Perhaps one of the most well-known foundations in the United States, Habitat for Humanity has worked with thousands of individuals and families in obtaining simple and affordable housing thanks to the kindness of volunteers. These people have chosen to work together to build, rehabilitate, and preserve more than 700,000 homes since the nonprofit organization’s founding in 1976.
Habitat for Humanity is the vision of its founder Millard Dean Fuller. Fuller was looking for a way to help his less fortunate neighbors, launching Koinonia Partners in 1968 which focused largely on Partnership Housing. Using a “Fund for Humanity”, donations went towards buying building materials so that a team of volunteers could build simple homes for families. These families would pay back costs of the materials with no interest involved.
Millard Fuller died in 2009 at the age of 74, receiving numerous awards and honorary degrees during his illustrious life. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor by President Bill Clinton in 1996.
For additional information on Habitat for Humanity, any opportunities to volunteer, or if you wish to donate visit http://www.habitat.org.
This foundation featured on The Jills Giving is one of the many unique foundations supported by The Jills team which includes Jill Eber, Jill Hertzberg, Hillary Hertzberg, Danny Hertzberg, and Felise Eber. The Jills team strongly believes in giving back and we encourage you to visit The Jills Giving website to learn more about the various foundations we support as well as a little bit about the team.