As an affiliate, we hope to be as conscientious as possible when it comes to our environmental footprint. That’s why we are so thankful for our partnership with the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. This program is an incentive program for the new construction of affordable housing. To break it down, ComEd covers whatever it costs … Continue reading Habitat and the environment: How ComEd helps our homes go green.
By Christina Magee, College & Career Academy Coach at Guilford High School Habitat for Humanity is known for building houses which clients turn into homes that nurture the futures of its residents. But in Rockford, Illinois, Habitat for Humanity is building not just its clients’ futures, but also the futures of high school students. In … Continue reading Rockford Habitat for Humanity Builds Futures
Meet Ericka, one of our ReStore cashiers! Ericka is incredibly kind, and is skilled when it comes to providing excellent customer service at the ReStore. Her role on the ReStore team includes cleaning and sanitizing high-touch traffic areas for the safety of ReStore customers and team members, as well as running the cashier and assisting … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Ericka
By Bill Rose, Academy Coach and Career and Tech Ed Director at East High School Earlier last year we were approached by Habitat for Humanity to take a more robust role in the community on helping build a home for an area family in need of housing. East students in past years worked on the … Continue reading COVID creates challenges, but East High School is up for it.
By Ron Clewer, Illinois Market President, Gorman & Company, LLC How many of us have heard – if you’re going to do a job, do it right? For several years, I have committed to moving nonprofit organizations from thinking about how many people they serve, to achieving impact or the quantifiable difference they’ve made in … Continue reading How Habitat is doing the job right
One of Jill Kruckenberg’s first experiences with Habitat for Humanity was a Framing Day in Rockford a few years ago. Little did she know that this day would impact her for a very long time. Jill found herself working alongside an excited, nervous, empowered Habitat homebuyer, who was on her way to becoming a homeowner. … Continue reading The Faith Build: Put your faith into action in your community
Jack Turner has worked as RAHFH’s Construction Manager for six years. He coordinates all of our builds and repairs, which is no small task! Jack works with our floor plans, coordinates with any contractors that we hire to help with the construction of our homes, ensures that our builds are supplied with the proper materials, … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Jack
They say that sisters make the best friends in the world, and there could not be a clearer demonstration of this saying than the sisterhood of Bea and Annette Walker. In 2001, Annette was a young woman living with her two kids in scattered-site housing through Rockford Housing Authority. She had long dreamed of owning … Continue reading Impact Story: Bea and Annette
If you’ve ever shopped the ReStore, you’ve most likely had the joy of meeting Tabbetha, our Head Cashier! Her role on the ReStore team is providing amazing customer service, running the cashier, and so much more. Tabbetha’s kind, helpful and friendly personality is so valued by our staff, as well as our customers. Here’s a … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Tabbetha
By Peter Schmeling Hello! My name is Peter Schmeling and I am the current Board of Directors President for the Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity. Just a little about my Habitat story and family. I started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in college at Bradley University. When I returned to Rockford in 2017, I began … Continue reading A Letter From our Board President