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Entries Tagged as 'Habitat For Humanity'

Bright Shiny Objects, Part II

October 18th, 2012 · 4 Comments · money, spirituality & religion

Last Sunday I posted on the Habitat For Humanity fundraiser I attended. I felt it was dominated by bright shiny objects, and was straying from its mission of affordable housing, co-built by people of all income levels, with materialism and elitism. Not surprisingly, some commenters (fellow attendees and friends of mine) had a differing opinion. So [...]


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Bright Shiny Objects

October 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments · lifestyle, money, spirituality & religion

I went to a Habitat For Humanity fundraiser at the Nines here in Portland on Friday night, excited because I love their mission of building stable, affordable housing for low-income families. My husband and I have donated steadily to Habitat over the last five years. But I came away disillusioned, blinded by the event’s bright shiny objects. The [...]


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The Joy Of Building Instead Of Destroying

April 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment · work

While the news is filled with the destructive war in Libya, a highly constructive event just occurred in Ethiopia. A Habitat For Humanity trip led


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