Water sustains life. Therefore, it’s vitally important to all of us. This August, celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of your water habits and taking steps to ensure clean water for everyone. When we have clean water, we can lead satisfying lives.
On July 11th, Ron Adler, of Dayton Workforce Partnerships visited Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton for with the goal of delivering a generous donation. He left after leaving us with a huge dose of inspiration.
Family Fun Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer before your children head back to school. Take advantage of these creative and altruistic ideas in order to have the best Family Fun Month possible this August.
Take advantage of the simple ways to find total wellness during August to celebrate National Wellness Month.
Habitat for Humanity is going to begin building its first home in Clark County on August 13th and we are very excited to start raising walls! However, we need volunteers to make this home become a reality for our homebuyer, Katara and her family. Click the button to learn more about how you can volunteer.
Take some time this week to think of a way that you can make a difference in the lives of others and go do it!
Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you.
Many of us fail to follow through on creating a new habit that truly sticks. However, If you’re looking for a way to build a habit that lasts, there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to succeed!
Buying food from farmers and ranchers has so many great benefits. Consider stopping by your local farmers market to enjoy the many advantages it has to offer.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to focus on your wellness. How you feel trickles into your everyday life, which is why it’s important for you to put your physical and mental health and wellbeing first.
When times are hard, it’s important to move forward and do what you can for others. Above all, open yourself up to listen and try to better understand the situation from your friend or loved one’s perspective.
June is the first official month of summer, which makes it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors!
Charles Simms started off his 90th birthday on Thursday enjoying an ice cream cupcake with his family, a workout, and a visit to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s 2022 Ann Simms Annual Memorial Women’s Build jobsite. He and the Simms family has made it possible for 18 families like Kendra, Donovan and their three daughters to buy their own affordable homes.
Several community and faith leaders gathered for the official groundbreaking ceremony at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's newest building project in Springfield! Joining them was the homebuyer Katara and her four children as well-as many others. This is a milestone for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton because the organization only added Clark County to its tri-county footprint last February.
Memorial Day is an incredibly special time in America’s history. This weekend, do more than barbecue. Take time to truly commemorate the meaning of the holiday and celebrate the servicemen and women who have given everything to this country.
Grace Evangelical Makes a donation to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Critical Repair Program. The money will help to preplace a set of unsafe stairs for a Springfield area widow. This is a perfect example of how churches can work with Habitat to make the lives of the area’s underserved residents safer and better.
Summer is the perfect time to show your kids that giving back can be fun. Choose an organization that has a shared interest among your family and ask about volunteer opportunities.
All work and no giving back makes for a dull workplace! Talk to your employer about already existing programs such as matching gifts or time off to volunteer.
Use the power you have to make the world a brighter, better place, and you’re sure to also experience some of that kindness. Together, we have the power to change the world!
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton builds wheelchair ramp for veteran in Springfield, Ohio.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton opens its new ReStore in Springfield, OH to support its mission of providing affordable housing in Clark County.
Saturday, the Springfield News Sun featured an article that covered the Grand Opening of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's new Springfield ReStore Location at 2990 Derr Road. You can read the entire article on the News Sun website here: https://bit.ly/3Mo1NKI
In order to preserve our beautiful planet, it’s going to take work from everybody. Encourage your family and friends to join you so that we can preserve the place we call home!
Now is the perfect time to join a local or national organization as a mentor to help make a difference in the lives of kids around the world. Check out these top reasons you should become a mentor today.
Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned volunteer advocate, read on for ways that you can celebrate Global Volunteer Month and inspire others to join in to make our world a better place.
This April, celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month by working in your community to get up and clean up. There are lots of ways to beautify our world, and together we can keep it that way for generations to come.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.
A group of Wittenberg University nursing students revived a three-decade long relationship between the school and Habitat for Humanity by volunteering for the day at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s new ReStore located in Springfield.
The building power of faith and Greene County’s rich history of generosity were on display for all to see March 18 in Xenia. That’s when the Mangold family was handed the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton home during a heartfelt dedication ceremony.
Spring is a time of renewal, and cleaning doesn’t have to simply mean scrubbing the floors! Try these cleaning activities to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Spring break is a time for rest and relaxation, but it has the potential to be so much more. Ask your kids about causes they’re passionate about and try to line those passions up with a local organization.
