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Retirement of Bill Bartlett

It is with happiness that we share the following announcement from one of our most beloved staff members. We hope you will join us in celebrating Bill's next adventure!


Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Ames

Bob Ames eagerly talks about why he volunteers at Flower City Habitat for Humanity. When we met on a frigid Thursday afternoon, he was on his lunch break from the Cabinet Shop at FCHH. And he was ready to share his thoughts.


Flower City Habitat Builds Ramps to Ease Accessibility for Rochester Homeowners

Through the generous support of the John F. Wegman Fund of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) has added to its programs for low-income Rochester families this fall by building exterior access ramps for aging homeowners in the city who now rely on a wheelchair for mobility. The exterior ramps fall under the organization’s Neighborhood Revitalization programs, specifically helping elderly homeowners age in place.


Over 30 Community Members Celebrate the 10th Habitat Women Build House in Rochester

 Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) and over 30 community members came together on Sunday (10/12/14) to celebrate finishing the 10th Flower City Habitat Women Build house in Rochester. The 10th house, at 796 Jay Street in the JOSANA neighborhood, was made possible through the collaborative fundraising efforts of over 280 local volunteers.


Flower City Habitat for Humanity Joins Global Observance of World Habitat Day

 Flower City Habitat for Humanity will join with Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the United States and the world on Monday, October 6th to advocate for poverty housing issues. The day, called World Habitat Day, has been a global call to recognize the vast housing need around the world since 1985.


Rochester Bank of America Employees Join Thousands Volunteering With Habitat for Humanity

Local Rochester Bank of America staff were part of more than 1,000 Bank of America volunteers globally who gave a day this week to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity International. Rochester’s volunteers worked on a single-family attached home on Brown Street with Flower City Habitat for Humanity. Funding for the Brown street house was made possible by area churches.


Flower City Habitat Dedicates Gazebo to Kimble Family

 Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) dedicated a gazebo in honor of the Kimble Family on Saturday (9/6/2014) in the midst of over 30 friends, family, and FCHH supporters. The event took place at the Jay and Broad Street intersection “gateway garden” which is the east entrance to the JOSANA neighborhood. The gazebo designed by FCHH staff member Bill Bartlett, funded by Gates-Chili teachers, and built by local high school students is being placed as a reminder of peace in honor of the Kimble family’s passion to keeping alive their son Brian’s spirit of helping others. The gazebo landscaping was made possible by Rochester Landscape, The Garden Factory, and Dig Drop Done.


Flower City Habitat for Humanity’s Book Mobile Gives Out 1,000 Free Books in the JOSANA Neighborhood

Over 1,000 books were given away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Flower City Habitat for Humanity’s (FCHH) summer Book Mobile at Charles Settlement House in the JOSANA neighborhood. The Book Mobile, put together by the members of FCHH’s Youth Committee, looks to promote reading in the neighborhoods that FCHH’s builds by providing access to reading materials for all ages.


Flower City Habitat for Humanity Honors 34 Rochester Volunteers

Nearly 150 volunteers, supporters, and staff came together on June 19th to celebrate the achievements of 34 Rochester community members at Flower City Habitat for Humanity’s (FCHH) Annual Dinner at Burgundy Basin.



 Habitat for Humanity has been helping end poverty housing worldwide for decades. With over 1 million volunteers worldwide, in the past year Habitat built almost 4,000 homes for American families in need. In a huge global effort to break the poverty cycle, Habitat has in the process become the largest private homebuilder in the United States.


The first Flower City Habitat home made possible by high school student, corporate, and faith groups is dedicated in Rochester

 The corner of Jay and Glasser Streets transformed into an area of well-wishes, applause, and smiles on Saturday June 7th as Get-It-Straight Orthodontics doctors and staff, Pittsford Mendon High School students, and Third Presbyterian Church members celebrated the dedication of their sponsored Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) home to the Baryandema family.


Area Women Raise the Wall on the 10th Women Build Habitat House in Rochester

Over 30 teams of Rochester area women will raise the wall on the 10th Women Build house with Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) on Sunday, June 8th at 2pm. The 2014 Women Build house is being made possible through the collective efforts of over 280 fundraisers. These fundraisers, whom over 90% are women, are then building the house alongside the homeowner Je’nelle Bailey and her family. The fundraisers have raised over $50,000 of their $75,000 goal.


Brighton High School and McQuaid Jesuit Students Dedicate Home with a Habitat for Humanity Family

Over 75 students, staff, volunteers, and sponsors celebrated the dedication of the Brighton Community Build on Saturday, May 13st with Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH). The house belongs to the Mayer family, who moved in over the weekend, and was made possible by students and staff at Brighton High School and McQuaid Jesuit High School.


Flower City Habitat Installs a Little Free Library Made By Volunteers in the JOSANA Neighborhood

Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) installed a Little Free Library in the JOSANA neighborhood at the Charles Settlement House (CSH) on Saturday, May 17th. Members of the community, FCHH, CHS, and volunteers who built the Little Free Library were on hand to celebrate the installation.


Rochester Women Kick-off Building the 10th Habitat House that is Funded and Built by Local Ladies

Colored confetti flew in the sunshine as the crowd of 75 people cheered on sending well-wishes into the foundation of the 10th Women Build house in Rochester, NY this Saturday. On May 10th, women and men gathered to celebrate the building kick-off of this Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) house that is entirely funded and built by teams of local women. FCHH representatives, the future homeowner family, and representatives from Lowe’s Henrietta used golden shovels to toss confetti in the dug-foundation of the home as a symbol of well-wishes for a successful project.



Flower City Habitat for Humanity
755 Culver Road | Rochester, NY 14609
Tel: 585.546.1470 | Fax: 585.546.1549