San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Earth Day by Recycling Cars Into Homes

In recognition of Earth Day 2013, San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity invites its supporters to recycle their used cars and vehicles to help build hope and homes in partnership with low-income families in the San Gabriel Valley.

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity to Host Third Annual “Shantytown” Event for Students

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity will host its 3rd annual reality-driven fundraiser, “Shantytown,” on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at La Salle High School in Pasadena. Shantytown is an overnight sleep-out event for youth ages 15 to 18. The program… Read More

Sweat Equity: Learning the Trade

“We started [our sweat equity] when they laid the foundation,” said Elena Benitez about the work she has done on her future home on Geneva Street in Glendale.  At the San Gabriel Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity (SGVHFH), all… Read More

Kenwood Women’s Build: Success!

The Women’s Build Team began as part of the ambitious SGVHFH Kenwood project in 2006.  Our goal was to raise $100,000 to build one of eleven homes. The idea came about during a meeting with a team of very creative… Read More

Brush With Kindness

Above is the home of Roberta Armstrong, who broke both ankles in a fall off her front porch.  In addition to new paint, the main improvement made to her home through Brush With Kindness was the addition of  railings on… Read More

Oscar Hernandez accepted into Loma Linda Graduate Program

Oscar Hernandez has a dream to work with underprivileged families who have children with disabilities. He would like to be affiliated with a hospital and run his own clinic. After competing with 300 applicants, he was accepted at Loma Linda… Read More

Humbled by the Kindness of Others, the Navas Await the March 6th Sherman Homes Dedication

On a warm day in August of 2008, Antonio and Irma Nava answered a knock at their door and discovered that their lives were about to drastically change. The Habitat for Humanity Family Selection Committee was standing outside ready to… Read More

Congratulations, Nicolas!

Nicolas Alpazar is on his way!  Nicolas, who lives with his parents in a Habitat home on Palmer Avenue in Glendale,  just graduated from the University of Southern California with honors.  In a time when most college students require five… Read More

Extraordinary Hearts Receive Special Recognition

On a recent spring afternoon in a beautiful backyard setting, SGV Habitat for Humanity honored volunteers who have made significant contributions toward building affordable homes for deserving families. The afternoon began with recognition of our “regulars”—the folks who are on… Read More

A Place Called Home

Azat Ter-Matevosyan cannot squeeze into the kitchen to get a soda from the refrigerator when his wife, Lusine, is washing dishes. The kitchen is so narrow that he and she are “cheek to cheek”. They live in Glendale in a… Read More

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