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Rochester Habitat ReStore Saves 21.5 Tons of Building Materials from Landfills in 2013

 Earth Day is this Tuesday, April 22, and while a lot of people think about recycling bottles, cans, paper, and plastic, there are other ways the Rochester community can put the environment first when making choices about what to toss and what to recycle. One of those choices, when you’re doing a DIY project, is Flower City Habitat ReStore (FCHH ReStore) located on Culver Road in Rochester.


Pittsford Mendon High School Students Begin Building Flower City Habitat’s First Factory Modular Home in Rochester

  Despite a rainy and windy start, students from Pittsford Mendon High School were all smiles on Saturday, April 5th as they raised the front porch of the Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) home they are helping to fund and build in Rochester’s JOSANA neighborhood. The house is called, Get-It-Straight Pittsford Mendon Student Project, Smiling Students Paying it Forward, and is a collaboration with Get-It-Straight Orthodontics and Third Presbyterian Church.


Pittsford Mendon High School Students and Get-It-Straight Orthodontics broke ground on a Habitat for Humanity house in Rochester

 Bitter cold temperatures and a deep layer of frozen ground didn’t stop a group of determined students, community minded orthodontics, and faith members from gathering together to break ground on Flower City Habitat for Humanity’s (FCHH) 207th house in Rochester this Friday. As the sun was rising Get-It-Straight Orthodontics, Third Presbyterian Church, and Pittsford Mendon High School students grabbed golden shovels and threw the ceremonial dirt after some hard-work breaking the tundra from the excavator (equipment donated by Monroe Tractor and operator donated by JJ Bell Constructors).


McQuaid Jesuit and Brighton High School students raise a wall for Habitat for Humanity

You wouldn’t have known it was a typical gray Rochester winter day on Jay Street this past Saturday. Smiles and excitement were plentiful as Brighton High School and McQuaid Jesuit came together with community members, a family, and Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) to raise the fourth wall on the Brighton Community Build home.


Flower City Habitat Appoints New CEO

Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) announces the appointment of Matthew J. Flanigan, MPA as new CEO  effective this December. The selection was made after a regional search and selection process, managed by a search committee of FCHH board members.


Volunteer Spolight: Kevin Duhamel

  Kevin Duhamel has been a volunteer for Flower City Habitat for Humanity for 11 years, and he got started when his parish was helping to build a home on Fulton Avenue. Kevin helped with building and when the house was finished, he asked if he could continue volunteering.


Rochester Women Celebrate Mother’s Day by Breaking Ground on a Habitat House for a Local Single Mother

Rochester Women join over 10,000 across the US in building empowerment, comradery, and houses for low-income neighbors


ESL announces sponsorship of new Habitat for Humanity home in JOSANA neighborhood

The ESL Charitable Foundation and Flower City Habitat for Humanity broke ground today on a new home for a family in Rochester’s JOSANA neighborhood. The project was made possible by a sponsorship from the ESL Charitable Foundation.


Flower City Habitat Dedicates House Made Possible By A Donation Celebrating Love

Pittsford Couple Janice and Jerry Rachfal Made 531 Brown Street Possible as Their 50th Wedding Anniversary Present to One Another


Flower City Habitat for Humanity Reaches Historic Milestone of Breaking Ground on 200th House in Rochester, NY

Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) is celebrating a historic year in 2013 with breaking ground on its 200th house in the city of Rochester.


Churches Build a New Flower City Habitat Home Design

 Churches from Rochester’s West-side Dedicate 632 Brown Street on March 16th at 11AM


Greece Coalition Churches Dedicate New Habitat Home in the City of Rochester

Sylvia Pardner and her two great-grandchildren will own Flower City Habitat’s 197th house


Building on Love

 Blog article that was posted on Habitat for Humanity International in February 2013.


Winter 2013 Nails and Tails

Download our print newsletter and read about what Flower City Habitat volunteers and sponsors have been working on this winter!



 When Pat and her husband Richard moved to Rochester in 1984, she found herself almost instantly involved in Flower City Habitat for Humanity. Shortly after settling in, she saw an advertisement and they wound up donating an old car to an auction.



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