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Habitat for Humanity

Religion, Secularism And Volunteering

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lila Nordstrom

I recently signed up with a friend's church to help build houses at a Habitat for Humanity site in Los Angeles. As a civically engaged secular person, was I okay with doing a good deed in the name of the church?

The End: Hollywood's Campaign to End Poverty in America

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Douglas Forbes

So there you have it. Poverty has NO discretion. So why should we? That's why I say, "Hollywood, let's beat the living crap out of poverty."

T.V. Show Host, Habitat For Humanity Help A Soldier Rebuild Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Michael Walker returned home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan to find his family home had burned to the ground, he had no idea that a huge comm...

Celebrating Habitat for Humanity's 35th Year (And Can Carter Ready Take Credit?)

Paul Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Gunther

Habitat for Humanity is poised to celebrate its 35th anniversary next year. It's America at its can-do volunteer best.

Firemen to Run Across the USA

Lauren Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lauren Selman

In 2005, I had the honor and priveledge of riding my bicycle nearly 4,500 miles across the continential United States with Habitat Bicycle Challenge. ...

Angelina Jolie, Ricky Martin Give Voluntourism A Boost

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's hard to think about humanitarian travel without picturing Angelina Jolie and other high-profile volunteers. But how much do celebrities contribut...

Habitat For Humanity Ghana Shuts Down Operations For 3 Years

Business In Ghana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After 21 years, home builder for the under-privileged in Ghana, Habitat for Humanity, Ghana (HFHG) a non-governmental, ecumenical Christian housing mi...

Doing Better Than Barack

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Recently, I feel transported back to the Clinton impeachment. You remember: a married man who received oral pleasure from someone other than his wife ...

Habitat for Humanity: A Community Model for Activism

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

Habitat is building a community of three-and four-bedroom homes in Pacoima, which is 20 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. A group of volunteers and future residents work on all the homes simultaneously.

A Second Chance at Life

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

Last week, nearly 200 Goodwill employees lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of people who have a great need for job training and career support, partic...

Habitat For Humanity Among Top U.S. Homebuilders

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the housing and financial crisis struck several years ago, the large publicly traded builders, including D.R. Horton Inc. and KB Home, pulled back....

'Soul of a Citizen,' Volunteers Can't Solve Our Problems: For Every House Habitat Builds, 100s More Are Homeless

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

Through Global Youth Service Day, millions of young women and men got involved in their communities last week, often taking their first steps into liv...

Community Chips In To Replace Appliances Stolen From New Habitat For Humanity Houses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It was a good day on the construction site for Erin Colton, the Habitat for Humanity manager overseeing the building of seven homes on Whitney Young C...

Michelle Obama Rocks George Washington University's Commencement

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mary Ann West

First Lady Michelle Obama's challenge to George Washington University students was clear: "Complete 100,000 hours of community service by May 1st and I'll be your commencement speaker."

Contributing to Chile -- What You Can Do Now

Angela Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela Courtney

In difficult times following natural disasters, such as the current situations in Chile and Haiti, we have the ability to show our compassion and give to those who have the most immediate needs.

Drew Johnson: Volunteering In 48 States In 48 Weeks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Some of us get our best ideas in the shower, but they don't usually change the course of a year of our lives. Not so for Idaho resident Drew Johnson w...

Where Love and Charity Meet: Add Something Meaningful to Your Valentine's Day

Stephanie Risa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Risa Stein

This Valentine's Day, embrace your wife, girlfriend, husband or boyfriend, and add love for your fellow man to the mix. It's a simple fact: acts of charity bring people closer together.

Tearing Up the Lotto Ticket

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Almost all of us have our own "lotto moment." We make decisions about money that will either give us long term security and happiness or bring on pain and regret.

Housing For All At Davos Aims To Address Lower-Income Housing Issues

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the World Economic Forum kicks off tomorrow in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from some of the world's most successful companies and publications will...

Global Aid Pours into Haiti

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

The international outpouring of help displays humanity's better angels -- a global sense of grief and sympathy.

Download To Donate Through Music For Relief

Causecast | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Originally posted on In response to the devastating earthquake that rocked the island nation of Haiti last week, a diverse group of mus...

Dancing With The Stars Crew Joins With Habitat For Humanity

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In between practicing their footwork this week on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, Mya and her dance partner Dmitry headed over to Lynwood, Calif. to put...

To Bill O'Reilly: You Lose Dobbs Bet

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
J. Richard Cohen

Dear Bill, You lost the bet. Time to pay up! Sincerely yours, J. Richard Cohen

The Troops Have Landed, to Help us Build

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

As I looked over the crowd gathered to build houses for Habitat for Humanity, I saw the faces of about 100 Marines and sailors who had come out to help.

eBay Users Give $50 Million In 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

eBay reports that its users gave more than $50 million to nonprofits in 2009. The donations were made through the online auction site's Giving Works p...