Matching Gift Campaign + The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

You can help keep families safe and double your impact by donating before June 30th!
Let’s double the value of your gift, as you help turn $10,000 into $20,000 thanks to our Matching Gift Partners – and $40,000 if we win the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!


People need stable housing NOW! Safe and affordable shelter is urgent. Every donor like YOU can help someone in Brantford, Brant County or Norfolk County build strength and stability by having a safe home they can afford to live in and to build a better future for themselves and their children. We are incredibly grateful to our Matching Gift Partners +VG Architects and Mr. Anonymous who have agreed to match up to $10,000, dollar for dollar, in urgent donations needed to help a local hard working family who needs a safe and affordable place to live. Every gift has a profound impact on the lives of local children and their families in need of stable and affordable housing. Families like Rachel and her two boys who have moved more than five times in the past year due to housing instability. Make your online gift through the links provided BEFORE June 30th – or call Lynda at 519-759-8600 x527. Please give generously TODAY!

Help us raise $20,000 PLUS Win another $20,000 turning YOUR Donation into $40,000!

YOU can DOUBLE the IMPACT of your gift or even TRIPLE it! Thanks to two wonderful donors who have agreed to match every donation dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 before June 30, your gift can help us raise $20,000! That means YOUR donation of $35 = $70, or $75 = $150, or $500 = $1000! Plus when you give through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge BEFORE June 30th, YOU can help Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Brant-Norfolk Chapter earn ballots to WIN an additional $20,000 ~ turning YOUR GIFT into $40,000!

What will YOUR Donation do if we raise $20,000 or $40,000 if we WIN?!

Access to stable and affordable housing is a cornerstone in establishing a healthy, strong, and prosperous Canada. Yet, over 1.7 million households in our country are living in core housing need. To ensure that everyone in Canada has access to safe, affordable housing, we need to think differently and work collaboratively. Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Brant-Norfolk Chapter is committed to providing stable housing during and after Covid-19. The reality is we need YOUR support to help families who need safe shelter and an affordable place to live.

If we raise $20,000 before June 30th we can cover the cost of a build permit for our next single family dwelling build, PLUS get the land ready for building AND help protect our skilled trades Volunteer Build Crew with the extra personal protection equipment essential to keep everyone safe under our new Covid-19 protocols and government regulations. If we WIN another $20,000 from the Great Canadian Giving Challenge we will have a total of $40,000 making us build ready to literally lay the FOUNDATION for a new home build and a new future for our newest Habitat Family! All as a result of YOUR generous gift.

In March we were forced to shutdown our Build Program and our ReStores – a primary source of operating funds. During our shutdown, we changed the way we work and reached out to support our community. We had valuable conversations about the impact of the pandemic on YOU and how our shutdown impacts vulnerable groups in our community. We connected with our community partners, our current homeowners, partner families (who are future homeowners), volunteers and donors. We shared with you our move to provide programs and build revenue sources online to help us recover from funds lost during the shutdown. The need for additional funds beyond recovery include access to more personal protection equipment for our staff and volunteers as we reopen under new protocols and government regulations. We’re also grateful to everyone who helped us recover from a break in and helped us replace essential build equipment and tools. During all of these contacts, many of you asked us what’s next and when will we break ground on our next build. That’s when it happened, not only one but TWO incredible donors stepped up to offer a MATCHING GIFT for EVERY donation received (up to $10,000) between now and June 30th to help us jump start our next build! We need $150,000 in total to help build a new home for our next partner family in Norfolk County! We’re just as anxious as our partner families to get up and running again but we need YOUR support to build! You can help lay the FOUNDATION together NOW to build housing stability. One family at a time… one home at a time… you’re creating a stronger community.

Please make your gift TODAY so it can be DOUBLED and possibly have TRIPLE the impact to help us raise $20,000 + $20,000 GCGC grant = $40,000!