Giving Back with Heart

Beyond the Picket Fence

We want our impact to extend beyond the four walls and doors we help to finance. That’s why, for every loan we help close, we will donate 10% of our profits to causes we consider “close to home.” When it’s your turn to fund your home, you get to decide where that contribution will go.


 

Helping veterans with the DAV

Following active duty in the military, many veterans have trouble adjusting to normal civilian life. They may require consistent medical attention or help claiming their benefits. The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a social welfare organization created by the U.S. congress in 1920 to help disabled military veterans get access to essential services, from medical needs to stable employment.

 

Freeing victims of sex trafficking with O.U.R.

30 million people are currently victims of sexual trafficking. Two million are children. Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) works with governments in countries from Cambodia to the United States to rescue human trafficking victims and prosecute offenders. Upon rescue, they also collaborate with aftercare centers and social workers to help rehabilitate and care for affected individuals.

 

Ending hunger with Feeding America

Hunger and food insecurity affects 1 in 9 Americans and 11 million children. Many people cannot afford to feed their families, but do not qualify for federal nutrition programs. This is because many are affected by unemployment, rising living costs, and stagnant wages. Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, with thousands of members and volunteers working across all 50 states.

 

Sharing knowledge with PoP

As many as 75% of children in the developing world cannot read, even after spending several years in school. This affects children negatively beyond their schooling. For instance, it impairs their ability to maintain good health and hygiene, support their families, and contribute to the communities they’re part of. Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a non-profit organization that works to build schools and education programs for children in these areas.