A Home for the Holidays

No one should have to choose between a happy holiday
and making ends meet.

Multi-colored Christmas lights on string

When you don’t have an affordable place to live, the holidays can be a heart-wrenching time. No one should have to choose between a happy holiday with their family and making ends meet.

Thanks to you, Beaches Habitat families don’t have to choose.

We believe, like you, that a safe and affordable home is one of the keys to a happy and healthy life. Each December, we delight in the stories told by Beaches Habitat homeowners of happy holidays spent, for the first time, in an affordable home of their own. We are overjoyed to hear them talk about the many holiday blessings they have experienced in their Beaches Habitat homes: the home-cooked meals shared with family, the cards sent with love from neighbors and friends, the decorations hung around the house, the time spent baking cookies with children and the joy of picking out the perfect gifts for loved ones.

These blessings are thanks to your generosity.

In this season of giving, we ask you to make a gift to Beaches Habitat before 2019 ends.

Your gift may qualify you for certain tax benefits. But more importantly, it will be a gift to your neighbors who are struggling through the holidays. With your support, by this time next year, they will be celebrating the holidays in their own affordable homes, instead of in overcrowded, overpriced, unlivable situations.

Your gift will also connect them to the other resources that Beaches Habitat provides. In addition to workshops that prepare them for homeownership, Beaches Habitat families have access to college scholarships, after-school tutoring, mentoring and rewards for academic excellence through our Education Program. It is a profoundly impactful opportunity and it’s all thanks to you.

For the 16th year in a row, the family of Sandy Forsyth, founder of Aqua East Surf Shop, has generously pledged to match every dollar donated during the holiday season up to $20,000.

That means every $1 you donate is worth $2 to Beaches Habitat and your contribution will have an even greater potential through homeownership. Please help us meet and exceed this match with your gift.

Your support and generosity have given the gift of a brighter future and a home for the holidays to hundreds of beaches families over the past 29 years. With your help, even more families will experience the joy of the holidays in their very own homes in the years to come.

Choose your gift

Painting of Snowman
Artwork by Nyeema, Grade 1