Home is the Key to FamilyApril 12, 2018
This is a sponsored post written by me for Habitat for Humanity. All opinions are mine alone.
Our home is very special to me. We have everything we need here: a spacious yard for the kids, enough bedrooms for all of us, a dedicated office space for me, and more. I am so grateful that we are able to call this place home! However, millions of Americans are not so lucky. Finding a safe, affordable home is a struggle for so many. Fortunately, Habitat for Humanity is trying to make a difference.
I love every room of our house, but the kitchen might just be my favorite. Spending time whipping up creative recipes for my family is a favorite hobby of mine. Yes, in many ways, my home is the key to family!
Another spot I love about our home is our comfy living room. Nothing is better than cuddling up on the sofa with one of my daughters for story time.
Another favorite thing about our home is how I have decorated it with pictures of favorite memories. Seeing all those precious photos always brings a smile to my face!
Being able to afford a home is a struggle for millions of Americans. In fact, 1 in 4 households in the US pays over 30% of their income on housing and may have difficulty affording other things, such as food or clothing. Yes, there is an affordable housing crisis going on in this country right now and we need to help Habitat for Humanity make a difference. Did you know that there is almost nowhere in America, where a full-time employee earning minimum wage can affordable a one-bedroom apartment? Housing has literally become too expensive even for those working full time jobs! Over the past 40 years, Habitat has built thousands of homes in the United States and around the world, creating meaningful change for individuals, families and communities. Habitat is one of the biggest affordable housing providers. By offering shelter, they are fostering strength, stability and self-reliance.
To address the affordable housing crisis, Habitat for Humanity launched a national Home is the Key campaign on April 2 in Nashville, TN. This initiative will continue throughout the month of April. The Scott Brothers (the ones from HGTV!) are building two brand new (totally affordable) homes for those in need. Want to help support this worthwhile cause? There are three ways that you can give back. One way to help support Habitat’s initiative is to VISIT their site and donate cash. Every little bit helps!
A second way to support Habitat for Humanity is to SHOP at any of their corporate partners. At Home will sell specialty patio umbrellas & spring coaster sets in store to give back to Habitat. At Kum & Go Convenience Stores, 10 cents of every specially marked water bottle sold will be donated to Habitat; customers will also have the opportunity to donate additional funds at checkout. Additionally, Schneider Electric will drive donations through social media throughout the month. Other corporate partners, including HGTV and iHeart, have joined to spread the word & give back. From April 1 – June 15, O’Cedar will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity for every ProMist® Max spray mop sold! Clean floors & helping a worthwhile cause = WIN WIN!
Other corporate partners include:
- Chicos (eevry sale of the basic essential tee supports Habitat 4/1-5/31)
- White House Black Market (every sale of the Comfort Srretch Ankle Pant supports Habitat 4/23-5/31)
- Soma (every sale of Cool Night Pajama separate suports Habitat 4/23-5/31)
In the image below, my clutch is from Chicos, the cardigan is from Soma, and the neck scarf is from White House Black Market.
The third way to support Habitat for Humanity is to SHARE a post on social media with the hashtag #HomeIsTheKey. For every #HomeIsTheKey shared in April, Nissan will donate $1, up to $250,000!
Be sure to check out the Habitat for Humanity site for more details. To keep in touch with the latest news & offers from the organization, check them out on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & YouTube.
What does home mean to you? Have you ever supported the worthwhile mission of Habitat of Humanity?