Register for Women Build Weekend 2015!

Click here to sign-up for Women Build Weekend!    WBW 2011 wall raising cropped

Now is the time to register for our 5th annual Women Build Weekend event, happening at Builder’s Best on Luker Road in Cortland, on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th!  We’ve got a flurry of activities planned and all you need to do is sign-up and show-up… we’ll provide the tools, training, snazzy t-shirts, food and fun!

Your $20.00 registration fee helps to fund materials needed for the event and future Women Build programming and activities.  We also have a $25,000 overall fundraising goal for the event this year!  After signing up, please consider creating a fundraising page to gather pledges from your friends and family and spread the word that we won’t stand for sub-standard housing in our community.  You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to raise money and we know you’ll love the good feeling that comes along with the power pair of supporting Habitat financially, and with your time and heart.

Click here to sign-up and start fundraising:  Register for Women Build Weekend 2015!

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Women Build Weekend is coming soon!

Our 5th Annual Women Build Weekend event is happening on May 8th and 9th! Mark your calendars for two days filled with construction, training, learning, community building and fun. This year, we’ll be working at 3937 Highland Road in Cortland, the site of our newest build, and also in the Builder’s Best parking lot with a series of carpentry projects and tool trainings. And, of course, we’re building our 5th fantastic playhouse!

Women Build Weekend is an opportunity to empower yourself, develop new friendships with other women in your community, and do some good for a deserving local family. All the while, you’ll be learning new skills and helping spread the word that simple, decent affordable housing is critically important.

Stay tuned for the April 1st launch of our fundraising pages. This year, we have a $20 registration fee for all participants (covering the cost of your t-shirt, lunch, and material expenses) and we’re encouraging everyone to make a personal fundraising page and help us raise $25,000! All funds generated will go towards construction of our house at 3937 Highland Road and, if we hit our goal, Women Build will be the largest single sponsor for this house.

Let’s show ‘em what we can do, ladies! Grab your mother (no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend than running a chop saw with Mom!), sister, friend, or co-worker and join us for a weekend you won’t soon forget. More details coming soon!

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We could use your helping hands!

Every day is a busy day for our Habitat affiliate! As we attempt to simultaneously support our families, identify new building lots, prepare for events, identify community partners, improve our construction practices and keep our office running smoothly, we rely heavily on our volunteers to help us do the juggling. juggling

Are you looking for a new way to support our community in 2015?
Do you like to meet new people?
Do you have a knack for fundraising, real estate, construction or social service work?

Habitat has a volunteer role for everyone, including YOU! And, we can never have too much help. We’re currently recruiting for our Site Selection, Women Build, Family Support and Family Selection committees.

* Site Selection works to identify build able lots or rehab properties for our affiliate.

* Women Build inspires females to participate in construction and hosts build days, trainings, and fundraising events to recruit more female volunteers from our community.

* Family Selection recruits Partner Family applicants for our homes and reviews applications, as well as making site visits and family recommendations to our Board of Directors.

* Family Support provides a Family Advocate for each of our Partner Families, assisting and supporting them throughout the process of becoming a homeowner.

If you’d like to learn more about any of these opportunities, or other volunteer activities with our affiliate, email our friendly Volunteer Coordinator, Natasha, or call our office!, 607-844-3529
We can’t wait to hear from you and welcome you to our talented and devoted team of volunteers who believe in affordable housing for everyone!

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Donate and help build “home sweet home” for deserving local families!

This holiday season, Habitat asks you to answer this question:
What does “home sweet home” mean to you?
Does it mean safety and warmth? Is it a place for you and your family to grow and make memories that will last a lifetime?

At Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, we believe in affordable housing for everyone in our community but, we can’t realize our dream alone. We need your support. Your contribution will help eradicate poverty and substandard housing. Donate today and become a force of change for affordable housing in our community. Have a wonderful holiday season, and thank you for helping more local families create their “home sweet home” with Habitat!

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Help Habitat this holiday season – easy as a click, sweet as a cookie!

There’s so much going on at TCHFH this time of year!  In the midst of your turkey eating, holiday shopping, and general hustle and bustle, mark your calendar and use the following link to lace some philanthropy into your busy days:

Amazon Smile: Use Amazon Smile for your holiday shopping and Amazon will make a donation to TCHFH each time you make a purchase!  Click the link once, connect your account to Habitat, and each time you shop you’ll automatically be helping Habitat at the same time.  Now that’s an easy way to do good!

Global Village Info Session: Join fellow Habitat volunteer, Kristen Brennan, for an open information session about taking a Global Village trip to El Salvador in March 2015!  We’ll talk about the trip itinerary, travel and insurance, what it’s like to build in El Salvador, weather conditions, health and safety concerns and more.  Plenty of time for questions, too!  Get your Global Village 101 – space is limited, and this opportunity is once in a lifetime!  Thursday, December 4th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library

Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair: Once again, we’ve got a spot in the Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair!  If you’re out and about on Saturday, December 6th, stop by the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca and make a donation to Habitat as a holiday gift.  Charitable contributions make great gifts for teachers, friends, colleagues and hard-to-shop-for family members.  You can donate the dollar amount of your choice and you’ll walk away with an attractive gift card to present to your recipient, too!

3rd Annual Cookie Walk: There’s no better kind of walk than a Cookie Walk! Join us to partake in one of the largest selections of homemade holiday cookies you’ll find anywhere – 80+ varieties last year!  Come early for the best selection and fill a box for your friend, neighbor, teachers, mail carrier… or yourself!  Let us sweeten up your holiday table for just $7.00/lb.  Interested in baking?  Email or call 607-844-3529  Share our Cookie Walk flyer 2014Cookie Walk flyer, too!

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