In 1999, a partnership was formed between National Garden Clubs, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity with the objective of having garden club members assist Habitat for Humanity homeowners to establish low-maintenance, environmentally friendly gardens.
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut has raised money to support the landscaping of Habit for Humanity Homes in Connecticut by accepting donations from individuals, garden clubs and by participating in fund raising walk-a-thons.
Some examples of garden clubs whose members, armed with trowels and plants, have landscaped Habitat for Humanity homes include:
In addition to designing, purchasing and installing landscaping, members of these garden clubs have provided education for the new homeowners so that the newly landscaped yards will thrive.
The Federation encourages our Garden Clubs in Connecticut to investigate and support Habitat for Humanity projects. They may request funds for their projects by contacting The Federation’s Habitat for Humanity Liaison.
We ask that our clubs, club members and the public donate to our special Habitat for Humanity fund to help those clubs with Habitat projects requiring funds beyond those available in their club’s budget.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore buys and sells
Proceeds enable Habitat for Humanity to build more houses in partnership with families in need.
ReStores in Connecticut may be found easily by searching online.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore
If you are redecorating or remodeling, keep Habitat Re-Store in mind….to donate items, or to buy quality recycled ones.