Sweet fundraiser: Habitat for Humanity hosts egg hunt

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Approximately 80-100 kids of all ages took part in the Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, Pictou County Chapter. Giving back to the community that is supporting the organization in its goals was what inspired this event.

Elizabeth Engram, member of the fundraising committee, said the event was “way more popular than I realized.” Parents were asked to pre-register their child and that filled up quickly but no child was turned away from the fun.

Eager children lined up at the Easter display early, anticipating the hunt with smiles and colourful baskets in hand before Jack the Rabbit took his place for pictures.

Habitat for Humanity Pictou County Chapter was established in 2018 but has land on Poplar Street in Stellarton designated for its first build. Currently in planning for their first build, applications for assistance are based on three criteria including a need for housing, ability to pay for and maintain a house, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity in supporting its objectives.

Canadian Tire donated a value of $200 towards a new bike as part of Habitat for Humanity’s fundraiser. Tickets were sold at $2 each and the lucky winner was Leah Benoit.

On average, Habitat for Humanity generates $175,000 of benefits to society per home which helps reduce reliance on social housing and food banks. With more than 98 per cent of the charity run by volunteers, the group is always looking for help. To sign up you can visit habitatns.ca.

Engram said of the event, “It was a great day and we were so pleased to see so many families enjoying themselves.”

If you want to get involved, visit https://habitatns.ca/. All homes are built by volunteers and staff, with a staff supervisor on site. Or find your local ReStore to donate your old items which Habitat for Humanity will find good use for.

Jaxon Avery, 2, was eager to hunt for Easter treats. (Butland photo)