Before we moved into our new [Habitat] home, our family was always under extreme stress. The cost of renting on the South Shore is extreme to say the least. Add to that the shortage of housing. We have moved five times in five years. Our children have had to change schools several times. Our rent was always so high; we always had trouble making ends meet. The basic need of housing was our biggest burden, and the weight of this stress was taking its toll on the our whole family.
Diane Ahrens, Family Partner

Welcome to
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Habitat for Humanity


South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need.

NFPA collaborated with the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), and the South Shore Habitat for Humanity to sprinkler the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath homes. NFPA President Jim Pauley took part in assisting professionals with the installation, which will take no more than a couple days to complete. Also in attendance was coalition chair Mary Regan, chief of the Westfield Fire Department, and David LaFond with NFSA, which assisted in obtaining the materials and labor for the installation.  

"This type of partnership is essential to the success of our homebuilding efforts," says Martine Taylor, South Shore Habitat's executive director. "These contributions enable us to help families move out of unsafe and substandard housing and into decent, affordable homes of their own."

- See more at: http://sprinkler.blog.nfpa.org/2014/09/nfpa-and-other-residential-sprinkler-advocates-convene-for-a-sprinkler-installation-at-two-habitat-for-humanity-homes.html#sthash.YJF8i9ic.dpuf
World Habitat Day logoCelebrating World Habitat Day, October 6, 2014

On World Habitat Day, the first Monday in October, Habitat for Humanity joins the United Nations and organizations around the world in raising awareness, educating and mobilizing individuals and communities to take action on the current global housing crisis. Housing is central to ending the cycle of poverty. We want to see a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and so, on World Habitat Day, we call for programs, policies and systems that would make that world possible.

 


16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Join us on October 6, 2014 at Marshfield Country Club for a day of golf with new friends and old.

Register now and join us at this beautiful South Shore club.

 

2014 Arts & Crafts Fair
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The 2014 Arts & Crafts Fair to benefit South Shore Habitat for Humanity will be held on October 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Thayer Academy in Braintree. Get an early start on holiday shopping with a wide variety of hand made items from local artists and crafters.

If you are interested in exhibiting your hand-made items, register now

 

View The U and Support South Shore Habitat

Click here for ticketsYou are invited to The University Sports Club in Hanover on Saturday, November 1. See what The U has to offer as they partner with South Shore Habitat. Join us and show your team spirit by sporting your favorite team's apparel, colors, nail art, tattoos or whatever else you might dream up. Let's have some sporting fun!

For the Family: Field Day Fun  is a day of sports activities including volleyball, basketball, soccer, dodge ball, kickball and more. Form a team of family and friends or come alone and join a group 1:30-3:00 p.m. $25.00 per family or $5 for individuals. Click here for tickets.

Click here for ticketsFor the Adults: Tailgating at The U is a food extravaganza. The event includes complimentary beer and wine from VINOvations and foods from local restaurants including The Fours, Outback Steakhouse, 99 Restaurant, Not Your Average Joe's, Cask 'n Flagon, Panera Bread, Trader Joe's, and Quan's Kitchen, and more. There will be a silent and live auction with Comcast Sports and WEEI Sports Radio personality and stand-up comic Jerry Thornton, known for pre- and post- Patriots game analysis. 7:00-10:00 p.m. $50 per person. Click here for tickets.

Building Fire Safe Homes in Hanover

South Shore Habitat was pleased to host supporters of home fire sprinklers at the Center Street, Hanover build site on September 25 as sprinkler installation on the two new homes began.

Joining us was the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). NFPA President Jim Pauley took part in assisting professionals with the installation, which will take no more than a couple days to complete. Also in attendance was coalition chair Mary Regan, chief of the Westfield Fire Department, and David LaFond with NFSA, which assisted in obtaining the materials and labor for the installation.  

"This type of partnership is essential to the success of our homebuilding efforts," says Martine Taylor, South Shore Habitat's executive director. "These contributions enable us to help families move out of unsafe and substandard housing and into decent, affordable homes of their own."

 

 
Taniya Nayak speaks at the 2014 GalaMagical night at annual gala & auction

South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Taniya Nayak, a host and interior designer on HGTV and featured designer on Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible, and WCVB Chronicle host Anthony Everett, came together for the annual High Heels & Hard Hats gala event. South Shore Habitat'’s business partners, community leaders, and family partners enjoyed an evening with friends on Saturday, May 3, 2014, all in support of affordable housing. See photos from this year's Gala.

 
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Martine Taylor tells how you can get involved with South Shore Habitat for Humanity