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Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex Celebrates Record Year

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Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex Celebrates a Year of Record Levels of Support Giving away FREE cake mix to Celebrate

Thanks a million, Windsor-Essex! Record sales at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Devon Drive have hit a major milestone; for the first time ever, gross sales have exceeded $1,000,000. This achievement is shared with a community of donors, volunteers, and shoppers. In celebration, Habitat for Humanity sent 16,000 boxes of cake mix to local food support programs including The Downtown Mission, The Goodfellows, and the Unemployed Help Centre. Habitat is also offering the mix to schools, churches, and community organizations who might be organizing a charity bake sale this holiday season.

“Baking together as a family, in a kitchen of their own, is a luxury many in our community only dream of”, says Fiona Coughlin, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex. “Through Habitat for Humanity, home ownership has been made a reality for 62 families in Windsor-Essex. Our supporters, families, volunteers, and donors are invited to pick up a box of cake mix and celebrate home ownership with us.”

If you would like FREE cake mix visit the ReStore located at 3064 Devon Drive in Windsor or 1 Iroquios, Unit 2 in Leamington.

“Without our ReStores, building homes would not be possible. The operation of the ReStores also means that 100% of donated funds go directly toward building homes in our community. Your support of the ReStore will allow us to build all across Essex County. We have builds planned in Leamington, Kingsville, Windsor, and even Stoney Point”, Coughlin adds.

Habitat for Humanity’s model is unlike any other affordable housing option. Partner families help build their own homes and purchase them through a zero interest, zero down payment, geared to income mortgage. This allows families to build equity for their future and helps to reverse the cycle of poverty. You can support Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex’s efforts by volunteering, donating, or shopping at the ReStore. Visit habitatwindsor.org for more information.