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About Habitat Philadelphia

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is an independently chartered affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), the largest nonprofit homebuilder worldwide. Locally, Habitat Philadelphia is on a mission to transform lives and our city by building and repairing quality homes in partnership with families in need, and uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing. Our Vision is a city where all Philadelphians live in safe, affordable homes.

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For the most recent stories and news from Habitat Philly, visit the blog on our website.

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Recap: Our First Global Village Trip

What better way to start the new year than by doing something new?   We’ve been funding Habitat home construction in Nicaragua for years through our global tithe donation, but this January we took our commitment to the next level by sending … Continue reading

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Why do YOU serve?

AmeriCorps—sure, you’ve heard the name, but what is it, exactly?  Officially, it’s a federal program that connects volunteers with full-time community service at non-profits across the country.  Ask us here at Habitat and we’ll tell you that our AmeriCorps members … Continue reading

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Give your old car a new life building homes.

Sure, Habitat is a great place to learn how to use power tools.  But there are so many other effective ways you can be a part of the Habitat solution, too–and no matter how you decide to get involved, you have a positive impact … Continue reading

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Never Stop Serving.

Many military veterans like Nick Haskell want to keep serving their country long after they are finished with their service.  Team Rubicon, a national non-profit group that organizes military veterans for emergency disaster relief across the world, gives them that … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow. Are You Ready to #ShineOnHabitat?

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday; these days are all well known for providing consumers with great deals on gifts and other material objects just before the holiday season. Here at Habitat Philadelphia, we’re more excited about Giving Tuesday!  … Continue reading

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Serving Country, Serving Community

Our board of directors is a vital part of the Habitat family.  The board is entirely volunteer-driven—so every one of its members brings a unique reason for dedicating their time and energy to Habitat.  To celebrate Veterans’ Day, we’re highlighting … Continue reading

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The Best Advice I Got All Summer

While he was home from college this summer, Andrew Utter volunteered for three weeks at our South Philadelphia ReStore. Here’s his guest blog about his experiences! My school calendar isn’t always ideal. Being in a trimester system creates awkward scheduling conflicts for potential summer … Continue reading

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Faith In Action at the Pope Francis House

“We Christians are called to confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters, to touch it, to make it our own and to take practical steps to alleviate it.” -Pope Francis As Pope Francis became the fourth Pontiff to ever … Continue reading

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ReStore Makeover in an afternoon: New color for a mid-century dresser

We’re excited to welcome back Theresa, home renovation and DIY expert, and the force  (with her husband Mark) behind MyFixitUpLife.com!  Theresa guest blogs for us this week, sharing how she refreshed a piece she found at the Habitat Philadelphia ReStore. … Continue reading

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