Carter Work Project 2017

What began as slabs of concrete and piles of lumber quickly morphed into Habitat homes for Charles and Christine, Alanna, Najlaa and Abdelhak, Todd, and so many others in communities across Canada.

From Winnipeg to Fort Saskatchewan, the provinces to the territories, 150 families became homeowners through the 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The weeklong build, led by President and Mrs. Carter for the34th consecutive year, drew thousands of volunteers from Canada and the United States.

Naimo thanked the volunteers who helped build her home in Edmonton. “This is the last time I say ‘thank you’ in front of them,” she said, “but it won’t be the last time I say it.”

Did you know?

Did you know that Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017? Find out more facts about culture, people, places and the importance of housing in Canada.

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Carter Work Project is underway

President and Mrs. Carter, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Eric Paslay and more than 900 homeowners and volunteers share their excitement for this week’s event.

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Why we build

Hear from two parents building with us at our 2017 Carter Work Project as they share what motivates them to build with Habitat.

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Carter Work Project

We have been honored to have two of the world’s most respected and famous people as dedicated and hardworking Habitat volunteers for more than 35 years. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter have been tireless advocates, active fundraisers and some of our best hands-on construction volunteers.

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