CARTER WORK PROJECT
We have been honored to have two of the world’s most respected and famous people as dedicated and hardworking Habitat volunteers for more than 35 years.
Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter demonstrated their commitment to social justice and basic human rights over and over again during their time in the White House, and their resolve has only deepened since moving on, most notably through the Carter Center in Atlanta. They have also worked on numerous Habitat builds both in the United States and around the world alongside diligent volunteers just like you.
In March 1984, President and Mrs. Carter worked with Habitat in Americus, Georgia. This led up to their long-term involvement with us. They quickly realized that our mission closely aligned with their values, and a partnership was formed. Just a few months later, in September of that same year, the Carters led a Habitat for Humanity work group to New York, serving 19 families in need of safe, affordable housing. That was the inaugural Carter Work Project, which is now a week-
long event taking place in a different location all over the world each year.