The tithe is a foundational principle of Habitat, based on our roots as an ecumenical Christian ministry. It is also a concrete way for US affiliates to be part of Habitat’s global vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” Each year, Habitat affiliates are expected to tithe (send 10% of their unrestricted contributions) to support Habitat’s global work. Affiliates may designate their tithe to specific countries or one of three tithe funds. Many of the tithe eligible countries depend on the tithe in order to stay sustainable and to serve more families.
In 2017 Wexford-Osceola Habitat for Humanity chose Habitat for Humanity Tanzania and Habitat for Humanity Nepal as their designated countries. Today we received word from Habitat for Humanity Tanzania that our donation helped to serve 54 families in November 2017! Please take a moment to read the letter from our Habitat family and to see photos of the great work they are doing to help support families in need of decent affordable housing.