Hi, Jonika here from Rest Simple. Over the years, I've followed the progress and deepened support for Habitat for Humanity GTA, from sponsoring teams who took the GTA Polar Bear dip to shopping for home decor at the local ReStores.
I took this photo of my husband, Mark, just before his team ran into freezing Lake Ontario for the Polar Bear Dip at Sunnyside Beach on January 1, 2017.
This Giving Tuesday, I'm excited to introduce our Sponsor a Heirloom Stocking initiative—because giving back is in our DNA. Sponsor a stocking now and join us in this festive mission of love and warmth.
Giving Tuesday: A Global Generosity Movement Born out of the idea to counteract the consumerism of Black Friday, Giving Tuesday has become a global phenomenon. It's a day dedicated to giving back, falling on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, we're bringing the focus back home to the GTA.
Why Habitat for Humanity? They're not just about building houses; they're about forging communities. Habitat for Humanity creates avenues for affordable homeownership, which is a cornerstone for thriving societies.
What is Habitat ReStore? This excerpt explains:
"Habitat ReStore is a chain of non-profit home improvement retail stores with 10 locations across the Greater Toronto Area, owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity GTA. We sell home furnishings, appliances and other renovation materials at a fraction of the price. Our items are donated from businesses and individuals and undergo inspection and testing to ensure they meet our high-quality standards." (source)
We're echoing this sentiment. With every sponsorship purchase, we're one step closer to our goal of donating $1000 in product and cash to a Habitat ReStore in Scarborough. Sponsor a stocking today and be a part of something more.
Join Us This isn't just about heirloom stockings; it's about what they represent—community, care, and the comfort of a home. By sponsoring a stocking, you're brightening someone's holiday and supporting local businesses too.
Let's make this Giving Tuesday a milestone for Rest Simple and for families in the GTA. Sponsor a stocking, spread the cheer, and watch as we transform this gesture into a holiday tradition.