St. Monica Catholic Community is honored to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity by sponsoring volunteer builds in various locations in Southern California as well as in other states and countries.
We sponsor local volunteer builds, typically one Saturday per month between October and May. Everyone is welcome to participate! No experience or special skill is necessary—Habitat will provide the tools, and you will receive any necessary construction guidance on the builds themselves. Over the past few years, our local teams have contributed to home-building projects in the Los Angeles area, the San Fernando Valley, and Ventura County. We even participated in an unforgettable event—a Key Ceremony, which is the chance to welcome a family into their new home for the first time.
In addition to our local builds,we have also sponsored volunteer builds in places with great need for affordable housing: New Orleans, Louisiana; Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico; and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
To help support all these efforts and those of the St. Monica Catholic Community in general, we host an annual community party and participate in parish events.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, visit habitat.org
If you'd like to make a gift to our Habitat ministry, click here. Be sure to select "Outreach and Pastoral Care in the designation menu and put "Habitat" in the comments box.
Habitat Kids' Virtual Build!! Starts August 12!!
Here's an easy question that we know you can answer "Yes!" too . . .
Do you know any kids or teenagers that
If so, the Habitat LA Catholic Coalition has a great way for them to make a difference - they can do a virtual Habitat build that can help raise money for Habitat! The funds raised will be used to help build affordable homes for hard-working families in southern California.
For more information, go to https://www.kidz4habitat.com/
New Home Build Virtual Kick-off on August 8!! Habitat LA Latino Build!!
Our St. Monica Habitat Ministry partners with Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A. (Habitat LA), and in particular with the Habitat LA Catholic Coalition. On August 8, the Coalition and Habitat LA celebrated something really great - the start of two new homes in South L.A.!
Habitat LA is partnering in South L.A. with the Latino community, area churches and businesses to continue to provide affordable housing for families in need! Zoom in and learn more about how you can be involved in this inaugural Latino Build as Habitat creates new homes while fighting COVID 19, expanding racial reconciliation, and building hope together.
We look forward to being a part of this important home-building project!
Kaoru & one of her sons in front of their new home!!
We have exciting news! Six of the Culver City homes that you helped to build have been completed, and the homeowners have moved in, including our friend Kaoru and her three sons!
To celebrate, Habitat LA hosted a safe & socially-distanced Caravan Parade on Saturday, May 30. Several of our St. Monica Habitat volunteers were a part of the fun. Cars, festooned with balloons, posters & pom-poms lined-up at Vet's Memorial Park in Culver City, winding their way through the city to Globe Avenue, the location of six newly completed Habitat homes (with four additional homes under construction).
Driving past the beautiful homes, decorated by tons of balloons & thank-you posters, there was a wild and joyous frenzy: of horn-honking, waving from the drivers, and an enthusiasm matched by our new home owners and their families. The energy, smiles, hellos and happiness shared that day was enough to power a city for days!
We look forward to the completion of the additional four homes, and to what we know will be another joyous celebration!