Staff Spotlight: Shondra

Q: How would you describe your role at RAHFH?

A: My role at RAHFH is Development Director. My role at RAHRH is to oversee all aspects of the fundraising program. That includes building relationships, soliciting and executing fundraising events.

Q: What is your history with Habitat? How long have you worked with RAHFH? 

A: I am new to the RAHFH family. I have worked with the organization for three months. 

Q: What do you love about Habitat? 

A: There are 2 things that really stand out to me about RAHFH. I love that we give Rockford Area families the opportunity to purchase their own homes. I also love our staff. 

Q: What is one of your favorite moments/ memories of working with Habitat?

 A: My favorite moment was writing a “hidden” dedication to one of our families after helping to frame the walls to their new home. Volunteers can use markers to write blessings to the future home owners. 

Q: What makes you passionate about your work?

A: Building partnerships with people drives me in my work. We partner with our families to build their home and to create a relationship that is mutually beneficial for both of us. These partnerships can last a lifetime. The same thing happens when we build relationships and partner with businesses and organizations. I get so excited when I am able to connect people that didn’t even know that they could help one another.  

Q: What is one fun or surprising fact about you?  

A: In the same day, I taught one of my kids how to ride a bike, taught another one of my kids how to drive, and legally got a beer with another one of my kids.

Q: When you’re not serving with HFH, what are you up to? What do you do for fun?

A: When I am not at work I am driving my children to MANY sporting events. I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family.

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