For immediate Release
November 29, 2011
OSHAWA, Ont. – Habitat for Humanity is hosting their first annual Families Helping Families campaign on December 10 and 11 at the Legends Centre in Oshawa. All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity Durham (HFHD) to assist in building a house for a local Durham family.
This year, families have the opportunity to give the gift of hope while enjoying a fun-filled time together. Habitat for Humanity is inviting families to come out and purchase a gingerbread kit in hopes to provide insight on building houses for those in need. In 2005, the organization gave the Elliots, another Durham family, their very own gift of hope.
“We realized that we were very lucky to have been selected and can’t believe what a wonderful Christmas present that was,” says Krystyne Elliot. “It was a pleasure to work with all the wonderful volunteers that helped make our dreams come true.”
The gingerbread houses are affordable with a price range starting at $25 for a small house, $50 for a medium house and $100 for a large house. This campaign is a beacon of hope for the families of HFHD. This year, HFHD hopes to raise $16,000 to build a family’s home. All donations will be matched by the City of Oshawa.
“In Durham region, there are over 4,200 people on a 10 year wait list in order to have permanent housing,” says Kathy Chateauvert, Fund Developer for Habitat for Humanity. “There is a greater need for affordable housing in Oshawa because of the size of the city.”
HFHD welcomes everyone out to the Legends Center, located at 1661 Harmony Rd. North, Oshawa.
For more information, please contact:
Samantha Anderson, Communications Manager
905-655-7465 ext: 234