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FAITH

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SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT! Join us at "Building in Harmony," our first interfaith benefit concert and art auction! In partnership with St. Francis Lutheran Church, the evening will feature live musical performances, wine, and refreshments.

100% of proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat Greater San Francisco. Get your tickets at donate.habitatgsf.org/interfaithconcert.

At Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, we are driven to put faith into action by creating pathways to affordable homeownership and neighborhood revitalization. We believe that by mobilizing neighbors of all different beliefs and backgrounds, we can come together to provide local families with a springboard to secure, stable futures.

"We must put faith and love into action to make them real, to make them come alive for people." - Millard Fuller, Co-Founder of Habitat for Humanity


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Build Hope with Habitat's Interfaith Community

PRAY Lift up Habitat's mission of building and renovating affordable houses with and for God's people in need.


VOLUNTEER Mobilize a volunteer group from your congregation to build and repair homes, and revitalize neighborhoods in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. Sign up to volunteer.


ADVOCATE Become a Faith Ambassador to take on a leadership role in Habitat's housing solutions, and encourage your congregation's youth to join our Junior Faith Ambassadors program. Join our dialogue about affordable housing issues in the Bay Area and inspire a passion for change in your congregation. Help us spread the word about our programs and services to individuals and families in need of critical home repairs or seeking affordable first-time homeownership.


GIVE Make a financial commitment to support the foundation of our efforts through a special offering, mission grant, or giving day. Learn more.

Faith Ambassador Program

Driven by faith and a compassion for all people, Faith Ambassadors are key advocates for affordable homeownership in the Bay Area. Faith Ambassadors serve as liaisons between their faith organizations and Habitat  Greater San Francisco, spearheading opportunities for volunteerism, advocacy, funding, and new avenues for partnership.

Ambassadors meet every other month to engage in dialogue about advancing Habitat’s mission as advocates for affordable homeownership and housing equity.

Want to learn more and get involved?
Email Calvin Payne-Taylor (AmeriCorps Faith Relations Coordinator) at cpayne-taylor@habitatgsf.org.

Students of Faith Program

MISSION
Habitat's Students of Faith program gives spiritually-minded youth the opportunity to put their love of God into action in their communities. Students of Faith will become powerful advocates for Habitat’s mission of building families’ and communities’ futures through affordable homeownership and neighborhood revitalization, learning and practicing the skills they need to care for all God’s people.


"Rendering help to another is the function of all human beings."
Jainism—Tattvarthasutra 5.21

"All men are responsible for one another."
Judaism—Talmud, Sanhedrin 27b

"The best of men are those who are useful to others."
Islam—Hadith of Bukhari

"Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor."
Christianity—1 Corinthians 10.24

WHAT DO STUDENTS OF FAITH DO?
By designing and carrying out a service project under the mentorship of the Habitat Volunteer Services team, students will work to inspire their congregations in the cause of housing equity and justice. Students can mobilize volunteers or plan fundraisers in their faith communities, or create their own ways to raise awareness for the challenges Habitat faces and the new beginnings it provides to local families.

 

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

  • Personalized service projects in preparation for religious coming-of-age milestones, such as Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and confirmation
  • Opportunities for academic credit for high school students (in cooperation with the Student Ambassador Program)
  • Hands-on experience in the non-profit sector and exposure to careers that revolve around creating positive change for families and communities

 

APPLY TO BECOME A STUDENT OF FAITH

Fill out the form below or contact:
Calvin Payne-Taylor
AmeriCorps Faith Relations Coordinator
415-625-1043
CPayne-Taylor@habitatgsf.org

Please be sure to include:

  • your date of birth
  • congregation/faith group
  • why you're interested in the Students of Faith program
  • description of your service project idea
  • what you hope to gain from being a Student of Faith

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