Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Red Deer was founded in 1994 and has since built 34 homes in the region. With the help of dedicated donors and volunteers, they continue to increase this number each year. Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society is part of an international, non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping Central Alberta families build better lives through affordable homeownership. They build homes in partnership with qualifying low-income, working families through a no-down-payment, interest-free mortgage program.
An important part of the Habitat organization is the ReStore, which recycles and sells quality building materials at a fraction of the regular retail price. Every item in the ReStore is donated and the net proceeds go towards Habitat Red Deer’s affordable homeownership program and to sustaining their operations.
In the Fall of 2018, the Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society received $8000.00 from the Smart and Caring Community Fund towards implementing a Point of Sale system to enable them to price and track inventory, improve sales data accuracy and transparency, mitigate loss prevention, improve donor reporting and receiving, and ensure continuity of pricing per department.
Habitat also received $3000.00 from the Sylvan Lake Community Endowment Fund towards their Team Build program which encourages groups of volunteers to come out and work at a Habitat Build site for a day. Volunteers committed to a full day assisting with construction tasks at a build site, while learning valuable skills, fostering strong teamwork and a sense of community. This program is the cornerstone of the Habitat home building approach, using people and resources from local communities to help their partner families in the building of their future homes.
The Red Deer & District Community Foundation is a proud partner of such a great organization that contributes to the life and well being of our Central Alberta communities.