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Habitats for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity-New York City

WE’RE SEEKING:

cash grants service opportunities

WE HELP:





OFFICE LOCATION(S):
Brooklyn

SERVICES PROVIDED IN:
Bronx
Brooklyn
Manhattan
Queens
Staten Island

WHAT WE DO:
Habitat-NYC’s mission is to transform lives and our city by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of decent affordable housing for everyone. We build affordable housing for ownership by low-income, hardworking families. We build community by bringing new committed homeowners into the area and by reaching out to diverse local organizations. We build volunteerism by bringing an average of 10,000 people a year from different backgrounds in the neighborhoods where we are building.

WHO TO CONTACT:
Name: Ms. Judith Werner (Grants and Gifts Manager)
A little bit about me: My name is Alex Liberatore and I am a Cornerstone Office Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity. I had just started working at Habitat after working on Wall Street for many years, when the Roundtable Group at the Herman Schreiber School invited Habitat for Humanity – New York City to their party to celebrate their $200.00 grant. I had the pleasure of attending with our Volunteer Program Associate, Miss Jacqueline Duran. We arrived at this Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth Grade school in the early afternoon and were treated to a ceremony including songs, poetry readings and a description of the fun they had raising and counting the money that was donated. I wanted to work in an office where I could help people help themselves and I don’t get paid for my work, but every day when I return to my home, I feel enriched due to the satisfaction of working towards the improvement in the quality of living for my fellow citizens in the city that I call home, New York. After meeting my new friends at the Herman Schreiber School, I had that same feeling, one that is often better than any that money can provide.
Address: 334 Furman Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-246-5656 x306
Fax: 718-246-2787
Email: jwerner@habitatnyc.org
Web: www.habitatnyc.org
Best time to Contact: M-F 8:30-4:30
Preferred Contact Method: phone

OUR WISH LIST:

Community Grants:
$50 nails for one house $75 3 hammers for volunteers $100 front door $500 windows $750 flooring $1,000 sheetrock for construction

Service Projects:
If the students are 16 years of age or older, they can arrange with the volunteer department come to the site as a group to help with construction or clean-up.
If the students are younger than 16, they can ask our volunteer department if there are ways they can help at events, such as serving lunches.

How we can help you learn more about us:

  • Give students a tour of our office and facilities

How we’d like to keep up the relationship with your school:

  • Attend an in-school Check Award Assembly if we receive a grant

 

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