Women have made massive and inspiring contributions to our communities and the world. Use Women’s History Month as a reminder to celebrate the women in your life who inspire you every day.
In the spirit of “going green” this month, use this holiday as a reminder to focus on the world around us. Check out these ways you can give the month of March new meaning by going green!
Starting young is a great way to ensure you’re helping to shape givers for years to come, through volunteering and giving back to your community. Whether you’re inspiring your own kids or children in your community, it’s never too early to start inspiring the next generation!
There’s no doubt that times have been hard in the past few years, and we could all use a reminder to focus on our mental health. Check out these tips to help put yourself first for your overall well-being.
How will you spread love during the month of February? Use one of these ideas or come up with your own! You never know how much a small act of kindness will mean to a person. Get out there and spread the love!
We need your help moving stock from our Dayton location into the new ReStore location in Springfield. That means we need people to help us load our trucks with furniture, appliances, and other goods in Dayton while another group of volunteers unloads the trucks at the Springfield store.
When someone becomes a homeowner through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton, we don’t just hand them the keys when the house becomes theirs and say, “Good luck.” Our relationship with and care for our homeowners lasts not only through the length of their mortgage commitment with us but beyond. That is never more evident than in our expanding Christmas Assistance Program.
February is the month of love, and we’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day. Now is a great time to give back in any capacity for any cause you’re passionate about!
Have no fear, because spring is around the corner, and warmer months are ahead. In the meantime, take as many steps as you can to boost your mood and help others along the way.
Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.
This January, celebrate National Blood Donor Month by taking steps to go out, roll up your sleeve and give. Set the tone for the month and the rest of the year to live more altruistically.
If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton was featured in the Springfield News Sun on Christmas Day.
This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.
This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!
While the holidays are about spending time with others and spreading as much cheer as possible, it’s hard to spread cheer if you aren’t feeling great yourself.
Faith the Common Thread Connecting Koko Family to new Dayton Habitat Home.
How will you help spread the word or give back during Universal Human Rights Month? From volunteering to helping advocate and spread awareness, there are so many ways to get involved.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton will be one of 10 local non-profits participating in Sunday’s 17th Alternative Christmas Market fundraiser, held annually at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Limestone St. in Springfield.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is one of many sponsors of Springfield’s Holiday In The City, and the shared buzzword for both is “expansion.”
Habitat expanded into Clark County on Feb. 15 of this year. Likewise, Holiday In The City is expanding from a one-day event into a month-long “destination-level attraction” celebration.
It's time to take part in the biggest giving day of the year! Celebrate GivingTuesday whether that be through giving your time, your gifts, talents or monetary contributions. Every gift, both big and small, helps make a difference.
For new Springfield Habitat for Humanity ReStore manager Scott Withers, the lure of the position touched something deep inside of him.
Trail Town Brewing owner Jake Brummett was all-in on a unique way to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton. Jake created a craft beer at his new brewery, fittingly named “Welcome Home IPA,” as his way of supporting our mission.
No matter what holidays you celebrate, that means plenty more good times to be had before we ring in 2022. It also means it’s time to check in with your 2021 goals! From giving to volunteering to kicking a habit you hoped to leave behind, check out these tips to check in with yourself and finish out 2021 strong!
Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!
Think about the heroes in your life, whether it’s somebody you know, people in your community or even those across the globe. There are also tons of organizations you could partner with this holiday season to show heroes that you care. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Habitat of Greater Dayton has partnered with Trail Town Brewing in Yellow Springs to bring you Welcome Home IPA, a American style India Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy hops. $1 of each glass sold goes to support Dayton Habitat.
How will you lead with kindness? There are so many ways you can put your best foot forward in the world. Wake up each and every day asking yourself how you can spread kindness in the world.
November is often associated with a time of giving thanks, and this year is no different. In order to get the most out of the month, we’re deeming this as the year to start early. Make the entire month about showing gratitude to those you love, and even strangers.
The spooky season is coming to an end before we know it, but that doesn’t mean we’re over October. Scary doesn’t always have to be bad. Instead, use these final weeks as a reminder to do some scary-good deeds and give back to your community.
94-year old Mabel had been living with a massive hole in her roof until Dayton Habitat came to her rescue. Now, she is living in her home, dry and secure.
In order to lead a truly altruistic life, it’s important to take stock of your own mental health, as well as those around you. There are a ton of free resources and tactics you can use to check-in and improve your mental clarity.
