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.
Helping A Local Family
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.
A Global Mission
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.
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.