Denise’s story

During the day, Denise worked as a hotel housekeeper in South Carolina, earning $9.95 an hour. At night, she supplemented her income with a second job, cleaning the office of a brand-name technology company. That job, which paid $8 an hour with no benefits, nosed her household just over the official poverty line. On most nights, […]

Keto’s story

“Art is the only thing that lets me forget about my poverty situation. In the fourth grade I won an art award. My mom and her boyfriend stole my $10 check and bought beer. I was still happy because it was my first check I ever got. We were evicted a lot. No water, no […]

Melissa’s story

Last year we asked for your support to build homes on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. November is Native American Heritage Month – and we’re so proud to be a part of a new chapter in Fort Peck. As you gather with your loved ones for Thanksgiving, please take a moment to meet one very special family. I […]

Meet Jeff Adrien

What’s better than playing power forward for the Pelicans? How about being as aggressive and passionate about the helping people in need as you are about scoring inside? Meet Jeff Adrien – or as we like to call him, “New Orleans’ Tallest Philanthropist.” At 6′-7″, Jeff is known for his relentless playing style, a trait that got him signed to […]

Peek inside our tiny house!

We’ve had a busy three weeks! Over the last 21 days, our New Orleans team designed and built our first tiny home. Built in partnership with our friends at Tiny House Nation, the one bedroom / one bathroom house is 430 square feet. That might sound small, but it includes all the features of a […]

Ten Years…

The message of Make It Right is to take this spot that was emblematic of such human failure and to make it a human success story of how we can build in the future, how we can build with equality, how we can build for families. – Brad Pitt, founder, Make It Right

Growing Strong

    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward still lacks a grocery store. That’s why our families love community gardens – and access to free, nutritious food for their families. On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are dedicating an entire plot of land for a new garden that can support many families. But we […]

Big news, little house

We’re so excited to announce that Make It Right is partnering with FYI’s Tiny House Nation on our very first tiny home! We’re building the house for a very deserving local school teacher in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. Construction photos and facts about this special house below. Make It Right’s tiny house will be 496 square feet. Downstairs […]

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