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Causes: Home Improvement & Repairs, Homeless & Housing, Homeowners & Tenants Associations, Housing Rehabilitation, Low-Income & Subsidized Rental Housing

Mission: San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity believes everyone deserves a decent and affordable place to call home. Together, we build homes and hope.

Results: San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity has completed 62 homes since the affiliate started (1990), providing more than 427 people with safe, decent, affordable housing.

Target demographics: Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit sgvHabitat.org

Geographic areas served: Azusa, CA, San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity serves 31 communities in northeast Los Angeles County. Our area runs along the San Gabriel foothills from Sunland, Tujunga and Glendale in the west through Azusa in the east, and from the mountains in the north to the 60 freeway in the south.

Programs: San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity builds decent, affordable houses and/or renovates houses for purchase by low-income families. We provide homeownership opportunities on a non-profit basis by maintaining low overhead. Our dedicated volunteers donate labor, materials, and financial support. Volunteers and homeowners help build homes under trained supervision. At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves. Your donation will help families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. Your support can help us do more in all the many ways that Habitat builds. Thanks to you, Habitat is transforming the lives of more than 5 million people around the world!

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

9 Rita Henderson


Rating: 5

SGV Habitat for Humanity is a tremendous organization. Not only do they provide a great service to the community and beneficary families, they also allow for a fulfilling volunteer experience. As Manager of Community Affairs for Nestle USA, we have taken teams of our employees to volunteer at their various build sites over the past several years. The volunteer work is meaningful, collaborative and conducive to building strong teams, who leave every build site with a great sense of accomplishment.



Rating: 5

I have volunteered and coordinated the volunteer group from my church since 2008. We have worked on several new home projects: two in Glendale, one in Monrovia, and now in Pasadena. We've also worked on three local brush with kindness home improvement projects. My experience has been rewarding beyond measure and has grown over the years. Workdays are well organized and welcoming. If you don't know anything about construction or if you have a lot of experience, you are part of the team. Working alongside the future homeowners is always a highlight. Many of us have gotten to know the construction supervisors and other staff members. In addition to working on construction sites, some of us have also volunteered in other ways, at events or on committees.
As a volunteer and donor, as well as a someone knowledgeable about the business of nonprofits, it would be hard to find a more deserving or financially responsible nonprofit in which to invest your money or time.



Rating: 5

SunGreen Systems worked with the San Gabriel Habitat for Humanity on their Geneva St. project in Glendale by donating and installing a Solar Photovoltaic System for the 5 houses. The organization was very professional throughout the project development, and SunGreen Systems is glad to have been able to participate in such important community development. We look forward to collaborating further with SVGHH in the future!



Rating: 4

My teenage sons and I have been volunteering with The San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity for over a year now. We love this organization that gives worthy families a hand up, not a hand out. I helped fundraise last year for the Harvest for Habitat dinner in September and my boys and their friends all helped serve at the event. My boys are also involved in the leadership of the youth council and recently participated in Shantytown raising over $7000. We are proud of such a wonderful organization in our Community and will continue to support it. Thank you Ginger for all your wonderful ideas and leadership as we get ready for a new fundraiser in September.