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September 8, 2020 0 Comments
  Local businesses are essential for the economy. They’re operated by our very own neighbors, not strangers. They care about their community and many of them even kn
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September 4, 2020 0 Comments
Alison owned and operated a manufacturing and retail business – Millers Fireplaces Ltd, for over 19 Years in her hometown of Hamilton, Scotland. Her dream to live ove
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September 2, 2020 0 Comments
My first connection with Habitat for Humanity was with the Global Village program, starting in 2007. I was fortunate to travel to 5 very different countries, including
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August 13, 2020 0 Comments
  "The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for." Ernest Hemingway Even though Earth day has came and gone, as stewards of our planet we shouldn’t wait
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August 11, 2020 0 Comments
I’m delighted to inform you that we had some major wins in the last month. ReStore sales exceed revised budget by 9% We have secured tenants for Kyle Road, Rick and N
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August 10, 2020 0 Comments
“A healthy life means a happy life; a happy life means a healthy life.” – Melanie M. Koulouris  We all long to be the best versions of ourselves and what better
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July 20, 2020 0 Comments
Everyone’s been saying that being unproductive during this time is definitely okay since we all deserve a break, right? If you feel as though you really do need a bre
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June 26, 2020 0 Comments
Hello Everyone! Some of you may have seen the news that we have listed 2 Peachland homes for sale.  I wanted to take this opportunity to re-iterate the circumstances be
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June 18, 2020 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is excited to be partnered with MisMacK Clean Cosmetics! If you haven't had a chance, make sure to check out the Zoom reveal of the NEW PAT
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June 3, 2020 0 Comments
Special thanks to our store staff and volunteers who are operating without many of their regular staff in addition working in unfamiliar conditions in order to help pro
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May 11, 2020 0 Comments
Hello and welcome back to those volunteers that have returned to the open ReStores.  For those of you still at home we hope to be seeing you soon! I wanted to update y
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April 29, 2020 0 Comments
We are pleased to advise you all that we are starting to prepare for the safe re-opening of our ReStores.  Both Kelowna and West Kelowna ReStores are opening on Tuesda
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April 2, 2020 0 Comments
This National Volunteer Week is April 19th to 25th. The theme is: “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers.” We certainly do applaud all our volunteers w
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April 2, 2020 0 Comments
Volunteering and working at Habitat provides an important connection to the community. Staying away can be difficult, especially for those living alone. We are thinking
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April 2, 2020 0 Comments
Spring is normally the time of year when our ReStores begin to see a flurry of activity as our communities start to donate their unwanted items during spring cleaning.
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March 21, 2020 0 Comments
CLOSED – COVID-19 Habitat for Humanity Okanagan’s first and foremost concern is keeping our staff, volunteers, donors, homeowners, and ReStore customers safe and in
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March 20, 2020 0 Comments
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 As of Saturday, March 21st at 5pm, Habitat for Humanity Okanagan will be suspending operations of their ReStores and the Up Project
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March 19, 2020 0 Comments
During this time of social distancing many people are wondering what to do while at home. Here are some things you can do while at home that can be fun and beneficia
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March 5, 2020 0 Comments
Volunteer Spotlight for the Month of March is Larry Macauley! How long have you been with Habitat?  6 1/2 years Why did you start volunteering at Habitat? After a t
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February 27, 2020 0 Comments
We will do half your renovation FREE, and you will receive a tax receipt! It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3. Contact us BEFORE taking out your existing kitchen. We will evaluate y
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February 3, 2020 0 Comments
Local Realtors Steve Daschuk, from left, Don Miller and Cory Bialecki volunteered to help paint and prepare a home. Habitat for Humanity Okanagan staff were delighte
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January 7, 2020 0 Comments
Happy New Year! We are very pleased to announce that 2020 has got off to a great start with Habitat for Humanity Okanagan receiving a significant grant from BC Housing t
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January 6, 2020 0 Comments
When you think about making the world a better place, we tend to think about the things we can do in our lifetime. But what about the difference we can make after? Forg
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December 2, 2019 0 Comments
I had the opportunity to share my Habitat experience at a recent presentation and it reminded me of my introduction to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan back in 2016 when I
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November 26, 2019 0 Comments
Thank you to the West K Women of Influence for raising $12,000 to help Habitat for Humanity Okanagan provide a customized, safe home for Lisa P. and her family. We are s
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October 31, 2019 0 Comments
  You may have been wondering ‘what has our new CEO been doing since she joined in the summer?’ Well folks this is my opportunity to give you an update on what’s
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October 31, 2019 0 Comments
  Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Okanagan and the ReStore is a rich and meaningful experience. It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with others who share si
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October 28, 2019 0 Comments
Saturday was the offical launch of the Habitat for Humanity Okanagan Vernon ReStore! A big thank you to M&M Meats, Cobs Breads, McDonalds, Butcher Boys,
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October 28, 2019 0 Comments
