Houses for Change Collection Boxes

An Arts and Crafts Project to Teach Children Values

Houses for Change is a fun, educational project to raise awareness of homelessness and raise funds for Family Promise or any other homeless shelter, food bank, or charity.  It encourages social and emotional learning, while fostering caring and empathy.  This project is an opportunity to teach about the issues of homelessness and hunger and how each of us has the power to make a difference in the lives of others.

Houses for Change collection boxes can be used to raise funds for Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness, or any other homeless shelter, food bank, or charity.

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Using arts supplies, students decorate inexpensive house-shaped cardboard boxes to look like a house.  The children take their collection boxes home and fill them with change and bills.  On a selected date, participants bring the money collected to school for a donation to Family Promise or their charity of choice.

More than 50,000 kids have raised more than $500,000 for charities in the Houses for Change collection boxes they created.


Houses for Change at Banyon Creek



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