The Porch Days of Summer

1798805_808397089194382_4768163558593440406_nFilled with lounging, lemonade, people watching, and neighbor chats. This is what late July and August is about! And for our Women Build teams, it’s about building that porch for our future homeowner family.

10429341_811800282187396_7459896357715620599_n

That’s right, we’re on to outside details like porches, siding, and doors. You know, all of those things that begin to make for curb appeal.

100_2019And speaking of appeals, we’re only about $5,000 away from making our $75,000 2014 Women Build goal. Which means we need your help to make that final push to your friends, family, and other networks to help us call the financial part of this house a done deal. And remember, anything extra we raise still goes to the Women Build program – so push push push! And if you’d like to donate, you can click here to make a general 2014 Women Build donation.

100_2022Then it will be time for celebration! In fact, add the date below to your calendar. It’s when we’ll be dedicating the house to the Bailey family – and EVERYONE is invited (including your team members, donors, and curious friends.)

2014 Women Build House Dedication
August 23rd
11am
796 Jay Street
Rochester, NY

Advertisements

Calling All Volunteers: You’re Invited!

Thank You

In case you haven’t heard, the 2014 Women Build House now has a ROOF! In addition, we now have over $61,000 towards our goal of $75,000! Of course all of this progress would not be possible without our fabulous volunteers, so we wanted to say thank you and invite you to celebrate our progress:

What: 2014 Flower City Habitat for Humanity Women Build Happy Hour
Where: Hicks & McCarthy, 23 S Main St, Pittsford, NY 14534
When: Thursday, July 24, 5pm – 7pm
Free Appetizers and 1 Free Drink Per Person

We do hope you can join us in celebrating our progress and our goal of empowering women to break the cycle of poverty by providing a hand up, not a hand out right here in Rochester one family, one home, one neighborhood at a time.

The pink, white, and purple

070314a 070314bAs we all get ready to celebrate this awesome holiday of Independence Day we thought it might be fun to share some of the most recent Women Build photos we’ve either taken out on site or received from our teams. A little glimpse at the progress that has taken us to today, where the house is all roofs, walls, and electric lines. (But there’s still a lot of work to do!)

60214WBFoundation14WBFoundation14b60414And as you’re watching the fireworks this weekend, don’t forget to think about how YOU are helping a family with their own sort of independence. Owning your own home is a lot of responsibility, but it also means that you can choose your wall colors, plant a garden in your own yard, and show your children that with hard-work and dedication you CAN do better. Oh the American Dream in all its glory!

070314601814b602714601814070214a

WBDig14Be sure to keep us up to date on how YOUR team is doing on site. Don’t forget to tag us in Facebook (@RochesterHabitat) or include us on Twitter (@RocHabitat) and use hashtags #Roc and #WomenBuild to share your good work with the community! And you can always send your photos to Deanna Varble at dvarble@rochesterhabitat.org so we can add your team’s pic to our collection. (Don’t forget to tell her your team name, and send a quick caption.)

070214b

Happy Fourth to you all and congrats on making it to over $57,000! Less than $20,000 to our goal!