This year has been a stark reminder of how important it is to have a safe, stable place to call home. As we near the year’s end, it’s a great time to reflect on the value of home, and how we can ensure more of our neighbors have a home to count on – now more than ever. The holidays are the perfect time to exercise the spirit of giving, and Habitat has some simple ways you can make giving part of your holiday traditions.


Volunteer with Habitat
1. Make a tangible impact!
Get in the holiday spirit by rolling up your sleeves and volunteering with Habitat! With health and safety guidelines implemented across all sites and no need for construction experience, volunteering is a great way to get a small group of your friends and family together to give back to your community. You’ll collaborate, learn new skills, and make a concrete difference by spending the day with Habitat, helping us to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.


2.  Give through your workplace.

The holidays are a great time to tap into your work-perks – and we’re not just talking about vacation time! Many companies empower their employees to support their favorite charities in a number of ways. Some companies support employees’ charitable giving by enabling payroll deductions or hosting employee giving campaigns this time of year. Other companies may even match your donations or volunteer hours to help your generosity go twice the distance!

Click here to learn more and find out if your employer will match your holiday gift!

 3. Getting a car? Give a car!

Surprising someone you love with that big red bow over a shiny new car? Consider donating their old car to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program! We accept cars, trucks, RV’s, vans, SUV’s, and even motorcycles whether they are running or not, and towing is free! It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving because all net proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles benefit Habitat families across the Bay Area, AND your donation may qualify for a tax deduction. Habitat makes donating your vehicle easy.

Amazon Smile Charity

Click here to learn more.

4.  Share the love with a smile!

When you make a purchase with Amazon Smile, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the nonprofit of your choice! So, as you’re filling up your cart with holiday supplies and gifts, you can also be building more for your community. Simply by doing your usual Amazon shopping through their Smile program, you can help us put smiles on more faces.

Here’s how to select Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley as your charity of choice.

5. Spread the love!

Spread joy and love across your social media this holiday season. Like Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and get your daily dose of feel-good posts showing how much your support builds homes, communities, and hope. Share your favorite posts or post a photo of your own, and help spread Habitat’s mission and your impact to friends and family. Social media can be a great way to share your passion for affordable housing and engage more people in the work we do at Habitat.






About the Author

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.


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