More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.
It’s hard to believe that another month has come and gone. As we enter October and inch closer to the holiday season, year-end giving and volunteering also ramps up.
It’s official. Those are the buzzwords when it comes to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s new and growing presence in Springfield and Clark County.
Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do helps us develop a more informed and inclusive picture for different causes and issues at hand.
International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21 every year, is the perfect opportunity to promote peace in the world around us.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton completes extensive roof repairs for area veteran through its Critical Repair Program.
Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle.
BeHope Church of Beavercreek partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton too build the walls for a family's home to be located in Xenia. This was an inspiring event spread over two days that saw the church's congregation step up for their community.
It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching so quickly. Wasn’t it just 2020, after all? Time flies faster than you think, which is why it’s important to think about your end-of-year giving plan now.
Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.
Although there are a ton of heavy issues going on in the world today, nonprofit organizations are a bright spot in the world, helping to provide relief and aid to a variety of important causes.
When you open yourself up to actively listening, you’ll be surprised at how much you gain in return. Check out these tips to implement active listening into your lifestyle, as well as what you can take away in return!
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton teams up with NHP to repair the roof to 70 year old Marsha Jones of Clark County.
August 14 is recognized as Financial Awareness Day. You can celebrate by planning your own future, teaching others to plan for theirs or giving back to your community.
When it comes to our world, it’s always a good time to check in with how we can love it back for providing us with a home all these years.
A vital Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton service that isn’t as widely recognized as our trademark homeownership initiative is our blossoming Critical Repair Program. But thanks in part to a wildly successful partnership with CenterPoint Energy, that is quickly changing.
Friday, July 30 is considered International Day of Friendship. Celebrate with these ways you can show the people you love the most just how much they mean to you.
While normally “back to school” is reserved for children, it turns out that this time of year is important for every age. That’s because you’re never too old to continue learning, and it can help you live up to your true potential in everyday life.
Just because it’s the middle of the year doesn’t mean it’s too late to set and achieve big things yet this year. While reevaluating your existing goals, throw in some hard-to-reach newer goals and set your sights high.
Life happens, and focusing on all aspects of your health is easier said than done. Take small steps in each area to start building solid habits!
A Dayton area family finds safety, security, and stability in the form of their new home thanks to volunteers, community, and donors.
Making a difference in a child’s life sounds like a daunting task, but small acts of kindness can add up and make a huge difference. Start small, like an hour spent volunteering or mentoring.
Inspiration is a fickle thing. It comes and goes with little warning. The good news is, you can always reignite inspiration when you’re feeling uninspired.
Saadia and her two daughters were overjoyed to see their new home beginning to take shape after their kick off ceremony on June 12th. Surrounded by volunteers from Catch the Building Spirit, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Staff, as well as hundreds of cicadas, Saadia drove the first nail herself.
While summer is a time of fun, it can also be a time to help mold amazing qualities, like giving back to the community. Ask your children to choose an activity that also gives back
If you’re able, use World Blood Donor Day as a time to give back and save lives by donating blood. If you aren’t able to safely do so, consider helping out in one of the various other ways to help spread awareness.
Weather across the country is heating up, and it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy mother nature. As it turns out, when it comes to spending time outside, the benefits go far beyond the fresh air.
Having retired from a career working in the court system and having recently lived through COVID as the disease struck himself and multiple members of his family, Galen Curry relied on his Faith to lead him to a second career with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton. Now Galen coordinates Dayton Habitat's Critical Repair Program, ensuring that area seniors can safely age in place. His is an inspiring story that you should read.
While the future is uncertain, mankind remains resilient. We’ve learned to adapt to a “new normal” and are slowly making our way back to activities that we set aside for more than a year. A lot has changed, and some of the new techniques and processes surrounding fundraisers, volunteering and fundraising are here to stay.
The upcoming Memorial Day holiday is all about honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This is the perfect holiday to exercise taking a day “on” instead of a day off.
In a fantastic day of service, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton both volunteers for service projects and hosts a service project in Clark County.
It was worth the wait for Nakesha and her sons as their Habitat home was dedicated on May 7th. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton and the build sponsors were on hand to welcome the family into their new home.
To lead a fulfilled life, being healthy is about much more than just the physical. It involves your mental well-being, too.
