We are LUCKY for People Like You
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by thanking our loyal donors, partners, volunteers, supporters, and shoppers
On St. Patrick’s Day, we want you to know how lucky we are for people like you (our Habitat heroes). When we work together, we offer hard-working families the opportunity to create a healthier and more vibrant future.
Whether you donate, partner, volunteer, advocate, or shop at our ReStores, you can make a tangible impact that will last for generations.
Here are a few reasons why your generosity matters so much to our mission to end the affordable housing crisis in the San Gabriel Valley:
- In fiscal year 2021, you donated over $3.6 million to build and repair more homes. Read more on our 2021 Gratitude Report.
- You helped us launch our three-year, $28 million campaign to help 100 families here, and abroad, build or repair their very own place to call home. Learn more.
- 6.450 total individual, youth, and corporate volunteer hours were put in at our ReStores and construction sites
- 200+ tons of goods were diverted from landfills through ReStore donations
- 40,886 customers shopped at our ReStore and all the proceeds went back to helping our mission
- And much more!
The housing crisis is ongoing. 2021 is proof, with your support, positive impact can be made in the fight to solve it. Every donation, every volunteer hour, every purchase at the ReStore, every advocacy effort – contributes to helping families live and remain in a safe, decent, and affordable home.
We ❤️ Our Supporters
February is the month of hearts and this month our hearts are full. That’s because big dreams are coming true through the work happening at San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity and it’s all thanks to our supporters.
In 1990 a group of dedicated volunteers came together with a desire to eliminate substandard housing in our community and founded San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity. Since that day over 300 families have been served through our homeownership or home repair programs. This has all happened because of VOLUNTEERS and DONORS like you.
We L❤️ve our Volunteers
A Big THANK YOU goes out to our volunteers. Through construction, retail, home repair and more you have impacted families all over San Gabriel Valley.
With the help of volunteers we run our ReStores, assist low-income homeowners with critical repairs, help families fulfill their dreams of homeownership and so much more! It could not be done without YOU!
To Join our Team of Dedicated Volunteers Click Here
We L❤️ve our Donors
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity has been blessed with generous financial supporters. East West Bank recently signed on as the Title Sponsor for our upcoming Women Build event and C.W. Driver provided not only matching funds for our Giving Tuesday campaign, but also a cornerstone sponsorship for our Women Build days. These are just two examples of the great community support we have seen. At San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity we keep our overhead costs low to ensure our dollars go far. (Ninety-six percent of all funds received are invested to help families build or repair a place to call home.) Thank you to ALL our Donors who make this all possible.
To Join our group of dedicated supporters Click Here
The homes we’ve built, and those planned for the future, are a testament of love from our donors, volunteers, and supporters. This same love builds stronger families, stronger communities, and opens doors to the American Dream.
Join the efforts and support families all year long by joining our Builders’ Club this month during the Winter Membership Drive.
Macha and his family say “thank you!”
2020 has been a year of uncertainty and hardships. Every single one of us has felt the impacts of COVID-19 and is trying to adapt to a new normal as the pandemic continues to threaten our communities.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I ask that you pause to take a moment to reflect on what you have to be thankful for this year. Perhaps what comes to mind is that you are grateful to have a comfortable and secure place to live where you are able to stay “safer at home” and “shelter in place” when such an unprecedented event like COVID-19 occurs.
For families like Macha’s, who have already partnered with us to build and buy their own homes, owning a Habitat home has offered great peace of mind in such an uncertain time…
On this Thanksgiving, Macha’s daughter Maika and son Ren will have the room they need to play and limit their exposure to others.
“Owning a home in these uncertain times has provided stability for our children. Within the walls of our home, our children experience safety. This is a gift beyond measure.”
“We are thankful to have the space for our kids to play in, especially in the yard. I can’t imagine what it might be like for families living in overcrowded apartments with no outdoor space during the lockdown.”
Because of your support, our Habitat partner families have something to be grateful for this year…a permanent place to call home during these challenging times, and always.
Sadly, there are still thousands of local low-income families in the San Gabriel Valley region without a decent place to live. As jobs are lost, hours are cut and the economy slows, low-income families are hit the hardest. They always are. These families are going to need our hand up now more than ever. And now more than ever, we need your support.
This Thanksgiving season, please consider making a generous gift to SGV Habitat to help empower more families through affordable homeownership. Every gift – any amount – makes a difference!
Mark Van Lue
Donate now to help more families like Macha’s this Thanksgiving season!
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Vroman’s Bookstore – Partners for Over 14 Years
Since March of this year, humanity has come together during the COVID-19 crisis to help one another. Organizations worldwide have stepped up to give back to their communities at a moment when so many families have become more vulnerable than ever. Locally, small businesses are struggling, and yet some continue to give back. Vroman’s Bookstore is one of these businesses.
Even during an unforgiving pandemic that has affected millions of people, Vroman’s has continued to help organizations like ours provide important services to the community. In fact, they have been a generous and unwavering partner for over 14 years – with donations of over $44,000 – and counting! Vroman’s Bookstore CEO Julia Cowlishaw is delighted to see the impact they have had on Habitat families throughout San Gabriel Valley through their “Vroman’s Gives Back” program:.
“The success of the Vroman’s Gives Back and San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity partnership reflects the commitment to decent and affordable housing of our shared community members. Vroman’s is grateful we are able to help SGV Habitat achieve their vision of everyone having a decent place to live.”
Every time you make a purchase at Vroman’s, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the organization of your choice, and this includes SGV Habitat! You can join the Give Back program here.
Partnerships Build Communities
No matter what your organization does, you can help families in your community thrive. The importance of a safe and stable home is more prominent than ever. A partnership with us means an impact on families that will last for generations.
Whether it be through virtual or in-person team build days, corporate sponsorships, grants or donations, your support today creates bright futures for families tomorrow.
Learn more about how your organization can make a difference today!
Visit Vroman’s Bookstore Today!
Waverly ADU Groundbreaking in Pasadena
Thank you for joining us at the first-ever virtual groundbreaking in SGV Habitat history! Historically, donors and volunteers like you have helped families move into full-size homes for over three decades. Your support for over thirty years has led us here – to the first ADU (accessory dwelling unit) ever built by our organization! We are embarking on a new journey in housing, utilizing lessons learned and innovative methods to serve more families in San Gabriel Valley, but remember, this is all possible thanks to you!
This is just the beginning, but with your help, we can continue to be housing innovators and serve more families than ever before! See the many ways you can continue to help below.
Join the Builders’ Club
The Builders’ Club is a passionate and determined group of monthly givers on a mission to end the housing crisis in the San Gabriel Valley region.
As a member, you make a difference all year round. With every monthly donation you make, you alter the trajectory of families’ lives. Increased health, double the chances of attending college, and financial freedom are just a few benefits that your membership brings to families living in the homes your contributions will help build.
Join the Builders’ Club HERE
Register for Women Build 2020 (It’s Free!)
Taking place virtually October 3 at 11 am, this year’s Women Build highlights women’s stories of resiliency; uniting and empowering us to help solve the housing crisis here in the San Gabriel Valley.
Register for Women Build HERE
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