Charity Done Right

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 11 2011 @ 11:14am

Texas In Africa praises Habitat for Humanity:

Is Habitat perfect? Absolutely not. But … I think it's an organization that has developed a model that avoids many of the problems to which TOMS Shoes and other "Whites in Shining Armor" programs lead. By focusing on a partnership model, everyone becomes an equal contributor, giving dignity and pride to homeowners and volunteers alike. By maintaining a local focus with local decision making and promoting the local affiliate model worldwide, the organization avoids messing up local economies by flooding markets with unneeded materials. As the organization grows and learns from its mistakes, Habitat makes adjustments. I'm proud to be a part of it.