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Poppy Barley

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Habitat
For Humanity

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Habitat For Humanity

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$100 From Every Purchase Donated

As part of our company-wide Sustainability initiative, Poppy Barley is committed to donating 1% of its profits to our communities in Canada and Mexico. This Fall, our Q3 partner in Canada is Habitat For Humanity. We’ve launched two exclusive, limited edition products in support: The Essentials Purse in Gypsum Rock, and the Essentials Purse in Fire Red. With every purchase (while supplies last), we’ll donate $100 to the Habitat For Humanity cause.

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Habitat For Humanity Edmonton Logo

$100 From Every Purchase Donated

As part of our company-wide Sustainability initiative, Poppy Barley is committed to donating 1% of its profits to our communities in Canada and Mexico. This Fall, our Q3 partner in Canada is Habitat For Humanity. We’ve launched two exclusive, limited edition products in support: The Essentials Purse in Gypsum Rock, and the Essentials Purse in Fire Red. With every purchase (while supplies last), we’ll donate $100 to the Habitat For Humanity cause.

Shop Now + Automatically Donate

How Habitat’s Affordable Home Ownership Program Works:

  • Habitat helps eligible families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through their affordable home ownership program.
  • Eligible families must have children under 18 living at home and, in Edmonton, have a gross income between $32,000 and $64,500 with at least one adult employed full-time.
  • Before Habitat, many of these families’ spent over 70 percent of their income on rent every month. They are faced with the dilemma of keeping a roof over their heads and buying groceries and other basic necessities. Their living situation is unstable as a rent hike or employment change could force them to move from their community.
  • Future homeowner families contribute 500 hours of “sweat equity” as the down payment for their home. Habitat then provides them with an interest-free mortgage with mortgage payments that do not exceed 25 percent of their income. This creates a greater amount of disposable income that can be used to meet current needs and save for the future.
  • When they ‘sell’ their home back to Habitat, homeowners receive the equity in the mortgage back to use on a new home. When they sell the home back to Habitat they are also creating an opportunity for another family to enter the program.
The Essentials Purse

Here’s why Justine Barber, Poppy Barley’s co-founder and co-CEO, selected Habitat For Humanity as the company’s Q3 partner:

  • I like the eligibility criteria, focused on working poor families with children.
  • I like that it empowers families to break the cycle of poverty and greatly improve the lives of their children, while also demanding work and money from them. It truly seems like a hand-up, not a handout.
  • I like that the houses are “recycled” through families and that, as a program, it doesn’t have any negative incentives (in many government programs if you improve your income you lose the benefit, and the benefit is worth more than the gain in income—creating a disincentive for people to improve their lives.)

VOLUNTEER WITH US:

  • Habitat For Humanity’s Edmonton chapter is the largest chapter in Canada. In 2017, as part of Canada’s 150 anniversary, Habitat built 150 new homes in Canada, and 75 of them were in Edmonton and area as part of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
  • On Thursday, September 28th, from 8am to 4pm, the Poppy Barley team will be volunteering at a Habitat For Humanity build in Southeast Edmonton. We have EIGHT spots available to friends/customers to join us!
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