Give the Gift of Firsts

Give the Gift of Firsts

About This Campaign

We all remember our FIRSTS.
Our first kiss . . .
Our first job . . .



Do you remember the feelings you had when you purchased your first home? The excitement of signing the papers and getting the keys. Driving up to the house,walking through the front doors with dreams of all the possibilities. Where will you put the couch? What color will you paint the walls? Do you remember your first holiday in your new home? Finding the perfect spot for the Christmas tree. The family and friends you invited to sit around the dining table. The aroma of the meal you cooked. The laughter filling the house.


Because of our community’s support, Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area has been able to give the Klatte family their FIRST home.


So many others in our community DREAM of being homeowners. For many, this FIRST is completely out of reach. The rising cost of buying a home means more and more hard-working families just can’t afford it. This year, Habitat for Humanity received 31 applications for two homes we will be renovating in La Crosse. We selected two very happy and excited families, but this mean the dream has been denied for 29 others.


Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry founded on the conviction that every family should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We partner with low-income, hardworking families and the community to build simple, decent, and affordable housing. Established locally in 1992, Habitat La Crosse has built and rehabbed safe, stable and sustainable homes for families in need. Every family who partners with Habitat must complete 350 hours of sweat equity, working on the construction site and at the Habitat ReStore, and successfully pass home buyer education and financial counseling. Homeowners repay an interest-free 30-yearmortgage back to Habitat. Thanks in part to partner family sweat equity and volunteer labor, the cost of a home is kept affordable, with typical monthly mortgage payments around $650 including taxes and insurance. The revolving fund created by mortgage payments received allows Habitat to reinvest into the community through additional housing opportunities, creating a lasting and sustainable investment for years to come.


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    This donation is in honor of James Szymalak
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