Home is the Key

Here at Habitat, we believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Many Americans live in inadequate housing conditions, creating barriers to opportunity, success, stability and growth. One in four households in the US pays more than 30% of their income on housing, leaving less money for necessities like food and clothing. Because Habitat mortgage payments are so much lower than rent in many areas of Chester County, after moving into a Habitat home, families have more disposable income that they can use for their health, education, and children’s needs.

Through shelter, Habitat empowers homeowners to achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Decent shelter is something all of us need to thrive. This year, we are excited to officially welcome five families into Habitat homeownership, giving them a stable and bright future. Unlock a family’s future by donating to Habitat today.

 

Unlock a family’s future

Driving to Build Golf Outing

Join Habitat for Humanity for a day of golf on Monday, June 11 at French Creek Golf Club in Elverson. Designed by renowned architect, Gil Hanse (designed the 2016 Olympic Golf Course in Rio), French Creek is a challenging, exclusive, and scenic course. Proceeds from the outing benefit the construction of affordable homes in Chester County.

Where: French Creek Golf Club, 4500 Conestoga Road, Elverson

When: Monday, June 11, 2018. Registration opens at 9 AM, shot gun start at 10:30 AM.

Registration: $400 for an individual golfer or $1,500 for a foursome and two tee signs. Includes a continental breakfast at registration, on course food stations for lunch, and gourmet food and cocktails, a silent auction, and awards to follow after golf.

To register and learn about sponsorship opportunities, see our brochure. Questions? Contact Jason at 610-384-7993, ext. 12.

Registration & Sponsorship Information

Presenting Sponsor

Building a Thirst Brewery Ticket Book

Nine Chester County breweries have teamed up to create the Building a Thirst brewery ticket book benefitting Habitat for Humanity. Each book contains tickets redeemable for a free beer at each brewery between January 1 and September 3, 2018. Books are $40 (cash only) and will be sold at the following dates and locations:

   
     
     

Build a House…Build a Dream Contest for Kids 2018

Thank you to all of the contestants and families that attended the fifteenth annual Build A House…Build A Dream contest on Saturday, March 17. By participating, you helped us raise awareness for the work that Habitat for Humanity does in our community. Congratulations on your innovative and impressive designs!

Additionally, we would like to thank the founding sponsors of this event, Fox & Roach Charities, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and the Trident Group for their continued and unparalleled support throughout the years.

Finally, thank you to our fabulous volunteers, judges, and emcee, Bill Henley, from NBC10. The contest would not have been possible without their enthusiasm, welcoming spirit, and dedication to ensuring the contestants have a great day.

Congratulations to our winners!
1st place: Matteo from Avon Grove Charter
2nd place: Danielle from Garnet Valley Elementary
3rd place: Reagan from Garnet Valley Elementary
Fan Favorite: Tanush from Swarthmore-Rutledge School

 

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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!

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