Spring, a Time for Hope

Spring, a Time for Hope

By: Kayla Collins, Marketing and Events Manager Hello Spring! Longer days with warmer weather are finally here with blossoms and new life. Although we never had a tough winter, you can't help but feel excitement when you see those daffodils bloom and feel that warm...

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Thank You Past Board Members and Welcome New Members

Thank You Past Board Members and Welcome New Members

As the beginning of our fiscal year nears, we honor our outgoing board members and celebrate the new members joining us. Habitat for Humanity of Summit County is proud to have an innovative, passionate board of 21 directors who govern our work in the community. This...

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Spring Has Sprung, I Hope!

Spring Has Sprung, I Hope!

Spring Has Sprung - I Hope! By: Kim Kerr, Family Services Manager About this time of year in Northeast Ohio, many of us start to get a little stir crazy.  I miss the sunshine and warmer temperatures, even with the mild winter.  So let’s get ready for spring! My...

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Setting Homeowners Up For Success

Setting Homeowners Up For Success

Partner families in our homeowner program just finished the 8 hour home maintenance classes we offer in our warehouse. This training program is made possible by funding and support from the FirstEnergy Foundation. We use a home module built inside our warehouse to...

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What is Love?

What is Love?

By: Kayla Collins, Marketing and Events Manager Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away; folks, mark your calendars now so you don't forget! It's the one day that we treat the ones we love by buying chocolates, cards, and flowers but is this really what love is? Here...

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Top 2019 Volunteers, Thank You!

Top 2019 Volunteers, Thank You!

Volunteers with 50+ Hours in 2019 We are thankful for every single volunteer in 2019 but we are especially thankful for those who have dedicated over 50 hours supporting our mission. Thank you for your time and hard work this past year. We couldn't do it without you...

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New Year, New Financial Plan

New Year, New Financial Plan

By: Kim Kerr, Family Services Manager Here at Habitat, our families and I, are beginning the year focusing on getting our finances in great order.We are using a program from Dave Ramsey called Financial Peace University.The program is designed to help us live our...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

By: Kim Kerr, Family Services Manager It is hard to believe we have almost reached 2020!!  A little early, I know, but Happy New Year to you all!  Time for new beginnings.  Out with the old, in with the new.  I am so excited to start my new year, looking forward to a...

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STEM High School Partnership

STEM High School Partnership

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County partnered for the second year with the Akron Public NIHF STEM High School to make wooden house plaques out of donated flooring from the ReStore. Students learned about Habitat's mission while working in teams to create boards to...

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Partner Family Holiday Party 2019

Our Partner Families gathered for a Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 10th for a night of delicious food, fun holiday crafts, and music. The children decorated their own 'gingerbread homes', made reindeer food, and enjoyed a reading of the Polar Express while the...

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Do & Be Better in 2020

Do & Be Better in 2020

Need help choosing a New Year's Resolution in 2020? Resolutions are all about improving and striving to do better and be better. We create goals in January that we work towards and continuously aim towards throughout the year. People joke about resolutions saying they...

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How to Donate to a Fresh Start

How to Donate to a Fresh Start

Step 1: Recognize the Problem You've upgraded. You're downsizing. You're decluttering. Step 2: Weigh the Options.  Toss it & add to a landfill. Sell it & deal with the hassle. Donate it & support your community. Step 3: Set Up a Convenient Donation Call to...

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In The Spirit Of Giving

In The Spirit Of Giving

By: Kim Kerr, Family Services Manager Did you know that there is a date designated as a day of giving? In 2019 the date is December 3, 2019. It is a global generosity movement. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea, a day to encourage people to do good for others. I...

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Loyal Volunteer Pallet Projects

Loyal Volunteer Pallet Projects

Old unwanted pallets turned into crafty decorations for your home! Our Loyal Volunteers have been working hard in the workshop taking apart old pallets headed to the dumpster. They are using the reclaimed wood from these pallets to get creative building Christmas...

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Welcome Kim

Welcome Kim

Kim Kerr is Habitat for Humanity of Summit County's new Family Services Manager. She will be working with all our partner families as they move through our homeownership program. We are excited to have Kim onboard and want to introduce you to her. She has only been...

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Trip of a Lifetime

Trip of a Lifetime

Global Village Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico 2 MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Saturday, February 29th to Saturday, March 7th Join us for an eight day life changing mission trip. Live like a local with 12 other volunteers while experiencing the authentic Mexican culture up close....

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3 Reasons to Shop with a Purpose

3 Reasons to Shop with a Purpose

Shopping for meaningful gifts for coworkers, friends, and family can be tough! This year we are making it easy for you. Here are the top 3 reasons to shop with a purpose on our fundraising store.  Support Your Community - Every sale includes a 10% donation to Habitat...

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Happy Retirement, Mary

Happy Retirement, Mary

Join us in wishing Mary a happy retirement! She has been our Partner Family and Volunteer Coordinator for nearly eight and a half years. Her favorite part of the job has been "seeing the excitement in our partner families' eyes at the dedication of their homes, and...

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Preparing Your Home for Winter

By: Kim Kerr, Family Services Manager Summer always seems to fly by so quickly.  It is November already!  We all know in Northeast Ohio what is coming sooner or later.  Some are excited by those cold temperatures and white flakes, while others are dreading those...

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Fall Flip Recap

Fall Flip Recap

We are thankful for all the participants who donated their time and talents to flip these creative ReStore items to support our mission. The community was invited to shop ReStore for an item priced less than $100 to work their flip magic on. After completing an entry...

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