AmeriCorps Members lead MLK Day of service
On Martin Luther King Jr Day, our AmeriCorps members had "a day on, not a day off" by teaching ideals of service to a group of young volunteers.
Our volunteer opportunities are usually limited to 16 years old and up, but with the construction sites closed for the day we were able to set up some cleaning and organizing activities that were safe for this group to learn more about Habitat and community service! (There was a little time to play in the snow too!)
Thank you Greg and Maggie, our two #AmeriCorps members, for making this great experience possible and for your service each day that you are with us!
Learn more about the AmeriCorps national service program at www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/
Pies and coffee to build homes
Each year, several of our volunteer-run supporting coalitions sell pies to build Habitat homes. Sweet deal right?
In addition to the well-known and delicious pies from Kelly's Farm Market; our pie champions are now also partnering with Special Touch Bakery and Coffee Connection to make our annual pie sale even more impactful!
Kelly's Farm Market (Hilton, NY) is a long-time partner of the Habitat pie sale. Pies are made from scratch with fruit grown on the farm and no preservatives.
Special Touch Bakery is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide training and employment, in the community, to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Coffee Connection is a nonprofit program and business that offers sober support and employment training/creation for women in recovery from addiction and trauma.
Treat your loved ones to delicious pie and coffee this holiday season while building homes, community, hope — and empowerment — in Rochester!
How to order:
These groups are all raising money to support Flower City Habitat's mission and vision. Now you can have your pie, your coffee – and build Habitat homes too! Order today!
Villanova College (Canada) students spend a week volunteering in Rochester
Today is International Women's Day and we have been hosting a group of international volunteers (who just happened to be mostly young women) from our Canadian neighbors to the north all week!
For five years now, seniors from Villanova College (a high school in King City, near Toronto) have come down to build with us for a week! A huge thank you as well to St. Margaret Mary Church for giving them a wonderful place to rest and reflect between building!
Webster Middle School hosting basketball game to benefit Habitat
This Friday! Join us, Spry Middle School of Webster Central Schools, and Rochester Wheels Wheelchair Basketball for the Spirit Week Charity Basketball Game!
The game will be held at Schroeder HS gym beginning at 7:00 pm on this Friday, March 1. Schroeder's address is: 875 Ridge Rd, Webster, NY 14580 -- and the gym entrance is around the rear. Admission is a $5 donation at the door (or more, if people want!)
Check out this amazing video by Samuel Bell - Spry Middle School, Webster - and join us tomorrow night for a great family night out!
If you can't make it, but still want to support this wonderful event, click the donate button now to help this event raise even more to help more families like Keisha's achieve their dream of homeownership!
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