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Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties honored as Best Charitable Organization

We are proud to be the winner of the Gulfshore Business’ Best of Business award for Best Charitable Organization! Thank you to everyone who voted Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties the best. For every hand that makes a difference, for every dollar you contribute, for every purchase and donation made at the ReStore, for every voice that advocates for affordable homeownership, for all the ways you help Habitat build homes alongside hard-working families in our community...we cannot thank you enough. Through shelter, we empower!

Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:02

Renew Financial Supports DRP

 

Renew Financial Presents Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties with Check for $25,000 to Support Long-Term Disaster Recovery in Florida

With the Start of Hurricane Season, Donation Underscores the Importance of Home Hardening and Preparing Communities for Future Storms

FORT MYERS, Florida, July 19, 2018Renew Financial, the inventor of Property Assessed Clean Energy financing (PACE) and the most trusted provider of financing for home improvements, today donated $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. The donation, presented by Renew Financial Founder Cisco DeVries and Regional Director of Government Affairs Natalie Schneider, will support Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Recovery Program, the long-term solution to address damage caused by natural disasters in Lee and Hendry Counties.

“Since our founding, Renew Financial has been dedicated to empowering homeowners to make their properties safe, efficient and comfortable. To that end, we’re very proud to support the critical work that Habitat for Humanity does every day,” said Renew Financial Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Cisco DeVries. “This donation, in addition to the home improvement financing option we offer through RenewPACE, will help to create a stronger, safer Florida.”

Shortly after Hurricane Irma, Renew Financial led several efforts to help Florida homeowners recover from the storm. These investments in Florida’s long-term recovery culminatedintoday’s check presentation to Habitat for Humanity in honor of every Florida home strengthened in partnership with RenewPACE. Last month marked the start of a new hurricane season for Florida, underscoring the ongoingneed for storm-proofing and other upgrades that make homes more secure and comfortable.

“Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties gratefully accepts Renew Financial’s contribution,” said Kitty Green, President of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. “Thanks to donors like Renew Financial, we are able to help seniors and others with nowhere else to turn repair their homes so they can have a safe, decent place to live.”

Fort Myers City Manager Saeed Kazemi and other community leaders attended the check presentation, which took place at the Fort Myers offices of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties.

“Fort Myers families will benefit greatly from the availability of PACE financing,” said City Manager Kazemi. “Today’s donation, made in honor of homes repaired since Hurricane Irma, enhances this benefit. With Habitat for Humanity and the availability of PACE for homeowners, Fort Myers and our surrounding region will be better prepared for future storms.”

Renew Financial’s PACE financing product, RenewPACE, has proved to be an effective option for homeowners needing to repair storm-damaged roofs or windows. RenewPACE is also a smart, proactive choice for homeowners seeking storm windows and roofs to better withstand future storms.

With RenewPACE, homeowners don’t have to pay the full cost of their storm-hardening or efficiency improvements at the time of the project. Instead, homeowners pay back the cost of their improvements in installments on their property tax bill. RenewPACE provides fixed interest rates and terms of up to 25 years, which may result in lower monthly payments for homeowners. RenewPACE utilizes 100% private capital (not tax dollars) to finance eligible improvements.

In the course of upgrading more than 220,000 American homes, PACE financing has created more than 42,000 local jobs in the home improvement industry.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the country. Since 1982, 1,500 families in need of a hand up have partnered with Habitat Lee and Hendry to build or improve their home. Habitat homeowners, alongside volunteers, help build their own home and pay an affordable mortgage. Through volunteering, financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry county families achieve strength, stability and independence. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit www.habitat4humanity.org.

About Renew Financial

Renew Financial Group LLC (“Renew Financial”) is one of the nation's leading home improvement financing companies. Renew Financial administers and provides multiple financing products across the country, including PACE programs in Florida and California. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a financing tool enabled by state and local governments that provides homeowners and business owners with access to private capital to finance the entire cost of hurricane hardening, energy efficiency, and renewable energy upgrades, and then pay for those upgrades on their property tax bill. PACE was named by Scientific American as one of the "top 20 ideas that can change the world." PACE is a job-creating policy tool that enjoys broad support, having been championed in state legislatures and local communities nationwide by business leaders, advocacy organizations and elected officials from both sides of the aisle. To learn more, visit www.renewfinancial.com.

