We Need Your Help!

There is a crisis in Saskatoon. Every day, more and more families find themselves in a struggle to keep a decent roof over their heads. Caught in punishing cycles of unpredictable rent increases, overcrowded conditions, or lack of access to land and affordable financing, these families live with a constant burden of uncertainty, stress and fear.

...but there is help, and it's you!

How you get INVOLVED

If you're between the age of 16 to 30 and would like to help build a home for a Saskatoon Family, please sign up today!
 

STEP ONE: Sign up at habitatsaskatoon.volunteerhub.com

STEP TWO: use Join Code "youth2019"

STEP THREE: Pick your shifts

STEP FOUR: Show up on that day, and help change the world


Signing up a group? You and another friend is a group :D
Have each person in your group sign up using the instructions above. Then call or send a text to 306.280.9399, let us know who's in your group and we will ensure that you'll be together on the build site. It's that easy!
 

Pledges Win Prizes

If you're under the age of 16, you can't volunteer on our build site because of health and safety regulations. But there is a way for you to help out. It's honestly one of the most important things you can do; that's collect pledges. Pledges help fund the build, ensuring that the home is constructed fast! But also, the people who collect the most pledges will win huge prizes! If you're over the age of 16 and would like to collect pledges, please feel free to help out!

Click Here Start Collecting Pledges Today!
Prefer to use manual pledge forms? call or text 306.280.9399
Under 18 must have a parent/guardian premsission form signed prior to signing up. Click here to download the form.

Prizes

We will let you know what the prizes are on June 15th, 2019 at our Kick Off Party (Click Here to get tickets to the party)

About the Build

Starts June 15th, 2019 - Finishes, When the House is Completed...Hopefully by October 2019

Build Days are Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: 311 Avenue W South

A Sustainable Future

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.

At Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Because you, me, we — we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.

 Can't help with Pledges, but still want to volunteer? Click Here 
 If you have more questions about getting involved with the Youth Build 2019? call or text 306.280.9399

Youth Build

Habitat’s Youth Build is Saskatoon’s first ever project entirely built by teams of youth - people ages 16 to 30. From the framing to dry walling, to flooring and everything in between, these youth are learning useful skills that they will be able to take with them for the rest of their lives.  The Habitat Saskatoon’s Youth Build 2019 goals are to raise approximately $250,000 for costs to build a duplex, giving the families plenty of space to grow. A portion of the home has already been constructed by the Langham High School Shop program. In a few short weeks, the homes will be brought to Saskatoon. Over the course of the Youth Build 2019 we are anticipating approximately 350 youth volunteers, including dedicated teams from trades programs through local high schools. Saskatoon is in an affordable housing crisis, we have some of the highest rent to income levels in the country, people need some relief, and the Habitat Youth Build is the solution. 

The Build's History

Across the country other Habitat for Humanity Affiliates have hosted Youth Build’s, with resounding success. Habitat Saskatoon wants to take that success even further by getting out the largest group of youth to build, the country has ever seen. Saskatoon has a community who are uniquely focused on volunteering, we know that our incredible city will be able to meet the challenge of the Youth Build.

The Habitat Saskatoon Model

Habitat for Humanity empowers families to build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership. Together with families, volunteers and community partners we build affordable homes. 

Our unique model utilizes your financial and in-kind donation to build houses with volunteer labour. These houses are then sold to low-income families with an affordable mortgage that is indexed to their income. This mortgage is indexed to their income so that the payments are never more than 30% of their gross income. When these families make mortgage payments these payments go back into building homes.

Why Home Ownership?

Affordable home ownership empowers families to improve their lives. Habitat homeowners have better health outcomes, their children achieve higher levels of educations and develop independence. When a family has a safe, stable and affordable place to call home they are able to create a better life for themselves and their children.

The Avenue W South Project

Located in the community of Meadow Green in Saskatoon, the Avenue W South project is an in-fill duplex which will house 2 very deserving families.  Each unit has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathroom and all told will have about 1800 square feet of space.  This will also allow the families to have their very own green space.  The basements will be constructed using ICF, which will also provide the family with incredible savings on their energy bills.  All of our builds are supervised by an amazing team of professional carpenters, ensuring the home is built to the highest possible standard. 

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