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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.

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