“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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Check out our Spring 2016 Newsletter

Check out our Spring 2016 Newsletter

Our Spring 2016 Newsletter is available electronically!

 

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ReStore Volunteers Needed

ReStore Volunteers Needed

Are you good with people and able to make change?  We need a reliable, trustworthy people to help run our cash register.

We’re looking for individuals to fill the following shifts:

Wednesdays, 10a – 2p
Wednesdays, 2p – 6p
Fridays, 3p – 6p
Saturdays, 10a – 4p

This opportunity is a great way to support our construction process without having to swing a hammer!  All profits from the ReStore are used to purchase construction supplies, and we could not do that without the help of our volunteers.  Please consider becoming part …

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Ted Brolund Named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

Ted Brolund Named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

The Rockford Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals recently named Ted Brolund Outstanding Community Service Volunteer for 2015. Ted’s been building with Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity for over 18 years – and we’re proud he was given this honor.

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Congratulations to Rolf Egeland, 2015 winner of the Floyd and Helen Rickard Volunteerism Award

Congratulations to Rolf Egeland, 2015 winner of the Floyd and Helen Rickard Volunteerism Award

Every spring, RAHFH recognizes one of their own for excellence in volunteerism.  The Floyd and Helen Rickard Volunteerism Award is given to a volunteer who has dedicated themselves to Habitat’s mission year-after-year, just as the Rickard’s family did since nearly the first home was built in our community in the early 1990s.

This year’s Floyd and Helen Rickard Volunteerism Award went to longtime construction site volunteer Rolf Egeland, who has been building as part of the First Free team for 15 years. Rolf was also selected …

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WIFR: Habitat For Humanity Helps Rockford Family

WIFR: Habitat For Humanity Helps Rockford Family

Another Rockford family can now say they’re homeowners all thanks to a local organization.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) — Another Rockford family can now say they’re homeowners all thanks to a local organization.

The Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity has built another home. This time for the Garrett Family who will be moving into their new house in the eleven hundred block of Geneva Avenue, in a few days. The ceremony featured a home blessing, the opportunity for the Garrett’s to thank volunteers and sponsors, home tours, and the …

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WREX: Local Habitat for Humanity dedicating four homes to round out the month

WREX: Local Habitat for Humanity dedicating four homes to round out the month

Habitat for Humanity is keeping busy these last couple weekends of August, giving four local families homes in four days.

On Sunday, Janessa Shaw and her family moved in on 28th Street in Rockford.  Community members helped bless the house.  Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity’s executive director says she remembers Janessa applying for the program exactly one year ago.

“We went on a home visit to her home and recognized that she was a generational Habitat family, her grandmother purchased a habitat home in the early 1990s …

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