Every Tuesday and Friday at around noon, the Gibsons Habitat for Humanity recyclers gather at Tim Hortons.
That cup of coffee or cocoa and a doughnut warms them from the cold and celebrates another job well done in helping Habitat raise funds for housing.
On Nov. 6, the bond between Habitat and Tim Hortons made one more stride forward when Gillian van Poppelen, along with her two associates Roselle and Alex, presented a cheque in the amount of $1,931 to Habitat president Gwen Hawkins.
This gift represented the collaborative efforts of Habitat, Tim Hortons and their customers in the recent Smile Cookie campaign. For every cookie that a Tim Hortons customer purchased during the Smile Cookie event, $1 was donated to Habitat. These funds are earmarked for the new Sunshine Coast Village Project, which will eventually house 14 more deserving families in our community.
There are so many ways in which members of our community can contribute to this major housing effort.
Habitat received another much-appreciated show of support recently when Gibsons Rotary Club past president Chris Reid elicited support from his club members for new yellow rain slickers to keep the Gibsons recyclers dry during these wet and windy days.
Through donations of cash and gifts-in-kind such as these, our community has demonstrated its enthusiasm in supporting Habitat. There are myriad additional ways of supporting potential Habitat families here on the Sunshine Coast, including the donation of land for future projects and planned giving through wills and estates.
Recently, a most generous couple on the Sunshine Coast provided the resources for Habitat to purchase a truck with hydraulic lift, which is now used to transport used kitchens, appliances and furniture to and from the ReStore, as well as donations from corporate suppliers.
Habitat sincerely appreciates all the help of individuals, corporate sponsors such as Tim Hortons and vital organizations such as Gibsons Rotary.
For more information on how you can be a partner in helping Habitat reach its goals, contact executive director Bill Beamish at 604-989-6773.