The word “tithe” comes from the tradition in which people of certain faiths would donate ten percent of their income to their religious institution. Through Habitat for Humanity International’s tithe program, Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia donates a tenth of what we raise in undesignated gifts to support the construction of Habitat for Humanity houses in other countries around the world. Each year Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia determines the countries that will receive our tithe. We have tithed to the Philippines, Costa Rica, Haiti, Chile, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, Malawi, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka.
Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia has built over 180 Habitat homes internationally through our tithe since our founding in 1995. In 2010, we received the Malachi 3:10 Award for reaching $500,000 in lifetime tithe support. The tithe is our way of living out our gratitude. By sharing our blessings with our brothers and sisters around the world, we not only advance Habitat’s vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” but also demonstrate our faith in the abundance of God.