Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Founded by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poor housing conditions. The Northwest Metro Atlanta affiliate was founded in 1986 as Cobb County Habitat. Since 1986, they have helped 468 families to become homeowners by building and renovating affordable houses that families earning 30 to 80 percent of the county's median family income could afford.
This past April, Legacy volunteers traveled to this affiliate in Atlanta to help build a Habitat for Humanity home. The Legacy Foundation was glad to join two great families for a day of painting. The Foundation also provided a grant to support the home build. To learn more, visit www.habitat.org.
Care Until the Cure
Founded in 2000, Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives. One way they accomplish this is by highlighting breast cancer research in their “Research News” section of their website. To find the most relevant and actionable research, their medical experts review the latest study results from a variety of publications. They then take that research, summarize it, and put it into a language that is easy to understand. They publish 10 to 15 articles each month and are beginning to add podcasts interviews and short videos. In 2016 alone, this section of their site received two million page views. The Legacy Foundation was happy to provide a grant to cover the costs of this project for one month. For more information, and how you may be able to help, please visit their website at www.breastcancer.org.
Enriching the Lives of Children and Young Adults with Disabilities
Since 1935, Variety – The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley has continued its mission to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational, and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence, and prepare them for life. Today their Camp and Developmental Center serves children between birth and age 21 with temporary and/or permanent disabilities resulting from injury, illness, or congenital conditions. The Legacy Foundation was pleased to have the opportunity to support their overnight camping program. The camping program serves over 100 children over a 7-week period. For the children, staying in the overnight camp strengthens their independent living skills, while the activities promote social interaction, physical activity, arts and crafts work. The Legacy Foundation provided a grant to purchase new bedding for the camp’s cabins. The previous beds were almost 10 years old and in need of replacement. We hope this contribution provided the campers with a healthier and more pleasant environment. For more information, and how you may be able to help, please visit their website at www.varietyphila.org.