Busy Beavers build for Habitat
Third Fonthill Beaver Colony has been builiding toolboxes as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. The toolboxes can be purchased at the Habitat for Hunanity ReStore at 2499 HWY 20, Fonthill.
The Third Fonthill Beaver Colony has been busy over the past few weeks building tool boxes to sell as fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Niagara.
The Beavers are a group of boys and girls ages 5 – 7 who are part of the over 65,000 youth involved in Scouts Canada programs. Scouts Canada’s mission is “To help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world” – building toolboxes helped these children achieve that mission and much more.
“One of the key program areas with the brand new Canadian Path program of Scouts Canada is Citizenship,” said Scouter Leah Marie. “The focus is having the youth participate in projects that promote community involvement and one of the Colony program standards is Community Service Projects, which made the opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity a great fit.”
The Beavers were interested in doing woodworking during one of their brainstorming sessions and from there the tool box project evolved. With the materials donated from Habitat’s ReStore, the Scouters prepped the materials and with the help of parent volunteers the Beavers assembled the tool boxes at one of their weekly meetings.
The Beaver’s sold their handmade tool boxes at the ReStore in Fonthill on Saturday, December 3rd with proceeds going toward Habitat Niagara’s homebuilding program, helping families across the Niagara region achieve the dream of affordable home ownership.
“Our store was busy with cheerful Beavers and their colony leaders on Saturday,” said ReStore Manager, Jodi Krah. “We were so pleased with the effort and enthusiasm these young children put forth to build and sell these rustic charming tool boxes. Their community spirit of giving to others is alive and well!”
If you’re interested in purchasing a toolbox please visit the Habitat for Hunanity ReStore at 2499 HWY 20, Fonthill.
Source – Habitat for Humanity press release