Fall 2021 Edition

SHARING SCHOOL DAY SMILES

Students are heading back to school and there has been no shortage of smiles at the bus stops especially from these excited pupils.

For some, this is the first time starting school in their new Habitat home. Others are excited to be back in the classroom seeing all their friends after a hard year of learning from home.

No matter how they’re starting the school year, coming home to a safe, affordable home gives them a stable place to learn and study. This is key to being able to succeed in the classroom.

Families who spend too much of their income on housing are often forced to make critical trade-offs. This includes health care, transportation and even saving for the future.

Moving disrupts having an at-home routine, making focusing on homework a difficult task. These kids have a better chance of staying in school, getting better grades, and going on to further education. All this is because of the donors and volunteers of the Habitat community that make it possible. Thank you for all that you do!

FUTURE HOMEOWNERS HELPING OUT

Future Habitat Homeowners Jess and Katie were at the New Garden Farmers Market the other week. They spent their morning helping to educate neighbors on how Habitat helps in the community.

Jess, her husband, and her two children’s lives are all filled with hope after finding the Habitat program. The four of them currently live in a two-bedroom apartment. Jess shared, “While we are so thankful to have a place to live we are so ready to have the room that we need and a place that is ours.”

After her acceptance as a Habitat homeowner, Jess shared her family’s good news with their neighbor Katie. Katie jumped on the chance to be a homeowner after having to move around often. She says “Although I wouldn’t change my upbringing, I’ve always wanted to find a safe, stable place of my own. Having this home will also give me the ability to “switch roles” when the time comes and be able to take care of my mother.”

Jess and Katie are looking forward to the day they can call a Habitat home their own. These two inspiring young ladies share their gratitude for those that give their time, talent, or treasure to Habitat to make life safe and stable for their families.

BUILD STRONG FOUNDATIONS FOR GENERATIONS

Do you hope for a community with healthier kids, greater academics, stronger neighborhoods, and affordable homeownership? Your planned gift to Habitat’s Legacy Foundation creates a lasting impact in all these areas and beyond!

Habitat homeowner partners are strong, stable, and self-reliant. They build on the foundation of homeownership to create a generational impact—passing these experiences and virtues on to their children.

With your planned gift, you’ll join other Habitat friends in supporting a future of homeownership for the community. Your membership provides for quality and affordable homes and supports a positive impact in our neighborhoods for generations.

Legacy giving allows you to customize your giving to leave a lasting impact in a manner that is consistent with your charitable goals and financial situation. There are many options including gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that make an impact now, gifts that provide financial benefits to you, and more.

With careful planning, you’ll be able to establish a meaningful legacy that provides affordable homeownership for neighbors in need for years to come. We can help you plan your personal legacy in a way that is right for you. Our Development Team can answer your questions on gifts donated over time and can assist you in choosing a gift option. There are many ways to give the gift of homeownership for families to come including bequests, real estate, retirement assets, life insurance, investment assets, and more.

If you’d like to learn more, visit www.hfhcc.org/plannedgiving/. We want to help you build your lasting legacy.

Join our Executive Director, Chris Wiseman, for our Quarterly Update on what’s happening at Habitat. Chris has some big news to share about the future of our affiliate as 2022 quickly approaches. Be the first to learn about big changes coming in the next several months and the impact for families throughout Chester County.

Please register at www.hfhcc.org/rsvp to be sent a Zoom link to attend the meeting.