Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church (MHP), in the heart of Swansea, is lending a helping hand to Habitat for Humanity Toronto’s build on nearby Runnymede Road. The Habitat for Humanity Toronto project will be MHP’s, and Cuppa Change’s, first local development project.
Photo of MHP by Marc Koecher
MHP is fundraising for the project in various ways, including adding its Cuppa Change profits from September-December, 2013, to the effort.
Habitat for Humanity Toronto helps low-income families build and buy simple, decent quality affordable homes though a no-interest, no-profit mortgage, with payments set at less than 30 percent of gross income. This solution not only helps to provide available housing for families in need, it enables low-income families to build assets, reduce their dependence on other forms of social assistance and break the cycle of poverty.
Habitat for Humanity Toronto’s project at 828 Runnymede Road will be a 2-story, detached home for a large family, and will break ground in the Fall of 2013, with an aim for completion in Spring, 2014. It will be the only single detached home built by Habitat Toronto in 2013/2014 and the charity’s first-ever Runnymede-area build.
MHP encourages the Swansea and Bloor West Village community to participate in Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church’s Cuppa Change program. It’s easy and fun, the fair trade coffee is fresh and delicious, and you can feel great about participating in great work on international and local development projects, one cup at a time.
For more information about how to order fair trade products from MHP to support this initiative, please go to the Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church website, download the order form at the bottom of the www.cuppachange.com webpage, or feel free to call the MHP office at 416-766-4765.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity Toronto’s build at 828 Runnymede Road, go to http://torontohabitat.ca/.