Josh’s Pennies4Homes Campaign

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He did it!  Congratulations Josh! The Penny House Campaign was born in 2013 by Josh Morrison of Uxbridge. At the ripe old age of 12, this young man knew he wanted to create hope by collecting donations to build a home for a family in need. His campaign builds houses 1 penny at a time.

You may continue to give to Josh’s Penny House Campaign – DONATE ONLINE TODAY.

 

 

Josh’s Family Fun Fair & Spaghetti Dinner | Was a huge success!

Thank you for such an awesome day on Saturday! Everyone worked together so well, and we could not have done it without you! Multiple people commented on how many volunteers there were! It’s often difficult finding volunteers, but everyone was so happy to help! I even had a couple people show up when I didn’t even ask them! It’s great to know how many people support my campaign!

Together, with your help, we raised over
$15 000! There’s still more coming in! 

 Thanks again, and I hope that everyone had a fun day! Please pass this on to any friends/relatives that may not have received this email but volunteered or made cookies/cakes for the day and/or helped cook, scrub dishes or clear tables!!!! 

 

-Joshua

 

More About Josh Morrison

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Josh – aged 15 at the CentreTowne Build Site

On February 2, 2013, 12-year-old Josh Morrison was in the Uxbridge ReStore and noticed a penny drive to collect 10 000 000 (10 million) pennies ($100 000) to build a townhouse in Oshawa for a low-income family. Immediately Josh felt a calling to help out. On February 4th, 2013, Josh initiated a penny drive in his school in Uxbridge, Ontario and they collected over 20,000 pennies within the first couple months. Josh made it his goal to help raise $100,000 by the end of 2016 to build a house for a Habitat family at CentreTowne – Oshawa.

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Josh with 94.9 FM The Rock Morning Show Hosts, Craig Venn (left) & Mike Luck – “Lucky” (right)

In order to meet his goal by the end of 2016, Josh needs the help of all students and community members in Durham. Currently, public schools in Uxbridge and Stouffville are participating, businesses and restaurants in Uxbridge and Port Perry have collection tins beside their cash registers. Josh has spoken at the Uxbridge’s Chamber of Commerce and several clubs and churches have supported the campaign as well. He also continues to bring his campaign to various community events. Such as Oshawa, Uxbridge and Port Perry’s Santa Claus Parades with Habitat Durham. Local media have covered Josh’s story including a story in the Uxbridge Cosmos newspaper which was picked up by Metroland, which then moved the information to all of Durham and resulted in a spot on Global TV. Further promotion led to CBC TV and Durham Radio. CHEX TV12 interviewed Josh for their viewers, and Sun Media printed a short piece about Josh. In January 2015 it was announced that Josh was a recipient of the 2014 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award.

Josh knows pennies are getting harder to find, thus he has changed his focus “any coins, or even bills, are OK.

Thank you for helping Josh to reach his goal – one penny at a time!

Those wishing to donate please click Here.

Or go to any branch of The TD Canada Trust Account Number 5240588-3184.pie

Habitat For Humanity Durham Sponsors

Brookfield Homes
Event Partner
Frantastic Events
Event & Build Partner
Genworth Canada
National Partner & local Build Partner
Golder Associates
Build & Event Partner
Home Depot
National Partner, local ReStore & Build Partner
Moxie Trades
2015 Women in Power Ambassador & Build Partner
R. Havery Landscape & Custom Horticulture Contracting
Event Partner
Unifor Canada
Event & Build Partner
Winmar
Event & ReStore Partner