The holidays are a special time to gather and celebrate together. Our homes are the heart of those festivities, whether it’s gathering family or enjoying quiet days to relax, cook and enjoy the warmth and safety of home. Reflecting back on the year, we think of the two happy families who moved into brand new homes in Indio and will celebrate their first Christmas there, creating new memories in a safe and comfortable environment.

Throughout the year, we have also had the opportunity to help many elderly homeowners with home improvements that have restored safety, heat, and in some cases, quite literally the roof over their heads. It is an honor to serve in this way and we could not do it without the numerous volunteers from near and far who set aside time from their busy lives to help others.

Our thrift store, ReStore, helps fund these efforts and we are thankful for all the gently used items donated to us. This year, we were able to add a second truck for donations pickups, helping us process even more large items from our almost 20,000 square foot store. We invite you to stop by this holiday season to see the tremendous job our staff and volunteers do in managing one of the largest thrift stores in the Coachella Valley.

As we approach the end of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2021. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, partners and ReStore shoppers, we have had many opportunities to help our community and we look forward to continuing this important work in 2022.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible, end-of-year contribution to Habitat, please visit