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What does home mean to you?

January 15, 2021 |

Now grades 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada can help more families access affordable Habitat for Humanity homeownership by telling us what home means to them. Visit our website to learn more about the Meaning of Home student writing contest. https://meaningofhome.ca/

Habitat Onboards Two New Habitat Families for Wellington 2021 Build

December 23, 2020 |

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area is excited to introduce its two newest Habitat families to the community: The Anasho Sale Dabi family and the Kyle family will move into Habitat’s 13th and 14th homes on Wellington Street West in 2021 – pandemic permitting.

Sault College Students Assist Habitat with Goulais Ave Project

December 17, 2020 |

Sault College is offering its first Capstone Design Project for the second-year Civil Engineering Technician Students for the 2020/2021 school year. As many co-op positions were suspended due to the onset of COVID-19 last spring, this is a unique way to ensure students experience a simulation of the real-world work experience in this profession.

Oakwood Home Dedicated to 12th Habitat Homeowners

December 17, 2020 |

Last Saturday, December 12th, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area hosted a small Dedication Ceremony to officially welcome their twelfth Habitat Homeowners into their new home on Oakwood Drive.

Merry Thriftmas! Why we should normalize thrifted gifts

December 3, 2020 |

Thrifting your gifts this holiday season has benefits across the board. Here are some reasons why you should consider stopping at shops like the Habitat ReStore for all of your gift-giving needs:

Porch Portraits was a success!

November 17, 2020 |

Fundraising during a COVID-19 pandemic is no easy feat… but our community helped make sure our first-ever Porch Portraits fundraiser was a socially-distant success! We’d like to thank all of the generous donors who signed up for portrait sessions, as well as the photographers who donated their time and skills. In the three days of portrait…

Soo Mill Donates Land to Habitat for Humanity

October 23, 2020 |

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area is excited to announce a generous land donation from SooMill Buildall that will play a major role in supporting affordable homeownership for families in Sault Ste. Marie. Though improvements are being made, Sault Ste. Marie is unfortunately no stranger to the shortage of safe, decent, and affordable…

Habitat ReStore Introduces Seniors’ Day

September 23, 2020 |

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area is excited to announce that the ReStore will now offer a Seniors’ Day discount to those who are 65+ years young on the first Thursday of every month. This year, October 1st marks the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and is…

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Home

July 15, 2020 |

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area (HFHSSMA) is now accepting applications for two single-family homes at 45 and 47 Wellington Street that are set to be built in 2021. “The pandemic has demonstrated how critical it is for families to have adequate housing. Habitat exists to do just that. We build safe, decent,…

Habitat Announces New Board of Directors

June 23, 2020 |

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area (HFHSSMA) held their 18th Annual General Meeting this past Monday – though it was their first time having done so virtually. In Monday’s Zoom meeting, the non-profit announced some substantial changes to both the structure of the Board and the Board itself. The Board welcomed a new…

Habitat ReStore to “ReOpen” on Tuesday

June 4, 2020 |

After months of online-only sales due to the coronavirus pandemic, Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area (HFHSSMA) has announced that the ReStore will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 9th at 12:00 p.m. The store on White Oak Drive will open with health and safety measures in place to protect the welfare…

Local Habitat Selects Next Homeowners

June 3, 2020 |

Local Habitat Selects Next Homeowners Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area (HFHSSMA) has selected a family to become the homeowners of their next build on Oakwood Drive. The non-profit organization is pleased to announce they will be working with Tracy Poliquin, her mother, Carol-Anne Grisdale, and her daughter, Riddley Proulx, on this new…