2020 Resolutions

January 3, 2020 – Page Hundley

I was in California visiting family over the holidays and witnessed their critical homeless situation. Every underpass, every large parking lot, every public park has a “tent city” where people are living without the basic amenities that we all need: a bed, clean water, protection from the elements, safety for our children. Here in Chatham County, we don’t have those kinds of out-in-the-open, in-your-face issues, but we still have a very real need for safe and affordable housing.

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Top 10 Moments of 2019

December 31, 2019 – Anna Tuell

We had a great 2019, and it’s thanks to your constant support – as donors, volunteers, shoppers, and cheerleaders in the community. We wouldn’t be here without you.

Read on to see our Top Ten Moments of 2019

The Community’s Neighbor

December 13, 2019 – Kristine Villaflor

Did you know that Chatham Habitat provides a FREE community meeting space that is open to the public? It is our other way of creating creative community spaces, from a simple meeting room to an innovation hub where individuals can come together, or small organizations can work on ideas and advocacy projects.

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How to Choose a Place to Volunteer

November 19, 2019 – Kristine Villaflor

This is Part 2 of Kristine’s blog series on volunteering. Scroll down to read Part 1.

This post is for anyone that is already convinced themselves that, “Yes, I want to volunteer!” But how, where and when to start?

I’m from the Philippines and have been here for five months now. My first few months were amazing, as I spent it more on exploration and discovery of places, culture, and new things – and visiting with friends. As time goes by, and my travels have come to a phase of slowing down, I thought of pursuing one of my bucket list items:  To volunteer while traveling.

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Page, what can WE do to help?

November 7, 2019 – Page Hundley

Last night, I helped give a presentation about Habitat for Humanity to Chatham County’s Briar Chapel neighborhood. I was struck by a very straightforward question that came from one of the attendees toward the end of the presentation. He asked, “Page, what can we do to make this evening a success for you?”

Afterwards, I was talking about that question with the other presenters and realized that we had been unprepared for it. What were we really asking for? What can a whole neighborhood do to make an impact with Chatham Habitat?

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Giving Back Gives Satisfaction

October 29, 2019 – Kristine Villaflor

Kristine currently volunteers in  the Chatham Habitat main office.  Her background in public relations and corporate social responsibility inspired  her to write a blog series  for us. Here is Part 1.

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A Simple, Decent Place to Volunteer

August 26, 2019 – Page Hundley

After reading “A Simple, Decent Place to Live” by Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller, Page decided to write about her motivation to volunteer and why she keeps coming back to Habitat.

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Tracy’s Green Building Journey

April 23, 2019 – Mallory Wilmoth

This piece was written by Mallory Wilmoth, a Media and Journalism student at the University of North  Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wilmoth is part of a PR writing class that partners with local nonprofit organizations.

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Celebrating Service

April 11, 2019 – Rachel Horowitz

Happy National Volunteer Week! We want to take a moment and recognize some of our amazing volunteers over the past year. Here are our 2018-2019 volunteer spotlights.

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The Alternative Break Experience

March 25, 2019 – Rachel Horowitz

It was a typical Monday morning when a dozen eager students with matching Boston College sweatshirts ambled into the Chatham Habitat for Humanity office. Their faces were glowing with the excitement of Spring Break – but this was not their typical vacation.

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Top 10 Moments of 2018

January 9, 2019 – Anna Tuell

We had a great 2018, and it’s thanks to your constant support – as donors, volunteers, shoppers, and cheerleaders in the community. We wouldn’t be here without you. 

Read on to see our Top Ten Moments of 2018

Investing in Youth

December 17, 2018  – Zara Pandite

As an intern for Chatham Habitat for Humanity, my role is to develop and implement the Youth Volunteer Program. My hope is to inspire and energize younger generations to become involved in the work of Habitat, with projects that nurture a sense of teamwork and community involvement.

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A Time for Giving

December 3, 2018 – Taylor Battle

The end of the year is a time when many are grateful for what they have and they begin to want to spread their joy around to others.

Whether you have 5 hours, 5 minutes, or 5 seconds to spare, we have a way you can give.

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What Matters

November 14, 2018 – Melchee Johnson

I have more than enough. I’ve never experienced shortage of food or shelter. I’m employed. I have family, love, and friends. I’m entirely blessed.

I shouldn’t complain about anything, yet some expression of disdain over what I deem as lacking manages to roll off my tongue at least once a day. Or if I don’t speak it, I think it. Why?

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What Does Home Truly Mean?

October 30, 2018 – Taylor Battle

A home is much more than the physical structure of the building – it’s about the community and fellowship that having somewhere safe and stable to call your own can bring to someone’s life. A home should be a place of fond memories, whether that’s a toddler’s first steps, a first-time graduation, a retirement party, or annual holiday gathering. A home should be the place where you’re able to relax and truly be yourself.  

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When the Hard Hats Come Off

October 17, 2018 – Rachel Horowitz

What comes to mind when you think of Habitat for Humanity?

If it’s a group of smiling volunteers hammering away with smiling faces and matching hard hats, you’re not alone. A simple Google search shows dozens of these photos.

Yes, our volunteers build homes.  But what about volunteers who want to help, but are unable or hesitant to participate in the building process?

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Maria’s Blessing

October 1, 2018 – Taylor Battle

Starting on World Habitat Day, we will be uploading new blogs to our website that highlight a different Chatham Habitat person or program. Check out our first article on homeowner Maria Porras, written by our Public Relations Intern Taylor Battle.

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