i-Give-A-Shed

...helping to make Habitat homeowners SUCCESSFUL homeowners.

A home is the cornerstone of family life.  While safe and affordable are the requirements of all Habitat for Humanity homes, we sometimes need a little “extra.”  Many Habitat homes have on street parking and do not have driveways, garages or sheds.  They do, however, have lawns to mow, snow to shovel, children who play with toys and seasonal storage needs.     Without a shed, mowers are damaged by the weather, toys are “lost” and seasonal decorations have to be repurchased. 

 

Simply put, sheds are an investment in our homeowners' ability to keep their homes safe and beautiful.  We use the same model for our sheds that we do for our homes  The Habitat family must have skin in the game.  They will be charged a small fee based on their income and must provide sweat equity.  No one is ever turned away for an inability to pay. 


Our sheds accomplish so much.  They “shed” a light on housing affordability in our community. They provide important volunteer work for our volunteers, and the sheds that are sold provide needed funds to build more homes.  

 

If you are a newbie to construction, it’s a great way to learn basic construction skills.  If you prefer to work alone, or in your own group environment, you can build shed panels at home... to be assembled on site. 

Because our sheds often cost more to build than a habitat family can afford, we are asking for your financial support.  Whatever you can afford will bring us one step closer to building our next shed, which in turn will help build our next home. Thank you for helping us “shed” light on  the importance of everyone having a safe place they can call home.


Find out more about the "i-Give-A-Shed" project by clicking HERE.

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About the Organization

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Inc.

At Habitat for Humanity Dutchess, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere should have a healthy affordable place to call home. We build because we know that children are 25% more likely to graduate from High School and 18% more likely to attend College if they live in a home owned by their parents. We know that children are healthier in family-owned homes. We know that a decent home gives families the strength, stability and independence that they need to create a better life for themselves and their children. We build with families, not for families.