Dear supporters,

I hope this message finds you well. Over the past couple of years, San Diego Habitat for Humanity has achieved significant milestones, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These accomplishments are thanks to the vision of our Board of Directors, the dedication of our staff, and the unwavering support of our philanthropic partners and community, including ReStore donors and shoppers. Just this year, we completed 10 homes in Escondido, with families now settled and enjoying their new homes.

This achievement underscores our commitment to providing safe and affordable housing for working San Diegans. Additionally, we have also seen a tremendous increase in interest and applications for affordable homeownership, highlighting the critical need in our community.

However, alongside these successes, I must also share some difficult news. After careful consideration, the board of directors has made the difficult decision to close both of our ReStore locations, effective October 31, 2024. This decision was not made lightly, and it stems from the profound impact of COVID-19 on retail and nonprofit sectors like ours, exacerbated by high building and finance costs in the current market.

By closing the ReStores, we can focus our efforts and resources on what we do best — empowering families by creating more affordable homeownership opportunities across San Diego County. Your continued support is key as we navigate this transition and strive to create lasting, positive change in our community.

Thank you for your understanding and continued dedication to our mission.

Warm regards,

Kwofi Reed
President + CEO

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