volume LXIII | february 2019
women build is BACK!

This May, Women Build is back and brought to you by our friends at Cox ! Women from all walks of life will once again come together to address the housing crisis affecting far too many families in San Diego County. By spending a day on a Habitat construction site, creating awareness about the the dire need for affordable homeownership opportunities among your networks, and raising much-needed funds to purchase building supplies, you can make a true, lasting difference for local families struggling to achieve the stability they need to build better futures.

No experience is necessary, and you can build as an individual or form a team! You choose your Build Day! We’ll provide a toolkit to make the fundraising easy and are offering great incentive prizes for raising more money to make an even greater impact. We hope you will join us for Women Build 2019! Watch our Women Build 2019 video here .
big spring cleanout at the restore!

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home improvement centers that help San Diegans build and buy their own homes. And we need your donations! Beginning March 12th and through April 6th, donate usable home furnishings and building materials to any Habitat for Humanity ReStore location in Kearny Mesa, Escondido, National City, and Carlsbad – and get entered to win a beautiful KitchenAid BBQ island! Bring your donations on Saturday, April 6th and stay for food, games, our 50% off sale, and more!
volunteer internationally with san diego habitat this fall!

Love to volunteer? Love to travel? Join San Diego Habitat for our first-ever Global Village Trip to Chiapas, Mexico from September 14-22, 2019! Volunteers will work on a new home construction for a local family, while also having the opportunity to participate in cultural immersion activities during their stay. Your contributions will be life-changing for both you and those in the local community.

The price for this trip is $1,932, which includes accommodations, meals, local transportation, cultural activities, and a direct donation to the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Mexico. Airfare is the responsibility of the volunteer. $300 reserves your spot. Interested in fundraising the cost of your trip? Ask us about our online fundraising platform and toolkit to help you spread the word with your family, friends, and network.

Please contact Joanna Shively, Donor Stewardship & Events Manager, at joanna.shively@sandiegohabitat.org  or 619-906-4487 with questions about the trip or to reserve your spot.
#BuildHomesBuildHope with your state tax return

It’s tax season, and you can help Habitat build a world where everyone has a decent place to live through the Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund section of your 2018 California tax return. All contributions are distributed to local Habitat affiliates, so your donation helps local San Diegans on their path to homeownership. Your contribution is tax-deductible and helps Habitat #BuildHomesBuildHope!
we're breaking ground in el cajon!

We’re moving dirt at our newest home site in El Cajon! Grading began this week in preparation for the pouring of the foundation for a home that we will build in partnership with a future Habitat Homeowner who will have the opportunity to build and buy their very own home. There are already many applications submitted for this home, but if you’d like to learn more about Habitat’s homeownership program, click the button below.
partner corner

Thank you to these generous sponsors for helping Habitat build homes, communities, and hope in February!
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
8128 Mercury Court, San Diego, CA 92111
619-283-4663 (HOME)