Robert Mulrooney (left) and Russ Wigle (right) of Mindset Wealth present Pat McKenna (centre), executive director of Habitat VIN, with a cheque for $10,000. Mindset Wealth representatives had originally stated the company would match community donations to Habitat during the holiday campaign, up to $5,000. But when the community donations came in at $10,000, Mindset Wealth raised its own limit to match the community total.

Mindset Wealth doubles down for big donation to Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North get’s $10,000

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (VIN) has big plans to build 19 homes over the next three years in the communities of Courtenay and Campbell River, a feat that will take over $4-million to accomplish.

A successful holiday donation campaign, including a sizeable matching contribution from Comox Valley financial planning company Mindset Wealth, has brought them one step closer to that objective.

While the goal of Habitat’s matching campaign was to raise $5,000 in individual donations, which would be matched by Mindset for a total of $10,000, the community alone ended up contributing over $10,000 toward the campaign. Despite their original pledge to contribute up to $5,000, Mindset Wealth chose to match the community’s generosity by doubling their matching commitment.

“We only expected Mindset Wealth to match up to $5,000 in donations,” explained Pat McKenna, executive director for Habitat VIN. “The campaign was much more successful than we anticipated, and we were thrilled when the team at Mindset stepped up to double their contribution. That means over $20,000 toward affordable homeownership in the Comox Valley and Campbell River from this campaign alone.”

Community involvement is nothing new for the Mindset Wealth team, who were previously lead sponsors for St. Joseph’s Hospital Charity Golf Classic, but this was their first time partnering with Habitat for Humanity.

“Higher home prices have made it difficult for younger and lower income citizens to participate in Canada’s robust housing market. That is why Mindset Wealth partnered with our local Habitat for Humanity to match contributions for their winter campaign,” said Robert Mulrooney, senior investment advisor at Mindset Wealth. “More now than ever before, people require a hand up, rather than a hand out, to enter our housing market.”

Monthly donations are particularly important, as they create a consistent and reliable source of support as Habitat VIN enters the most ambitious building stage in their 14-year history.

“We also used this campaign to grow our monthly giving program. For only $5 a month, the price of one cup of coffee, anyone can support these build projects,” said McKenna. “No amount is too small and every donation helps a family help themselves.”

While their matching campaign has come to an end, Habitat VIN is still in need of donations and volunteers to support their upcoming projects. Visit to learn how you can get involved.

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