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Regular price $300.00

Your gift provides a family with a safe, affordable home for one month.

Regular price $10.00

It’s simple: When we leverage your donation and buy in bulk, $10 is enough to pay for and install four compact fluorescent light bulbs, which makes a significant impact. Taken together, small donations will install this technology throughout thousands of apartment buildings, including common areas and workspaces, drastically reducing energy usage by making everyday lighting cleaner and greener. And by purchasing these light bulbs you...

Regular price $1,000.00

Your gift will leverage a $20,000 loan to rehabilitate a home. For example your loan may allow an affordable housing group in Washington, DC to restore a home, so a family has a safe and healthy place to raise their children.

Nonprofit housing providers can borrow private funds to implement energy efficiency measures only if they can document the savings to be anticipated as a result of the improvements. A contribution of $5 will enable SAHF's members to purchase data gathering for one meter (one property), laying the groundwork for energy-efficient rehabilitation that will benefit residents and reduce the carbon footprint of the building in question....

Regular price $450.00

Your gift supplies a family with 12 hours of one-on-one homebuying preparation counseling.

Regular price $1,000.00

This gift provides windows for a three bedroom home. Too many of our friends and neighbors don't have a decent place to call home. Through this donation of windows, you can play a part in helping to change our community, one family at a time.

Regular price $25.00

This gift will provide a front door lock for a family in need of a safe, decent, and affordable home. The cost of a home is great... but the need is great, as well. If we can break it down, everyone can play a part in changing our community, one family at a time.

Regular price $150.00

This gift will provide a front door to a new home built through volunteers' hard work and giving hearts. Habitat is very fortunate to have volunteers willing to donate their time and talents. But without donations such as this, we would be unable to build for families in our community.

Regular price $100.00

With decades of experience in post-disaster environments, CHF has fine-tuned a methodology to help homeless families by rapidly building temporary-to-permanent shelters that use locally available materials. The construction of these shelters, which are structurally sound for the short-term and can be reconstructed into permanent homes for the long-term, is done by local community members who are then equipped to help their neighbors and be better...

Regular price $50.00

The cost of a house is huge but if we can break it up... everyone can play a part! Help change the lives of a family in need by buying the faucet for a family that is in need of a safe and decent home in which to raise their children.

Regular price $5.00

Little gifts add up. Every nail, piece of lumber, everything that goes into home building has a price... down to the tube of caulk. Play a small part in something huge!

Regular price $10.00

This gift will provide a box of nails for the construction of a new home for a family in need in our community. Through this gift, we are one step closer to getting our friends and neighbors out of substandard housing.

Regular price $200.00

CHF’s participatory approach to development starts with the communities, and ends with the communities, giving individuals the technical skills, training, leadership and conflict mitigation techniques, and market connections they need to design, implement, and maintain their social and physical infrastructure for the long-term. In Iraq, for instance, CHF has worked with more than 450 communities to establish neighborhoods councils that democratically decide whether to build...

Regular price $500.00

The Coalition has built 6 disability-adapted homes for either newly blind or paralyzed veterans. The Coalition is pursuing an alliance with two other organizations that will expand both the building of homes and home repair and modification to a larger portion of disabled veterans. Your gift will support The Coalition's efforts to provide adapted homes to disabled veterans.