Donate Your Licence Plate Sticker Fee To Support Local Affordable Housing Initiatives
As the Ontario government ends the charge for licence plate renewal stickers, Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario is asking people to donate the equivalent of the renewal fee to a fund for affordable housing.
Members of the community from Brant, Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxford and Perth counties can donate their $120 sticker fee in support of affordable housing—and will receive a removable static cling sticker to display in their vehicle window.
The idea for the affordable housing, sticker fee fundraiser was brought to Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario by local supporters Anna and Tom McInerney. “We are grateful to the McInerneys for their idea for this campaign and for making a donation to help us kick-off the program,” said Sharon Brennan, GM Community Partnerships for Habitat Heartland.
In London and area, one hundred percent of the funds raised through this initiative will be directed to Heartland on the Thames, a twenty-unit property on Highbury Avenue featuring two-bedroom condos with some accessible units (see below illustration). In the Brant-Norfolk region, the revenue will go directly to the Brantwood Project, a fifty-six-unit affordable housing complex also containing some accessible units. In both projects, the Habitat homes are geared to income and built above Energy Star standards.
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario is a non-profit, housing organization. We welcome partners without discrimination to help us build simple, decent, affordable homes for lower-income families. 100% of the revenue from our nine ReStores supports the administrative costs of Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario. With the help of volunteers, donors, and community partners, we have built 113 homes and counting in 6 counties, creating strength, stability and independence for the people we serve. To learn more about the work of Habitat Heartland, visit habitat4home.ca.
In The News
- London Free Press: “Can you spare $120? Charity asks citizens to donate licence-plate sticker fee”
- CTV London: “Local couple turns licence sticker rebate into a charity win”
- AM 980 CFPL – The Morning Show with Devon Peacock: “Habitat for Humanity campaign wants you to donate your licence plate renewal fee to help build affordable homes”