Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North
Founded in 2004, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North Society is based out of the Comox Valley, serving Northern Vancouver Island from Bowser to Port Hardy.
So far, we have built 34 affordable homes in the Comox Valley and 17 in Campbell River. Because of families who eventually sold their homes back to us after an improved financial situation, we have been able to serve a total of 55 homeowner families.
We operate two ReStores, one in Campbell River and one in Courtenay, which help fund the construction of new homes. New and previously used building materials, home furnishings and appliances are donated by local businesses and private donors. Profits from the ReStores cover operating costs, so 100% of donations go directly to our programs.
Habitat for Humanity Canada
The Habitat movement first spread to Canada in 1985, when the country’s first Habitat home was built in Winkler, Manitoba. Just two years later, Winnipeg became the first local Habitat in Canada. Today, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a leading national nonprofit, with local Habitats working in every province and territory across the country. To learn more, visit habitat.ca.
Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. To learn more, visit habitat.org.