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How did Habitat for Humanity Start?

How did Habitat for Humanity Start?

History of Habitat From a humble start in rural Georgia, to an international organization operating in 70+ countries worldwide, Habitat for Humanity has helped millions of families across the globe. Where it began The year was 1976 in Americus, Georgia. Clarence...

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How Homeownership Changes Lives

How Homeownership Changes Lives

How Homeownership Changes Lives Building equity, stability and being more mindful of spending are all benefits of homeownership. However, home extends beyond the literal. Habitat families are rewarded with safety, community and a place to make lifelong...

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What Does Habitat for Humanity Do?

What Does Habitat for Humanity Do?

What Does Habitat for Humanity Do? Most people know that Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to build safe, affordable homes for individuals and families in need. But what most people misunderstand is that the homes built through Habitat for Humanity are not just given...

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The Benefits of Volunteering With Habitat for Humanity

The Benefits of Volunteering With Habitat for Humanity

The Benefits of Volunteering With Habitat for Humanity The reason so many people volunteer is that it feels good. You’re helping others, you can see the immediate fruits of your labor, and it can be a fantastic bonding experience with friends, family, or your fellow...

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Home Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

Home Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

Home Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners One of the things we focus on heavily for our new homeowners at Habitat for Humanity is basic maintenance skills. Many of our homeowners have spent their whole lives in rentals and never needed to learn how to check their HVAC...

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Habitat for Humanity – the Volunteer Experience

Habitat for Humanity – the Volunteer Experience

Habitat for Humanity - the Volunteer Experience Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to bring the dream of homeownership to anyone who wants it. By providing affordable housing for deserving families, we hope to foster public health, safety, and community. There are many...

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The Homeownership Checklist: Maintenance Edition

The Homeownership Checklist: Maintenance Edition

The Homeownership Checklist: Maintenance Edition All Habitat homeowners are responsible for maintaining their homes from the moment they take over ownership. But for first-time homeowners, this can involve an overwhelming number of tasks and new skills. We’ve created...

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What It Takes to Be a Habitat Homeowner

What It Takes to Be a Habitat Homeowner

What It Takes to Be a Habitat Homeowner A lot of people think that Habitat homeowners are just handed their homes, free of charge. But nothing could be further from the truth. Habitat homeowners own their own homes. They take over the mortgage, the maintenance, and...

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Dallas Habitat Guide to Corporate Giving

Dallas Habitat Guide to Corporate Giving

Why Organize Corporate Giving? Corporate giving, or a corporate philanthropy program, benefit the community as well as your organization. Charity days, fundraisers or volunteering are all initiatives that have been proven to build a better work culture, and back the...

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Donating to the Dallas Community

Donating to the Dallas Community

Donating to Dallas Our program transforms families and builds communities. Donations are key in our efforts to build a better Dallas. So, how can you join in on the fun? Here we explain the ways you can donate to Dallas Habitat for Humanity.In Dallas, 1 in 6...

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General Appliance Donation

General Appliance Donation

General Appliance Donation Whether you’re renovating your home or office, or it’s just time for an upgrade, buying new appliances always comes with an issue--what do you do with your old appliances?! If they’re in good working order, it’s a terrible waste to toss them...

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Furniture Donation

Furniture Donation

Furniture Donation Are you redecorating your house or moving your office? If you have some unwanted, gently-used furniture as a result, call Habitat for Humanity! Instead of letting your old furniture rot in a landfill, let it find a new home--and help build a new...

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Oven Donation

Oven Donation

Oven Donation Whether you’re renovating your residential or corporate kitchen or moving your restaurant, we can help you with your old, unwanted ovens! Instead of letting them rust in a landfill, let your oven do some good for the Dallas community! We’ll help it find...

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Things to Donate When Renovating

Things to Donate When Renovating

Things to Donate When Renovating When you’re renovating your home, you always end up with piles of scrap, old appliances, and used furniture. Instead of throwing it in the dumpster, consider donating your renovation materials! When you donate your renovation materials...

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Tools Donation

Tools Donation

Tools Donation Trying to make some room in the garage? Or maybe you’re cleaning out a loved one’s tool shed on their behalf. No matter the reason, if you’ve come into some unwanted tools, consider donating them instead of throwing them out!The Benefits of Donating...

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Shower Donation

Shower Donation

Shower Donation We know that when you’re renovating, you’re more focused on your Pinterest boards and contractor quotes than you are on the aftermath. But it’s important to consider what you’ll be doing with your major fixtures and appliances. Donating them can save...

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What Do I Do With My Old Couch?

What Do I Do With My Old Couch?

What Do I Do With My Old Couch? Are you ready to redecorate but you can’t stand the idea of your old couch rotting in the landfill? Selling it may be an option if it’s still in style. But the hassle of uploading photos, creating an advertisement, and monitoring...

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Upcycling Furniture for Beginners | 5 Tips You Need to Know

Upcycling Furniture for Beginners | 5 Tips You Need to Know

Upcycling Furniture for Beginners | 5 Tips You Need to Know Upcycling can be looked at as “elevated recycling” in a lot of ways. It means taking existing, and often rejected, objects and giving them new life. What many people don’t know is that Habitat for Humanity...

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Volunteering with Dallas Area Habitat

Volunteering with Dallas Area Habitat

Our Volunteers are at the core of what we do. Here is a first-hand account of one of our amazing volunteersVolunteering at Habitat for Humanity was more than simply checking off a bucket list item for me. During one of the introductory resource group calls at Mr....

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Meet The Padilla-Hernandez Family

Meet The Padilla-Hernandez Family

Meet the Padilla-Hernadez Family Read a recap of our 2019 efforts, our new Power of Pennies program and learn about a family who didn’t let fear stop them from homeownership.We Never Thought We’d Be Able To Qualify For A Home Mr. Hernadez said, as he explained his...

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A lesson Taught By Theresa Clement

A lesson Taught By Theresa Clement

Your old is someone else's new We couldn’t operate our Habitat ReStores without people like you. The cycle of donating and buying is the fuel that powers our ability to give back and recover. As you renovate, replace or relocate - think twice before throwing your...

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“Upcycling”, buzzword or here to stay?

“Upcycling”, buzzword or here to stay?

“Upcycling”, buzzword or here to stay? What is Upcycling? Why is everyone talking about it? Learn more about what it means to us and our favorite upcycling examples. Upcycling is the act of taking something no longer in use and giving it a second life and new...

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Meet The Green Family

Meet The Green Family

Meet the Green Family Meet the woman who brags about her neighbors as more than “people you can borrow a cup of sugar from” and reasons why we continue to build. My Celebration. Our Celebration Is what Ms. Green exclaimed when she described what it was like to own her...

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House-to-Home DIY

House-to-Home DIY

Rebuild and Recycle After becoming a DIY expert, we ask you to help us keep the ReStore ecosystem alive by donating your unwanted furniture, building materials or household goods to your nearest ReStore. Your donations will not only inspire others to build and create,...

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