The Story of The Rosette Corner Blocks

There’s more to a Wichita Habitat for Humanity home than meets the eye! Volunteers make our work possible – and they also make our homes special by sharing their time, talents and skills. The rosette corner blocks are examples of a special part of every Wichita Habitat home made possible by volunteers.

The beginning of the story

The corner blocks are created by Don, our longtime volunteer. He celebrated his 100th birthday in the spring! Don makes hundreds of these corner blocks for us every year in his workshop. It’s always fun to see him when he drops these off. Don also built steps for our homes and one-of-a-kind items for our fundraising auctions. These items include adorable children’s rocking chairs and tables and stools.

All hands on deck!

We’ve started a new thing recently! Mead Middle schoolers have been writing encouraging messages and good wishes on the back of the blocks. We like to have them volunteer with us and learn about our affordable housing work and this is the perfect way to make that happen. They’re happy to know that they are able to make a difference in their community! Volunteers need to be 16 to be on our build site so this is the perfect way for them to serve!

Messy, but so very fun!

The students then paint the corner blocks, getting them ready to be installed in a Wichita Habitat home.

Done and Dusted!

Volunteers install the rosette corner blocks as the home nears completion. Doesn’t this look wonderful? Thank you to Don, middle schoolers and the power tool-wielding volunteers who make this home possible and special for a hardworking family!