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December 7, 2023

How We Fund Our Mission in Houston

Since 1987, Houston Habitat for Humanity has worked to fulfill its mission statement to build and improve the places people call home. 

The goal of this non-profit organization is to empower families to better their future. Enacting these mission values does require funds. Keep reading to explore our three main financial sources which propel our mission.

Donations to Habitat for Humanity

Direct financial contributions come from a range of donors, everyone from individuals to large corporations. We even have partnered payments where one person gives, then their employer matches the gift! 

Flexibility is also offered, as donations can be made one-time or in monthly increments. When monetary donations are received by Houston Habitat for Humanity, our ability to provide grows responsibly!

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Another way to help Habitat (and the environment!) is by donating a used vehicle. A national vehicle donation program since 2005, Cars for Homes has accepted over 120,000 vehicles for reselling or recycling for the benefit of fundraising towards Habitat for Humanity’s mission of safe, affordable homes. 

Almost all vehicles are accepted, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, farm and construction equipment. Donating this way is easy, quick, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. Find out more about donating vehicles to Habitat for Humanity!

ReStore Proceeds

You may have noticed a ReStore or two around town. These storefronts are home improvement stores and donation centers for Houston Habitat for Humanity. These thrift locations sell new and gently used appliances, furniture, home accessories, building materials, flooring, cabinetry and more at much less than retail prices. 

All shoppers are welcome, and benefit from the lower costs. In return, , while we we utilize any the profits made here to build and improve Houston homes for our programs. 

As an additional bonus, buying and donating goods at a ReStore keeps useful items out of the landfill. Looking for items to upgrade or redecorate your own home? Have materials to donate? Contact your nearest ReStore

Homeowner Mortgage Payments

Payments made on mortgages go directly back to Houston Habitat for Humanity to further family empowerment. Reasonable mortgages are possible due to sensible loans, and cost reduction is made possible by the help of volunteers and donors.

The Habitat for Humanity mission values strengthening oneself. Through education, construction and guidance, families are offered better mortgage terms and payment schedules than the average homeowner. 

Instead of granting a house for free, Habitat is an affordable mortgage provider who provides access to reasonably priced homeownership opportunities.

Strong Organization, Healthy Community

For over 35 years, Houston Habitat for Humanity has manifested its mission values throughout the community. 

Did you know it is rated as a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator, with a 100% score in Accountability & Finance? This organization works diligently to utilize its various avenues of funding for the most impact, and is proud to serve Houston families. Connect with us today to learn more about donating, shopping at a ReStore, or becoming a homeowner!




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