A Great Father's Day gift
My favourite charity, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, presented six families with keys to their new homes at a dedication ceremony in the Victoria Park and Danforth neighbourhood today, Father’s Day. “Receiving keys to their home on a day that recognizes a parent truly emphasizes the relationship between homeownership and family. It couldn’t be more fitting,” says Habitat for Humanity Toronto’s CEO, Neil Hetherington. “These homes will give the families stability, while giving fathers, mothers and caregivers alike a community where their family can thrive and grow for years to come.” For Shaikh and Zohreh Ali, receiving a Habitat home will enable them to provide a better life for their three children, Muhammad (10), Mahjabeen (8) and Mozhdeh (4). Since 2003, the family has moved four times, finding it difficult to find a home that will comfortably fit the five of them and within their budget. The three children used to share one bedroom, with Shaikh in another bedroom (due to a lhip condition) and Zohreh slept in the living room. “A Habitat home will make our family’s dreams come true,” says Shaikh. “It will give us peace of mind and enable us to plan for our children’s futures.” Their new home will mean that Shaikh will be able to move freely about his home, and give his wife and children the space they so desperately need as well.