SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Canada

Habitat for Humanity Canada

SOURCE: Canadian Gift Association

Canadian Gift Association

July 14, 2016 15:16 ET

Habitat Canada and CanGift Help the Environment and Families With New Partnership

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 14, 2016) - Habitat for Humanity Canada and the Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) are pleased to announce a new partnership that doesn't only help families and communities but is also environmentally conscious!

Any remaining products from giftware wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, importers and exporters who take part in CanGift tradeshows will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Canada ReStores for sale.

"The partnership between CanGift and Habitat for Humanity Canada allows our members to repurpose their products in an environmentally respectful way," says Anita Schachter, President and CEO of CanGift. "The Association is thrilled to be working with a company that brings meaningful change to people's lives."

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building supplies, home furnishing, appliances and décor. The proceeds go to fund Habitat for Humanity operations and projects in communities across Canada.

"When we heard CanGift wanted to provide the opportunity for its members to donate their merchandise, we were thrilled," says Mark Rodgers, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. "This is a commitment that not only helps the environment, but it helps us build safe and decent homes for families across Canada."

Restores accept donations of overstocked, secondhand and discontinued items, as well as salvageable building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. These items would otherwise be sent to a landfill.

About the Canadian Gift Association

CanGift is a national not-for-profit association dedicated to improving competitive capabilities and business effectiveness by giving suppliers and retailers opportunities to interact in Canada's $10 billion giftware industry. CanGift owns and operates the Toronto, Alberta and Quebec Gift Fairs. For more information or to preview new and creative product, please visit cangift.org.

About Habitat for Humanity Canada

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. With the help of over 70,000 volunteers every year and 56 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, our mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty in Canada and around the world. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.

Contact Information

  • For more information please contact:
    Laura Bennett
    Communications Specialist
    416.642.1032 or 800.611.6100 ext. 1032
    lbennett@cangift.org