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Room to Play

When Houston homeowner Teresa Urbano tells her family’s story, she touches on something that many Habitat partner families know to be true.

Of the many benefits that a safe, decent, affordable shelter brings, having ample space to play and gather with friends is invaluable.

“The kids feel more free now,” Urbano says. “They just run around and have so much fun.”

That kind of room to play should be part of every kid’s childhood. Having a home to help make your own. Having a stable neighborhood where picnics and games like hide and seek are possible. Being outside, being active, being together.

For many families, the realities of living in inadequate housing crowd out these possibilities. But for kids around the world — more every day from Mongolia to Missouri, with your help — this is just what a Habitat home can mean.