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What is Habitat for Humanity International?

Habitat for Humanity International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the world and making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Since its founding in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated nearly 300,000 houses while providing shelter for more than 1.5 million people in need to become a world leader in addressing the issues of poverty and affordable housing.

In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took their first Habitat work trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, to New York City. Their personal involvement in Habitat’s mission brought the organization national visibility and sparked interest in Habitat’s work across the nation. Since the early 1980s, Habitat for Humanity International has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new affiliates around the country. Currently, there are more than 1,700 affiliates in the United States in addition to nearly 500 international affiliates providing shelter in approximately 3,000 communities worldwide.

What is Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity?

Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity is a community-driven nonprofit organization that develops working partnerships with local businesses, churches, community groups and other individuals to successfully tackle a significant social problem—affordable, safe and decent housing for all. Since its founding in 1986, Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity has built over 24 single family homes in the local community.

As an approved affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity is directly responsible for all aspects of Habitat home-building in its local area: fund raising, site selection, family selection and family support, construction, and mortgage servicing.

What is a Habitat affiliate?

What is a Habitat affiliate?
Habitat for Humanity’s work is accomplished at the community level by affiliates—independent, locally run, nonprofit organizations. Each affiliate is directly responsible for all aspects of Habitat home-building in its local area: fund raising, site selection, family selection and family support, construction, and mortgage servicing.

Habitat is a worldwide, grassroots movement with an operating presence in more than 90 countries, including all 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Use the affiliate search to discover Habitat affiliates in your area.

How does the program work?

Through volunteer labor and valuable donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent and affordable houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses.

How are donations distributed and used?

Donations are used as designated by the donor. Gifts received by Habitat for Humanity International that are designated to a specific affiliate or building project are forwarded to that affiliate or project. Undesignated gifts are used where the funds are most needed.

How can I make a donation?

Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity’s mission is fulfilled through generous donations from the local community. Contributors to Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity are individuals, trusts and family foundations, corporations, civic, professional and fraternal organizations, religious congregations, faith-based coalitions, schools and other educational institutions.

Contributions to Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity can be made through a variety of means—including online giving, cash donations, in-kind donations (materials and/or services), memorial/honorarium gifts, corporate donations, corporate matching programs, donations of stocks/property, ReStore donations, United Way giving, vehicle donations to Cars for Homes™, Legacy Society (planned giving), and house sponsorship. All donations are tax-deductible and each gift truly helps a local family in need.

For monetary donations online, please click HERE

How can I get more information?

For additional information, see other sections of this website or contact Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity using the contact information listed below:

Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity
425 South Broadway
Pitman, NJ 08071

Phone: (856) 256-9400
Fax: (856) 256-0047
Email: gchabitatinfo@verizon.net