Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County

The mission of Habitat Bucks is to “Build affordable homes, better lives, stronger families, and safer revitalized communities through partnerships with people and organizations throughout Bucks County.”

Affordable homes – Habitat builds decent, safe, affordable homes by building partnerships with families, volunteers and donors. Habitat Bucks uses green building practices and is building Energy Star Rated homes to insure low operating costs for future homeowners.

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The Charitable Exchange connects donors with charities

People in Bucks County are generous and want to help others, but often struggle to make a connection with emerging non-profit charitable organizations. These organizations are typically run by small groups of individuals with an intense interest in a specific cause.

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Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, building homes, empowering families

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Their mission is to build affordable homes, stronger families and safer, revitalized communities throughout Bucks County.

Their Homeownership Program provides affordable homeownership for low-income individuals and families. Since 1990, Habitat Bucks has built over 100 homes throughout Bucks County. They don’t give homes away – their partner families purchase their homes with affordable mortgages. Their homebuyers already live or work in Bucks County, meet program requirements and contribute a minimum of 200 hours in building their homes. Contact Stefanie Clark at s.clark@habitatbucks.org/215.822.2812 x307.

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United Way sponsoring holiday gift card drive for local teens in need

United Way of Bucks County is hosting a gift card drive to help older kids and teens who may otherwise receive nothing at all during the holidays. The gift card drive runs now through December 17th and helps young people not served by traditional toy drives.

“We want to focus on kids who do not receive as much attention around the holidays,” explains Danielle Bush, Director of Community and Volunteer Engagement at United Way. “Kids over the age of 12 have different needs than younger children. Unfortunately, these older kids and teens get overlooked a lot during the holidays. Getting them a gift card to a clothing store or a fast food restaurant gives them the opportunity to go out and get something to eat with friends or to shop for themselves. That can be really empowering.”

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Lenape Valley Foundation seeks donors to help spread holiday cheer

While holiday time is one that is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness, that is not the case for many of our friends and neighbors in Bucks County.  Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) hopes to make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.

The Holiday Assistance Program, an annual effort organized by LVF staff and volunteers, was developed for just that purpose.

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Adopt-A-Pantry 2015 will stock up food pantries in Bucks County

Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) will be conducting its third annual Adopt-A-Pantry project, a collaborative, county-wide food drive to benefit the BCOC’s Food and Nutrition Network (FaNN) of more than 30 food pantries. BCOC is asking local businesses, churches, organizations, families and individuals in Bucks and Montgomery counties to collect non-perishable food and hearty produce during the month of May.

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Support the Friends of the Library

Support the Friends of the Township Library of Lower Southampton by donating your gently used handbags and jewelry for their “Spring Fashion Accessories Sale” on Saturday, April 25th, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the library, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville. Donations need to be received at the library by April 10th. Place all items in the box located in the library lobby. If you have additional questions, call the library at 215-355-1183.

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Southampton Free Library seeking donations of books, audio and video material, for book sale

The Southampton Free Library, located at 947 Street Road, is seeking donations of previously loved hardback and paperback books and audio and video material for all ages and interests to be sold at their two-day 2015 Book Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 17th and 18th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The public is invited to donate and attend the sale days.

According to Library Director Kim Ingram, “We’ll be accepting donations of materials here at the library which will be offered to the public during our two-day event with all of the proceeds benefiting the library. We also will feature a special $5 per bag blowout sale from April 20th to 24th. I’d like invite everyone in the community to participate and help us raise much needed funds.”

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