Water leaks in Mrs. Reynolds bathroom meant that her floor was rotted out and she was afraid to even enter the room. She couldn't afford to make the repairs or get a loan, so she turned to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's Critical Repair Program
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton wanted to surprise Charles Simms and his Family with a heartfelt gift honoring Ann Simms . However, Charles Simms had other plans and surprised Dayton Habitat with a generous donation in support of the 2021 Ann Simms Memorial Women Build.
You don’t have to choose just one cause or organization to support. You can provide support for various causes and various organizations. Take the time to figure out what feels right for you and your own goals for doing good in the world.
May is recognized as National Recommitment Month. It’s a time of renewal and even to build new habits or relationships. What will you recommit to this month?
A Clark County dropout recovery school and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton are partnering on a Springfield project that highlights the far-reaching community impact of volunteerism as nonprofits celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week.
Now that the world is showing signs of getting back to a sense of “normalcy,” use this Earth Day as a reminder that when we all work together, we can make a difference.
You have the power to continue to do good in the world and be the positive change, even with everything going on around us.
After 12 years of living with a leaky roof, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Makes repairs for Mrs. Gruber and changes her world for the better.
If you’re looking for a reason to get out there and do more good, look no further. April has been named Global Volunteer Month as a time to bring people together to volunteer from across the world.
While times are undoubtedly hard, there is hope on the horizon. Use April’s National Month of Hope as a reminder to be a light in somebody’s life this month, including your own!
How can we say that owning a home improves your health? It turns out that a number of independent organizations have studied the issue from different points of view, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the general conclusion is that homeowners are healthier than renters. Habitat for Humanity is part of the solution.
There are normally numerous ways to volunteer to advance the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s mission. However, in the past year, thanks to a global pandemic, those ways have been limited. But that didn’t stop Springfield High School junior Michael Collier from helping out.
The Dayton Daily News wrote a wonderful article about Christine and her daughter moving into their new home. Dayton Habitat and its partners and volunteers built the home after their original home was destroyed by the tornadoes in 2019. You can read the story online on the DDN website.
When you feel good, you’re more likely to do good in the world and at work. Make sure you’re able to set boundaries to help improve your work-from-home life.
You may not win the lottery tomorrow, or ever for that matter. But what we’re talking about is a different kind of ‘gold’ to make you feel rich in other ways. Check out these ways to feel fulfilled in your everyday life and to make each day golden.
A group of fraternity members from Cedarville University stepped up to ensure that Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's newest project, located in Springfield, was launched just right.
Prudence spent the last two years living without heat or hot water. However, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton, Prudence was able to live through this freezing winter safely and comfortably, with warmth and hot water restored to her home.
There are those who enjoy crunching numbers, and those who would love to be doing anything else. With March underway and April just around the corner, you may be dreading a certain time of year that’s all but looming—tax time.
It’s impossible to put the best version of yourself out into the universe if you’re already starting at a disadvantage. Make sleep a priority and see the health benefits that affect your overall wellbeing.
As Habitat of Greater Dayton expands into Clark County, the organization will be able to provide affordable housing and critical housing services to even more families.
Regardless of income level, homeownership promotes civic and social engagement.
A neighborhood is defined by the homes and families that live in it. Are there differences in neighborhoods that are filled with homeowners verses those that are primarily occupied with renters? Do homeowners bring advantages to neighborhoods? Let us look at some homeowner facts.
Whether it’s doing something for you, your loved ones or members of your community, check out these ways to boost serotonin levels throughout these cold months.
Giving back your time as a board member is a fulfilling way to help make a difference for a cause that you love.
It's been a long time since the tornadoes that rampaged through Dayton on the evening of May 27th, 2019 destroyed their home. However, now its's time to welcome Christine Creager and her daughter home!
Homeownership isn't just a financial investment. Homeownership is also an investment into your children's education.
Giving back to the world starts with you. How will you focus on your mental health this week?
This year, instead of simply focusing on your loved ones, consider using February as a time to spread love all over your community. From small acts of kindness to lasting community connections, there are so many ways you can show love this month.
Helping others can provide a new sense of purpose that may have been dwindling as a result of the new way of life we’ve endured in 2020. So in order to breathe new life into 2021 and beyond, it’s time to look outside ourselves and focus on others.
The good you put out into the world will not only benefit the organization you’re volunteering with, but also will leave your family feeling good about the positive work you’ve accomplished together.
