OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2016) - A team from Giant Tiger's Home Office will trade in their office attire for steel-toed boots and hammers on November 1st to help build the latest Habitat for Humanity home in the Ottawa area.

The house, being built at 204 Crampton Drive in Carleton Place, will be a new home for the Michaelis family. Giant Tiger and Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa (Habitat GO) would like to invite media to attend a cheque presentation and photo op to celebrate this day.

"Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to not only sponsor this build day but to provide opportunities for our employees to give back," explains Ron Hyson, VP of Human Resources & Safety, Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "Our employees reflect our core values, and partnering with Habitat for Humanity cultivates the sense of community and family that is a direct reflection of Giant Tiger's brand. These types of outreach initiatives are just one of the many contributing factors to our repeatedly being identified as being a top employer."

Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa's mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. "We are extremely grateful to, once again, work with a local corporate sponsor like Giant Tiger, which shares in our vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live," says Kristin Harold, Interim CEO of Habitat GO. "Through their generous contribution, another hard-working Habitat partner family will have the opportunity to build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership."

Media invitation and photo op details

Date: Tuesday, November 1st

Time: 10 am

Address: 204 Crampton Drive

Cheque presentation and build photos

About Giant Tiger

Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, committed to providing on trend family fashions, groceries and everyday household needs. Known as Canada's best-kept secret, the privately held company has over 220 locations across Canada and employs over 8,000 team members. All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. The friendly stores with the iconic yellow logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but also are proud to be known as retailer of choice. #foryouforless

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