The Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Donation House was given a makeover just in time for the “Wrapping for Habitat” fundraiser now underway at the Danbury Fair Mall. Volunteers are wrapping holiday gifts purchased throughout the mall now through December 24th just outside of Macy’s on the 2nd floor. With a suggested donation of just $5 per gift, people can get their gifts wrapped while supporting Housatonic Habitat for Humanity. Walter Knittel is the volunteer Facilities Manager at Housatonic Habitat for Humanity who spent time over the past few weeks updating the donation house. Walter regularly donates his time maintaining and improving Housatonic Habitat’s affiliate office and ReStore facility at 51 Austin St. in Danbury, CT.
Housatonic Habitat for Humanity focuses on making a meaningful difference in the lives of qualified working families by promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency through ownership of affordable homes. Households often consist of those who have limited assets and who have jobs that also have income caps. By providing decent, affordable, safe housing to qualified regional families, Housatonic Habitat contributes to community revitalization in the greater Danbury region by creating homes that can transform a street and neighborhood and add value to the community. This process transitions families from renters to homeowners who pay taxes; it helps stabilize families; and enables households to build equity for their future.