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Read stories about how we bring people together by building our community!

When it comes to supporting local business, there’s more to it than helping the community; it supports you too. Check out these reasons why going local helps you out in the long run.

Kevin Parris joins PCHFH as the new Construction Coordinator, bringing extensive construction experience and a personal connection to Habitat's mission. He aims to empower families and volunteers, focusing on building not just houses, but homes filled with hope and love.

There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

Explore the diverse volunteer opportunities at Pickens County Habitat for Humanity (PCHFH), from hands-on construction work on Tuesdays/Thursdays or Wednesdays/Fridays, to contributing your expertise in one of our vital committees. Whether you're looking to offer administrative support, specialize in communications, or join the crew building homes, your role at PCHFH will have a profound impact. This article delves into the various ways you can get involved, highlighting the unique benefits and transformative experiences volunteering offers. Join us in our mission to build not just houses, but hope and community.

At Habitat on the Hill, PCHFH and other affiliates discussed affordable housing with key political figures, emphasizing the need for supportive policies and the impact of advocacy on national housing policy reform efforts.

The PCHFH family celebrated the dedication of the Wright family's new home in Liberty, a testament to community support and perseverance. This event marks a new beginning filled with hope and love, showcasing the power of collective action.

What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!

Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. So how can we stand up to them and choose joy instead? Check out these 5 ways!

Embarking on an ambitious journey towards equitable and sustainable communities, our 2024 vision focuses on transformative housing advocacy. This guide highlights key public policies and initiatives aimed at reshaping affordable housing. It's a call to action for leaders and citizens to create a more inclusive future. Explore the strategic paths from expanding home production to fair lending, all designed to build not just homes but hope and stability for everyone in our community.

In a touching farewell message, Jill Evans shares a significant announcement about her future and reflects on her meaningful journey with Pickens County Habitat. She highlights the organization's growth, her deep connections with partner families, and her gratitude towards dedicated volunteers. Hinting at exciting changes and a promising future under new leadership, this open letter is a heartfelt homage to the community she's served and a glimpse into the next chapter for both her and Habitat.

In this behind the scenes look into the work of PCHFH, the Fall 2023 Pearce Center interns share their inspiring journey. Dive into the heartwarming experiences of three Clemson students as they recount their semester with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity, from impactful projects to personal growth and community connections.

Clemson President's Leadership Institute and Habitat for Humanity team up for a transformative day of service. Discover how this unique partnership is shaping futures and strengthening community bonds in an inspiring event that goes beyond leadership.

The art of meeting new people, and establishing new relationships, is a genuine skill. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!

Fortunately, recent studies have shown that volunteering with people (or a cause you care about) can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues.

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2024 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.

Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or with other altruistic causes.

As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

Habitat for Humanity's Cost of Home campaign has made substantial progress towards its goal of assisting 10 million people with affordable housing, achieving over 300 policy wins and aiding 6.6 million individuals in just four years.

Pickens County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the dedication of a new home in Clemson on November 12, 2023, marking a significant milestone for the family and community. The heartfelt ceremony, highlighting collaboration and hope, underscored Habitat's mission of building homes and changing lives.

Telesa Blake-Robertson, supported by Pickens County Habitat for Humanity, overcame personal challenges to become a proud homeowner. She recently achieved a new dream when she made her final mortgage payment. Her story highlights the transformative power of Habitat's homeownership program.

Pickens County Habitat for Humanity commemorates former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, honoring her legacy as a champion of social justice, mental health, and affordable housing. Integral to Habitat's story, her life's work profoundly impacts humanity and continues to inspire.

The 2023 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree stands as a towering emblem of holiday spirit and transformation in New York City. Beyond its festive allure, the Center partners with Habitat for Humanity, turning its lumber into sustainable housing materials, symbolizing a cycle of renewal and hope for families in need.

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.

On November 25th, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.

This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.

Discover the profound impact of housing on our lives and communities. From the challenges of finding affordable homes to the vital role of Pickens County Habitat for Humanity, explore the intricate housing cycle and learn how you can be part of the solution.

Dolly's Roofing, a family-run Seneca-based company, partners with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity, providing quality roofing services for community builds. Founded on values of superior customer care, they emphasize giving back. Charles Dolly, the founder, encourages businesses to join hands with Habitat for its transformative impact.

Architect Lura Godfrey collaborates with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity, offering designs and championing affordable housing. Inspired by family and faith, she urges support for the cause, emphasizing the power of homeownership.

Clemson University students completed their 30th annual Homecoming Build for Habitat for Humanity, constructing a home later relocated to Pickens. The effort, supported by community sponsors, emphasizes the community’s support of affordable housing initiatives.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

If you’re looking to celebrate this multicolor season in style with your family, check out these fun fall adventures you need to go on this year.

Dogs are the best, and this month you can celebrate them even more, because October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Dive into inspiring tales of triumph and transformation as we revisit the lives of three remarkable homeowner partners from past Homecoming Builds. Discover the impact of affordable housing on their families and learn about the community they built along the way.

Explore the vital link between affordable housing, equity, stability, and community. A home is more than shelter—it's a foundation for financial security. Join Pickens County Habitat for Humanity to understand housing's impact and become an affordable housing champion!

Spanning over three decades, Theron Cochran's volunteer story is a testament to passion and dedication, showcasing how individuals can truly make a difference. Celebrate the profound impact he has had on Pickens County, shaping a better tomorrow for families in need.

In a remarkable show of community spirit, Alair Homes partnered with Habitat for Humanity for a statewide, multi-site volunteer collaboration, leaving a lasting mark on the landscape of affordable housing. Read on to learn more about their experience with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity.

Being kind to a stranger may seem simple, but it often requires a conscious effort to do. How can you show kindness to strangers in your life? We have 9 ideas to start.

How can you make a difference in the world? By reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these easy ways you can lessen your environmental impact and help save the earth.

A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.

Tomorrow, September 12th, commemorates America’s favorite frothy chocolate drink in a way which brings together chocolate and ice cream lovers alike.

Whether you choose to volunteer at a local shelter, support military service personnel or donate to a cause you care about, your Labor Day can be focused on honoring those who have worked so hard to build up our country’s economic and political well being. 

The journey toward homeownership is often a complex puzzle of opportunity and finances, but for many families in Pickens County, it’s a dream they fear they’ll never achieve. Learn how Pickens County Habitat for Humanity is empowering residents as they seek the stability and peace of mind that comes from owning your own home.

Harbin Lumber is a family-owned business that has been serving Pickens County for over 100 years. The company is known as a go-to source for top-notch lumber and building materials. But what sets them apart isn't just what they provide; it's what they give back.

After retiring from a 30-year career as a self-employed civil structural engineer consultant, Gary Caruso has found a new sense of purpose in volunteering with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity. He has been volunteering with the organization for 18 months, and in that time, he has helped build several homes for families in need.