Sep 10, 2013 1:47 PM
World Habitat Day
A day for grassroots action throughout the world, starting in your community
In December 1985, the United Nations General Assembly declared the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day.
To call attention to the need for better shelter around the world.
To let it be known that affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere.
To change the systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing, and involve partners in solutions.
World Habitat Day is on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
Habitat for Humanity supporters will join with supporters of adequate shelter around the globe will participate in special activities that highlight the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter.
By advocating for universal decent housing, we seek to alter the systems that reinforce poverty housing and to make affordable housing a reality for all.
Be a part of World Habitat Day by taking action with us. Here’s how you can help:
Volunteer: Volunteers are the heart and soul of Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North. Join the 1,000s of volunteers who contribute over 10,000 hours each year to supporting Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North! Giving back to your community is easy with Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North. There are so many rewarding opportunities that will fit your schedule, interests, and skill level.
Donate: 100% of every gift goes towards building homes and hope for families living in need.
Advocate: Don’t forget to lend your voice to the #WorldHabitatDay conversation. Join us on Twitter and Facebook and spread the word about affordable housing to your networks. And stay connected with us by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter.
Shop: When you shop at the Campbell River or Comox Valley ReStore, or donate your gently-used household and renovation materials, you’re helping a family open the door to a new home. That’s because the money raised from the sale of ReStore items pays for all of Habitat Vancouver Island North’s administrative costs.