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Every door opens a new opportunity.

Every donor and volunteer involved in a cause deserves to know how their contributions are making an impact. Are your efforts really making a difference?

At Habitat Red Deer, the answer is YES! A donation of $50 buys a box of nails to help construct a new home. Donating your gently used couch to our ReStore helps support our volunteer and family programs - and keeps unwanted items out of landfills. Volunteering your time at one of our home builds ensures a family will have a safe and decent place to live one day. Contributing your expertise on our board or committees provides valuable leadership to sustain successful operations. There are countless ways to make a very real impact - even with the smallest acts of giving.

On a bigger scale, we know the Habitat homeownership model works. In 2015, The Boston Consulting Group conducted a study called "Transforming Lives: The Social Return on Habitat's Work in Canada." The study revealed how we make an impact on families and communities:

  • EVERY dollar spent yields a $4 return in societal benefits.

  • Habitat generates $175,000 of benefits to society for every family served.

  • Habitat affiliates across Canada built 215 homes in 2021.

  • Greater increase in family income: Habitat families have more stable employment and a greater increase in family income.

  • Reduction in the use of food banks & social services: Habitat families reduced their usage of food banks by 60%.

  • Improved health behaviours: Habitat families lowered their incidence of smoking and other harmful behaviours.

  • Greater engagement in the community: Habitat families had higher participation in community and volunteer work.

  • Better education attainment: Children of Habitat families experience lower drop-out rates and higher levels of education.

View Our 2022 Annual Report

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