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Habitat For Humanity® Winnipeg - The Future Builders
The e-Builder: Issue 33, 2013

Hat's Off to You!

Thank You!Thank You!

Habitat Manitoba extends a heartfelt Thank You to long-time Family Selection Committee volunteers Gordon and Anita Kroeker. After 20 years of volunteering with Habitat, the couple is hanging up their hats for a well-deserved retirement from the committee. Thank you both for your time, energy, and talents. You will be missed!

Winning poem worth $60,000 to Habitat ManitobaWinning poem worth $60,000 to Habitat Manitoba

For the first time in the six years of Genworth Canada's Meaning of Home contest, a winning entry came from Winnipeg. Habitat Manitoba congratulates Chaamindri Fernando from Bairdmore School for her first place entry titled Changing My Life.

Genworth's The Meaning of Home contest invites grade 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada to submit a written essay about what home means to them. The winner chooses a Habitat for Humanity Canada affiliate to receive a $60,000 donation and gets a pizza party in their honour at their school.

Read Chaamindri's complete essay and other winning entries here.

Penny for a Cause?Penny for a Cause?

The penny is off the press for good, but there's no shortage of them at Habitat! We've been picking up several pleasant (and really heavy!) surprises. Special thanks to Old Navy St. Vital, Old Navy Polo Park, and the folks at Magellan who collectively donated $796.30 in pennies.

Still looking to get rid of your copper coins? Bring your pennies down to the ReStore at 60 Archibald and we'll gladly take care of them for you.

Focus ChiropracticFocus Chiropractic

Special thanks to Dr. Zsolt and his team at Focus Chiropractic for dedicating a Friends and Family day to Habitat Manitoba. The special day gave a reduced fee to anyone coming in for an evaluation, with the proceeds then being donated to Habitat. The day was a big success, as it raised $2,154!

To learn more about Focus Chiropractic, visit their website.

Girl Scouts Girl Scouts

Despite the snow on the ground, it's looking a little bit like Spring at Habitat Manitoba. Thank you to the Girl Guides Sparks unit 407 for taking the time to learn about Habitat for Humanity and making some colourful and creative flower pots for our homeowners. Great work girls!
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