Thank you to those who took part in Give Local East Central Florida 2015!
Give Local was a huge success - there were a total of 152 donations, and over $20,000 was donated to 36 local nonprofits serving the area of East Central Florida, that is Flagler, Putnam & Volusia Counties. You opened your hearts and your wallets and made a difference for many families in our community.The spirit of philanthropy is strong in our communities and collectively we have increased awareness for many important causes in the region. Thank you so much!
Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. This program brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide. No experience is necessary! Since 2008, the week leading up to Mother's Day has been designated National Women Build Week. This nationwide event is sponsored each year by Lowe's and has grown exponentially each year.
SW Volusia Habitat has particpated almost every year since National Women Build Week began. In 2013 almost 60 ladies, over 6 work days raised the trusses and did the interior framing of a home for a single mom and her three daughters. With a $5000 sponsorship from Lowe's and personal fundraising by our Women Build participants, that week raised over $10,000 toward the cost of that home. This year, we will be working on two sites over four days to rehab homes for two families. Wouldn't you like to be part of the excitement? Space is limited, so register soon!
Chairs for Charity 2015 is now one for the history books! Gateway Center for the Arts was the location for this fantastic inaugural event. With hors d'oeurves provided by local restaurants and caterers, music by the Stetson University Jazz Ensemble and 50 chairs to bid on, it was quite an evening! Southwest Volusia Habitat for Humanity would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and vendors for making Chairs for Charity such a success. Simply put, without your hard work and donations, we could not build our next home!
A special thank you to the Events Planning committee for their many long hours planning, decorating, and hosting the event: Denise Irons, chairperson, Robert Passino, Kim Fellinger, Debbie Wert, Debbie Custer, Sue Remington, Lyn Parker, Gloria Micelli, Janet Dixon and Ron Capehart.