What it is:
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to build simple, decent houses in which people can live and grow into all that God intended. This home ownership program instills pride and encourages hope by offering a constructive means for families to break the cycle of poverty.
How you can help:
- Participate in and volunteer for our fundraising events
- Volunteer to build March–July 2015 on a Mariposa Townhome
- Donate funds through Trinity or on the HIA website
- Learn more about us at our website www.hiadenver.org or follow Habitat Interfaith Alliance on Facebook
The Trinity Connection:
The Denver Alliance for Interfaith Action (DAIA) was founded by Trinity in 2002. DAIA and Habitat on the Hill merged in December 2006 to become Habitat Interfaith Alliance (HIA).
HIA is a coalition of dedicated souls who bring together people of Protestant, Jewish, Catholic and Unitarian Universalist faiths to do God's work as a team. HIA is made up of representatives from 14 congregations in the Metro Denver area. With the help of our fellow congregants, we reach our yearly goal, which is to raise the money to sponsor one Habitat home in Denver and one in a developing country (via Habitat's Tithe Program). We have built 13 homes as a coalition so far. Our Alliance believes in addressing long-term poverty and helping all families achieve affordable housing. A safe and affordable home allows so many families to grow, dream and plan for a brighter future. We are a proud Faith-Partner affiliate with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.
We rely on our four main fundraisers (Soup Cook-Off, Books for Bricks, Golf Classic, Pumpkin Patch) and donations from our congregations to achieve the $85,000 needed annually to reach this goal. Eighty thousand dollars is the actual cost of the building materials for the home in Denver; however, each home costs about $170,000 to build in total (land, permits, inspections, build supervisor salaries). Our commitment to the tithe program is $5,000, and we get to select the country where this home is built each year.
We are excited about this year's build located just minutes from downtown Denver at 10th and Mariposa. This sustainable, transit-oriented development is a unique urban living community that will forever transform the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood. It will include apartments, townhomes and flats, all built around a central retail plaza, community garden, recreation center and park.
Please join us in this exciting mission by picking up a hammer and volunteering at the build site, helping us raise funds and keeping the project in your prayers. Together we can build homes, families and a better community for us all.