Need help choosing a New Year’s Resolution in 2020? Resolutions are all about improving and striving to do better and be better. We create goals in January that we work towards and continuously aim towards throughout the year. People joke about resolutions saying they are superficial, they don’t last. We disagree, creating goals is healthy and productive.

For 2020, let’s avoid picking goals aimed to only benefit ourselves like ‘to eat healthy’ and ‘workout more’. Let’s really challenge ourselves to be better and do better for us individually and our community. How do we make the world a better place? It takes small commitments and changes from each person to make a larger change in the world. When you decide to do better, you may set a great example for another to follow in your footsteps and before you know it, we are all working towards a brighter future.

Here are some examples of New Year’s Resolutions to do and be better in 2020:

Volunteer RegularlyVolunteer Regularly 

Did you know that research has proven that those who regularly serve others through volunteer work have on average less stress and lower blood pressure? We encourage you to make a long term personal commitment to regularly serve with our affiliate. You will be able to see the long term impact of your hard work which is incredibly rewarding. We invite you to join the Habitat family and become a Loyal Volunteer! A Loyal Volunteer is a volunteer who contributes 2-10 hours weekly or monthly achieving a minimum of 100 volunteer hours in one year. These volunteers dedicate their time to our mission while also benefitting from the friendships and interactions with other volunteers, staff, and partner families. To learn more about our Loyal Volunteer program and make your commitment to volunteerism in 2020, please contact Roberta.

Donate Regularly Donate Regularly

We are thankful for all the donations we received at the end of 2019 with Giving Tuesday and end of year giving but our programs are active all year round. Your support throughout the year is so important to helping us as we build new homes and work in our community through Neighborhood Reborn and our deconstruction program. God tells us ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20:35) and that ‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’ (Matthew 6:21). Each donation is an act of faith and when you regularly tithe you are prioritizing your giving instead of making it an after thought at the end of the year. Visit or contact Drew, our Director of Development and Engagement at to learn more. We encourage you to keep a grateful and generous spirit throughout the New Year.

Advocate for a Better FutureAdvocate for a Better Future

Supporting our work doesn’t always require your time and money. You can use the power of your voice to spread the word of our work in your community. Invite your network of friends, family, and coworkers to support the work of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County. Inform others of who we are, what we do, and what we stand for as well as the problem we aim to solve in the world by creating affordable housing. To learn more about the nationwide housing crisis, please visit Encourage people to visit our affiliate website to read about the programs we offer in Summit County There are plenty of misconceptions of our organization and we could use your help in correcting these. A recommendation or referral from a trusted friend is very valuable and we would appreciate if you shared your positive experiences with our affiliate to encourage others to join us in creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.