AIC established a formal partnership with Habitat for Humanity
as the Institute’s charity of choice.
The Value of Home Program
AIC’s long-term goal with the Value of Home Program is to sponsor a Habitat for Humanity build year over year, while also supporting various team builds across the country. As the program builds momentum, and as more and more members from all AIC offices in Canada begin to incorporate various fundraising activities locally, it won’t be long before we meet that goal. The amount needed to sponsor a build varies according to region, but the average falls in the $60,000 to $100,000 range.
AIC has contributed over $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity!
Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) is a non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The organization mobilizes volunteers and partners to build simple, decent housing in order to provide low-income families with access to affordable homeownership. HFHC also raises awareness of the need for affordable housing and promotes homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
With the help of over 50,000 volunteers every year, HFHC’s 72 affiliates nationwide have provided almost 1,800 Canadian families with safe, decent and affordable housing since the first Habitat home was built in Winkler, Manitoba in 1985. HFHC is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing shelter for more than 2 million people since it was founded in Americus, Georgia in 1976.
Four million Canadians are in need of decent, affordable housing, and when individuals and organizations choose to get involved with Habitat for Humanity they are offered a number of high impact ways to remedy this situation. They can donate funds, product or land, participate by volunteering at a local build, join a Global Village trip, or offer professional expertise.
For more information about Habitat, visit their web site at www.habitat.ca.
To learn more about AIC national, provincial and chapter fundraising events being organized to support this venture contact Kevin Collins.
September 20, 2011