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We Build Together

Campaign News

A Message from CEO Corinne O’Connell

Habitat Family,

We did it! In October, we launched Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s $5 million build campaign—We Build Together. Today, months ahead of schedule, I am thrilled to share that the campaign has surpassed the $5 million milestone.A generous, anonymous gift of $800,000 carried us past $5 million. While that marks the largest-ever one-time donation to the organization, the momentum of the campaign is fueled by the entire Habitat Family. From volunteers to board members, staff to donors, and ReStore shoppers to Habitat Homeowners, our collective will continues to inspire every day. Thanks to your incredible support of the We Build Together campaign, we are poised and ready to scale our programs to work alongside twice as many Philadelphia families.

Time and time again, you—the Habitat Family—rise to the moment and this time is no different. The success of the campaign has already bolstered our capacity to:

  • Build and repair healthy, affordable homes
  • Build generational wealth and help to close the racial wealth gap
  • Preserve and stabilize neighborhoods and family assets by maintaining adequate homes
  • Equip neighborhood residents with tools needed to lead resident-driven solutions to local issues

Habitat Family—YOU did that. Every single one of you helped us build the momentum needed for this campaign to be successful. Every single gift matters. Small or large, each donation helps us build and repair more homes in our city. Our total now stands at more than $5.37 million from 354 donors, and with more than three months remaining in the campaign, I’m excited to see how far we can go.Thank you for helping Habitat Philly reach this pivotal point in our history and I invite you to watch the moment that I shared this incredible news with the Habitat Team. Our vision of a city where everyone has a decent place to live has never been clearer, and I cannot wait to see what more we can accomplish when We Build Together.

In partnership,

Corinne O’ConnellChief Executive OfficerHabitat for Humanity Philadelphia