NEW Habitat ReStore NOW OPEN in Fonthill!
On Thursday April 16th, 2015 we joined with other Habitat for Humanity supporters, local business leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening Habitat Niagara's 2nd ReStore located at Highway 20 W, Fonthill.
This new 10,000 square foot home renovation outlet and donation centre brings Habitat’s celebrated ReStore to 2499 Highway 20 East in Fonthill, allowing residents in the Southern Tier of Niagara better access to discount construction and home goods and a place to donate their gently used items.
The ReStore officially opened to the public on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:00 am, but to celebrate the opening, a VIP Reception was held on April 16th, which gave partners, donors and supporters a sneak preview to see what the ReStore has in store before it opens to the public.
“The opening of our second ReStore is a key part of Habitat for Humanity Niagara’s strategic plan, which honours the mission to serve more families in our home-ownership program. We need to build our capacity and strength,” said Alastair Davis, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Niagara. “We are doing what we ask our families to do, working toward self-sustainability by operating this social enterprise which will have such a positive impact on our homebuilding program for hardworking, low-income families in our community.”
This event also included a special presentation from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, announcing a grant of $181,600 in support of this new Fonthill ReStore. Attending the announcement were Harvie Hagerty, a Foundation volunteer, and Sarah Whitaker, representing Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Tim Hudak.
The revenue from the ReStores funds the operation and expenses of Habitat Niagara, allowing 100% of fundraising dollars to be spent on constructing affordable housing for hardworking, low- income Niagara families. ReStores are also the ultimate recycling centre for building materials and supplies, diverting multiple tons of waste from landfill every year. By shopping at the ReStore, customers get a great deal and help support local Habitat builds and families.
Building Homes. Building Hope.
150 Bunting Road, St. Catharines, Ontario L2P 3G5 Phone: 905-685-7395 www.habitatniagara.ca
ReStores are building and household supply stores run by Habitat for Humanity affiliates that accept donations for resale of new and gently used home improvement and renovation materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. The inventory at ReStores – such as windows, doors, kitchens, paint, hardware, lumber, tools, lighting fixtures, and appliances – is always changing as items are donated daily. The new ReStore joins the affiliate’s other ReStore at 150 Bunting Road in St. Catharines and is seeking volunteers from the Fonthill area to assist with a variety of roles in operating the store.
About Habitat for Humanity Niagara
Habitat Niagara’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. The organization is made up of a team of enthusiastic volunteers, community partners and staff, committed to transforming the lives of people in need of affordable housing.
Habitat Niagara builds safe, decent, and affordable houses and provides no-down-payment, interest-free mortgages to qualifying families who would otherwise not be able to purchase their own homes. Habitat is not a giveaway program – we provide "a hand up not a hand out". Established locally in 1993, Habitat has constructed 42 homes in Niagara over the past 21 years. We are a member of Habitat for Humanity Canada, part of a worldwide network that spans close to 80 countries and has built or repaired over 600,000 homes, and serves another family every 5.5 minutes.