Hearne Hardwoods Supports Habitat

On September 29 and 30, Hearne Hardwoods, Inc., a specialty lumberyard in Oxford, held their annual Open House event. For the past several years, the Hearne family has selected Habitat as the recipient of the funds from their raffles and wood auction held during the Open House. This year’s event alone raised over $4,700 for the construction of affordable housing in our community. As to why they continue to choose Habitat as the beneficiary of this event, Hearne Hardwood’s owner, Rick Hearne, says:

“In a world beset with so many humanitarian crises, it is difficult to decide who needs our help the most. We at Hearne Hardwoods Inc. give first to our local charities and in particular Habitat For Humanity of Chester County. Having a healthy local community gives us a stronger core to reach out into other parts of the world to share some love.” 

We are so grateful for the Hearne family’s continued support of empowering Chester County families through building decent, affordable shelter!

Hearne Hardwood Check Presentation

150th Home Groundbreaking

Thanks to your support, we are breaking ground on our 150th affordable home in Chester County! Stick around after the brief ceremony to take a tour of other Habitat homes under construction.

What: Groundbreaking Ceremony

When: Thursday, October 26 at 11:30 AM

Where: 400 Community Lane, Coatesville

Habitat Partners with Wellington at Hershey’s Mill

This June, staff members from Wellington at Hershey’s Mill and their partner, Caring Hospice, volunteered for two days at Habitat for Humanity as part of their first community Volunteer Initiative.

These volunteer days were part of a larger effort to encourage a giving heart and spirit of service in Wellington staff and residents. Though the weather was too hot to bring residents, they participated back at Wellington by assisting in fundraising events and making gifts for incoming Habitat homeowners. In just three months, they held dress down days, bake sales, raffles, and sold t-shirt sponsorships to raise over $1,300 for Habitat’s mission.

Habitat was chosen for this partnership as a result of the efforts of Wellington employee, Sabrina Codella, who has been a Habitat homeowner herself in New Jersey since 2008. Since spending nearly 400 hours of sweat equity building her home, Sabrina went back to school, became a RN, and is now the Director of Resident Care at Wellington Court.

Ms. Codella said the idea behind the initiative, aside from bringing staff and residents together, was to alleviate the stigma that entering into a senior facility means that a person can no longer contribute to society. She said the attitude that she wanted to impress upon residents was that, “No matter what stage of life you’re in, you can give back to the community.”

We look forward to partnering with Wellington in the future and were grateful to be a part of their first community Volunteer Initiative!

Driving to Build Golf Outing

Despite the sudden heat wave, it was a beautiful day for golf at the fourteenth annual Driving to Build golf outing on June 12 at French Creek Golf Club. Fun was had by all as foursomes competed in chipping, longest drive, straightest drive, and closest to the pin contests on a beautiful course. All money raised will support Habitat’s mission to build decent, affordable housing in Chester County. The success of the event would not have been possible without the support of the golfers and generous sponsors.

For more photos courtesy of Kristen Kanze Photography, visit our Facebook page.

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Beverage Cart Sponsors: Phillips Mushroom Farms, Rainer & Co.

Snack Table Sponsors: Drew & Dee Bilotta, Rick & Robin Gasloli, MacElree Harvey, Ltd., Meridian Bank, T.O. Epps & Associates, WSFS Financial

Vehicle Sponsor: Audi West Chester

Longest Drive Sponsors: Viwinco

Closest to the Pin Sponsor: Fox Rothschild

Chipping Contest Sponsor: RAM-T Corporation

Driving Range Sponsors: Pennoni Associates, Tague Lumber

Putting Green Sponsors: The Law Office of Jack D. Wuerstle, Radnor Benefits Group

Straightest Drive Sponsor: The Bourbon Trailblazers

Build a House…Build a Dream 2017

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Contestants!

A great day was had by all who participated in this year’s Build a House…Build a Dream contest! Each year our contestants’ model houses get more and more creative and this year was no exception! We want to congratulate them on their hard work and for making the judges’ decisions difficult!

We would also like to thank our volunteers, whose hard work and dedication made the event a success for our participants and spectators. We want to give an even bigger thank you to our founding sponsor, Fox & Roach Charities for their unparalleled support of this event over its fourteen year history.

Check out our Facebook page to see pictures from the event and to keep up to date with Habitat news and events.

Thank you to everyone who participated! Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

1st Place: Ally & Grace from Garnet Valley Elementary

2nd Place: Courtney & Maggie from Hillendale Elementary

3rd Place: Katie & Marley from Swarthmore-Rutledge Elementary

Fan Favorite Award: Caeli & Violet from Swarthmore-Rutledge Elementary

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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