Did you know that in Virginia, 1 IN 8 HOUSEHOLDS spend half or more of their income on housing?
Through every dollar donated from generous people like you, HabitatSHR is able to continue to build affordable housing. And for every affordable home, we are improving the lives of our home buyers, and the communities they live in.
HabitatSHR helps its homes buyers improve their lives by providing them with stable housing. The affordable mortgages give our home buyers more disposable income to spend on better healthcare and healthier food.
Affordable housing also contributes to increases in local purchasing power, neighborhood vitality and improved neighborhood quality.
Why are we participating in GivingTuesday?
○ For our organization, GivingTuesday is a chance to talk about our values and why we care so much about the work that we do.
○ We’ve been able to use GivingTuesday to introduce new people to our mission to provide a hand up, not a hand out, to those low to moderate income families that qualify to purchase our homes, so that those new people become year-round supporters.
○ Giving Tuesday gives us the chance to be a part of a bigger movement and a bigger community of people giving to causes around the world.
What can we accomplish with GivingTuesday?
○ Generosity is a universally held value that brings us together, we hope by contributing to our GivingTuesday campaign you will feel like you have a connection with others in our community.
○ Being generous can make us happier, it can make a difference in the world, and
it inspires generosity in others.
○ It lets us come closer together and build stronger communities, one of the core parts of HabitatSHR's mission.
○ Now, more than ever, we need to lift up and celebrate those values that bring us
together and create joy. We need more generosity in the world.