“Build Season” is the time you see dreams come true!

“Build Season” is the time you see dreams come true!

It is spring! Rockford Habitat for Humanity is bustling all year around but the onset of spring sparks a special enthusiasm for me. As a volunteer, I am most engaged from spring until fall. This is the beginning of the “build season”. There are fundraisers happening like Framing Hope where walls are built for one of our new homes in the Home Depot parking lot. It is exciting to meet the people that stop by to see what we are doing and learn about Habitat. …

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Building a Dream

Building a Dream

Building a Dream:
Mr. Anderson reflects on empowering high school students to learn invaluable skills while changing lives

Mark Anderson and his students stand in front of the wall panels they built for a Habitat house in 2016

By Mark Anderson, Construction Teacher at Guilford High School

Three years ago, Habitat started impacting lives in a brand-new way.

I was being forced to go to an after-school meeting downtown.  Two major issues: I hate meetings and I really did not want to give up my night for one.  A …

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Framing Hope 2017

Framing Hope 2017

We are so excited to announce our second annual Framing Hope event to be held on April 8, 2017! We invite any and all community members to join us on the 8th in the parking lot of Home Depot to help build some of the walls for the homes we will complete in the summer of 2017. The event is free to participate in; we only ask that you register ahead of time so that we can plan to have you there! Please follow the registration …

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Carter Work Project – We’re Going to Memphis!

Carter Work Project – We’re Going to Memphis!

The 33rd Carter Work Project will take place in Memphis, Tennessee, from August 21-26. And we could really use your help!

Rockford Area Habitat For Humanity’s Business Manager Caitlyn Baylor and Executive Director Keri Nelson will be joining thousands of other volunteers in Memphis. The Carter Work Project attracts volunteers from all across the globe and this year country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will be joining in to help.

About the Carter Work Project

For over 30 years the former President Jimmy Carter and his …

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An Edge-of-your-seat-can’t-wait Feeling

An Edge-of-your-seat-can’t-wait Feeling

My name is Tikisha Ellis.  I am a 30-year old single parent, full time employee at RPS 205, and entrepreneur.  As I go through the process of purchasing my first home this summer with Habitat for Humanity, here is what I have learned and my advice to all of the future homebuyers out there!

Becoming a homeowner takes a lot of hard work, dedication and discipline, from managing money and balancing check books to continuously working on repairing and maintaining your credit.  You have to be …

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Honoring What’s Close to the Heart

Honoring What’s Close to the Heart

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Framing Hope 2016

Framing Hope 2016

UPDATE: Framing Hope was a great success and we now look forward to completing the home at 208 N London Ave. If you would like to come frame to home with us on Saturday, May 14, please give us a call at 815-636-4573!

 

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FIELD: Building a Dream

FIELD: Building a Dream

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Where Can I Donate My Items?

Where Can I Donate My Items?

Donating your new and used items to charity is a great way to support your local community! Here’s a list of several donation centers, and guidelines about what they accept.

ROCKFORD HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE
Tel: 815-713-3184

We accept items like: furniture, cabinets, tools, appliances, doors, windows, lumber, sinks, electrical and plumbing supplies. Here’s a complete list of accepted ReStore donations.

SALVATION ARMY – FAMILY STORES
Tel: 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825)
Commonly donated items include: clothing, furniture, household goods, appliances and color televisions.

Proceeds are used to fund Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers, where …

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“So Why Do You Do It?” by John Hargrove

“So Why Do You Do It?” by John Hargrove

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