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4 page brochure profiling Habitat for Humanity Australia

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  • A world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live

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    Were the number one not-for-profit provider of housing in the worldHabitat for Humanity is the worlds number one not-for-profit provider of housing for low income families. Established in 1976 as a Christian based humanitarian organisation, Habitat for Humanity has changed the lives of people around the world. Today, Habitat for Humanity has built almost 400,000 houses, sheltering more than 2 million people in over 3,000 communities.

    In fact, a new Habitat for Humanity home is built somewhere in the world every 24 minutes.

    Building houses does much more than put a roof over someones head. A stable home creates the foundation for change, giving people the opportunity to be healthier, happier and more secure and for children to be better educated and nourished. It provides real hope for the future.

    We believe it all starts at home.

    Who we are

    A hand-up not a hand-out

    We dont give hand-outs; we give people a hand-up by building homes in partnership with families. They contribute labour and a deposit, and we assist with the expertise and financing.

    Habitat for Humanity is not a give-away programme. In addition to a deposit and monthly mortgage repayments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labour or sweat equity into building their home and the homes of others. New homes are built using as much volunteer labour and donated materials as possible.

    Habitat for Humanity also actively responds to natural disasters, by providing shelter solutions, clean water and sanitation.

    Habitat for Humanity does more than just build houses; we also assist families by providing training in financial literacy, health awareness and income generation.

    What we do

  • You can do as much or as little as you can, our supporters come from all walks of life and from all over the world

    We welcome everyone whether you can give time, money or both. You can make a one-off donation, or a regular contribution, come and volunteer at one of our offices, or get your hands dirty (and learn some new skills) at one of our home builds here or overseas.

    What unites us is our belief in a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

    How can you get involved?

    Come on a Global Village trip and change livesGive up a week or two and come on one of our Global Village trips and give hands-on help to build homes for some of the poorest people in the world. Our trips change lives and offer people a unique opportunity to increase their understanding of poverty, poverty housing and its impact on people around the world. Global Village teams are formed by individuals, school groups, university social clubs, community groups and corporate organisations.

    This variety is testament to the power of Global Village to unite a team as they come together from all walks of life to make a valuable difference.

    Global Village participants gain a deeper insight into Habitats work and the communities we support.

    Global Village

  • Habit number 1: Make a DonationMake a donation to support an appeal of your choice. This way you can vary the amount to suit what you can afford at the time and the amounts are fully tax deductible.

    Habit number 2: VolunteerThere is nothing like getting your hands dirty to feel you are making a difference. Help build homes for families in need within Australia or travel overseas with our Global Village programme.

    Habit number 3: Become a Corporate PartnerBy donating funding or building materials, a corporate partnership can provide your company with a unique opportunity to engage employees and get involved, helping to build homes for families in need.

    Habit number 4: FundraiseThere are lots of ways to raise funds and support our building programme. Some popular ideas include; hosting a dinner party or trivia night, holding a raffle or auction, clearing out your trash and turning it into cash with a garage sale, or asking your friends to sponsor you in an event and direct your funds to Habitat for Humanity Australia. Many companies like to support their employees fundraising efforts by matching the funds they raise, so you might even like to askyour company if they would consider this.

    Habit number 5: Become a HopeBuilderOur HopeBuilders sign up to make a regular monthly donation from their bank account or credit card. HopeBuilders are the backbone of Habitat for Humanity and provide ongoing support to our building programme. HopeBuilders receive recognition in our annual honour booklet, as well as merchandise and regular updates.

    Habit number 6: Include Us in Your WillHabitat for Humanity Legacy Builders have included us in their Wills, knowing that the funds will help to create an enduring legacy of hope enabling some of the poorest families in the world build safe and decent homes.

    Habit number 7: Get InvolvedContact your local Habitat for Humanity State Affiliate office and find out how you can help. You could gain or utilise skills in helping to build a home, or you could volunteer some spare time to help out in our offices or in promoting our various programmes.

    Good Habits Build Hope

    What is your habit for humanity?Its easy to form good habits with Habitat for Humanity Australia. And if you believe in a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live, your good habits can transform the lives of people here and around the world.

    PO Box 1048 North Sydney NSW 2059e info@habitat.org.auFreeCall: 1800 88 55 99

    New South Wales10/3 Victoria Park Parade,Zetland NSW 2017e jamesallardice@habitat.org.aut 0419 218 736

    QueenslandAspley Post Shop, PO Box 1180, ASPLEY QLD 4034e QLDSecretary@habitat.org.aut 0415 243 769

    South Australia1 Collingrove AvenueBroadview SA 5083e hfha.sa@habitat.org.aut (08) 8344 6009

    Victoria16 Pilgrim Court, Ringwood VIC 3134e vic.info@habitat.org.aut (03) 9872 3530

    Western AustraliaPO Box 7296Cloisters Square WA 6850e perth@habitat.org.aut (08) 9481 8114

    To find out more about Habitats work visit www.habitat.org.au or phone 1800 88 55 99

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