We’re celebrating with the next Habitat homeowner and members of Habitat’s Women Build program, the sponsors who made this nearly-complete new build possible. Just a few items to finish up and then it’ll be time to close on an affordable mortgage and move in!
Learn more about Edgar's path to homeownership, Women Build's team-based fundraising program that sponsored this house, and others who played critical roles in the transformation of this formerly vacant lot into a brand new home in the JOSANA Neighborhood!
Today we took time to celebrate with Habitat’s next homeowner and the sponsors who made this nearly-complete renovation possible. Just a few items to finish up and then it’ll be time to close on an affordable mortgage and move in!
Learn more about Jonathan's path to homeownership, Donald's generous decision to sponsor this house, and others who played critical roles in the transformation of this formerly vacant home into an opportunity and asset for Jonathan and the JOSANA Neighborhood.
Employees from Excellus BCBS joined us again today to build and raise second floor walls at 375 Campbell Street. The day started with great team work to lift walls, OSB boards, and exterior insulation up to the second floor and continued with lots of hammering, cutting, and lifting walls into place!
375 Campbell Street is the 250th Habitat home in Monroe County and is sponsored by Excellus BCBS, who is providing financial and volunteer support to make this home possible.
Today we were excited to join Greentopia and Green Visions for the ribbon cutting of their new outdoor classroom! This new addition done in partnership with Flower City Habitat enables Green Visions to provide a safe outdoor training space for Green Visions participants and a future gathering space open to the community.
"Greentopia and Green Visions are very grateful to Flower City Habitat for Humanity for all the work they did in creating a more beautiful and open campus that better serves the JOSANA neighborhood.
We are grateful to our donors, especially United Way, Rochester Area Community Foundation and The Davenport Hatch Foundation who made this addition to the Green Visions Campus possible."
It was a big week for volunteers from the Perinton Congregations as we prepared for arrival and installed the roof trusses at 871 Smith Street!
Over the past several weeks, CoreLogic employees joined us for four sponsored team building days, helping install foundation footers, subflooring, and first floor walls at 375 Campbell Street.
After the fourth build day, Christine M. Cruso, Leader, Operations for CoreLogic shared, "We enjoyed the opportunity to partner with your colleagues while impacting the lives of others in our community. Habitat for Humanity efforts will help change the life of many families by ensuring they can continue their journey toward financial independence and home ownership and truly living out the rallying call CoreLogic has by helping people Find, Acquire and Protect their homes. We look forward to next year, and continued success for you throughout the year!"
Through their financial support and volunteer efforts, CoreLogic is helping us continue to build homeownership, communities, and hope in Rochester. Thank you CoreLogic!
Employees from Tipping Point Communications went the extra mile with a successful online fundraising campaign leading up to their build day, contributing both financially and physically to Habitat's mission!
The build day included installing shingles on the front porch roof, clearing fence lines, filling in settled areas around the foundation, and parging the foundation. Check out more photos of their build day below and learn how your team can build with us too!
On Saturday, September 25, volunteers from RG&E helped us kick off the rehabilitation of a vacant home at 39 Lime Street!
Volunteers cleared severely overgrown fence lines, removed old steps, and filled an entire dumpster with debris from the interior of the home to make way for a fresh start. It was the first volunteer day on this vacant house and the RG&E team helped us start it back on its way to becoming a neighborhood asset again. Check out more photos below and stay tuned for the continued transformation of this house!
2020 Gift Drive Breaks Record!
The joy of giving! Thanks to the generous donations and support of local sponsors, our 2020 holiday gift drive set a new record of 382 gifts for children living in Habitat homes this year!
Benefitting 191 children, each child will receive one gift of necessity and one leisure gift to help relieve some of the financial stress experienced by Habitat families during the holiday season.
Despite a difficult year, an outpouring of support from local businesses, church groups, families, staff, board members, and committee members ensured that this year’s gift drive reached its highest collection numbers yet.
Long-time community partners, including Rochester-based Messner Flooring, felt an even bigger need to give back to those who may struggle to provide for their families during the holidays.
“We wanted to do our part in supporting Flower City Habitat and the immeasurable impact it has on the Rochester community. The Habitat holiday gift drive provided our employees an opportunity to personally bring a smile to children’s faces on Christmas morning,” said Ted Messner, Commercial Flooring Sales Rep at Messner Flooring. “The joy this brought to our company, employees, and hopefully the Habitat children far exceeded anything we could have imagined.”
Habitat families' wish lists included necessities like school supplies, bedding, and clothing for the upcoming year; and some of the most requested toys and games included scooters, LEGOs, and dollhouses.
In order to keep sponsors and Habitat families safe in the gift exchange process, Flower City Habitat for Humanity staggered the gift donation and pick-up schedule over five days to keep person-to-person contact to a minimum.
Thank you to everyone who made this year's gift drive a success! We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!
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