Manulife is a force for good building strong, resilient communities!
Over the last 8 years partnering with Habitat for Humanity GTA, Manulife has generously donated over $1.5 million in donations, and sent hundreds of their employees to volunteer building Habitat homes for families.
Now with over 13 home dedication ceremonies under their tool belt, Manulife understands what a safe, decent, affordable home means to Habitat homeowners like the Sulaiman family.
The Sulaiman’s family apartment had many challenges. They lived on the 6th floor, and over the years, the elevators often broke down, forcing their family to climb six flights of stairs to get into their home. Because of her heart condition, improving accessibility for Sajiidan, the mother of the family, became a necessity.
I couldn’t get up to my own place at times. My daughters would have to help me get up the stairs and into my home.
When Sajidan learned that her family was going to receive a 4-bedroom Habitat home thanks to Manulife, she was overjoyed! She is proud of her daughters’ accomplishments, and feels relieved to finally be able to provide her daughters with their own bedroom, and space to study as they pursue their university education.
“Through our work in the community, Manulife wants to help Canadians achieve their dreams and aspirations by investing in innovative programs that empower people to live more financially-secure lives,” said Adrienne Maniezzo’s Manulife’s Manager of Corporate Donations. “We recognize a safe, stable and affordable place to call home directly connects to an individual’s feelings of well-being, security, dignity and sense of belonging. And that in turn contributes to and inspires longer-term financial goals.”
Thanks to Manulife, the Sulaiman family now live in a place they’re proud to call home.
We are proud to partner with companies like Manulife who understand what affordable homeownership means to Habitat for Humanity GTA partner families. Together with Manulife, we are helping families achieve strength, stability, and independence so they can build brighter futures for themselves and their children.
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