I once wrote a post about loving our homes, no matter what they looked like. It is something I feel strongly about. I know that I sometimes take for granted that I even have a home of my own. I tend to focus on the fact that the dishwasher is broke, the flooring doesn't match, there a giant hole in my couch, and the lack of storage. A home is more than flooring and walls. Home is a place where we are safe. Home is a place where we can spend time with loved ones. Home is where memories are made.
I just adore Habitat For Humanity and all they do! I love that they strive to provide housing for everyone because it breaks my heart that so many do not have a home to feel safe in and to create memories. I love that the future homeowners are so involved in the process. They not only give people a new home but self reliance. I have had the opportunity to work with them a few times over the years and have such a respect for their work, ideas, and goals. I am SO EXCITED that YOU can help. That part is coming up in just a bit...
One of my favorite experience so far was when I was able to work with a mother and daughter who were about to move in to their new home after a very long process of working on building it. They had very few belongings so I came up with a plan. As part of the blogging conference called SNAP, as well as teaming up with Home Depot and our local IKEA, we were able to provide them with furniture for their bedrooms and living area. I loved organizing this and seeing everyone's excitement as they helped customize some of the unfinished furniture that was donated.
In connection with Home Depot, Shane and I both have helped with Habitat builds. This build in New Orleans was Shane's first experience and he came home on such a natural high! Service is amazing :)
I have a very easy way that you can help this month. Actually quite a few easy ways :)
Starting today up until April 30th you can:
I hope that you will chose at least one of these options this month. Everyone deserves a home and every little bit helps.
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