Support Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County Through Online Shopping
Shopping online just got a little bit better. Not only do you get the thrill of seeing a box on your doorstep when your purchases arrive in the mail, but you also get to support Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County at no additional cost!
Click here to visit the donation shopping portal of Ching and sign up to begin. Next time you shop online, go through the link to the store on our website. The retailer (Amazon, Kmart, etc.) will give our organization up to 10% of your total purchase. You can also download our web browser extension which will allow you to shop and earn donations for us without visiting the Habitat for Humanity website again! The funds are paid by the retailer, so not another penny will come out of your pocket!
Start shopping now!
Our Groundbreaking Ceremony was a huge success!
Thank you to our neighbors, volunteers, local
officials and all of our speakers!
In addition to our Executive Director Diane McGeen, we
were honored to have the following speakers at our event:
Waukesha County Executive - Dan Vrakas
Waukesha City Mayor - Jeff Scrima
Waukesha County Business Alliance - Mary Baer
Galilee Lutheran Church - Pastor Jay Ford
Pictured Above: Pastor Jay Ford from Galilee Lutheran in Pewaukee blesses the site of the new home build. Also pictured are members of our partner family Shee Ro, his wife Paw Lu Lu, their daughter Jodie, Construction Manager Yehuda Elmakias and Board President Betsy Ellis. More pictures are available on Facebook.
How The Program Works
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County is a Church based 501 (c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization seeking to alleviate the shortage of quality affordable housing in Waukesha County. For many families in Waukesha County, having a place to call home is impossible. Skyrocketing rent and home prices make this dream too far out of reach. According to the 2010-2014 Waukesha County Five Year Consolidated Plan, the fair market rent in the County in 2009 was $702 per month for a one bedroom apartment, $839 per month for a two bedroom apartment, and $1,057 per month for a three bedroom apartment . The median home price in 2008 was $261,700.
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money, land, and materials, Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County builds or rehabilitates simple, decent houses. Families are selected based on their level of need, willingness to work, acceptance of responsibilities and ability to repay mortgage. Adult family members must each complete at least 250 hours of sweat equity and attend 20 hours of homeowner education classes. Qualified families purchase Habitat homes with zero-interest mortgage, enabling them to own their home.
Our Facebook Page (top menu) is an interactive place where you can see what's going on, chime in with your thoughts and generally follow our "community". If you haven't already - you should "like" us!
Check Our YouTube Channel (top menu) for a couple of inspirational videos from Habitat International. Note especially the video on the Rockerfeller Center Christmas Tree - then plan to make a special Christmas Gift that will help change lives through or work in Waukesha County. We will be adding videos of our work together in Waukesha County in the near future. Check back often.
Clean, decent, and stable housing provides more than just a roof over someone’s head.
- Stability for families and children.
- Sense of dignity and pride.
- Health, physical safety, and security.
- Increase of educational and job prospects.
Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County · 262-309-6025