On April 15th 2015 The Singh Team participated in the Adopt-A-Day program with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat helps low-income families that are currently living in unsafe or unhealthy housing by giving them a hand up through homeownership, not a hand out. Their vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live – something we feel passionate about! Volunteering and financial support makes a tremendous difference in the lives of the families we build for and especially for
An impact study conducted on Habitat Toronto Partner Families in 2012 revealed how affordable homeownership strengthens communities and opens doors for low-income youth:
• 76% of homeowners report an improvement in children’s school grades
• 81% report an improvement in children’s social lives
• 92% of respondents say they will remain in their HFHT home for a very long time or can’t imagine ever moving
The build site was located at 960 Brimley Rd and will be home to fifteen, two-storey townhomes. The Habitat GTA home that we were helping to build was for the Ali Family. As the patriarch of the family, Mohammed Ali says that having a Habitat home will mean “Everything” to them. For the past 20 years, Mohammed has been working to ensure that his family has a safe, decent shelter above their heads. However, the high cost of living has made it difficult to save for a home. Ali lives with his wife Fozia, who is currently pursuing higher education; and four children, who are all under the age of 12. Presently, they live in a two bedroom apartment in an unsafe neighbourhood. Mohammed and Fozia will work together to reach their 500 sweat equity hours.
The Singh Team personally raised over $1000 for this family and we loved every minute of it. It was very hard work but totally worth it. A cause we will definitely be a part of again.