Read Books, Raise Roofs!

Read Books, Raise Roofs!

March 1st, 2022

This weekend, we're teaming up with Community Housing Coalition (CHC) of Madison County to raise money for rural housing improvements! Ten percent of every sale online or in-store will benefit the nonprofit's work addressing urgent repair needs that threaten the health and safety of community residents.

Over the last two years, the cost to build or repair homes has risen dramatically, so programs like CHC’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors are more important than ever. Community Housing Coalition’s volunteer-powered approach to rural home safety and accessibility gives our neighbors—especially the elderly and folks with mobility challenges—the freedom to remain independent in their own homes.

Community Housing Coalition provides urgent home repairs to low-income residents in need of assistance. In 2021, CHC undertook 74 home repairs and oversaw 4,812 hours of volunteer labor to bring rural homes up to essential housing standards. We're excited to help them grow their impact!

To promote our fundraiser, we've worked with CHC staff on a book recommendation list that includes titles by local authors, books that guide the work of the nonprofit, and other titles of regional interest. Don't need a book but want to support the cause? You can make a direct donation.