For the last 30 years Habitat for Humanity of Orange County has built new homes, making homeownership a reality for low-income families, and improved the living conditions of others through its A Brush with Kindness program. The organization is seeking a professional fundraising leader who can diversify its funding base and realign its development program to meet current and future goals. The candidate must have proven program management skills and a history of successful fundraising in the full range of gift strategies, with an emphasis on major gifts of $10,000 or more. Learn more at www.mossandross.com/cms/view/14.
Thank you to all of our house sponsors for the fall of 2013, who are working in partnership with the Baw, Lwin, Montoya, Pettiford, and Thompson families.
Catholic Community of St. Thomas More
Community Church of Chapel Hill UU
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Newman Catholic Student Center Parish
United Church of Chapel Hill
University Baptist Church
Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC Habitat Fall Partnership
The Chapel of the Cross
St. Paul AME Church
Hands for Habitat
Orange County Schools and Students
Thank you! Your generous gifts helped us to meet the $75,000 Stewards Fund Challenge. With gifts from the Challenge, we will double the number of families we impact by expanding our exterior home repair program.
In July, we repaired a home in the Northside community in partnership with the Town of Chapel Hill, the Marian Cheek Jackson Center, and UNC's Good Neighbor Initiative.
In August, your gifts helped fund a Summer Paint Blitz to beautify four homes on Rogers Road, near the 50-home community we are building at Phoenix Place.
We celebrated National Women Build Week, sponsored by Lowe's, on Saturday, May 4 in Chapel Hill with a build day, construction training, and picnic. Local women gathered for a half-day "learn + build" session, plus lunch with guest speaker Susan Gravely, CEO of VIETRI.
Check out pictures from the event here.
Four families are completing construction on their new homes this winter in Chapel Hill. These homes are located in Phoenix Place, Habitat's affordable subdivision of 50 green certified homes within the Rogers Road community. The neighborhood plan was developed with community input and includes a garden, green spaces, picnic shelter, and playground. In addition, Habitat plans to complete 15 exterior home repair projects through its A Brush with Kindness program by June 30, 2014.
Volunteers from Walnut Grove United Methodist Church helped to repair and paint Glenda Wade's deck. Ms. Wade is a longtime resident of Cedar Grove and is so proud of her freshly painted home. To read more about our work, check out this article published in the Chapel Hill News. If you are interested in sponsoring an exterior home repair project, contact Adwoa Asare at 919-932-7077 ext. 233.
September is a busy month for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, as we prepare building lots for new home construction and schedule volunteer groups eager to provide the labor to build the homes. This fall, there is a diverse lineup of volunteers partnering with Habitat and future Habitat homeowners to build new homes in Phoenix Place in the Rogers Road neighborhood, as well as in the Fairview community in Hillsborough. Volunteers are also geared up to help out with home repairs through our A Brush with Kindness program.
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