2019 President's Charity

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area

Baskets will be available to collect donations during both the Opening General Session on Monday and the Regional Awards Luncheons on Tuesday. You may contribute with cash or checks. Please make checks payable to Harrisburg Area Habitat for Humanity. You may also drop off your donation to the Registration Desk through Thursday at 3 PM. 

Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical housing ministry with the goal of eliminating poverty housing.  Harrisburg Habitat offers a variety of housing programs, geared towards ensuring that everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home. They offer Home Ownership, Veteran Repair Corps and Critical Home Repair programs to members of the Greater Harrisburg Area.

The Home Ownership program is a joint venture which utilizes 350 hours of families’ labor “sweat equity hours” to successfully build a house.  The home is then be sold to the family at an affordable monthly mortgage payment. The Critical Home Repair program is designed to help keep low-income families in their existing homes by making home repairs for which there is a need.  Both the Critical Home Repair program and the Veteran Repair Corps program address five key areas: Safety, Security, Accessibility, Code Violations, and Energy Efficiency.

As you can see Habitat for Humanity utilize volunteers to help transform communities while building a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Thus, Habitat for Humanity conducts their business similar to Cooperative Extension in the sense that both organizations utilize volunteers to help families improve their lives and living conditions. 

Your donations will be used for the following items:

  • $25 buys a box of nails that will be used to construct a safe, sturdy house
  • $50 buys a bucket of paint to transform bare walls
  • $100 buys a bathroom sink, vanity, and faucet
  • $250 buys a front door and the promise of security in a new home

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