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  • A Gift From the Heart Builds Houses

    It only seems like yesterday that I sat down to write this very same blog and again  the holidays are in full swing and Christmas is almost here!

     

    At Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, we like to take a moment to remind you each year that we offer a great gift solution for that hard-to-buy-for-friend or family member, or for that special someone you just want to honor in a unique way.  We can also offer you an escape from the hustle and bustle of holiday season, giving you time to really sit down and remember what the season is all about.

     

    Rather than fighting the crowds to find that perfect gift for your loved one, why not make aGift donation in their honor to Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio? Then all you have to do is sit back and relax.  Habitat will take care of ...

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  • Yo Gabba Gabba Live! to Benefit HFHSA

    We are so excited about a live party coming to San Antonio! And better yet, part of the proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio and will help us continue to build simple, decent and affordable homes with families in need.

    Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! will be at the Freeman Coliseum at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 9.

    This is not only an exciting and entertaining show for your children, but $1 from every tickets sold will benefit Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio.

    DJ Lance Rock and all his friends will bring the excitement of the popular Nick Jr. television show to life on stage for children to enjoy.

    We are so excited to be a part of this exciting event. You can look for representatives from HFHSA as well to answer any Habitat questions you may have.

    We hope you will be able to take advantage of ...

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  • We Are Thankful!!

    At this time of year, as we reflect upon all that we have to be thankful for, we at Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio want you to know how grateful we are for you, our loyal supporters and partners of Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio.   

     

    Without our volunteers, sponsors and individual donors, the work of HFHSA could not happen.

     

    Because of you, 682 hardworking, low-income families in San Antonio will get to spend their holidays this year in the comfort and safety of their own simple, decent and affordable home.

     

    We are so blessed to have such a wonderful and supporting Habitat family.

     

     

    With Sincerest Thanks and Wishing You Happy Holidays.

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  • Yo Gabba Gabba Live! to Benefit HFHSA

    We are so excited about a live party coming to San Antonio! And better yet, part of the proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio and will help us continue to build simple, decent and affordable homes with families in need.

    Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! will be at the Freeman Coliseum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 9.

    This is not only an exciting and entertaining show for your children, but $1 from every tickets sold will benefit Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio.

    DJ Lance Rock and all his friends will bring the excitement of the popular Nick Jr. television show to life on stage for children to enjoy.

    We are so excited to be a part of this exciting event. You can look for representatives from HFHSA as well to answer any Habitat questions you may have.

    We hope you will be able to take advantage of ...

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  • RSS Explained

    What is an RSS feed?

    An RSS feed is, in essence, a direct line from your favorite websites to you. Most websites have news sections, product updates, blogs, and a lot of other daily, weekly, or even montly updated content. Keeping up with all your favorite sites can be tough, RSS feeds are the fix for that. Imagine you had 20 favorite websites and you wanted to check all their news and updates, but you knew you were going to be too busy with school or work that week and couldn't check them everyday. Instead of you having to go out and navigate to all of those websites and search for the content, an RSS feed sends the information directly to you. The RSS feed sends the information directly to your RSS reader and allows you to check all your favorite websites' updates in one convenient location, at your convenience. ...

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  • Come Meet Some of the Habitat Families

    Habitat families are great. Their stories never cease to amaze us and for many, their hard work and never-ending commitment inspires us.

    We wish that you could meet each and every one of them and hear about their lives, their Habitat experience and what having their own home means to them.

    We hear everyday about hardships that our families have endured and stories about families who just want to create a new life for themselves.

    You’ll have a chance to meet 11 of these families at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 13, at our final House Dedication of 2010.

    During this dedication you will meet a single mom you helped her own mother complete the “sweat equity” on her home and is now following in her footsteps to become a Habitat homeowner herself; you’ll meet a couple who have waited many long, hard years to create a home for their children. ...

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  • Help Us Fight Inadequate Housing

    Today is World Habitat Day.

    This is a global observance set aside the first Monday of each October to bring people together everywhere in recognition of the housing needs faced by people all over the world.

     

    But, it all begins at home.  So please join Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio today as we continue to recognize that the lack of decent, affordable housing in San Antonio is something that we just cannot accept.

     

    Recent headlines about the rising poverty in our nation – at it’s highest level in 51 years – brings the importance of recognizing the needs of our community to the forefront now more than ever.  According to recent Census Bureau statistics, 19.5% of San Antonians live in poverty.  This is sad.

    There are more than 210,000 San Antonians living in poverty – 50,000 of them are under the age of 5.  There are ...

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  • At HFHSA ... We are Truly Blessed

    At Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio we are blessed to work with many wonderful people –our volunteers, the hardworking families who come to us looking for something better and our financial supporters.

     

    We couldn’t do it without any of them.

     

    Our volunteers are the heart of our organization.  Thousands of volunteers generously give of their time to help build our homes each year.

     

    Working side by side with our volunteers are the families who made a tremendous commitment when entering our program to make something better of their lives.

     

    And finally – OUR HOUSE SPONSORS!  They provide the funding and often times the labor to construct many of our homes.

     

    We’ve recently launched a new section of our website to recognize some of our larger contributors.  Here you will see the logos of our full-house sponsors.  And even better, when you click on each ...

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  • Get a First-Hand Look at HFHSA on Hab-i-Tour

    There’s no better way to learn about Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio than to hear what our homeowners have to say about their Habitat homes.

    You can read another inspiring story that has just been added to our “Words from our Homeowners” page. Please take a moment to check it out.

    You can also hear words first-hand from homeowners and staff by attending Friday’s Hab-i-tour. The event is free and lasts only an hour. It’s a great experience if you are a seasoned Habitat supporter, if you just want to learn more or even if you are considering volunteering or donating to HFHSA.

    The guided tour leaves our offices at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 16. It is led by HFHSA staff and features words from homeowners. While on the tour you’ll see homes that are completed and homes that are under construction. You’ll see volunteers at work building homes ...

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  • Sponsors Help HFHSA Change Lives

    Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio helps change lives!

    We’ve posted stories about the families who have entered our program, built their new home and began a new chapter in life for themselves and their children. Many of these families came from dilapidated, overcrowded situations, or from renting homes that cost them so much they couldn’t afford all the necessities of life.

    With the help of HFHSA and our simple, decent and affordable homes, these families now have a clean, safe place to put their children to bed in at night. And, with affordable mortgage payments they don’t have to make the choice between rent and other necessities, such as food and clothing.

    We have a whole section of our website dedicated to the benefits of homeownership. HFHSA is able to offer homeownership and the benefits that come with it to a whole segment of the population who otherwise ...

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