Habitat for Humanity

By: Mahima and Swarangi

What is Habitat for Humanity?

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization dedicated to building homes. With volunteers and donations, they construct houses for families that are homeless due to natural disasters or civil unrest. With about one million volunteers each year, they are able to formulate feasible and energy-efficient homes.

Why Are We Needed In The World?

Worldwide, around 827.6 million people live in urban slums and by 2020 it is estimated that the world slum population will go up to 1 billion. Right now about 50% of worlds population live in urban areas, and sadly cause of the lack of clean and sanitary water it claims more than 1,8 million young children lives. In the United States alone around 48.5 million people live in poverty.A decent,stable housing provides more than shelter, it provides stability for family and children, a sense of dignity and pride, health and physical safety and security and it increases educational and job prospect.


Donations

We accept furniture, appliances, building materials and more.


Donating to the Habitat ReStore is a great way to support Habitat, keep good stuff out of the landfill, and help provide affordable materials to the community. With your donations you help break the cycle of poverty, and build a long-termed financial-security. Thanks to people like you, Habitat is transforming more than 5 million lives around the world!



Donation Information


If you would like to donate, please send pictures of the items to donate@restorechicago.org.