As you cozy up on your couch, hang your homemade ornaments on your Christmas tree, or put up those last holiday decorations it’s good to take a minute to remember those that don’t have the same luxuries as many of us. This is the perfect time of year to put your DIY handy skills to good use for those in need. There are a number of charities around the country and in your local community that would truly appreciate any time you could give them this holiday season. While we don’t all have the means to send out monetary donations this time of year, we can all take an afternoon to dedicate to others. One option that most people are familiar with is Habitat for Hummanity. They have opportunies around the country and the world to provide the gift of a home to those in need. So when you are done with your holiday home projects and DIYing those holiday gifts for your family and friends, consider packing up your tools and putting them to good use to give someone a holiday season they will never forget. Chances are you will never forget it either!
There are nearly 2 billion people around the world who live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. Habitat helps by building or renovating simple, decent houses in partnership with those in need. Families left homeless by natural disasters, war and civil unrest often face dire housing situations as they struggle to rebuild their lives. We provide shelter and housing assistance to help these families recover.
Habitat for Humanity houses are simple, decent and affordable to low-income families around the world. Whenever possible, we build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing.