Round up your register totals from October 19th – 25th to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Addison County and the Co-op will match your donations! Read on to learn more about this organization that is partnering with our community to build affordable, energy-efficient, and beautifully designed homes.
Habitat for Humanity of Addison County partners with families, volunteers, and donors in our community to design and build award-winning, highly efficient, sustainable homes. Since 2001, Habitat for Humanity of Addison County, Vermont, has built more than 14 homes in Middlebury, Cornwall, and Bristol, with plans for more to come in Middlebury and Vergennes.
In 2020, Habitat began partnering with John McLeod’s Studio Architecture class at Middlebury College to develop and design homes that have since won national awards and international praise for their design and cutting-edge efficiencies.
Eligible families are those currently living in unsuitable housing with little possibility of obtaining a home through conventional means. Working together, the folks at Habitat for Humanity of Addison County design and build the homes and sell them at cost with no profit and well below appraisal, which the family pays for with no-interest loans. Many of the participating families find that their mortgage is far less than what they were paying in rent. Check out the video below to meet some of the local families that are part of the Habitat for Humanity community!
Would you like to consider making a donation independently of the Rally for Change? Habitat for Humanity of Addison County is 100% volunteer-run so 100% of all donations go to building homes in our community. They keep construction costs low by relying on volunteer labor and working with generous local professionals. All of the recipient families work alongside Habitat as well—contributing their time and energy to become invested homeowners in Addison County. Thank you for supporting the Rally For Change so that more of these lovely homes can be built in our community! Visit addisonhabitat.org for more information and consider making a donation by clicking here.