Your donation funds the construction of simple, decent and affordable houses for local families in need.
About Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area
Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (Habitat GTA) is a non-profit housing organization that mobilizes volunteers and community partners to provide affordable housing and promote homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Families who become homeowners through Habitat for Humanity GTA work 500 volunteer hours helping build homes in lieu of a down payment, and then pay a zero-interest mortgage on their home that is geared towards their income, ensuring they never need to choose between paying for shelter and paying for food or other essentials.
When you support Habitat for Humanity with a donation, we never stop using your dollar - it is invested in homes where partner families' mortgage payments go to provide for future homes, allowing more families to break the cycle of poverty. That is what makes Habitat for Humanity such a unique and sustainable solution; your support is an investment in Canadian families and has an impact that can span generations.
We use volunteers and in-kind donations to keep building costs low to maximize the impact of your dollar. And, thanks to the operation of our ReStores, which sell new and gently-used donated home furnishing and renovation materials, the vast majority of our administrative and fundraising costs are covered, meaning your donor dollar goes even further.
Tax receipts for online donations are issued immediately (PDF format) by e-mail. Monthly donor tax receipts will be issued after December 31st.
What People Are Saying
"In a truly great city, everyone deserves a decent place to live. There is still work to be done as we press forward to meet our goal... I know the dedicated team of Habitat staff, volunteers, and sponsors is up to the challenge."
— Ed Clark, President & CEO, TD Bank Financial
"Being retired I really enjoy volunteering at Habitat for Humanity since it helps me stay connected to the local community, while being able to give a little something back now that I have more time. At Habitat, they really appreciate what you contribute."
— Habitat for Humanity GTA Volunteer
"Everybody wishes for their very own place to call home. A place where their family can live feeling warm, safe, and happy, free from any worry of bad living conditions."
— Habitat GTA Partner Family