Become a Habitat homeowner!

TCHabitat-Partner-Family-Pic-SMALLApply today and you could be our next homeowner! We are seeking a Partner Family for next year’s build at 27 Kent Road in Cortland! If you, or a family you know, is interested in applying to become a Habitat homeowner, please click here to read more and complete a pre-application! Application deadline is October 17th, 2015

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Travel to Guatemala with Habitat!

One of our very own Habitat volunteers is leading a Global Village Trip to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala from March 12-20, 2016!  LearGuatemalan more and reserve your spot today for this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel and volunteer at the same time!  Contact Kristen Brennan at or join her for an info session at the Tompkins County Public Library on September 10th or 22nd from 7:00 – 8:00 PM!
Currently in Quetzaltenango, there are 14 local housing committees made up of 56 volunteer community members who help promote Habitat and provide general information to the public.  The affiliate is excited to begin smokeless stove and clean water projects in the near future and hosts several Global Village teams each year.  Think local, build global!

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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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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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The Cookies are Coming!

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching… Cookie Walk time!
Join us for our 3rd Annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Saturday, December 13th in Center Ithaca from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Come early for the best selection!

Last year we had a whopping 80+ varieties of cookies!  We guarantee that this year will be just as wonderfully sweet.  PLUS!  New this year!  We’ll be serving FREE hot coffee!  Make a day of it at the Downtown Ithaca Chili fest, do a little shopping, and join us to warm up and head home with a box full of delicious treats.

Do you have a spectacular confection that you’d like to contribute?  New bakers are welcome!  Contact or call 844-3529 to sign up

Spread the word, bring your friends, and join us for a delicious day of cookies on December 13th!Cookie Walk 2014 Cookie Walk flyer 2014

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