Volunteering moves students to head of the class

Are you a busy college student wondering if it’s worth making the time to volunteer? The answer is “YES.” That’s because it’s not just your community that benefits from the time you share – you will, too! According to YWCA of Seattle/King/Snomish in Washington state, volunteering in an area you are passionate about provides you with real life experience and …

Meet some of the ‘Spring Break’ volunteers who make our possible!

Christine Moser, Wichita Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator The volunteers who served with us during Spring Break are amazing! Let me tell you about them, starting with the United Way Youth Days of Caring groups who have been so much help.  We had a group of kids from Bishop Carroll High School who stuck it out every day! The first …

Budget Coaches a necessary ingredient of Habitat program

Have you ever wanted to achieve a goal that would make your life better, but were unsure how to make it happen? You knew what this goal looked like, but maybe you just needed people who possessed the skills you lacked to walk alongside you and offer guidance. This is where budget coaches come into play at Wichita Habitat for Humanity. …

David Reznick Foundation grant provides for extensive land acquisition, new home construction

(Wichita, Kan.) – Wichita Habitat for Humanity is honored and excited to receive a generous donation from the Potomac, Md.-based David Reznick Foundation that will provide major funding as it continues its efforts to revitalize and build affordable housing in one of Wichita’s most blighted areas. The foundation is named for David Reznick co-founder of the Reznick Group, now CohnReznick,one of the largest accounting, tax and business advisory …

Dad’s smile worth a thousand words

An and Hien immigrated to America from Vietnam with their daughter Thu and son Duy. They rented a small home that offered little space for their children, who are in high school, to study.  An and Hien wanted a home that would be affordable, comfortable and provide Thu and Duy with space to study. Once they were accepted into the program, …

Mom works hard to make dream of homeownership come true!

It is no coincidence that Leticia became a Habitat homeowner. That’s because she had a dream of owning a safe. affordable home and worked hard to make it come true. “My long-term goal is to own a home that my children and I can enjoy,” she wrote in her letter of application to our program. A year ago, Leticia and her children …

When they build their homes, they build a community, too

  Neighbors. Friends. Babysitters. Carpoolers. These are just some of the words Adriana and Erica use to describe their relationship. These moms and their families are just two of the Wichita Habitat for Humanity homeowners who are part of a close-knit community that has formed in our Rock the Block neighborhood. These families helped build each others’ Habitat homes alongside volunteers. …

You’ve got to be limber to be a roofer!

Lorrie Beck, a longtime Wichita Habitat for Humanity volunteer who participated in the Carter Work Project in Indiana, shares her latest report on this project in which 22 homes will be built by volunteers and the hard working families who will purchase them: More roof work! We put down a strip of ice and water shield and then tacked Tiger Paw …