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Habitat for Humanity

Visit the EFC Day of Giving Donation Page here

On October 3, World Habitat Day, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) members and their business partners are joining forces for the 2nd Annual EFC Day of Giving in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada. Together, we hope to raise $250,000 to help families gain strength, stability, and independence through access to affordable homeownership.

Lack of affordable housing leaves many families without safe, stable, long-term homes to call their own. They are left making do with what they can find, paying too much in rent and living in places that need major repairs. Together, we can change that.

Thanks to your commitment, last year’s EFC Day of Giving raised over $200,000 to help 212 families and built 161 new homes. The impact has been great but there is still more work to be done.

On behalf of Habitat for Humanity Canada and Habitat homeowners, thank you to the following EFC members for their generous support in 2021!

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EFC has partnered with Habitat Canada as its Charity of Choice

Like Habitat Canada, EFC strongly believes that everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Habitat Canada knows affordable homeownership empowers Canadian families with a sense of pride and independence. A number of EFC members are strong supporters of Habitat Canada. Many member companies not only contribute financially but also provide product and volunteer support to Habitat affiliates across Canada.

View the 2021 Habitat Impact Report here

There’s never been a better time to support this important cause. You can lend your support in three ways: Financial, Product Contribution for Home Builds or Product Contribution for ReStore.

1. Product Donations

Donate gift-in-kind products that will go directly into our Habitat homes. Electrical products are in high demand and are a large expense for local Habitats. Electrical products such as load centres, circuit breakers, and wiring are a large expense for local Habitats. If you would like to make a product donation please reach out to Kathy Brett, Manager Fund Development, Habitat for Humanity Canada at Kathy.brett@habitatgta.ca. A list of product needs can also be downloaded here

2. Cash Donations

Your team can have their own Habitat Build Day or you can pool funds with other EFC members in your area and participate together. See below for more details on EFC’s Team Building Opportunity with Habitat.

3. ReStore Donations

Discontinued product or product not required for building a home can go to ReStores. All proceeds go back to the local Habitat and help build more homes.

A note about product donations: Habitat’s Restores are always in need of quality products and will accept donations of overstocked or discontinued items. Individual and corporate donations to the 100+ ReStore locations across Canada help divert more than 36,000 tons of material from landfills and fund Habitat for Humanity housing projects in local communities! Visit a local ReStore – click below:

 

 

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EFC Team Building Opportunity with Habitat

Just like future Habitat homeowners do prior to purchasing their Habitat home, your team members will come together on a Habitat build site, roll up their sleeves and work together to help build a safe, decent, and affordable place that a family in need will one day call home.

The total cash fee for the build day is $10K, for up to 20 people and multiple companies can pool funds and send staff based on their contribution. For example:

1x Company $10,000 – 20 employees

2x Companies $5,000 – 10 employees

4x Companies $2,500 – 5 employees

 

 

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