Giant Tiger Helps Build a Home & Craft a Future

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - July 24, 2013) - Three teams made up of staff from Giant Tiger Home Office helped to build a home and make the dream of homeownership come true as part of the most recent home build for Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region (NCR).

Giant Tiger Home Office staff who wished to participate were given the day off with pay to volunteer at the build site.

"Giant Tiger Stores Limited is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity NCR," says Greg Farrell, President and COO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "We are equally proud of our hardworking and dedicated staff that picked up their hammers and put on their hard hats in order to help make decent, affordable housing a reality for this family. This commitment to community is just one of the many things that makes Giant Tiger an employer of choice."

Despite the record-breaking temperatures on the build days, spirits were high and the excitement was evident from each and every volunteer. Giant Tiger volunteers specifically focused on the bungalow being built on the site in Orléans with two other houses. The bungalow will be purchased by the Caceres, a family of six. They desperately need a home of their own and are being offered "a hand up, not a hand out" through the Habitat NCR Homeownership Program.

"As we celebrate 20 years of building and renovating homes both in the National Capital Region and in the developing world, we are excited to be partner with Giant Tiger and our other dedicated sponsors, donors, volunteers and tradespeople to help change the lives of three more families in our community," says Donna Hicks, CEO, Habitat NCR. "We are proud to give families access to safe, decent and affordable housing and we are truly grateful for all of the support that has helped us make this milestone build possible in Orléans."

About Giant Tiger

We are the leading Canadian owned family discount store, committed to providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has over 200 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. In 2001 the North West Company entered into a franchise agreement with Giant Tiger Stores Limited to open and operate Giant Tiger stores in Western Canada. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow Tiger logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but they help bring communities together. In 2012, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations and charities across Canada.

Giant Tiger checks out as Canada's low price Giant with our low prices every day, Ad Match Guarantee, Clawbacks throughout the store and our no time limit return policy. For more information about the company, please visit www.gianttiger.com or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gianttiger or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique and on Four Square Giant Tiger Stores.

Giant Tiger, a proud Canadian company since… FOREVER! #CanadaPROUD

About Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region

Since 1993, Habitat NCR has built 40 homes, completed eight retrofits and housed more than 50 families in the National Capital Region. Habitat homes are sold to hard-working, low-income families who have completed 500 volunteer hours of "sweat equity." They purchase interest-free, long-term mortgages with no down payment required, helping them to break the cycle of poverty.

Habitat NCR is seeking volunteers and donations of food, supplies and materials. For more information about how you can help, go to www.habitatncr.com or contact Peggy at 613-749-9950 ext. 229 or volunteer@habitatncr.com.

Contact:

Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Janie Aker
Manager, Public Relations and Community Activation
jaker@gianttiger.com
www.gianttiger.com

Habitat NCR
Kristin Harold
Communications Manager
communications@habitatncr.com
www.habitatncr.com

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