In 2008, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America Foundation partnered with Habitat for Humanity to engage in a special community service project – Rebuild America. The goal of this fundraising and construction campaign with our community partners is to provide refurbished and/or newly-constructed homes for economically-disadvantaged families. Since the inception of Rebuild America, Jack and Jill members have committed thousands of hours and dedicated funds to meet the goal of building 7 homes across the country – one in each of Jack and Jill’s regions. Through the generous financial and hands-on support of you, the Jack and Jill membership, four homes have been completed:
This year’s Habitat partnership focused on Homes for Heroes, and was dedicated to providing a home to a low-income veteran and their family in the Riverside, California community. Habitat for Humanity has an approach that empowers families in need of shelter to be a key part of their own housing solution. They work hard with volunteers and donors, such as Jack and Jill, who invest time and money into the partnerships so that families can help build and buy their home on terms they can afford.
We are almost there and we count on your continued support to finish what we’ve started. Five homes built and two to go! You’ve made this happen through your sustained giving to the Rebuild Initiative. A very special thank you to each and every Jack and Jill member for making a child’s dreams of a home to call their own a reality.
The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to build houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities and homeowner families, whereby families are empowered to transform their own lives; and to eliminate poverty, while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.