What is the Carter Work Project?

Carter Work Project is an annual weeklong event that takes place in a different location in the world each year. The project began in March 1984, when President and Mrs. Carter worked with Habitat in Americus, Georgia. They quickly realized that Habitat’s mission closely aligned with their values, and a partnership was formed, thus leading to their long-term involvement with Habitat.

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. This was the inaugural Carter Work Project. To date, President and Mrs. Carter have worked with over 92,260 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair 3,944 homes.

Despite being 92 and 89 years of age respectively, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter continue to travel and volunteer their time with the project. Their time and effort helps to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable home ownership around the world.

Habitat Heartland Ontario is proud to participate in the Carter Work Project with builds in St Thomas and London.