Habitat for Humanity
While we concern ourselves with sourcing the best products for your home, we know that many in Nova Scotia remain without safe, decent homes.
Since 2010, Wicker Emporium has proudly supported Habitat for Humanity’s Nova Scotia ReStore. Through donations like ours, the ReStore is able to support the construction of safe, affordable homes in Nova Scotia.
Every donation to Habitat for Humanity is a gift to the community. People are able to purchase home renovation products at discounted prices, enabling many to complete projects they couldn’t have done otherwise. Tonnes of material is diverted from the landfill every year, benefiting our environment. Perhaps most importantly, our donations help economically challenged families in Nova Scotia achieve home ownership.
Living in safe and affordable housing changes everything for these families. For more information, or to learn ways to donate, visit ReStore.
Since 2010 Wicker Emporium has donated over $26,000 of product to ReStore. ($11,903.43 in 2010, $6,080.50 in 2011, and $8,543.20 so far in 2012.) In addition, we donated $20,000 in cash, raised through various fundraising efforts, to the organization in 2009.
With your help the Habitat for Humanity ReStore was able to divert over 150 tons of reusable products in 2011, which would have been taken to our local landfill, and you would have excess inventory and unsalable stock taking up room in you warehouses. Both working to achieve greener Nova Scotia
Not everyone is aware that the entire product in the store is donated and every dollar earned supports the work of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia. Every gift to Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is a gift to the community in so many ways. People are able to purchase home renovation products at discount prices, enabling many to complete projects they couldn’t have done otherwise. Tons of material is diverted from the landfill every year. Most importantly, you are helping economically challenged families in HRM and Nova Scotia to achieve home ownership. Living in simple, decent, affordable housing changes everything for our families. From statistics we know that their children often go further in post-secondary education. Families will be freed from the burden of insecure and expensive rental situations that often cost more than 50% of their gross income. They pay municipal taxes, are consumers of home maintenance products and become good neighbours in our community. Families that move out of subsidized housing to become homeowners clear a space for others to benefit from such assistance.”
Shauna Chaisson, Habitat for Humanity