Nickels for Nails/Dollars for Doors is the youth-led fundraising component of Youth United, our initiative that mobilizes youth ages 5-25 to fully fund and build a Habitat home. It’s easy to help, and even the youngest child can understand the purpose, as the jar fills up and the kids receive updates on the house being built.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see how donating extra change and dollar bills can make a life-altering difference for a deserving family.
Teachers, youth group coordinators and students who sign up will receive a coin collection container for their classroom, along with a how-to guide about starting a successful fund drive. Teachers can also receive special curriculum to educate their students about the growing housing crisis in California and how everyone can help the cause.