Giving back is an important part of who I am. I truly believe that if we all give more of ourselves everyday, life as we know it will be richer.
One very important cause to me is Habitat For Humanity. Being a Realtor®, I get the privilege of helping people achieve their dreams everyday. Habitat for Humanity allows me to further this goal from the ground up.
Habitat for Humanity is a global non-profit housing organization working in local communities across Canada and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing.
Greater Vancouver Area
Their current project is in Richmond, building 6 new homes for 12 Habitat families. July 2019 will be an exciting month as 5 families will be moving in! We are not finished yet and still need volunteers everyday. Please visit Habitatgv.ca if you’d like to get involved.
On November 25, 2017, I joined 11 other volunteers from the U.S., Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We built a new house in a week for a well deserving family. They worked side-by-side with us, always smiling and ever so thankful. Their combined monthly income of 4 working adults is 18,000 THB, that’s $720 CAD. Through Habitat, they will pay a smaller mortgage, receiving a hand up, not a hand out. I left Chiang Mai with a greater appreciation for life, new friendships and so many memories.
Greater Toronto Area
April 15, 2015 marked my first involvement with Habitat. Through Habitatgta.ca, I was given the opportunity to fundraise and volunteer for a one day build for a local Toronto family. It was a fun day ‘off’ with my fellow realtors. The experience was so rewarding, I promised myself I would do it again.
If you’re interested in joining me in my next build, please Connect with me.
For more information on how you can get involved, please visit Habitat.org.