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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.


Perinton Churches Come Together to Sponsor a Flower City Habitat for Humanity House

 Right before the sky opened up to make its own blessing of rain, a group of 20 gathered around an open house foundation to say a few prayers and welcome the new home’s beginning to the JOSANA neighborhood. The Perinton Congregations for Flower City Habitat for Humanity (PCFFCHH), Flower City Habitat for Humanity staff (FCHH), and the Barnes family gathered at 750 Jay Street the morning of May 3rd to bless the house foundation.


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.



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