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Our blog now lives on our website!

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

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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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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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Tackling Poverty Housing with the Philadelphia Eagles

by Maria Qureshi It’s been six months since we started our Care Partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles, and it’s the perfect time to check in on the progress we’re making together.  As proud Philadelphians who take their commitment to the … Continue reading

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A Time for Reflection: Our Faith Relations Year in Review

by Zach Wilcha The end of the calendar year is a hectic time for everyone. As holidays approach, we tend to lose track of our bearings. Who can blame us? It seems like our to-do lists, filled with shopping and … Continue reading

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