On the heels of Black Friday shopping in stores and Cyber Monday shopping online, it’s Giving Tuesday, a day to pledge your support to nonprofit groups. More than 2,000 U.S. nonprofit groups, including The Fuller Center for Housing, are participating in the Giving Tuesday movement.
Nonprofits are encouraged to focus their Giving Tuesday efforts on a specific area of their work, and The Fuller Center is shining a light on the Save a House/Make a Home initiative that takes donated vacant houses and restores them into decent homes for families once again. Click here to learn more about how the program works.
And it does not have to be a Fuller Center covenant partner that performs the repairs and selects homeowner partner families. A single church can accept a donated property and partner with the Fuller Center to give a family a home even if there is no Fuller Center covenant partner in the area.
Of course, receiving donated properties is just part of the Save a House/Make a Home equation. Most of these properties are donated because they are liabilities in terms of resale value and/or repairs required. It takes money to turn those properties into good homes again, and that’s where the financial support of Fuller Center donors comes in.
If you want to make a donation this Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting The Fuller Center’s Save a House/Make a Home initiative — one that helps families, communities and the housing market itself by replacing the problems brought about by vacant housing with the benefits of houses owned by proud and happy families.