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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Partner Families Reflect on Thanksgiving

What are you most thankful for this year? "I am thankful for Habitat giving me the opportunity to learn many aspects of being a member of the community and homeowner. I am also thankful for all the hardships I endured over my lifetime. It has transformed me into the...

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What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that was first launched in 2012 through the power of social media. Through this movement, people support their local communities along with national efforts with donations of money and time or simply by raising a voice to...

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Organizing Important Documents

By: Mary Shepherd, Partner Family Coordinator and Kim Kerr, Family Services Manager There are many reasons you, or a loved one, may need to be able to get your hands on important documents.  You may become incapacitated due to an accident or illness, you may have had...

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Global Village Trip 2020

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the belief that every person should have access to safe, affordable housing. This belief has guided our organization since 1976, and it extends to our work across the globe. The week of February 29, 2020, a team of 12...

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If A Natural Disaster Hit…

By: Mary Shepherd, Partner Family Coordinator Several weeks ago Summit County experienced excessive rain and nearby areas were flooded. In mid-August, Summit County experienced high winds which uprooted trees and caused home damage and electric outages. Summit County...

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3 Back to School Saving Tips

Create a Budget Make a plan before you start shopping. You can easily start buying, get carried away and spend more than expected. Don’t let the colorful back to school displays distract you from the items you really need instead of the items that are impulsive...

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5 Easy Ways to Support Habitat for Humanity of Summit County

Do you want to support your community through Habitat for Humanity but don't know how or where to start? Here are the top 5 easiest ways to show your support for our work in your community. It's time to take action, get involved and make a difference in the world. Use...

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Home Inventory

By: Mary Shepherd, Partner Family Coordinator If someone asked you to list all the contents of your home, could you do it?  Even if you could list everything, would you be able to provide detailed information – purchase date, cost, model, serial number?  Those who...

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Homeowner Spotlight: Darlisa

Darlisa officially became a proud Habitat Homeowner at a home dedication ceremony in November of 2016. She is currently is a Branch Service Manager at Huntington National Bank and will start school at Stark State this fall to earn a degree in psychology. Homeownership...

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Fair Housing

By: Mary Shepherd, Partner Family Coordinator “Fair housing” is the right that individuals have for equal housing opportunities. These rights are protected by the Federal Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act protects the right of an individual to choose where he or...

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Food Smart

by Mary Shepherd, HFHSC Family Coordinator Many thrifty homeowners use money-saving strategies when buying groceries at the store. These “food smart” consumers can save even more after the groceries arrive home. The key is to use the purchased food efficiently to...

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Your Home is an Asset

by Mary Shepherd, HFHSC Family & Volunteer Coordinator Your home is an important asset. Owning a home can bring financial rewards as well as personal satisfaction that comes with knowing that you have “A Home of Your Own.” Home ownership provides the homeowner with an...

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