Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Mississauga, ON – EXIT Realty Corp. International will be part of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s biggest build project ever. Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place in every province and territory across Canada with a goal to collectively build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will be visiting Canada from July 9-14, 2017, focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba. EXIT Realty Agents, Brokers and headquarters personnel will be swinging hammers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Alberta.
Habitat Canada has a long history of creating affordable housing opportunities in the country. People living in Habitat homes not only help to build their own houses, they also pay affordable mortgages. Habitat’s innovative approach helps working families on a new path to better, affordable living conditions that lead to improved health and stronger childhood development, as well as a decrease in reliance on food banks.
“We applaud the Habitat organization for their vision and initiative in building 150 homes across the country to coincide with the milestone 150th birthday of this great country,” said Joyce Paron, President of the Canadian Division of EXIT Realty Corp. International. “We are all so thankful and fortunate to call Canada home and to have the opportunity to contribute and participate in this unprecedented project. Our associates support Habitat for Humanity’s important work because we believe that everyone in Canada has the right to a safe, affordable and decent place in which to live.”
A portion of every transaction fee received by EXIT Realty Corp. International is pledged to its non-profit organization of choice, and to-date $3 million dollars has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. EXIT Realty’s affiliation with the non-profit began in 2004 when the company sponsored its first Habitat for Humanity home build in West Palm Beach, Florida. Since then they have sponsored 18 additional home builds in Canada and the US, have participated in a community revitalization project and the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in the U.S. In 2016, the EXIT & Habitat: Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Program was launched. Through this initiative, the company’s involvement with Habitat for Humanity can potentially reach every community where an EXIT office exists. EXIT Associates anywhere in North America can work in conjunction with their local Habitat for Humanity office to raise funds for a specific project and submit a proposal to EXIT Realty Corp. International for those funds to be matched dollar-for-dollar from EXIT Realty’s pledged pool of funds to Habitat for Humanity International.
Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world with Habitat to build and improve homes. Their time and effort helps to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable home ownership around the world. Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes.
To donate or learn more about the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, please visit habitat.ca/150ReasonsToBuild.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada: Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, nonprofit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 56 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.