Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church Donates $1000 from their largest Thanksgiving collection ever

Habitat for Humanity San Luis Obispo County is delighted to announce a gift of $1,000 from the Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. This investment supports the Home Preservation, Affordable Housing, and Neighborhood Revitalization programs. Nativity of Our Lady has long supported the San Luis Obispo community and their contribution to Habitat for Humanity SLO County demonstrates a shared commitment to addressing the pressing housing challenges faced by low-income individuals and families in our community.

The Home Preservation program helps homeowners safely remain in their home by offering essential repairs, accessibility modifications, and weatherization efforts. The Affordable Housing program focuses on constructing affordable homes for local families who struggle to find suitable housing options. The Neighborhood Revitalization program aims to enhance entire communities by addressing social, economic, and environmental factors that impact housing conditions.

“We are grateful to Nativity of Our Lady for choosing Habitat SLO County to be one of the recipients of this year’s Thanksgiving Outreach Offering,” said Nicholas Rasmussen, CEO of Habitat for Humanity SLO County. “Their generosity will strengthen our Home Preservation, Affordable Housing, and Neighborhood Revitalization programs, allowing us to create safe and affordable housing solutions for even more families in need. We’re honored to accompany St. Vincent de Paul in the congregation’s generous outreach to our community.”

Father Matthew Pennington, Pastor at Nativity of Our Lady, and congregation members enthusiastically welcomed Habitat SLO County and St. Vincent de Paul staff members last Friday. “Every year we have a spectacular Thanksgiving day mass and in our collection we state that we are giving a portion to some worthy charities. We have been supporting Saint Vincent de Paul and our local Food Bank because both organizations are doing such great work. This year I wanted to expand our reach and support Habitat for Humanity SLO County to bring some awareness to the amazing work they are doing every day.”

Habitat for Humanity SLO County collaborates with residents, local businesses, and organizations to implement sustainable changes that uplift neighborhoods and foster a sense of belonging. The investment from Nativity of Our Lady will help Habitat SLO County to make a lasting impact in our community.

Pennington shared, “Our people were delighted to support Habitat SLO County and gave very generously on Thanksgiving…we had our largest Thanksgiving collection ever! It was a great pleasure to encourage in a small way the significant and important work of Habitat SLO County. We at Nativity of Our Lady consider ourselves a friend of Habitat for Humanity.”

As a Habitat for Humanity International affiliate, Habitat for Humanity SLO County appreciates direct donations to their organization. These contributions enable the organization to utilize donor funds locally, reinforcing their commitment to making a positive impact on the community.