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Why We Ride

Our rides are a service and fundraising extension of The Fuller Center for Housing, a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. By forming partnerships with local organizations, The Fuller Center provides the structure, guidance and support that communities need to build and repair homes for the impoverished among them.

A Fuller Center home is not a hand out, but a hand up. By working alongside volunteers and repaying construction costs on no-profit, no-interest terms they can handle, homeowners retain a sense of basic human dignity. The Fuller Center has been evaluated by the top charity watchdogs and received their highest ratings.

The Fuller Center Bike Adventure has raised over $2.35 Million since we began riding in 2008. Along our rides, we live simply and depend on the hospitality of host churches across the country. As such the Bike Adventure has been able to keep a very low overhead of 3%, sending 97% of donations received to The Fuller Center for Housing. Read on below for why that’s important to us.

What

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What difference does a house make?

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Health

Hello dry roof! Goodbye dirt floors.

Highly effective preventative medicine — no wonder our families get sick less often.

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Education

Safe, stable place to do homework

Imagine going to school if you can’t sleep at night. Kids get degrees that their parents only dreamed of. 

Income

A launchpad for small business

Study shows entrepreneurship rate among families tripling after moving into Fuller Center homes. 

Self-worth

Finally feeling like you belong

Never again embarrassed to let your friends see where you live. 

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Strong families

Home is a garden where families grow

Lower stress  +  less overcrowding  +  more stability  =  healthier families

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Whole Communities

Strong families build healthy communities

Demonstrating love and concern for your neighbors is built into our program. 

Why It Works

Partnership

Local Leadership

Built with Love

Homeowner families are full partners in the construction process, providing “sweat equity” and paying it forward to their neighbors on a no-interest basis. 

Every Fuller Center is initiated and led by locals so that the work is appropriate and the process empowers the community. 

Volunteers not only lower the cost of construction, but add “Love in the Mortar Joints” so that “every home is a sermon of God’s love,” as our Founder Millard Fuller put it.

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Partnership

Homeowner families are full partners in the construction process, providing “sweat equity” and paying it forward to their neighbors. 

Handshake orange

Local Leadership

Every Fuller Center is initiated and led by locals so that the work is appropriate and the process empowers the community. 

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Built with Love

Volunteers not only lower the cost of construction, but add “Love in the Mortar Joints” so that “every home is a sermon of God’s love,” as our Founder Millard Fuller put it.

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Real Stories of Real Success

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A Strong Family

Ana Tarazona Ramos - Peru

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A Whole Community

Nuevo Cuscatlan, El Salvador

More Familes We Love

Shreveport, LA

West Point, GA

Make it Possible

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