Open Doors

Open Doors is Habitat’s 5-year, $4 million campaign to build 30 homes! 


Open Doors is shaping Habitat’s future, empowering our team with the tools we need to serve more families through affordable homeownership. The initiative seeks to raise $4 million to increase of our construction output by 50 percent through 2026… and put us in the position to build more for years to come. As our organization enters the final leg of our fundraising effort, we will turn to our shared communities to help us cross the finish line by raising the last $1 million of our total goal.

What We've Raised
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Our goal is to raise $4 million by end of this year, which will fund our 30-home build goal. We have $500,000 to go! Our team will look to the community over the coming months to help us cross the finish line. You can designate your gift to Open Doors here or contact Vice President of Development and Communications Amy Balestier at [email protected] and (223) 444-6415 to discuss a gift that is right and meaningful to you. Together, we can build MORE!

Partner Highlight

Clark Associates Charitable Foundation was among the very first donors to lend its support to Open Doors and has been behind our effort since we launched the campaign in 2021. The Foundation and Clark employees have lifted us up through leadership gifts, staff build days and special fundraising challenge opportunities, like its Bike-A-Thon in support of Habitat (pictured here). A mighty team of 50 cyclists biked 6,453 miles over a month for affordable homeownership! We’re grateful for the many special ways they are moving the needle on our effort to build MORE!

A Unique Reveal

We are so fortunate to be where we are today in our fundraising effort due to the generosity of many individuals, companies and foundations who stepped up early AND in a big way to help us raise our $4 million. In thanks, we will be unveiling a donor appreciation wall in our new ReStore and Habitat office, located at 1061 Manheim Pike in Lancaster.  The wall will showcase our donors and homebuyers through a mural of wooden keys and front doors, hand-made by designer Renee Althouse. Stay tuned for information about the big reveal later this summer. And, to learn about our giving opportunities behind this special display, please contact Amy Balestier to have a conversation.