2016 Year-End Campaign

2016 Year-End Campaign

About This Campaign

As we look ahead to 2017, we see that there is still an urgent need for affordable housing in our community. There are so many hardworking, low-income families in our community in desperate need of a decent and affordable place to live.

That’s why we’re launching our 2016 Year-End Campaign. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by December 31st to start strong in the new year as we plan to build another 12 homes with families in 2017. We need your support right now to make it happen!

Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal of empowering another 12 families with the opportunity of homeownership in 2017?

We simply can’t do it without you. Your support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of these hardworking individuals and families.

Please, make your donation to our 2016 Year-End Campaign right now. 

 And don’t forget – every gift is tax-deductible! So give by December 31 to receive a 2016 tax deduction.

Title Sponsors

  • New Jersey Connect
  • Rutgers University
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County

Habitat for Humanity helps families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

With your special 'end of the year' gift, you can give another family in desperate need of a decent place to live the best gift of all… their very own place to call home for the holidays.

           A perfect example of our commitment to helping families build strength, stability and independence through housing is the story of the Johnson family…

 For the past two years, Nikeisa Johnson struggled to support her family and give her two-year-old son, Bishop, a safe and secure home.  Bishop was born with medical conditions requiring an accessible and barrier-free home; he has been hospitalized since birth and has yet to come home.  Until Nikeisa can demonstrate to the hospital that her home can accommodate his medical and disability needs, Bishop will not live with his mother and his three older sisters.  Nikeisa, a low-income renter in our community, works full-time while caring for her daughters and travels every weekend down to South Jersey to see her hospitalized son.

 Nikeisa is a mother who simply needs “a hand-up” to meet the needs of her family. Even though she works hard, she can only afford a small two-bedroom apartment… and certainly cannot afford to modify any home for her son’s medical needs. An accessible and affordable place for her family to live is simply out of reach.

This holiday season, the Johnsons will no longer have to worry about when Bishop can come home. We are excited to share that the Johnsons were accepted to become a Habitat partner family based on their need and willingness to partner in our program.  We specifically designed a home with a wheelchair-accessible bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, with all of the necessary amenities to meet her son’s medical needs.  Construction is currently underway on East Fifth Street in Plainfield!

“When we learned about Habitat for Humanity, everything in our lives changed for the better,” Nikeisa said.  “It has been a real turning point for us. Habitat for Humanity and all of the people who will help build our home has given us the sense of hope we have longed for.  And we finally will have a place we are proud to call home.”

             This holiday season, you can give more low-income families like the Johnsons the independence and stability they need to build a better life for themselves and their children.

             Like the Johnsons, all Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers. When construction is complete, they pay an affordable mortgage, which is invested back into our program to build more homes for more families in need!

  1. An anonymous donation of $50 has been made
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  2. Rob and Kris Hopkins
    Rob and Kris Hopkins gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Donald Peterson
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  3. Jay & Lisa Troutman
    Jay & Lisa Troutman gave a $100 donation
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    Nancy Finan gave a $100 donation
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  5. Elfrido Paulate
    Elfrido Paulate gave a $50 donation
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