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Do Habitat families ever own their Habitat house?

Do Habitat families ever own their Habitat house?

Do Habitat families ever own their Habitat house? Many people dream of owning their own home, but for many, that dream is a distant reality. Habitat for Humanity is on a mission to change that with the goal of helping low-income families purchase and build homes....

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What are some benefits of donating to nonprofits?

What are some benefits of donating to nonprofits?

The Benefits Of Donating To Nonprofits - How Are They Similar to Charitable Giving? There are many benefits to donating to a nonprofit organization. First and foremost, nonprofit organizations are dedicated to serving the community in which they reside. They are...

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Is Habitat for Humanity a nonprofit?

Is Habitat for Humanity a nonprofit?

Is Habitat for Humanity a nonprofit? Yes, Habitat for Humanity, including regional Habitat groups, are registered as a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Which means all donations of any kind are tax-deductible as allowed by law.What is a nonprofit...

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Tips for shopping at a ReStore

Tips for shopping at a ReStore

Tips for Shopping at a ReStore Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home improvement stores where proceeds are used to build affordable housing within the greater Dallas area. They sell donated and recycled items and offer great bargains or finds for those who enjoy a...

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Habitat Youth Programs

Habitat Youth Programs

Habitat Youth Programs At Habitat for Humanity, we take a great deal of pride in our ability to offer comprehensive youth programs and volunteer opportunities for all ages. This article will outline what those opportunities look like and how to get involved. Benefits...

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What is Cost of Home, and why it’s important

What is Cost of Home, and why it’s important

What is Cost of Home, and why it's important. Cost of Home is an advocacy campaign that has been in motion the past five-years through the national brand and community Habitat for Humanity sectors. The campaign empowers boots on the ground activity through volunteers,...

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Can I volunteer at Habitat if I can’t build houses ?

Can I volunteer at Habitat if I can’t build houses ?

Can I volunteer at Habitat if I can't build houses? Absolutely. With all the building going on at Habitat, it’s easy to assume that building homes are the only volunteer opportunities within the organization. However, there are many opportunities outside of building...

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What is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

What is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

What are ReStores?What is Habitat for Humanity ReStore Habitat for Humanity ReStores are non profit home improvement stores that sell recycled or donated items whose proceeds are used to build affordable housing for the greater Dallas community. Dallas ReStores are...

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Everything you need to know about Women Build

Everything you need to know about Women Build

Everything you need to know about Women Build Women Build is an international movement that empowers, educates and unites women to build and advocate for affordable housing. Women Build Dallas is privately funded and run by leaders and volunteers within the Dallas...

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How does Habitat source building materials?

How does Habitat source building materials?

How does Habitat source building materials? Habitat is able to build, and source the materials to do so, due to the kindness of individuals and corporate donation, in conjunction with renewable sourcing. Sustainable building goes hand in hand with Habitat for Humanity...

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Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunities If you’re looking for ways to volunteer and give back in the Dallas area, consider Habitat for Humanity. Our mission is to improve and strengthen our communities by providing safe, affordable housing to deserving families...

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3 Basic Yard Maintenance Tips for New Habitat Homeowners

3 Basic Yard Maintenance Tips for New Habitat Homeowners

3 Basic Yard Maintenance Tips for New Habitat Homeowners Most of our Habitat homeowners are first-time homebuyers. Sometimes they’re even the first person in their family to become a homeowner. As new homeowners, there are so many things you have to learn about home...

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Habitat Family: Meet Yiizet

Habitat Family: Meet Yiizet

Habitat Family: Meet, Yiizet A day in the life of single mom, Yiizet Tomb, is one that is familiar to a lot of us. Born in Colombia, Yiizet migrated to Dallas six years ago with her 14-year old daughter and two-year old son. She’s the type of person who's ‘doing it...

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How to qualify to be a Habitat family

How to qualify to be a Habitat family

How to qualify to be a Habitat family Becoming a Habitat family is a thorough process in which we work closely with the applicants at great depth so they are mentally, and financially, prepared for their homeownership journey. The homeownership process is expertly...

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Jimmy Carter + Habitat: The Story

Jimmy Carter + Habitat: The Story

Jimmy Carter + Habitat: The Story Habitat for Humanity has a long and storied history with former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter.Building the Foundation It all started in 1984 when Jimmy Carter was speaking at a local church in New York City. He...

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Are Habitat for Humanity Donations Tax Deductible?

Are Habitat for Humanity Donations Tax Deductible?

Are Habitat for Humanity Donations Tax Deductible? The Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. This means that all donations made to Habitat are 100% tax-deductible. When you make a donation to your local Habitat for Humanity–whether monetary or in...

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4 Key Home Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

4 Key Home Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

4 Key Home Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners Maintaining a new home can come with a lot of responsibility that many new homeowners don’t realize. In this article we review 4 must-know tips for all new homeowners.Maintaining your home keeps its value Ongoing checks...

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The Tax Benefits of Donating to Habitat for Humanity

The Tax Benefits of Donating to Habitat for Humanity

The Tax Benefits of Donating to Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means that all donations made to us are 100% tax-deductible. If you donate to a local Habitat for Humanity like the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, you will...

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5 Financial Tips for New Habitat Homeowners

5 Financial Tips for New Habitat Homeowners

5 Financial Tips for New Habitat Homeowners Most of our Habitat homeowners are first-time homeowners! Sometimes they’re the first person in their family to have ever owned a home. This means that there’s often a learning curve that has to be overcome when it comes to...

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What Donations Does Habitat for Humanity Accept?

What Donations Does Habitat for Humanity Accept?

What Donations Does Habitat for Humanity Accept? Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to empower families, transform neighborhoods, and strengthen communities through affordable homeownership. We’re able to power this mission through generous donations from our...

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Habitat Homeowner Highlight: Julian Rodriguez

Habitat Homeowner Highlight: Julian Rodriguez

Habitat Homeowner Highlight: Julian Rodriguez It all started in Dallas Julian Rodriguez grew up in Dallas Texas where he has lived his entire life. Born into a big, loving family, Julian is Dallas proud and says that he’s happy his family chose a beautiful city like...

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Where do my Habitat donations go?

Where do my Habitat donations go?

Where do my donations go? Your donation can go a lot of places. From financial education programs, advocacy work, construction or our ReStore locations, we have a multi-layered approach to how we help families across Dallas. Financial Education Taking homeownership...

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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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