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Habitat Community Center

Goal: Construction of a Community Center in our Ocean Gate community

Total Project Value: $2,500

Project End Date: 6/1/2018

Status: Amount Given: $0 | Goal Amount: $2,500

I gave to the Girl Scouts this time but there are so many good projects to choose from. And so easy to give!

Nick, Jacksonville

Project Description

Founded in 1990, Beaches Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing organization dedicated to the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, we partner with families and individuals in the Jacksonville Beaches community to build a place they can call home. We have helped 383 families and are approaching our 400th house in the coming year.

Home ownership is our goal for the families we serve, but it doesn't stop there. We want to continue to empower people to build strength, stability, and independence after they have a home of their own. Beaches Habitat also offers college scholarships, after-school tutoring, and incentives for academic excellence to our homeowners and their families. Volunteers assist students with reading, math, homework and computer skills. Children also enjoy enrichment programs such as gardening, book club, art and family nights. Our Prep Club is a college prep program which provides monetary awards for good grades and perfect attendance. Since 2014, this program reports a 98% high school graduation rate.

Our most recent construction project, Ocean Gate, is a community of 70 homes in Atlantic Beach. We will build a community center on the site that will facilitate the continuation of these valuable programs as well as new programs. Your contribution will go directly towards the construction cost of our community center.

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