Habitat for Humanity’s Home is the Key Gives Back When You SHOP!

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Habitat for Humanity’s Home is the Key campaign and its corporate partners. I am thrilled to be a part of this campaign because I believe so strongly in their purpose, and what they stand for.  As always, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.

Thanks to the “Home is the Key” initiative which supports Habitat for Humanity, it is easier than EVER to support this amazing cause when you make select purchases from select Habitat partners during the month of April.  Check out the details below and see how your purchasing power can fuel change!


At the end of a vacation, or let’s be honest, even the end of a long day, there is nowhere on this Earth I would rather be than cozy in my own home with my family.  It is my happy place. It is my safe place. At its very core, it is our shelter.  But a home is so much more than that.  A home is stability, safety, a point of pride. To share in the vision held by Habitat for Humanity is to believe that everyone deserves a home.  Homes come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but at the end of the day, you turn the key in your lock and what awaits behind the doors is so much more than wood, paint and carpets.

About Our Home
Many of you have followed my blog for many years and you know that my house carries a family legacy with it.  My children are the 4th generation from my family to live here.  The house was purchased in 1951 by my grandparents, several years before my mom was born. My mom grew up here and after my grandmother died when I was 5 (in 1985), we moved into the house with my grandfather.  I grew up here and then finally in 2006, just after our wedding and 3 years after my mom passed away, Bob and I bought the house from my dad. We have spent the last 13 years repairing and renovating the home, and while I doubt we will really ever be “done,” our hard work is very noticeable.  We are always tweaking or upgrading or rearranging something and it is finally coming into focus as “our own.”

Backyard View

Nearly 19 million U.S. households spend more than half of their paychecks on housing costs, creating a burden that often requires families to make difficult choices between their housing, healthcare, education and transportation. (Source: Habitat for Humanity)

I have been a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity for years. Their mission to provide as many families as possible with decent, affordable housing has now impacted more than 22 million people since 1976.  One of my favorite local stores for bargain shopping is Re-Store which sells donated goods and proceeds from those sales benefit Habitat.

How to Make a Difference this Month

So I am no stranger to shopping for a good cause, and this month you can use your consumer dollars to do more than shop for yourself!  During the month of April, you can support Habitat for Humanity’s Home is the Key campaign simply by making certain purchases from select Habitat partners. Here’s how your purchase can contribute to this amazing initiative:

At Home – Habitat will receive a $4.55 donation for every exclusive coaster set sold during the month of April, toward a total donation of $350,000.

Chico’s FAS – This spring, donations to Habitat are being collected at the register and online by Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma.

Chico’s: Chico’s will donate $2.00 from each signature Slub Tee sold during April and May, up to a maximum donation of $400,000, to Habitat for Humanity International.
Chico’s will donate $5 on any purchase of a gift card $25 or more, up to $100,000.
White House Black Market: Stores will donate $5 on any purchase of a gift card of $25 or more, up to $50,000.
Soma: Soma will donate $5 on any purchase of a gift card of $25 or more, up to $50,000.

O-Cedar – Habitat will receive a $1 donation for every ProMist® MAX spray mop sold by O-Cedar from April 1 – May 31. (The donation is part of a $250,000 commitment to Habitat.)

In addition to those purchases, here are more ways partners are donating:

Nest – Nest is partnering with Habitat by donating $250,000 and providing energy-saving technology to Habitat homeowners.

Nissan – This April, for every #HomeIsTheKey social share, Nissan will donate $5 to Habitat, toward a total donation of $250,000.

How cool is that, you guys?! So many ways to donate to this amazing program.

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