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Chico’s FAS Announces National Partnership with Habitat for Humanity 

Retailer Aims to Boost Awareness and Raise Funds to Help Women Build Better Lives

Today, Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) and its family of brands, Chico's, White House Black Market and Soma, announce a new national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International aimed at empowering women to build strength, stability and independence through housing.
“As a Company that serves women, Chico’s FAS is deeply committed to their well-being, health and empowerment. A safe, affordable home creates transformational advancements for women, their families and communities,” said Shelley Broader, President and CEO of Chico’s FAS.
“We recognize and value the immense contributions that women make every day. With over 65% female representation on our Executive Committee and 55% representation on our Board, our commitment to women's development is ongoing and indisputable. There is no greater force than women coming together to support each other.”

The partnership kicks off on March 8th in support of International Women’s Day, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This multifaceted partnership includes sponsorship of Habitat’s 2018 Women Build program, which recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for safe and affordable shelter in their communities. Chico’s FAS’ support will directly impact 77 communities across the United States, including the complete funding of two new homes and providing $1,000 grants to 75 Women Build projects.
To further the effort, each of Chico’s FAS’ brands will donate a portion of certain product sales, up to a combined maximum donation of $650,000, to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Additionally, Chico’s FAS will collect register donations at its Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma boutiques, outlets and online.

“Chico’s FAS is consistently recognized for their real and substantial commitment to women's equality. In the U.S. alone, affordable housing is unreachable for far too many women and their families, creating barriers to education, financial stability and health. We know that home is the key to a better future and together, with the help of partners like Chico’s FAS, we can give a hand up to more women in need of a decent place to call home,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, Senior Vice President of Development, Habitat for Humanity International.

Chico’s FAS will also sponsor Habitat’s upcoming Home is the Key campaign, which gathers sponsors, celebrities and community leaders for activities and build events across the country, drawing attention to the critical need for affordable housing.
More information can be found at www.ChicosFAS -Cares.com.

About Chico's FAS, Inc.
The Company, through its brands - Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma, is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women’s private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates and complementary accessories. As of October 28, 2017, the Company operated 1,474 stores in the US and Canada and sold merchandise through franchise locations in Mexico. The Company’s merchandise is also available at www.chicos.com,  www.whbm.com, and www.soma.com. For more details information on Chico’s FAS, Inc., please go to our corporate website at www.chicosfas.com.

About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit  www.habitat.org.

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Monday, 26 February 2018 14:42

Habitat Kicks Off 2018 Women Build Season

Habitat Kicks Off 2018 Women Build Season

Read the article about the 2018 Women Build Season...

https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/habitat-for-humanity-kicks-off-2018-women-build-season

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:30

Kickoff party launches Women Build season

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 25, 2018) – Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties will host the 8th Annual Women Build Kickoff Party at Chico’s FAS, Inc. corporate headquarters from 6pm to 8pm with a VIP experience from 5pm to 6pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for the VIP experience, and are available at 2018womenbuild.eventbrite.com

The Kickoff Party features keynote speaker Dr. Tererai Trent. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “all-time favorite guest”, Tererai is a scholar, humanitarian, and founder of Tererai Trent International. She is a renowned Ted Talk presenter and has shared the platform with world leaders as a keynote speaker at the United Nations World Leadership Summit. Guests will enjoy Tererai’s compelling story ‘how to dream with a purpose’ of growing up in impoverished rural Africa, overcoming adversity to become an award winning scholar and humanitarian, and her profound connection to Habitat for Humanity.

Also, past Women Build homebuyers will share their empowering stories of how having a stable, affordable home has impacted them and their families. Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, receive an official Women Build t-shirt, and a copy of Dr. Trent’s awardwinning book, The Awakened Woman.

The event marks the beginning of volunteering and fundraising efforts for Habitat’s Women Build initiative. Women Build engages and empowers women (and men) in the effort to provide safe and decent homes for families in need of affordable housing. By recruiting, educating and inspiring women to build, they can transform lives in their communities. This year, volunteers will raise $170,000 to build a new house and rehab two houses for three future Habitat Women Build homebuyers and their families. Volunteers will complete work on the three houses the two weeks leading up to Mother’s Day. Then the Saturday before Mother’s Day, surrounded by family, volunteers and sponsors the Habitat Women Build homebuyers will have a special home dedication, where they will officially receive the keys to their home.