Volunteer Spotlight for the Month of October is Loretta Cooper! How long have you been with Habitat?  3 years, since October 2016. Why did you start volunteering a
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October 23, 2019 0 Comments
The 12th annual Meaning of Home contest (January 6, 2020 to February 21, 2020), invites Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from across Canada to submit a written poem or ess
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October 21, 2019 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan just completed extensive renovations to a townhome in Peachland for Lisa P, a single mother with 9-year old autistic triplets with
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October 17, 2019 0 Comments
The Circular Economy is a big part of Habitat, the ReStore and The Up Project. ReStore gets generous donations from the community that will get fixed up, cleaned
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October 11, 2019 0 Comments
  Over the past 11 months, the Revera staff at the Dorchester have been holding monthly ‘Dress Down for a Toonie’ days,  held  a summer BBQ for residents, staff
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October 10, 2019 0 Comments
Revera The Dorchester Retirement Residence is running a Purdys Chocolate Fundraiser! 25% of all sales will be generously donated to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan, which
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October 3, 2019 0 Comments
The above picture is set up at The UP Project in their photobooth but the real question is why purchase Panasphere product? Panasphere focuses on well-designed and w
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October 1, 2019 0 Comments
What an amazing launch party for the Up Project! Thanks to the volunteers and staff who made the sold-out event a huge success! The spaces was beautifully decorated, the
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September 12, 2019 0 Comments
Andrea Manifold, Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity Okanagan, was delighted to receive a cheque from the Emil Anderson Construction Charitable Committee
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September 5, 2019 0 Comments
UDI made a donation of $1500.00 to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan to support their local home building and renovation initiatives.Pictured in photo: Urban Development
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August 21, 2019 0 Comments
  We are so excited! The Vernon Chapter of Habitat for Humanity Okanagan raised $1717.20 with their bottle drive. The money raised will support local Okanagan familie
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August 20, 2019 0 Comments
The Up Project and Habitat for Humanity Okanagan are excited to invite everyone to the official launch party for The Up Project! This event is designed to act as a place
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August 19, 2019 0 Comments
  Our Volunteer Spotlight for the Month of August is Suzanne Lawrence! How long have you been with Habitat?   A friend told me about their experience as a volunteer
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July 23, 2019 0 Comments
When cleaning, remodeling or moving, you often run into household items you no longer use, but that are still in great condition. Whether it be items like the windows yo
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July 8, 2019 0 Comments
Congratulations to Habitat Humanitarians President and Mrs. Carter as they celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary in 2019. For more than three decades, the inspiring p
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July 4, 2019 0 Comments
  For the month of July, Habitat for Humanity Okanagan will have donation boxes at BC Liquor Distribution Branches in Enderby, Lumby, Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna, West
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July 1, 2019 0 Comments
    Monthly donations are vital to creating a consistent and reliable source of support for Habitat. We know that our donors who choose to give monthly care deeply ab
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July 1, 2019 0 Comments
With a population growth rate outpacing the provincial average and high construction rates, the Okanagan has no shortage of people who want to both dispose of and buy ho
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June 30, 2019 0 Comments
The past year has been period of building capacity for Habitat for Humanity Okanagan as we reach for a greater future social impact in the Okanagan. The development perm
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June 29, 2019 0 Comments
The UP Project, another HFHO initiative, upstyles older furniture items and gives them new life. Lisa, Marie, the creative director of UP, UPcycles, RePurposes, ReFinish
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June 27, 2019 0 Comments
1. Habitat Does Not Give Away Homes For Free Habitat families volunteer 500 hours on the job site of their future home or at their local ReStores and events within t
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June 17, 2019 0 Comments
A huge thank you to Chances Kelowna for organizing the Block Party event in May. With the support of Rona, Cobs Bread, Sun FM and Bubbles Car Wash they were able to rais
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June 6, 2019 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan may work around the corner from you, but we also work around the world. Through Habitat's Global Village trips, you can volunteer abroad
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June 3, 2019 0 Comments
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] We had an unbelievable month in May! Thank you so much to all the community support and take a look at th
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May 28, 2019 0 Comments
  Habitat for Humanity Okanagan presented Lisa Brown with her keys and welcomed her new Peachland home at a celebratory key presentation on May 25th. “This house mea
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May 24, 2019 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan staff were thrilled to pick up a large donation cheque in the amount of $21,448.54 from Kelowna Chevrolet. The donation will pay out Habitat
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May 23, 2019 0 Comments
Thank you to all the students who participated in this year’s Meaning of Home contest, and all the teachers and parents who helped support it. A national writing contes
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May 7, 2019 0 Comments
Jonathan Silver Scott and Drew Scott are known for making the most of a budget, a skill these Habitat Humanitarians know they share with us. Take a look at the full vi
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May 3, 2019 0 Comments
We are so excited to be featured on Global News Okanagan this evening with Lisa Marie explaining how The Up Project works!
