Pepine’s heart

Where Passion Meets Purpose

Pepine Gives, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2018, exists to create a positive, tangible impact on those who need it the most. Dedicated to enhancing housing affordability in the Alachua County area, Pepine Gives continually expands its reach.

Gainesville ranks as one of the least affordable cities in Florida.

The federal government states that housing is affordable if it costs no more than 30% of a household’s income. According to the Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse, in 2022, more than 21,000 Alachua County households spent over 50% of their income on housing costs, not including students. Furthermore, a 2023 study ranked Gainesville as the 2nd most expensive city to live in Florida.

That’s where we make an impact.

Since being founded by Betsy Pepine in 2018, we have helped make local housing more affordable to those who need it by:

Actively partnering with Habitat for Humanity

We fundraise for and volunteer with Alachua Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes for cost-burdened families across Gainesville.

Our organizational goal is to sponsor ten homes in ten years, and we’re already hard at work making that happen by hosting charity events like the Greater Gainesville Pickleball Open.

Repairing homes and selling them under market rates

We identify critical renovations your home needs and prioritize those that will get you the highest profit, finding you deals and fixes that make the changes affordable.

Fundraising, volunteering, and donation matching

We provide a matching grant of $1000 per year for each agent or staff member to donate to charities of their choice. Additionally, we organize monthly team volunteer events where our staff are encouraged to participate during business hours.

Through these efforts, we’ve had the priviledge of assisting many organizations, including cooking meals for Ronald McDonald House, arranging pet rescue events with the Humane Society of North Central Florida, organizing toy drives and campus beautification events on behalf of local schools, and much more.

Are you a representative of a Gainesville area philanthropic organization looking for volunteers? Contact us to explore working with our staff.

We continuously strive to invest in our community and make a tangible difference to those who need it most.

Betsy Pepine, Founder of Pepine Gives



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