New Friends, Making a Difference, all part of the Deconstruction Experience

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

After retiring from a thirty-year career as a systems analyst with a large multinational, Richmond Hill resident Charlie Packwood was looking for a volunteer experience where he could actively give back to the community while [...]

Volunteering together is a great way to stay connected with your teen

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

Volunteering became a topic of conversation for Lisa Simmonds-Kim when her son Justin was going into Grade Nine as he contemplated how to fulfill his community service requirement. The plan was to find something interesting [...]

Family Selection Committee plays a key role in Habitat’s homeownership process

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

The Family Selection Committee plays an important role in Habitat for Humanity GTA’s homeownership process; each of the three regions that we serve - Brampton/Caledon, Toronto and York – has an FSC dedicated to it.  [...]

Queen’s U Engineering Student Credits Habitat GTA for “My Best Summer Ever”

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

“Before beginning my volunteer position with Habitat GTA, I saw it as a way for me to give back to my community, but I never realized I would be the one receiving the gift,” says [...]

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A Sweet Volunteer Gig

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

If you have a sweet tooth, it’s a dream job.  Surrounded by jujubes, gummy bears and candy canes, volunteers have been working steadily since mid-October packaging candies, frosting tubes, and cookie walls in preparation for the launch of Habitat GTA’s Gingerbread Build campaign.  Pamela Politano is a dedicated Habitat GTA volunteer who has worked as a Gingerbread Build volunteer for the past two years helping behind the scenes with preparations. […]

The Power of One Woman to Make a Real Difference

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Volunteer Spotlight|

This year’s Women Build wrapped up on Sept. 24 and by all accounts it was a great success. Thanks to the support of Presenting Sponsor, Benefit Cosmetics Canada, over nine days close to 1,000 women hammered, sawed, drilled and raised over $400,000 in support of Habitat GTA and our partner families. Together, this group of amazing women were able to erect the first floor of the first 15 homes on this site, which will eventually house 50 families. Keelan Robinson is one of these amazing women. She was named the top individual fundraiser of Women Build 2016 by personally raising $11,500 and her team Pony Tail Power was named top fundraising team, raising $52,000 in support of Habitat families! […]