Leduc, AB — It was a morning to remember for Bonnie and her children Johnathan (15), Abigail (7) and Cale (6), as they received keys to their new Habitat for Humanity home courtesy of Dolce Vita Homes in partnership with Beaverbrook Developments. The home builder pledged the home to Habitat during Habitat Day in the Capital Region this past April. This ‘hand up’ will enable the families to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment for their children, and to build equity in a home.
“We are so pleased that Dolce Vita Homes and Beaverbrook Developments have joined the ranks of Habitat Day supporters,” said Alfred Nikolai, President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “The contribution they’re making is an investment – it’s a sustainable investment. Not only in the life of a family, but in the community of Leduc.”
The Government of Alberta has supported Habitat’s sustainable program for many years and has been a champion for affordable housing in our province.
“We rely on strong partnerships to support affordable housing programs, and our government is pleased that Habitat for Humanity continues to gather more supporters through special events like Habitat Day in the Capital Region,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths. “Habitat for Humanity and industry partners all deserve recognition for coming together to strengthen the community and bring home ownership to this deserving family.”
“Habitat for Humanity represents hope, empowerment and pride in ownership and our city is proud to be one of this year’s capital region Habitat home locations through the generous support of one of our local developers, Dolce Vita Homes,” says Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke. “On behalf of the City of Leduc, I want to welcome and congratulate the new homeowners who contributed 500 hours of sweat equity in the construction of this wonderful home.”
As a first time participant in Habitat Day in the Capital Region, Stewart McAndrews, President of Dolce Vita Homes, has stepped up to partner with Habitat to provide homeownership to hard-working families.
“Dolce Vita has come to realize that supporting the Habitat program is a sustainable investment in our community,” said Stewart McAndrews, President of Dolce Vita Homes. “The home we are providing today will forever remain in the affordable home ownership pool serving families for years to come, which makes our support a deserving contribution to the community and families in need.”
Habitat is grateful to Dolce Vita Homes in partnership with Beaverbrook Developments, the Government of Alberta, and the Leduc Foundation for making affordable homeownership a reality through the Habitat program. Habitat families certainly thrive in their new homes, and our program continues to grow as we serve an increasing number of families in our capital region communities.