Community

Habitat for Humanity: Ten Thousand Villages birdhouse campaign focus on poverty cycle

These birdhouses are being sold at Ten Thousands Villages stores across Canada to help fund an affordable housing partnership between the store and Habitat for Humanity.  - Contributed
These birdhouses are being sold at Ten Thousands Villages stores across Canada to help fund an affordable housing partnership between the store and Habitat for Humanity.
— image credit: Contributed

Habitat for Humanity Canada and Ten Thousand Villages have teamed up on a project to break the cycle of poverty through building affordable housing in Canada and abroad.

To mark the beginning of this partnership, starting on March 14 all Ten Thousand Villages stores in Canada are selling Everybody Needs a Home birdhouses.

A donation of $10 will go to Habitat for Humanity home building projects for every birdhouse sold.

Ten Thousand Villages Canada believes men and women around the world have a simple dream—to earn an honest living, provide a home, food and education for their children, and to be gainfully employed in a job that brings dignity and joy.

By partnering with HFHC, Ten Thousand Village Canada hopes to transform the lives of partner families at home and around the world.

The Habitat birdhouse is made by a craft cooperative in India and makes a thoughtful Easter gift.

Habitat for Humanity and Ten Thousand Villages plan to hold more promotional campaigns in the future.

The Ten Thousand village store in Kelowna is located at the intersection of Harvey and Burtch.

Ten Thousand Villages Canada is a non-profit Fair Trade Organization.

Fair Trade Organizations are non-governmental organizations designed to benefit artisans, not to maximize profits.

They market products from handicraft and agricultural organizations based in low-income countries, providing consumers with products that have been fairly purchased from sustainable sources.

For more information, visit www.tenthousandvillageskelowna.blogspot.com.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Davis: Only a couple of movie opening this weekend
 
DeHart: New retail pharmacy all about living healthy lifestyle
 
Hot history: A look back at the development of the Lakelse hot springs
Terrace business group makes play for Thornhill study
 
UPDATED: Whitecaps indoor soccer tournament mixes Kootenay athletes
 
Heart of our City: Sam Bryant deeply rooted in his culture
Medical professionals evaluate Ebola response
 
Hall Siding honours brothers who staked Silver King mine
 
A grand opening for the Cube Climbing Centre

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.