World Habitat Day is celebrated on the first Monday in October. On this day, Habitat for Humanity joins the United Nations and organizations from around the world in raising awareness, educating and mobilizing individuals and communities to take action on the current global housing crisis.
A decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, success and health that might have been
part of a family’s life for years, if not generations.
Purchase a $1.00 WHD Pin Up and show your support!
Pin Ups are available at the La Crosse Habitat ReStore September 28 – October22. Sign your WHD Pin Up and we will display them in the ReStore.
Dream Home Coloring Contest
- Open for children ages 5-12
- Contest runs from September 9 through October 14, 2016
- Vote for your favorite drawing on Habitat La Crosse’s Facebook page from October 18-24
- Also cast your vote at the ReStore during their 10-year Anniversary Sale on October 22nd
- Winner will be announced on Habitat La Crosse’s Facebook page and in the ReStore on October 25th
ReStore World Habitat Day Donation Event
Make a $5 donation with your ReStore purchase between September 28 and October 3 and receive a coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase for your next visit
Help build more homes in the Coulee Region
Make a donation to our World Habitat Campaign between September 19 and October 22 at: www.giveffect.com/campaigns/2717-world-habitat-day-2016
Did You Know?
- About 1 in 4 people live in conditions that harm their health, safety, prosperity and opportunities. If action isn’t taken, that number will grow to 2 out of 5 — the equivalent of 3 billion people — by 2030.
- Habitat works in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries.
- Through Habitat’s work each day, nearly 5,000 people find strength, stability and independence
through safe, decent and affordable shelter.
The Impact of Adequate Housing
- Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development and
the ability — and financial flexibility — to make forward-looking choices.
- Homeownership is a form of wealth accumulation through equity and forced savings from
- Good housing attracts economic investment and development.
- Decent shelter contributes to thriving school systems, community organizations and civic activism.
- Safe homes and neighborhoods help build social stability and security.