2017 Holiday Giving Campaign

2017 Holiday Giving Campaign

About This Campaign

For most of us, our memories of the holidays start at home, but not everyone in Nova Scotia is fortunate enough to have an adequate house or apartment to enjoy this time. There’s no place like home for the holidays is the sentiment Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia hopes resonates with Nova Scotians as they launch their annual Holiday Giving Campaign.

“As a non-profit organization we rely heavily on the generosity of Nova Scotians,” said Rick Gant, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia. “Though we strive to build homes through the efforts of dedicated volunteers and donated supplies and materials, it just isn’t possible to build a house for free. Financial contributions from individuals, groups and corporations, helps more Nova Scotia families realize their dream of homeownership.” 

The theme for this years’ campaign, There's no Place Like Home for the Holidays, highlights the profound effect a safe, decent home can have on a family during the holidays and throughout the year. 

One of the families who is going to benefit from a new Habitat home in 2018 is Jackie, and her 3-year-old son, Jackson. “I never thought owning my own home was ever going to be a possibility,” explains Jackie. “Habitat’s Homeownership Program is giving me and Jackson a chance at a stable life – no more moving from place to place. We’ll be able to put down roots. The volunteers have been an absolute blessing to us. I cannot properly express my gratitude to those who have helped build my home.”

Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia hopes their annual Holiday Giving Campaign will encourage Nova Scotians to give another family, like Jackie and Jackson, the chance to experience the joy of being surrounded by family in the comfort of their own safe, healthy home during the holiday season. Donations can be made online at www.habitatns.ca, by calling 902-406-2898 or at either ReStore locations.
Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia

Through volunteer labour, efficient management, sponsor funding and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds safe, decent and affordable houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages held by Habitat Nova Scotia.Homes are built in communities where land availability allows either through donation or discounted purchase.Habitat for Humanity is a hand up, not a hand out. In addition to mortgage payments, each homeowner invests hundreds of hours of their own labour, called “sweat equity”, into the building of their home and the homes of others.

  1. Susan Macleod
    Susan Macleod gave a $25 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Hollis Judson Thompson
    This gift is in memory of Hollis Judson Thompson of Toronto who asked that donations be given to your organization.
    10 months ago · Like
  2. Mark McIntyre
    Mark McIntyre gave a $200 donation
    12 months ago · Like
  3. Rebecca Jamieson
    Rebecca Jamieson gave a $262.58 donation
    12 months ago · Like
  4. Lisa Bunin
    Lisa Bunin gave a $10.80 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Laurie Bolland
    This season, instead of gifts, I helped others build a home of their own in your name. Have a safe and restful holiday!
    12 months ago · Like
  5. Kathygillis
    Kathygillis gave a $50 donation
    12 months ago · Like
  6. Michael Fairn
    Michael Fairn gave a $26.55 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Stephen Kerr, who worked so hard with Habitat for Humanity NS
    12 months ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation has been made
    12 months ago · Like
  8. Marie-Paule Johnson
    Marie-Paule Johnson gave a $52.77 donation
    12 months ago · Like
  9. Frank Paddon
    Frank Paddon gave a donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  10. brighid langill
    brighid langill gave a $52.77 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  11. Donald MacKay
    Donald MacKay gave a $150 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like