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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.

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