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Housatonic Habitat for Humanity

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Housatonic Habitat for Humanity

Do you love Christmas? Housatonic Habitat for Humanity celebrates Christmas throughout the year in preparation for a month-long holiday event, Wrapping for Habitat at the Danbury Fair mall in December. Throught the year, we are making bows and fundraising for wrapping paper and tape. Be part of the activities. More than 200 volunteers in shfits wrapped more than 5,000 gifts at the mall during December. Be part of our fundraising which builds homes locally. If you want to keep the holiday spirit alive, join us.

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About Housatonic Habitat for Humanity

Location:

51 Austin Street, Danbury, CT 06810, US

Mission Statement

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity works with local volunteers and community groups to build homes for low-income working families who might not otherwise qualify for their first home. Habitat volunteers build or rehab homes in its 16-town service area (New Canaan to Washington), and then sells the homes at cost. What makes Habitat unique is that it provides an interest-free loan for the cost of the Habitat home. Its homeowners are hard working individuals who might not otherwise qualify for a traditional mortgage.

As "the bank" -- Housatonic Habitat is very selective of its homeowner families. To date, Housatonic Habitat has built 27 homes improving neighborhoods and contributing to the tax rate.

It also operates ReStore, a thrifty-type home improvement warehouse with items donated by big box store, contractors, as well as individuals. Revenue from items sold contribute to the mission of building affordable homes. Volunteers ... and items for sale ... are always needed.

Housatonic Habitat is part of Habitat International but is locally governed with a Board of Directors, with an Advisory Leadership Council and through the efforts of more than 600 volunteers who contributed more than 8,000 hours this year.

Description

The Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, based in Danbury, CT supports central and northern Fairfield and Litchfield County Connecticut. Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate homelessness and poverty by creating affordable housing for those in need.

Some of the tasks volunteers can participate in are home building, ReStore Store support, fundraising, event management, community relations, marketing and communications, web site development, homesite planning, bookkeeping and office support.

The ReStore is a home improvement center where new and used appliances, furniture and home improvement materials are taken in and then resold to the public for much less than the market value.

Please contact fran@housatonichabitat.org or call 203-744-1340 if you would like to volunteer. You may also visit the website at www.housatonichabitat.org

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

51 Austin StreetDanbury, CT 06810

(41.39804,-73.43468)
 

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Program Management

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours a month
  • team work, commitment to mission, Santa or MS. Claus syndrome

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