Driving to Build Golf Outing

The weather may be chilly now, but we’re already looking ahead to June! Join us for the 14th annual Driving to Build Golf Outing!

Monday, June 12, 2017
Shotgun start at 10:30am
French Creek Golf Club
4500 Conestoga Road
Elverson, PA 19520

French Creek’s flowing brooks, woodlands and natural golf hazards offer a unique and incomparable round of golf for players of all skill levels. Gil Hanse, renowned for the Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course and Craighead Golf Links in Scotland, designed the course.

Last year’s outing raised more than $25,000, which paid for a basement foundation and all of the lumber needed to frame a home for a hard-working family in need of decent, affordable housing.

Be sure to mark your calendar for this enjoyable day of golf. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now open and available here. Contact Jason via email or at 610-384-7993, ext. 12 with any questions.

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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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Volunteers Wanted!

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The Caln and Kennett Square ReStores are looking for a friendly, positive person to lend a hand in the warehouse! The Volunteer Warehouse Assistant is a flexible, weekly volunteer position available any day Monday through Saturday in 3+ hour shifts. Volunteers should be comfortable moving furniture and other large and bulky items up to 50 pounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in safe and careful loading and unloading of ReStore donations and purchases from customers’ vehicles and ReStore trucks.
  • Help to maintain cleanliness and organization of the warehouse and sales floor. Keep aisles clear of product and debris
  • Graciously accept donations that have been dropped off at back dock and politely, but firmly, reject items that do not meet the ReStore donation guidelines.
  • Safely place new donations on the sales floor in the correct department.

Benefits:

  • Eligibility for volunteer discount at the ReStores and appreciation gifts and events
  • Comradery, friendship, and the warm and fuzzy feeling only volunteering can provide

 

Interested?

Email Kate at katie@hfhcc.org or call 610-384-7993, ext. 10

Summer Construction Update

Think it’s been hot this summer? Tell that to our volunteers on the construction site who have been busy working on 4 homes in Coatesville.

The picture above was taken in May. Though the exterior of the two houses on the left, 309 and 311, may look like they haven’t changed much, since then they have been insulated and drywalled, leaving only finishing work remaining. Because of this quick progress, in just over two weeks, our fourth family of 2016 will be moving in!

The other two houses in the photo above, 313 and 315, really went from the ground up this summer! Since May, the entire first and second floor have been framed and the roof is on. Now, the staircases are in and the electrical is being roughed in, so the interior work can really begin! We expect these final two houses to be completed and ready for move in before the winter arrives.

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly through this brutal summer at the construction site! Here’s hoping that fall is just around the corner!

West Chester Home Dedications

On Saturday, September 17, community supporters, sponsors, and dignitaries alike converged in the East End of West Chester to dedicate the final two Habitat homes in Bolmar Place. Habitat volunteers broke ground in July 2015 on the final twin of this fourteen home community at what was once the site of the blighted brownfield property. Thanks to sponsors Westminster Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, the funds and volunteers were in place to complete the homes in less than one year!

Though this dedication marked the end of the West Chester build, it was a joyous event that included prayer and many insightful speakers, including church volunteers; Chester County Department of Community Development Director, Pat Bokovitz; West Chester Mayor, Carolyn Comitta; and Senator Andy Dinniman.

Senator Dinniman reminded the crowd “how blessed we are that God has allowed us to participate in the repair of the world,” but that ultimately, prayer must become action. Later, Mayor Carolyn Comitta presented the homeowners with “keys to the borough.” She said she views the keys as “keys to a healthy future for West Chester,” which these homeowners represent.

After the ceremony, attendees were welcomed into the homes and treated to a plethora of food and a meet and greet with the new homeowners.

We are proud of the work of the entire community throughout this West Chester build and hold a special place in our hearts for these last two homeowners. We wish them and all of our West Chester homeowners much happiness and success in their newly completed community.