How can I learn more about the Family Selection Process? As we have found a deserving family for Partner Home # 8, we have closed the Family Selection Process until we can find suitable land for Partner Home # 9. Click here to learn more about how we select a partner family.
Learn how Youth United helps families Youth United is a Habitat for Humanity program that brings community youth together to fully sponsor and build a home with a local family. Click here to learn more.
Meet the D'Alessios!
Our dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly with our Board of Directors to review all qualified applicants and the results are in: Sharon D'Alessio and her two young boys, Tyree and Imir, from Woodbridge, New Jersey, will be our next partner family! Congratulations to the D'Alessio family as we work with the Queenship of Mary Church to help make their family's dreams of home ownership, safety and security a reality. Click here to read Sharon's letter to Habitat.
September 14: Family is all moved in! Click here to read more about the House Blessing Ceremony.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held
The groundbreaking ceremony was held Sunday, April 22 under a glorious sky.
Special Thanks to the Queenship of Mary Church of Plainsboro, New Jersey
With the help of our sponsors of Partner Home # 8, the Queenship of Mary Church ("QOM") of Plainsboro, New Jersey, we're building momentum towards the construction of our next partner home, scheduled to begin in Spring 2007. Thanks for all of their support and we look forward to a long and fulfilling reltionship going forward. Click here to visit the QOM Habitat Project page.
Queenship of Mary Charette Event
The Queenship of Mary Church recently held a Charette - a weekend afternoon event where about 40 parish members met to create home design ideas for discussion (click images for a larger view). The Charette event was modeled on the French architectural school rules of students doing quick designs and then presenting their designs to the other groups. Each of 6 tables of families worked with a QOM architect to come up with a design.
At the team tables, adults and children could contribute to creating drawings of home elements such as: the ideal house blueprint, ideas for living space, items that could be included for families, color, efficient shelving / storage, space use in the home and “green” ideas for conservation. It was a fun, worthwhile way for parish members to understand what the process is for making all the pieces come together to build not just a house, but a Habitat home.
Watch A Family's Dreams Become Reality
Stay tuned for images of the construction of Partner Home # 8!