This November 29, we encourage you to participate in Giving Tuesday – an international day dedicated to charitable giving. Following the consumer-driven holidays of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday encourages people to do good. We’ve put together a list of non-profit organizations whose central missions revolve around homeownership. As you consider where to give this year, whether your money or your time, these organizations are great options to support.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has helped over 39 million people since its inception in 1976. Habitat works together with families, local communities, volunteers, and partners so that more people are able to live in affordable and safe homes. Habitat offers a diverse set of services but is best known for mobilizing volunteers to help build houses across the world for low-income families who lack safe shelter. To find your local Habitat or learn more, visit https://www.habitat.org/.
Rebuilding Together is a leading national non-profit whose mission is to repair the homes of people in need and revitalize communities. Through their national network of affiliates, Rebuilding Together works with community leaders, long-term residents, funders, and volunteers to ensure safe and healthy homes and communities across the country. Learn more about this organization and how you can help at https://rebuildingtogether.org/.
MBA Opens Doors Foundation
Established by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) in 2011, MBA Opens Doors Foundation is committed to helping families around the country stay in their homes while a child is being treated for a critical illness or injury. The Foundation helps families in need meet their mortgage and rental obligations, allowing parents and guardians to focus on the medical needs of a child rather than on a home in jeopardy. To learn more about MBA Opens Doors Foundation and how you can help, visit https://www.mbaopensdoors.org/.
Veterans Inc. was founded in 1990 by a group of Vietnam War Veterans to help fellow veterans who were homeless. Their Housing Program goal is to end chronic homelessness among veterans. Veterans Inc. provides emergency, transitional, and long-term housing for homeless veterans. In addition, they provide wellness programs and employment support, training, and placement to help end the cycle of homelessness. Learn about ways you can contribute at https://www.veteransinc.org/.
HomeFree-USA was formed in 1994 with a vision to close the homeownership gap by giving people of color the guidance they need to achieve and sustain homeownership. As a non-profit HUD approved housing counseling organization, they provide step-by-step guidance and one-on-one counseling for homebuyers and homeowners. Learn more about this organization at https://homefreeusa.org/.
As we kick off the Holiday season, we ask you to celebrate this great tradition of generosity by donating to organizations, charities, and initiatives that are doing good.
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