We are very honored that Habitat for Humanity International has recognized our "Nickels for Nails" program with the Clarence Jordan award. The award was given as part of HFH International's "Pioneers In Excellence" program, which recognizes affiliates and volunteers who have demonstrated productivity, innovation and creativity in their efforts to eliminate substandard housing.
We would also like to thank and recognize all of the schools, youth programs and volunteers that participate in "Nickels for Nails". This award is for You!
For everyone who would like to learn more about "Nickels for Nails", or is interested in participating, here is some more info: Nickels for Nails is an ongoing initiative, established in the Fall of 2007, that engages youth ages 5-25 to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ all youth-built house. Youth participate as individuals or groups, collecting as many nickels (though any denomination is accepted) through ongoing efforts and special fund drives throughout the year. These include an online “friends ask friends” fund drive, a letter writing campaign and special events. Teachers or youth group coordinators who sign up for the program receive a coin collection container for their group filled with resources. They are also invited to download curriculum to educate their students about the growing housing crisis and how everyone can help eradicate poverty housing. As an added incentive, top fundraising groups and individuals are eligible to win prizes and are recognized for their achievements every year.