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If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.

Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.

Mark your calendars for July 20, 2024! Join Pickens County Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's for a day of community service at Jaycee Park. Let's come together to paint, landscape, and make basic repairs to create a stronger, more vibrant community space.

Planning an Independence Day party shouldn’t have to be stressful. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need—from food to activities—to throw a bash your friends will rave about.

If you’re looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.

You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?

There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?

Memorial Day means much more than time off from work and hosting a barbecue, so if you want to get involved this weekend, check out these great ways to give back.

Art galleries are a beneficial component of any neighborhood. Check out some of these ways art galleries are important and why you should visit them this summer.

If you’re new to the tea game, here’s a breakdown of some of the main types of healthy teas and why you should start drinking them right away.

Storytelling is powerful, and it has enormous benefits in store for you and those around you. Today we’re going to talk about how storytelling can impact your life.

May Day is a time to come together with family and friends and create festive crafts. If you’re looking for a way to get started, check out these 5 cool craft ideas to celebrate.

Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you, but positively influences you as well. Here’s six ideas to get started.

The arts play a vital role in our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.

Pickens County Habitat for Humanity celebrates earning the Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency, demonstrating our commitment to openness and accountability. This recognition reflects our dedication to ethical practices and maximizing impact in providing affordable housing. Learn about our achievements, including partnering with 117 families since 1981, and how this accolade reinforces our mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance in our community.

Meditation is powerful. If you’re unsure whether or not the practice is worth looking into, check out these top ways meditation can help improve your life.

Turns out, regular writing and keeping a journal actually has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits. Today, we’re going to check them out.

Despite their age, children can have a powerful impact in the community, if only we encourage them to do so. Here are four reasons kids should start volunteering young.

Pickens County Habitat for Humanity recently presented to the City of Liberty, exploring partnerships to tackle affordable housing challenges. With rising housing costs and 20% of families below the poverty line, the need is critical. PCHFH proposes combining their expertise with city resources to create innovative solutions. Having built 13 homes in Liberty, PCHFH aims to expand their impact, focusing on affordable homeownership as a catalyst for generational change and community growth.

Gardening not only brings in beautiful colors, scents and foods to your home, but it has added benefits just for you. Here are some reasons you should plant a garden this season.

By going green, we create a better environment for ourselves and future generations. Check out these easy ways you can live an altruistic—and green—lifestyle.

This Women’s History Month, get involved by showing support for the women in your community. Check out these ways you can remember powerful women from history, while advocating for women today.

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.