Building in Partnership with Communities
A tradition ‘barn-raising’ comes to mind when one thinks of a Community Build: a collective action f community members in which a family’s barn is built by the hands of friends and neighbours. Similarly, Habitat volunteers work to build a strong foundation, raise sturdy walls and secure a solid roof that will provide safe and comfortable shelter for a family in their community to flourish.
Beyond Peterborough City, our region includes Peterborough County, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.
Community Builds to Date
Lakefield 2012 & 2014
Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) 2015 & 2017 & 2018
Curve Lake First Nation 2018
Benefits of a Community Build
- Economic growth is created through residential development; local trades, contractors and businesses are engaged in the project
- Former renters are now homeowners and taxpayers, contributing to the community’s tax base
- Community at large achieves a greater sense of pride knowing they have created a positive and lasting impact in the life of a family
- Children thrive in a safe and comfortable environment and view themselves as future homeowners
- Opportunities for youth to become civically engaged through Habitat programs and to learn skilled trades training for future career opportunities
Community build successes are the result of dedicated and passionate volunteers! Those who champion a Community Build lend their voice, their time and their financial support to help neighbours in need. Support from the local faith community, business leaders, service organizations and members of local government are all key to ensuring a successful and memorable Habitat build in your own community.