What does Habitat for Humanity do?
We build, renovate and repair houses.
We advocate to increase access to decent, affordable housing.
We engage volunteers and donors to help us build more homes.
Where does Habitat for Humanity operate?
Habitat for Humanity operates in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries around the world. Habitat headquarters are in Americus and Atlanta Georgia.
Does Habitat give houses away?
No, Habitat for Humanity is not a giveaway program.
Families that partner with Habitat buy the homes that Habitat builds and renovates.
How are Habitat's homeowner families chosen?
Families in need of decent, affordable shelter apply to their local Habitat affiliate.
The affiliate's Family Selection Committee chooses families based on:
How are donations used?
We rely on gifts from individuals, businesses and other community groups to help us build homes. All donations of any amount help us to build more affordable homes with more families.
Can I donate materials?
Habitat of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County is launching a ReStore in the coming months.
Many local Habitat organizations operate ReStores, which sell reusable and surplus building materials, furniture, and appliances to the public. To donate materials, search for a ReStore location here: www.habitat.org/restores.
Do I need construction experience to volunteer?
No! Volunteers of all skill and experience levels are welcome to work on site with Habitat for Humanity. Simply register as a volunteer and select a date to come build with us!
When are your construction build days?
Our typical construction days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 8:30-1:30. However, the schedule is subject to change and some dates are reserved by Closed Groups through our Adopt-A-Day program. Check the Construction Calendar for updates and openings.
Are there other types of volunteer opportunities?
Yes! When you register as a volunteer, you can select all of the volunteer roles that interest you. If you'd like to collaborate with Habitat in a unique way, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.