Faith in Action

Faith in Action Habitat PeterboroughThrough the Faith In Action program, our goal is to reconnect (and re-energize!) with those of faith in our community. Our program is aimed at engaging all in the spirit of advocacy and action. Faith In Action reaches out to faith groups of all denominations and religions. This is your opportunity to help local families break the cycle of poverty through home ownership.

Habitat for Humanity’s Roots in Faith

Habitat for Humanity International was established in 1976 as a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Call to Action! 

Faith in Action Habitat PeterboroughPray

  • Pray specifically for the lives and communities touched by Habitat.

Volunteer

  • Utilize your construction skills and volunteer at a local build site
  • Sign up as a local build site host
  • Have your group participate in a Faith In Action Team Build day
  • Prepare lunches or snacks for those working on a local build site
  • Shop, donate, or volunteer at your local ReStore
  • Help out at the affiliate office or on one of our committees
  • Organize simple fundraisers – 100% of the proceeds will go directly into building a house for a local family in need!

Advocate 

  • Invite a Habitat representative from the Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & District affiliate to speak to your group in an effort to raise awareness and interest in advocacy.
  • Within your place of worship and within the community and become a passionate voice, proclaiming that those in need within your community deserve decent and affordable housing.
  • Assist us in identifying (and advocate for) families that would be perfect candidates for a Habitat home.

Sponsor

  • Have your group sponsor a Faith Build home (there are many different levels of sponsorship available).

How Can Habitat Benefit Your Faith Group? 

Faith in Action

  • Habitat for Humanity can help those within your faith group express their faith and experience spiritual growth.
  • Attract new members (and youth!) to your faith group.
  • A Habitat project is a great way of identifying and developing new leaders within your group.
  • A Habitat build can be just the spark that gets people excited – build a more united, proactive membership that is forged with spiritual purpose.
  • Provide an example to the children within your faith group – let them share in the community spirit that is brought to life through working with Habitat.

For more information on how you can get your church or faith group involved in the Faith In Action program, please contact our Executive Director, Sarah Tate, at 705.750.1456 or sarahtate@habitatpeterborough.ca