Build Hope This Holiday Season

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EOY 2014 Digital Appeal 2 For many, the song “Home for the Holidays” brings to mind fond memories of holidays spent with loved ones in the comfort of home. But for thousands of Charleston residents, holidays are celebrated in much less desirable conditions.  Rising rent costs and stagnant wages mean that finding a place to live sometimes requires a tough choice between safe conditions and affordable prices.  Instead of celebrating in warmth and safety, they eat their Christmas dinners beneath leaky roofs. Presents surround a tree that sits atop a rotting floor struggling to bear its weight. Parents wonder how long they can continue raising their families in substandard conditions as another year passes.

 

We don’t believe anyone should have to live this way. That’s why we are asking you to help us build hope this holiday season. Because of you, Charleston Habitat for Humanity has been building homes and changing lives in the Charleston community for twenty-five years. Your contributions enable our partner families to achieve the dream of home ownership and provide a bright future for their children through increased economic opportunity.

 Give the gift of a secure future.

 When you donate to Charleston Habitat for Humanity, you will help create affordable housing opportunities for neighbors and friends who need a hand up—not a handout—on the path to home ownership. You will change the lives of people like LaKesha Middleton, a single mother and domestic abuse survivor, who wants to show her children what it is possible to achieve through hard work and perseverance. Her children will benefit from the security that only a stable home can provide and increase their opportunities in life by breaking the cycle of poverty. Work on the Middleton family home has already begun. With your help, we can see it through to completion so that next Christmas their family will be home for the holidays.

Middleton Family

Your gift of $25 or more—sent in by December 31—creates a lifetime of impact for families like the Middletons. Make a contribution today, because for the holidays you can’t beat Home Sweet Home.

P.S.-Remember: investing in affordable housing is one of the surest ways to end poverty in the United States. Donate to Charleston Habitat for Humanity today and your gift will help change lives in the Charleston community.