Tag Archives: Habitat for Humanity

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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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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Quick tip: How to get a perfect paint finish with a few easy steps

We’re excited to welcome 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 and repurposed a piece she found at the Habitat Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Pam Banks and the Recipe for Habitat Success

Pam Banks is busy these days, but you’ll rarely find her without a smile on her face.  Since starting our homeownership program last year, she’s finished 350 hours of Sweat Equity on Habitat’s construction sites and at the ReStore.  That’s on … Continue reading

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Heads Up, South Philly: The ReStore Hits Washington Ave!

Ahh, summer!  School’s out, the Shore is calling, the Pope is on his way to Philly. But what’s really got DIY designers, home renovators and deal-hunters buzzing is our new ReStore, opening at 2318 Washington Avenue on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 17. … Continue reading

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Why the New South Philly ReStore is Worth Getting Excited About

Q. I heard the Habitat ReStore is coming to South Philly!  Is it true?! A. You heard right—the ReStore is growing! We’re thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of our NEW location in South Philadelphia at 2318 Washington Avenue on June 26 … Continue reading

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Philadelphia to Nicaragua (and Back): Local Building, Global Impact

by Henry Randolph Habitat Philadelphia builds and repairs homes locally, but we’re making a global impact!  Through the Habitat For Humanity tithe system, we donate a tenth of what we raise each year to Habitat affiliates across Latin America, where … Continue reading

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Repairing homes, repairing the world

by Zach Wilcha Tikkun Olam is a term that means “world repair” in Hebrew but today has come to mean social action and the pursuit of social justice. It’s an underlying current of gratitude in one’s life that results in … Continue reading

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Welcome home to the Artis Family, our 172nd Homeowners!

by Henry Randolph On March 21, 2014, Tamika Artis and her seven year-old daughter Jalynn became Habitat Philadelphia’s 172nd homeowners, and were welcomed into their home by Habitat supporters, volunteers and partner families during a wonderful dedication ceremony.  Tamika recently … Continue reading

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