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Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Ashby

 As the CEO of a highly successful marketing communications company Tipping Point Communications, Michelle Ashby speaks loudly on behalf of her clients. But when asked about her volunteer work, specifically, her work with Flower City Habitat for Humanity, she is serious, yet soft-spoken.


ESL and Habitat dedicate first panel-build home in Rochester

 One family’s dream of one day owning their own home started in a warehouse on a freezing January day in Rochester, NY. Today, the ESL Charitable Foundation and Flower City Habitat for Humanity dedicated a new home to a hard-working family in the JOSANA neighborhood and made the family’s dream of owning a home a reality.


Rochester Corporate Leaders Trade Suits for Tool Belts and Build for Habitat

 Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) gets a hand from Rochester business leaders on houses in JOSANA during Leaders Build Week, June 23rd-26th. This annual event allows area CEOs and other corporate elite to trade in their suits for tool belts and work boots in an effort to give back to their community.


Flower City Habitat Dedicates Habitat Home Built in 22 Working Days

  Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) will dedicated 43 Murray Street home to the Clark Family on Saturday July 18th at 11am. The home was made possible through a $75,000 donation by the Electrical Association of Western New York (EAWNY) in honor of their 90th anniversary. 43 Murray Street was a special house for FCHH in that it was a Quick Build, meaning the house was built from decking to installation of fixtures in 22 working days thanks to the in-kind support of local contractors and suppliers.


Rochester Women Gather to Raise a Wall on a Habitat Home for a Local Couple

  Over 30 women volunteers will raise the wall on the 11th Flower City Habitat Women Build house in Rochester on Saturday, June 27th at 11am. The house, at 170 Orange Street, is made possible by peer-to-peer donations by over 600 donors. The 20 teams of women have currently raised over $50,000 of their $65,000 goal.


Three Generations Give Back on Father’s Day Weekend by Building a Habitat for Humanity Home

Three generations of the McDermott family will be building on a Flower City Habitat for Humanity home on Saturday, June 20th in celebration of Father’s Day. Tom and Judy McDermott are funding the Habitat for Humanity home at 65 Orange Street and will be raising a wall with their family on the home at 11am.


Solar Panels Being Installed on Local Habitat for Humanity Home

 Today’s dreary weather isn’t deterring The Electrical Association of Western New York (EAWNY) as they continue installing solar panels on a Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) home this afternoon.


Flower City Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week

Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers were among more than 75 volunteers to join Flower City Habitat for Humanity this week to help build affordable housing in the Rochester area in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.


Rochester Young CPAs Celebrate the Completion of a Flower City Habitat for Humanity House

 NYSSCPA Rochester Chapter NextGen will celebrate the completion of a house they fundraised and built for Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) with an Open House event on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 4pm. The house, located at 44 Miller Street in Rochester will be sold through a no-profit mortgage to a low-income Rochester family working through FCHH’s Homebuyer Program.


Student Volunteers from Flower City Habitat for Humanity Help Reconnect Rochester Build Bus Cubes

 Volunteers from Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) are spending Saturday, April 25th building 10 bus cubes for the non-profit Reconnect Rochester. The new cubes will be placed around the City of Rochester this summer/fall for passengers to use as seating while waiting for a bus at select bus stops that currently have no seating. This is the first round of cubes to be built in Rochester by the organizations made possible with funding from The Strong National Museum of Play and materials from Matthew's & Fields Lumber.


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.


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.


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.


The 2011 Women Build House Dedication to be held Saturday August 27 @ 11AM

386 Campbell Street

House Dedications are the culmination of all that Habitat stands for – “A hand up NOT a hand out.”  They are a celebration of the months (and most often years) of struggle the future homeowner endures to fulfill sweat equity requirements.



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