Gifts from the Heart

What if stories could fly?

This story has! We were delighted on Thursday when three news crews and a newspaper reporter showed up to help us welcome Jay and Charlotte Allan to their new barrier-free home built by volunteers and financed by benefactors and businesses. Someone noted that we received more media interest for our Gifts from the Heart housewarming &hellip Continue reading »

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What if a small act of kindness could change our world?

We believe it can. We’ll be moving Jay and Charlotte’s possessions in this week. The house-building project will be finished. But the community-building is just beginning. We’ve seen the ripple effect the Gifts from the Heart project has created. Anyone who took part – if they choose to recognize this – knows their involvement has &hellip Continue reading »

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What if the finish line were in sight? It is!!

What do you get when you combine a handful of volunteers, 110 days and $12,000? How about a 1064 sq. foot barrier-free home built just for two? The finishing touches are all that is left. Next week, Jay and Charlotte Allan will finally be moving into a brand new barrier-free home built by a handful &hellip Continue reading »

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When a plan comes together…

What do you get when you throw together a handful of committed volunteers, $10,000 in donations, 1800 volunteer hours, 100 days and the participation of about 25 volunteers and over a dozen businesses? A house for Jay and Charlotte. Granted, the planning took a couple of months before we ever started, but from the wall &hellip Continue reading »

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Frustrations & Miracles

The end is in sight for the Gifts from the Heart house-building project. It has taken a very busy, very hectic, six months to make this home a reality. But, if all continues as planned, the house should be ready by the end of February! There were times that things went well; other times, it &hellip Continue reading »

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New Brunswick Gives from the Heart

Despite the Christmas season, this little corner of New Brunswick has proved itself, once again, to be truly in the giving spirit. While we won’t be getting Jay and Charlotte into their new home by Christmas, we are confident that February will be the month. We need to thank so many people and so many &hellip Continue reading »

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Hillsborough’s community volunteer project goes Global

Did you catch the segment on Hillsborough’s community house building project on Global TV news last night? Or did you see our story on the front page of the Times and Transcript this week? Still want to help out? Just drop into Downey’s Home Hardware in Riverview and tell them you’d like to contribute to &hellip Continue reading »

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Read all about it…

Many thanks to Eric Lewis of the Times & Transcript, who wrote a heartfelt story about our Gifts from the Heart house building project. It’s on today’s front page and you can read all about it here for a short period of time. We still need donations and some skilled tradespeople and general labour to &hellip Continue reading »

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