This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated. However, all opinions are 100% mine. When I was a kid, we lived in a big farm style home. There were 8 of us in that house, along with 2 dogs, 3 cats and 6 turtles. To say this house was a hub of activity would be an understatement! If I had to chose where the heart of the home was, it would be the kitchen.
Since becoming a mom myself, I have dreamed of having a house like the one I grew up in. Being a one income family and with the rising cost of affordable housing, we had to rent a small house for the four of us. We are a bit cramped and look to a time we can be home owners ourselves. For me, Home is the Key. For me, home means love and family, no matter where we live.
For many, the idea of finding affordable housing is unreachable. Sadly, one in four households in the U.S. are paying more than 30% of their income for housing. This means they may find it difficult to pay for necessities like food, clothing and other essentials. There were times my husband and I were in this percentage of families. It is a huge struggle.
When I was at home with two babies, my husband was barely making minimum wage. Statistically, that means the best we could afford was a one bedroom apartment. Ad a matter of fact, for a family with two adults working full time on minimum wage in 29 states and the District of Columbia, they cannot afford a two bedroom apartment.
For more than 40 years, Habitat for Humanity has been a champion for affordable housing in the U.S. They have built thousands of homes un the US and around the world, making a positive transformational change for individuals, families and communities. During the month of April, they worked to raise awareness of the nation’s rising affordable housing crisis through their Home is the Key campaign.
For the Scott bothers, of HGTV fame, they raised awareness and helped to build two Habitat for Humanity homes for local families in the Nashville, TN area! My family and I wanted to do our part and we donated via the Habitat for Humanity website. You can also give, either online or by purchasing products from some of your favorite retailers. You can:
- Home Stores: Purchase specialty patio umbrellas and spring coaster sets in store..
- Chico’s: The purchase of the basic essential slub tee through May 31st will support Habitat.
- White House Black Market: Proceeds from the sale of every Comfort Stretch Ankle Pant sold through May 31 will go to Habitat.
- Soma Intimates: Each Cool Night Pajama separate sold through May 31st will support Habitat.
- O’Cedar: For every ProMist® Max spray mop sold, O’Cedar will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity.
- Kum & Go Convenience Stores: 10 cents of every specially marked water bottle sold will be donated to Habitat. Also customers will have the opportunity to donate additional funds at checkout.
Have you or someone you know had an experience with Habitat for Humanity? Do you plan to give back to Habitat?
I would love to hear about it in the comments below!