Here are just a few things that happened in 2017:
- Did you know that it was Valerie Kines who was the driving force to bring Habitat for Humanity to the Thousand Islands? With her determination, sense of community, and her ability to talk to anyone about what she felt passionate about, Habitat for Humanity Thousand Islands became an affiliate in 1998. Valerie served for many years on the HFHTI Board of Directors, and unfortunately passed away in April 2017.
- On April 5, it was the Trivia Battle Night fundraiser at the Keystorm Pub, where there was fun for all with prizes and a trophy.
- From July 9-14, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter came to Canada for Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. What did we achieve? Although the goal was 150 homes across the country for Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation…. 183 homes were built, making it Habitat Canada’s biggest build project ever!
- July 9 was our fundraising boat cruise. Guests enjoyed a relaxing 2-hour evening cruise through the beautiful Thousand Islands featuring musical entertainment from Gypsy Moon.
- Habitat for Humanity Thousand Islands completed 3 builds this year; one in Oxford Mills and two in Brockville.
- in the Brockville ReStore alone, volunteers clocked in 16,912 hours! This doesn’t include hours at our Kemptville ReStore location, or hours done on builds! An ENORMOUS THANKS to all our volunteers!
It’s a new year, and with it we all tend to make a list of New Years resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to reduce the clutter in your home, or renovate, why not donate your gently used household items to the ReStore! The funds from the sales of your items will go towards helping build a home for those in need.