Since 2011, Women Build in Lee and Hendry Counties has partnered with 15 families to build strength and stability for 34 children and their parents through local fundraising and volunteer efforts.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the country. Since 1982, 1,500 families in need of a hand up have partnered with Habitat Lee and Hendry to build or improve their home. Habitat homeowners, alongside volunteers, help build their own home and pay an affordable mortgage. Through volunteering, financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry county families achieve strength, stability and independence. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit www.habitat4humanity.org

Friday, 29 December 2017 16:59

1,500th Habitat home celebrated

Fort Myers, Fla. (November09, 2017) –Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties achieveda major milestone, building and dedicating their 1,500th home. Aspecial dedication ceremony was held to commemorate the event and celebrate with the Habitat homebuyer, home sponsor Chico’s FAS, Inc., Habitat Board Members, donors, and volunteers. During the ceremony the house keys were handed over to the Habitat homebuyer, Yacnima, officially achieving her own milestone by providing a home for her and her two boys, ages 10 and 14. Yacnima earned and purchased her Habitat home. She completed 300 hours of sweat equity, attended financial literacy and home maintenance classes, paid $1,700 in closing cost, signed her mortgage, and will pay an affordable, monthly mortgage payment.

Habitat’s 1,500th home is significant as it symbolizes that 1,500 families have partnered with Habitat to earn and purchase a safe and decent place to call home. Over 3,500 people now have stable housing, improved health, and the opportunity to budget and save for other needs.

Habitat started as a grassroots effort in 1980, building single family homes as a response to the deplorable living conditions in the Harlem Heights community. Officially becoming a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in 1982, the local office has become one of the largest in the country. In the past 35 years, 176 Habitat homebuyers have paid off their mortgages, 746 families have received homeownership counseling, and over 80,000 people have volunteered with Habitat in Lee and Hendry counties.

Since 2001, Chico’s FAS has partnered with Habitat and worked alongside families to build strength and stability through shelter. The 1,500th Habitat home is also a major milestone for Chico’s FAS as it is the 41st home they have sponsored.

"We are very proud to dedicate our 41st Chico’s FAS home in Southwest Florida. This year alone, our associates spent more than 400 hours volunteering to build and renovate Habitat homes for women and their families so they can have safe and affordable housing. Chico's FAS is committed to giving back, and it’s exciting to be part of something so impactful in our community," says Shelley Broader, President and Chief Executive Officer for Chico's FAS, Inc.

Offering a hand up, Habitat and Chico’s FAS are making the dream of homeownership a reality for families in Lee and Hendry Counties.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the country. Since 1982, 1,500 families in need of a hand up have partnered with Habitat to build or improve their home. Habitat homeowners, alongside volunteers, help build their own home and pay an affordable mortgage. Through volunteering, financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry county families achieve strength, stability and independence. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit www.habitat4humanity.org

Friday, 29 December 2017 16:52

Celebrating Christmas with Moving Boxes

Fort Myers, Fla. (December 21, 2017)“This is our home”, Claudette’s 8-year old daughter whispered to her. “Always and forever”, answered Claudette.

Their Christmas is going to be full of boxes - moving boxes. Claudette and her daughters will be celebrating Christmas in their very own Habitat home.

Almost a year and a half ago, Claudette applied to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. Once approved for the program, Claudette completed home maintenance and financial management classes. Working alongside Habitat volunteers she contributed 300 hours of sweat equity, then paid $1,700 in closing cost, and finally, just three days before Christmas, she signed the mortgage to purchase her Habitat home.

“Before Habitat, I had to move in with my mom because the rent kept going up. I’m grateful to my mom, but space was tight. Not only were we sharing the house with my parents, but also, my sister and her three kids. There were 11 people in her three bedroom, one bath house”, said Claudette.

“Now that I have an affordable mortgage payment every month, I am hoping to save up for a swing set. The girls are so excited to play in the backyard. This is truly our Christmas miracle”.

“The need for affordable housing in Lee and Hendry counties is great”, said Kitty Green, Habitat President and CEO. “An average of 14 families apply for every one house that we have the funds to build.”

Each Habitat partner family earns and purchases their house, providing their families a safe, decent and affordable place to call home.

Claudette’s dream of purchasing her own home has come true. Christmas will be a little different this year, as they move and unpack boxes, but Claudette says it will be the best Christmas yet, because they are finally home.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the country. Since 1982, 1,500 families in need of a hand up have partnered with Habitat Lee and Hendry to build or improve their home. Habitat homeowners, alongside volunteers, help build their own home and pay an affordable mortgage. Through volunteering, financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry county families achieve strength, stability and independence. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit www.habitat4humanity.org

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 16:54

Habitat Builds for Better Futures

Habitat for Humanity helps thousands of families build toward a better future through volunteers and donations in the community, and Tuesday, Four in Your Corner lent a helping hand with the construction in Bonita Springs.

Read the full article at Fox4Now.

Saturday, 28 October 2017 16:43

FGCU Students Support the ReStore

To support Hurricane Irma victims, 400 FGCU students volunteered their time for community service at 11 different sites including Habitat for Humanity Island Park ReStore.

Read the full article at Fox4Now.

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