over $800 in funds that help support our Core Build program for our upcoming build in Spring 2015’ says Farrukh Khan, Event Planning and Marketing Assistant at Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie and Area.
We would like to thank Steve Alexander at Loplops for donating the space to us for this event, to Case’s Music and Shabby Motlëy Handicraft for their support with ticket sales, and all of the community members that came out to show support and all of the volunteers and staff at Habitat that made this event possible. We wish Ash & Bloom success for the rest of their tour and we look forward to welcoming them back for future shows.
Geocachers Navigate Brighter Futures for Local Families-
Hunt that Builds Homes Raises $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity’s Core Build Program
The hunt was on for local geocaching teams at the 2nd annual HabiCache…The Hunt That Builds Homes. On Saturday July 5th 15 teams set out to explore our beautiful city in search of hidden caches of all shapes and sizes. Teams collectively raised $3,370 in pledges- combined with sponsorships and event day revenue a total of $10,137 was raised in support of Habitat’s Core Build Program. These funds will be used towards the construction of two new Habitat Homes in the spring of 2015, offering a hand up to affordable homeownership for more local families.
“This event has been so much fun to coordinate and the teams bring a contagious enthusiasm to this event” said Amie Woods, Communications, Marketing & Fund Development Manager at Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste Marie & Area. “The geocaching community in Sault Ste Marie are a dedicated group and did a great job of raising pledges. Sara & Joe Beaulieu of Joe’s Clockwork Computers are seasoned geocachers and have done a top notch job of developing and placing our caches for the past two years, we are so lucky to have worked with them. Our community partners did a great job of making this event special for all in attendance, and the kids and adults alike had a great time”.
Equipment World Raises over $4,000 for local Habitat for Humanity Build with Family Fun Day
The sun was shining, the BBQ sizzling, and the sounds of happy children filled the air. Equipment World’s Little Diggers Day was a roaring success, bringing joy to children and raising $4,125 in support of Habitat for Humanity’s Core Build program in Sault Ste Marie.
The giant sandbox was a favourite with kids, as were the little diggers and Freddy the Forklift Driver. Kristi Cistaro of Stork & Bundle was onsite, selling toy dump trucks and hand diggers with proceeds being donated to Habitat. Home Depot taught eager little builders to construct their own tool boxes and the Sault Public Library engaged kids with stories during their onsite membership drive. From the toy construction hats to the Bouncy Castle the fun was non- stop.
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.