On Thursday, October 29th, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento will host a landmark Virtual Gala for a night to celebrate 35 years of building and repairing homes and hope in the Greater Sacramento community. Long-time partner Bank of America will honor the milestone with a $1,000 match for each year celebrated, for a total of up to $35,000 in matching funds.
On September 16th Greater Sacramento Habitat Young Professionals – a group of YPs dedicated to supporting Habitat through networking, fundraising, awareness, and volunteerism – hosted a lunchtime webinar with panelists from our friends at SMUD to share energy saving tips and how local homeowners and renters can save on their energy bills. Here are our 5 key takeaways, and the full webinar recording.
On July 15th Greater Sacramento Habitat Young Professionals put on a virtual lunchtime seminar in partnership with MetroEDGE to bring together experts in the Sacramento housing sector with advice for YPs on what to expect when thinking about buying their first home. The panel, part of Habitat Young Professional’s work to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s vision of bringing people together to build a world where everyone (homeless, low-income, missing middle, and beyond) has a place to live, looked to go over the process, expectations, and financial picture behind buying a home to help demystify it for those who have yet to experience it.
Read on for a recap of lessons learned and how to get in touch with the experts!
$20,000 will be offered as dollar for dollar match funding for Big Day of Giving
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento long-time partner, U.S. Bank, has pledged a total of $55,000 to support the local affordable housing nonprofit with programs and operating support following COVID-19-related loss of resources. Up to $20,000 of the U.S. Bank donation will be leveraged as Big Day of Giving 2020 match dollars to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento #BuildBack and resume currently halted construction operations. [read more]
Whether you’ve shopped and donated to the Habitat ReStore for years or are just now hearing about it for the first time, did you know the ReStore raises about $1.2 million annually? The Habitat ReStore is a home improvement retail outlet, where we sell new and gently used donated building materials and furniture at a discount – and all sales support the construction and repair of homes in our community! Now, there’s a new face on the ReStore team – meet Andrea Weathington.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento has a saying – “It takes a community to build a community.” Through 34 years of building and repairing homes in Sacramento and Yolo County, Habitat has partnered with thousands of organizations and tens of thousands of volunteers to build and repair more than 200 homes alongside low-income families, seniors and Veterans. In 2019, more partners than ever before joined the Habitat family as more than just financial supporters, but also as in-kind material and labor donors.
2 days, 400+ volunteers, 23 home repairs and 3 community projects. This is just a glimpse into the upcoming hopes and expectations for our 2019 Rock the Block event. Rock the Block, which is our biggest two day blitz-build event, will be taking place on September 6th & 7th and needs lots of helping hands!