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Affordable housing among Giving Tuesday causes at Habitat for Humanity

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 11:10:43-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — There are so many days for shoppers this time of year, but many local non-profits and organizations are hoping you'll set aside some time or money to help those in need.

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity is just one of many organizations in Southern Colorado participating in Giving Tuesday this year. It's a day that was created in 2011, as a way to help charities raise money.

"It's kind of a counter to Cyber Monday and Black Friday," said Iaian Probert, Director of Development for Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, "any donations will go directly to our second Veteran's home build [this year]," said Probert.

This year, Habitat for Humanity is working on a home for a local veteran's family. The home is expected to be finished in the springs of 2020. For Giving Tuesday, there are a couple of different ways you can donate either your time or money to the veteran's home.

One of the fundraisers involves children of Habitat for Humanity recipients building Gingerbread Houses. Once those are finished, the homes will be on display at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore (411 S Wahsatch Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903). Then, if you'd like you can vote in person at the ReStore or one of several locations around Colorado Springs.

If you'd like a full list of the locations to vote, click the following link: Gingerbread Home Build.

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity is just one of many charities and organizations participating in Giving Tuesday. Next week, many organizations will also participate in Colorado Gives Day- which focuses on charities located in the state.