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April 29, 2019 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan would like to congratulate Chris Fields on his Volunteer Award for 2018! Chris was nominated by the ReStore Kelowna Manager Scott who had
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April 26, 2019 0 Comments
The Chances Block Party is coming up on May 26th from 11 am to 2 pm. There is a chance to win a 2003 BMW K1200LTC bike and Chances will also be hosting a BBQ and it will
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April 24, 2019 0 Comments
Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit families after your lifetime, you can find a plan that fits your needs. Together, we can come up with
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April 23, 2019 0 Comments
WELCOME STEPHEN SOMERVILLE! Here's what Stephen had to say about joining the Habitat Team: "There was a Habitat build that was next to my house in Victoria when I was
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April 17, 2019 0 Comments
The Best of Kelowna 2019 nomination period is coming to a close on Friday, April 19th. You can nominate Habitat for Humanity in 2 categories in this years Best of Kelowna
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April 10, 2019 0 Comments
Friday through Sunday we will be at The Well-Being Show as a vendor and have Lorraine Richmond speaking about "Strength, Stability & Self Reliance Who Needs It?", so
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April 3, 2019 0 Comments
We are really excited to be part of this event! "Blair Cares" is a way for you to help your favorite organization by means of a friendly competition between the supporte
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March 24, 2019 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. 86% of new Hab
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March 20, 2019 0 Comments
Every year, the ReStore gives second life to new and used products, keeping them from the local landfill. Since 2013, Okanagan ReStores have diverted over 9 million pound
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March 13, 2019 0 Comments
Red Wing Shoes will be hosting a Grand Opening this month. The company has been around for over 100 years and are dedicated to producing only the highest grade footwear!
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February 27, 2019 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity will have a table at the show at the Penticton Trade & Convention Center March 2nd from 10am - 5pm and March 3rd 10am - 4pm.  Drop on by and ent
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February 6, 2019 0 Comments
In anticipation of construction of several townhomes in Lake Country, we are offering an information event on February 23, 2019 from 9:00 - 10:00 am. Please register t
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February 1, 2019 0 Comments
The good folks at Traine Construction and Development are at it again. Giving that is! A HUGE THANK YOU from all of us at Habitat for Humanity Okanagan and the UP Project
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January 28, 2019 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity will have a table at the show at Prospera Place February 9th from 2pm to 9pm and on Sunday the 10th from 9am to 5pm.  Drop on by and enter our free
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January 28, 2019 0 Comments
Thanks to Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown of RedScope Media and Events for choosing Habitat for  Humanity Okanagan as the 'Charity of Choice' for the Home Decor Closet Cleanout a
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January 10, 2019 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan's Co-Ceo Neil Smith presented Neil Elford from ATCO Sustainable Communities with an award of appreciation for all that they do for the organ
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December 17, 2018 0 Comments
December 17, 2018 Dear friend, On behalf of Habitat for Humanity Okanagan, it’s our pleasure to reach out to you this holiday season to wish you an
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December 17, 2018 0 Comments
We have built 34 homes in the Okanagan since 1994 and we are building capacity to serve more many more families going forward. We opened our first ReStore in West Kelowna
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December 14, 2018 0 Comments
Traine Construction and Development have been supporting Habitat for Humanity Okanagan by donating their labour and materials on a number of build sites and projects over
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December 14, 2018 0 Comments
Before my family become involved with Habitat for Humanity Okanagan, the biggest challenge I was facing was living in a neighbourhood where there was lots of drugs use. M
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December 14, 2018 0 Comments
Do you have a need for decent , affordable housing? Do you have the ability to pay for and maintain a home? Is at least one person in your family employed year-roun
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December 14, 2018 0 Comments
We rely 100% on the generosity of donors. Every donation goes directly to building homes and serving families because administration and fundraising costs are completely
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December 14, 2018 0 Comments
Ken and Carol Finlayson have been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity’s West Kelowna ReStore for 5 years. They moved here from Alberta and were looking for volunteer
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December 14, 2018 0 Comments
The UP Project, a new Habitat for Humanity Okanagan initiative, is yet another avenue for our organization to raise vital funds to supply safe, decent and affordable hous
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November 14, 2018 0 Comments
Is your school participating in the Meaning of Home contest? A fun and educational essay contest that can help give back to our community. We’re asking students in Grad
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