Home is the Key is Habitat for Humanity’s annual awareness campaign, where every April we work to increase understanding in our community about the critical role we play in helping families gain strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
This year, you can take part in Home is the Key activities such as shopping at the ReStore, participating in the Home is the Key Calendar Challenge, and attending our Building Hope Luncheon. Learn more about these activities below and join us in building a brighter future for families in need!
When you visit one of our 3 ReStore locations during the month of April, you’ll find great information on how the ReStore helps build homes, community, and hope. You can also add a “key” to your purchase at checkout. Your gift will give the peaceful feeling home provides to a local family in need!
Burlington County ReStore
530 Route 38 East, Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Mercer County ReStore
Independence Plaza, 2465 S Broad St, Suite E2, Hamilton, NJ 08610
Atlantic County ReStore
6825 Tilton Road, Suite B1, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Home is the Key Calendar Challenge
Take a moment to reflect and appreciate all the things that make your home feel safe and comforting through the Home is the Key Calendar Challenge. Complete the activity on your own or get the whole family involved – find the calendar, instructions, and “house bank” template HERE
The challenge is simple – spend some time each day considering the items on the calendar and add up the assigned value of things in your house that make a home. Take the activity a step further by decorating the provided “house bank” and placing the daily amounts counted in it.
We encourage you to send photos of you participating as well as the creatively designed house banks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, 4/26, and we’ll incorporate them in our upcoming event!
Every little bit adds up, just like every piece comes together to make a house a home. At the end of the month, you’ll have a small, personal donation you can gift to Habitat. You can mail gifts to:
Attn: Annie Fox
Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties
Route 38 East
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Alternatively, you can Text to Give with HOM3ISK3Y to 41444 or visit our Home is the Key fundraiser page
Building Hope Luncheon
Covid-19 has created many challenges over the last year, but we are happy to share that no matter the circumstances Habitat BMC has continued to stay open, build and repair homes, and serve families!
Join us on Thursday, April 29th at 1:00pm via zoom.
The event is FREE to attend! Register Here
Together, we’ll celebrate the hard work and success of our partner families, homeowners, volunteers, staff and supporters. We hope to see you there!