From October 1st – January 8th, please join us and help Habitat for Humanity Anchorage build houses, build hope and change lives.
Our impact since 1992
108 affordable housing
units built or renovated in Anchorage
over 100 families
achieved homeownership and now live in stable housing
over 50,000 volunteers
mobilized to build or improve homes for local families
About the campaign
Habitat for Humanity Anchorage is thrilled to introduce to you the 1000 Women Strong campaign, which driven by a dynamic and socially responsible group of women to ensure decent housing is accessible for families who are struggling to make it. This is a 100 day, peer-to-peer campaign where we partner with donors, fellow faith-organizations and businesses in our community to fundraise for future Habitat for Humanity housing projects in Anchorage.
Because the housing poverty challenge is so large, no single organization can solve it, but we can do our best to bring our community together to provide a hand up and open the doors to new opportunities for families struggling with housing. This is why we need your help as a donor or a volunteer to ensure that Habitat for Humanity continues to be part of the solution when addressing housing poverty in Anchorage.
This campaign is not exclusive; we want everyone to join in building up the women in this community to see their strength, values, and passion. In the next 100 days, we invite women, female-owned/lead businesses, groups of friends, families, co-workers, and the men who love and support the women in their lives to join this campaign to support the important work Habitat for Humanity Anchorage is preparing to achieve in the coming years.
What your support will impact
invest in new construction
housing projects. Habitat Anchorage plans to build 2 new affordable housing units by 2023
through supporting our new Repair Program. Habitat Anchorage is expanding our services to repair 3 owner-occupied homes by 2023
Featured story: "This is my house"
If I hadn't found Habitat, we would still be in that one-bedroom apartment. And it wasn't the best of conditions. There was an old electric stove, and depending on what you were doing, you'd get shocked. The dryer was always going out, and we had to hang clothes all over the house. It seemed really quiet when we were looking for a place, but then over time, there was a lot of violence. There was actually a homicide in our building. It's those things that put a lot of stress on people, and we were definitely feeling that.
I didn't think I was going to qualify. But they considered that a need: four people in one bedroom, having the issues that we were having. I had no idea that I was capable of doing a lot of the things that we ended up doing. I loved it. For almost a year, I was working seven days a week, plus doing sweat equity. Depending on my shifts, I would work a morning shift, then go to the Habitat ReStore and work an evening shift there. Monday through Friday, I took Habitat classes in the evening, and I put in my construction hours on the weekends, every Saturday if possible. While constructing the house, I got to know my neighbors. We built each other's homes, and you can't get much closer than that.
The biggest difference overall is that general sense of security. Just knowing that it's ours, and we make all the decisions - it's been really comforting for our family. I think the kids knowing that they won't have to move is very comforting. We've made a lot of moves over the years - 13, in fact.
I know my son really appreciates having his room. Having his place, his own room - he really likes it a lot. He's trying to convince me to turn the basement into a room, which I don't know if I'm keen on yet. But it's definitely a possibility. Just knowing that we have possibilities, it's really awesome.
You know, I think I was more scared of buying a car than buying a house. And the only reason for that was Habitat forHumanity. I feel really comforted knowing that, if anything were to happen, Habitat would work with me. So I didn't feel scared, just willing.
When I went to sign all of the official paperwork, and they hand you the real keys and the title and everything, that;s when I was like, This is happening. This is now my house, and these are my keys." We moved in right away, that next weekend, even with boxes all over the place it felt like, "This is my house." ~ Lyndsay, Habitat homeowner
Your support - $20 a month or any amount you can afford - helps a mother like Lyndsay build a decent place to call home. Give today!