There’s no place like home for the holidays; meanwhile, the dream of homeownership is becoming increasingly out of reach for more and more families living here in Orange County. So if you’re looking for the best organization to give to this Giving Tuesday, here’s why Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is our pick for 2023.
Building Dreams of Homeownership
At Life is Good OC, we’re always on the lookout for stories that not only inspire but also showcase the power of community in Orange County. Recently, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County provided us with a perfect example of this when they welcomed two new local families into their brand new homes on historic Lacy Street in Santa Ana where they’ll not only be able to make new memories this holiday season but also create a foundation of a bright and secure future to come.
But Habitat isn’t done building dreams of homeownership for more hardworking families. The event highlighted how every hour of volunteer work and every dollar donated had a direct impact on making affordable housing a reality for deserving families. This is where Habitat for Humanity of Orange County excels – turning contributions into tangible outcomes. And with only 15% of Californians able to afford homes in today’s market, Habitat’s mission to make affordable homeownership a reality is more important than ever.
Why to Give to Habitat OC This Giving Tuesday
Building on the momentum from the dedication of the new Lacy Street homes, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is launching a unique Giving Tuesday campaign, which invites the community to engage in a virtual home build. Donations will contribute to a real home scheduled for construction in 2024, showcasing the direct impact of each contribution in a visually engaging way.
With a goal of $30,000, this Giving Tuesday campaign is critical in ensuring that Habitat’s home builds remain affordable, especially in the face of rising construction costs. Each donation, big or small, will be visually represented in the virtual build, so you can see how your money makes an impact.
How to Make Your Donation
In an exciting twist, every donation offers a chance to win a scale model replica of one of the recently dedicated Lacy Street homes! It’s a way to bring the impact of your generosity into your own home, serving as a reminder of the real impact your dollars make in our community.
This Giving Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity invites you to help ensure everyone has a place. By visiting HabitatOC.org/GivingTuesday, you can contribute to this meaningful cause and watch as your donations help construct a virtual – and soon, a real – home.