#GivingTuesday this year is November 28th. If you’re among the millions of people worldwide who plan to take part in the social media movement this year, might we suggest a few local nonprofit organizations who could use your help.

The following 5 organizations serve veterans, children, and families in San Diego and beyond through home construction and renovation projects. We encourage you to learn more about the amazing work these (and other) local organizations are doing to fight poverty, combat homelessness, and provide happy, healthy living environments for everyone in our community.

Rebuilding Together San Diego

As their tagline states, Rebuilding Together San Diego (RTSD) believes that “everyone deserves a safe and healthy home.” Since 1995, RTSD has helped rehabilitate over 400 homes and facilities, which combined serve thousands of local San Diego residents in need. The San Diego chapter is part of the larger Rebuilding Together Affiliate Network, which includes 200 chapters across the United States. RTSD offers a variety of programs ranging from their Annual Rebuilding Day to their REO Program.

Donate to Rebuilding Together San Diego

San Diego Habitat for Humanity

Most people are familiar with Habitat for Humanity, an international NGO that has helped build safe, decent, and affordable shelter for families in need since 1976. The San Diego arm of the organization works to carry forward the parent organization’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope throughout San Diego County.

For Giving Tuesday 2017, San Diego Habitat for Humanity is promoting #2x4Tuesday and #BuildUpBallantyne to raise the equivalent of the cost of all the lumber and nails for two entire homes on Ballantyne Street, their newest construction site in El Cajon.

Donate to San Diego Habitat for Humanity

HomeAid San Diego

According to HomeAid San Diego’s website, “Every dollar donated to HomeAid San Diego goes directly towards the building or renovation of a shelter or housing project.” The HomeAid Building Model strives to maximize each dollar donated by partnering with local and national builders, as well as local homeless service agencies in San Diego.

banner image for hunger and homelessness awareness month

With projects that include Maternity Shelters, Life Spring House, Casa Kids Campus, and Sullivan Group Home, HomeAid San Diego aims to serve San Diego’s homeless community - from women and children to veterans and the disabled.

Donate to HomeAid San Diego

Build A Miracle

Building A Miracle is a San Diego-based organization dedicated to building homes, improving neighborhoods, and educating & training communities in Tijuana, Mexico. Starting by Chris and Julianne North in 2001, Build A Miracle has constructed over 260 homes, tutored more than 250 people weekly, and started trade schools focusing on sewing, construction, baking, and beauty school.

image of finished home in Tijuana

Donate to Build A Miracle

Community HousingWorks

Community HouseWorks (CHW) serves more than 8,000 people each year, working to provide those with limited the chance to find home stability, secure an affordable rent, and be part of strong local community. Through their real estate development efforts, CHW has been able to lead the construction of multi-family, affordable housing and rehabilitation of single-family homes for resale in urban, suburban, and rural communities in San Diego County and throughout California.

image of CHW real estate development project

Donate to Community HousingWorks

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