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Habitat Receives Social Justice Award

With so many things going wrong in our community (funding shortages, layoffs, gun violence, and more), it’s nice to be able to take an evening to celebrate what is going right. On Sunday, May 7, 2016, McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation held its seventh annual Social Justice Awards Gala, recognizing positive community contributions by students, community residents, and student and community groups here in

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Home Matters Fundraising Breakfast – 2016

Thank-you to everyone who joined us for our annual Home Matters fundraising breakfast.  Thank-you for your support and generosity in helping us make sure that when we are building homes, we are also building strength, stability, and self- reliance through shelter.

Marquisha Smith


Marquisha Smith was born and raised in the Champaign Urbana community; attending Urbana schools, and ultimately graduating from Centennial High School.  Since graduating, she has attended Parkland and has been employed as a CNA for 12 years.  Marquisha says, “I hope a more stable home will allow me to take more college classes, and help my job opportunities in the future.” Marquisha works at

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Stephanie Martin has lived in is an East Central Illinois all her life.  She was born in Danville and moved to Champaign prior to starting school.  She graduated from Urbana High School in 2002 and started her career at Mr. John’s Beauty School.  She has worked for various salons over the past 13 years and hopes to maybe own of her own someday!  She

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Melanie Robinson


“I was looking for an opportunity to move my family to a place we could call home, says Melanie.  My daughter Asia is a bone marrow recipient and needs stability for her health.  My two younger children don’t want to move when our housing situation has to change again.  They have talked about having a “swing set and a garden in our own yard,

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Latonya Gaston


Latonya Gatson is a Champaign County native who grew up attending Champaign schools and graduating from Central.  She has the blessing of 5 children; her three youngest; Germaine, Arlaysha, and Richard, are excited to become Habitat homeowners.  Her oldest son Xavier played basketball at Central and now attends Lincoln College.  Her oldest daughter Kyaira had her first child this past year and Latonya is

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