Building a Way Home

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Home Matters – Habitat Fundraising Breakfast

  Join Habitat for our most inspirational event of the year at the Home Matters Breakfast. Enjoy a free breakfast during this one-hour program that includes an update on Habitat’s involvement in Champaign County, testimonials from families who are on their way to homeownership, and how you can become more involved in supporting the community. Registration is open for individuals and their guests, or

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Women Build Clinic at Lowe’s – April 16th

Calling all Champaign County women who want to learn basic building skills from the experts at Lowe’s and Habitat construction staff.  Clinic stations include: safe use of power tools, framing walls and roofs, exterior siding, roofing shingles, and painting and trim.  Bring your friends, co-workers and neighbors to learn some new skills, meet some new friends, and learn more about volunteering on the 2015

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Gardner Family

Mickele Gardner wanted a better life, a nicer place to live, and her own independence.  “I applied for a Habitat home awhile back, but couldn’t qualify because of my income and my debt.  I started working on paying down my debt, and being more responsible with my money.  It took me 10 years to get in a position to apply again. I have always

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Tembo Family

Coco Tembo and FiFi Likyana came from around the world to partner with Habitat on their new home.  Both born and educated in the Congo, Coco was a driver/ chauffer and his wife FiFi a nurse.  They were able to move to the states through the help of FiFi’s sister, Cardy Likyana who has lived here in Champaign for several years.  Cardy helped them

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Tembe Family

Issa and Anthonella grew up in Kinshasa  (DR Congo).  They met at the University of Kinshasa and began a family.  In the Congo, Issa was an assistant professor at the University of Kinshasa and also worked with the United Nations Development program.  Anthonella began her career as a journalist, but has since become a stay at home mom for their three young children Shammah

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Harris Family

Tiana Harris has always wanted to be a home owner, and her dream of owning a home became even more important when she became a mother to Honcho 6 months ago.  “A Habitat home will help me provide the same sense of stability for my son that my mom provided for me.  My mom purchased a home when I was in first grade.  It

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