Habitat of Benton County is dedicated to helping people realize their dreams of homeownership. We want to make decent shelter a matter of conscience as well as action, and cultivate partnerships that create a sense of belonging. Check out what exciting things are happening to help eliminate poverty housing.
There are those who enjoy crunching numbers, and those who would love to be doing anything else. With March underway and April just around the corner, you may be dreading a certain time of year that’s all but looming—tax time.
It’s impossible to put the best version of yourself out into the universe if you’re already starting at a disadvantage. Make sleep a priority and see the health benefits that affect your overall wellbeing.
Whether it’s doing something for you, your loved ones or members of your community, check out these ways to boost serotonin levels throughout these cold months.
Giving back your time as a board member is a fulfilling way to help make a difference for a cause that you love.
Giving back to the world starts with you. How will you focus on your mental health this week?
This year, instead of simply focusing on your loved ones, consider using February as a time to spread love all over your community. From small acts of kindness to lasting community connections, there are so many ways you can show love this month.
Helping others can provide a new sense of purpose that may have been dwindling as a result of the new way of life we’ve endured in 2020. So in order to breathe new life into 2021 and beyond, it’s time to look outside ourselves and focus on others.
The good you put out into the world will not only benefit the organization you’re volunteering with, but also will leave your family feeling good about the positive work you’ve accomplished together.
People in your everyday life may be struggling much more than you know. So what can you do to help?
Just when you thought the holidays were over, the season of giving has extended into 2021. Use this month as a time to put good vibes out into the universe and continue giving.
While there may only be a few days left, there’s still time to put forth your best effort in 2020. Close out the year with one of these five acts to end on a high note.
While you’ve probably been looking ahead for quite awhile, it’s now time to think about how you’ll spread kindness and love in the coming year.
Giving back and spreading the love this holiday season is sure to make your friends, family and loved ones smile.
Whether donating money or time, giving back has been shown to make a positive impact that goes far beyond the initial act of giving.
On Giving Tuesday, every contribution counts, whether monetarily or otherwise. Check out these ways that you can participate in Giving Tuesday 2020 and beyond.
As the weather outside takes a downward dive, there are plenty of ways to lift spirits this holiday season. It’s time to spread warm wishes and cheer.
For nonprofit organizations around the world, year-end giving is a major boost to help reach giving goals.
While we can’t control what happens in 2020, we can all take steps toward remaining positive even on the most challenging days.
How will you practice thankfulness this November? These small but thoughtful actions can help remind you that there’s a lot to be thankful for this year.
On this holiday that usually centers around the scary, consider using it as a force for good.
Meet Michaela Martin-Worley, one of Habitat for Humanity of Benton County’s newest board members. She brings passion and experience to her role of service on the Board and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team. Take a few minutes to read our Q&A and get to know Michaela.
There are plenty of ways to cheer up somebody you love, many of them only involving your time.
It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the impact they can have in the world by spreading kindness.
Whether it be adopting an animal or helping in various other ways, we hope you’ll take part in Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.
Before you totally ‘write off’ the idea, consider the benefits that come along with journaling a little every day. Check out these five ways that getting your thoughts down on paper (or on your laptop) can help cultivate a more philanthropic focus.
With changing seasons comes more than just pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and crunchy fall leaves. The new season also brings forward new opportunities to do good out in the world.
What are you waiting for? The benefits of mentoring will not only give back to your mentee, but also to your community, and even to you.
Visit one of the great disc golf courses in Benton County to try a new sport and stay active.
While it’s easy to get wrapped up in checking in on others, it’s important for your mental health to practice self-care.
Meet Kathi, Habitat for Humanity of Benton County's grant administrator, and learn about her work with the organization.
Who knew that making a difference in the world could be as easy as wi-fi and your own couch? Leave it to the world of do-gooders to find ways to volunteer, even in the midst of a global pandemic!
When it comes to giving back, there are many ways for you to help out your local nonprofits without having to leave your home.
Habitat projects are only successful with the support of community partners who are willing to donate their time and services to keep build costs as low as possible. One of those long-time partners is Tim Sorey and his company Sand Creek Engineering and Landscape Architecture.
Motivational quotes inspire us to do more, be more and become more of who we are. Each and every one of us can make an impact or difference in this world and leave it better than when we came.
This back-to-school season, do more than simply prepare for a new school year—help those in need.
Volunteers are vital to the Habitat mission. Rick's dedication to the ReStore over the past three years through his time and resources is a great help to the organization.
In 2020, you might be wondering if being happy is something you could admit to—but even during challenging times, there are ways to boost your mood and try to celebrate the good things in life.
Habitat homes are not free. They require an investment of time, called sweat equity, and money, paid off over 20+ years as an affordable, interest-free mortgage. Making the final mortgage payment is truly an accomplishment worthy of a celebration. For two of Habitat for Humanity of Benton County’s homeowners, that celebration took place in June 2020.
Summer picnics are a great way to enjoy family and friends, be outdoors and social distance. Try these recipe ideas for your next outing!
When it comes to living an altruistic life that can help make a difference for others, one of the most valuable things you can give your community is the gift of volunteering.
A Habitat for Humanity of Benton County homeowner created a little pantry to serve the residents of her community and navigate the challenges of her grief.
It is no secret a college education is a significant investment and living on campus can present its own set of financial challenges when students begin to furnish the housing space. Fortunately, there are many options for finding affordable, quality furnishings, appliances and decor to truly make a dorm room or apartment a home away from home.
On average, a new habit takes approximately 30 days to develop, so don’t get discouraged if you struggle at first. Remain positive and focused on the goal.
The summer months are a great time to tackle those outdoor projects and home projects you have been wanting to accomplish. From small-scale patio spaces to large-scale renovations, now is a great time to get started.
Step out of your comfort zone, ask questions, get to know someone different than you. You might be surprised by how much this can enrich your life.
Have you ever wondered if you have the power to make a difference in your community? While large efforts tend to be more obvious, smaller acts can sometimes make an even bigger impact. Do not forget kind deeds often require very little money or no money at all. Do something kind for a stranger or someone you care for. You never know just how far the gesture will reach.
When mindful meditation becomes part of your daily routine, you’ll notice its benefits become a regular part of your life.
Read an update on Habitat's work in Benton County from Executive Director, Cindy Acree.
There’s no doubt about it: the early bird does get the worm, and if you strive to live a more altruistic lifestyle, your morning routine should play an important role.
The name Habitat for Humanity is well-known and recognized around the world, including in Benton County, Ark. However, there are a myriad of myths many people know about the nonprofit. Lets fact-check and clarify so you can better understand who we are.