In the U.S. there is a direct correlation between homeownership and net wealth. This is one of the reasons that Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton partners with families to lower barriers to affordable homeownership and create opportunities for those who may not otherwise have access to owning a home, enabling them to grow their net wealth.
People in your everyday life may be struggling much more than you know. So what can you do to help?
Just when you thought the holidays were over, the season of giving has extended into 2021. Use this month as a time to put good vibes out into the universe and continue giving.
We recently dedicated the home of Tash Harris, our newest Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Homeowner. Read about Tasha's heartwarming story.
While there may only be a few days left, there’s still time to put forth your best effort in 2020. Close out the year with one of these five acts to end on a high note.
While you’ve probably been looking ahead for quite awhile, it’s now time to think about how you’ll spread kindness and love in the coming year.
Giving back and spreading the love this holiday season is sure to make your friends, family and loved ones smile.
Whether donating money or time, giving back has been shown to make a positive impact that goes far beyond the initial act of giving.
On Giving Tuesday, every contribution counts, whether monetarily or otherwise. Check out these ways that you can participate in Giving Tuesday 2020 and beyond.
As the weather outside takes a downward dive, there are plenty of ways to lift spirits this holiday season. It’s time to spread warm wishes and cheer.
For nonprofit organizations around the world, year-end giving is a major boost to help reach giving goals.
Tim and Ernestine O'Donogue are honored with the Silver Medallion Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their long-term service to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's ReStore.
While we can’t control what happens in 2020, we can all take steps toward remaining positive even on the most challenging days.
How will you practice thankfulness this November? These small but thoughtful actions can help remind you that there’s a lot to be thankful for this year.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton dedicates home in Clayton for Monica Thomas.
On this holiday that usually centers around the scary, consider using it as a force for good.
Sisters of the Precious Blood make significant donation to help build Habitat for Humanity home for local family.
There are plenty of ways to cheer up somebody you love, many of them only involving your time.
It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the impact they can have in the world by spreading kindness.
Habitat of Greater Dayton's Dave Mauch prepares a great meal with the help of Father Leo. We all receive a wonderful message from Father Leo along the way.
Whether it be adopting an animal or helping in various other ways, we hope you’ll take part in Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.
A year and a half after the tornadoes swept through Dayton, the Johnson family get to return to their home after Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton repairs their home.
Before you totally ‘write off’ the idea, consider the benefits that come along with journaling a little every day. Check out these five ways that getting your thoughts down on paper (or on your laptop) can help cultivate a more philanthropic focus.
With changing seasons comes more than just pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and crunchy fall leaves. The new season also brings forward new opportunities to do good out in the world.
What are you waiting for? The benefits of mentoring will not only give back to your mentee, but also to your community, and even to you.
While it’s easy to get wrapped up in checking in on others, it’s important for your mental health to practice self-care.
Who knew that making a difference in the world could be as easy as wi-fi and your own couch? Leave it to the world of do-gooders to find ways to volunteer, even in the midst of a global pandemic!
When it comes to giving back, there are many ways for you to help out your local nonprofits without having to leave your home.
Motivational quotes inspire us to do more, be more and become more of who we are. Each and every one of us can make an impact or difference in this world and leave it better than when we came.
This back-to-school season, do more than simply prepare for a new school year—help those in need.
In 2020, you might be wondering if being happy is something you could admit to—but even during challenging times, there are ways to boost your mood and try to celebrate the good things in life.
When it comes to living an altruistic life that can help make a difference for others, one of the most valuable things you can give your community is the gift of volunteering.
On average, a new habit takes approximately 30 days to develop, so don’t get discouraged if you struggle at first. Remain positive and focused on the goal.
Step out of your comfort zone, ask questions, get to know someone different than you. You might be surprised by how much this can enrich your life.
When mindful meditation becomes part of your daily routine, you’ll notice its benefits become a regular part of your life.
There’s no doubt about it: the early bird does get the worm, and if you strive to live a more altruistic lifestyle, your morning routine should play an important role.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.
Whether you’re in the business world or the nonprofit realm, communication is a critical component of moving things forward and accomplishing your goals.
Curious about our COVID-19 plans and operations? Read this letter from our Executive Director for the most current information. Updates to this letter are made as they become available.
Our friends at Catch the Building Spirit have been building homes for Habitat families since 1993 and they need your help to build their 28th home.
This 4-star highest rating is awarded to organizations who exhibit exceptional fiscal management and transparency.