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Operation Playhouse at Worcester City Hall

Join us for a day of fun! Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is hosting an Operation Playhouse event on Thursday, July 27th from 8 AM to 4 PM as part of the Out to Lunch Series and Farmer’s Market behind Worcester’s City Hall. Continue reading ‘Operation Playhouse at Worcester City Hall’ »

Get Ready for Women Build 2017!

Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Our future homeowners are largely comprised of women and children who most often have been affected by poor living conditions. Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in helping other women improve their living situations. Your involvement makes a huge difference helping our homeowners achieve a more stable and secure life. Continue reading ‘Get Ready for Women Build 2017!’ »

MetroWest Build-A-Thon June 3, 2017

Join us for a day of fun! Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is hosting its second annual MetroWest Build-A-Thon. On June 3rd teams will come together to build fifteen playhouses in a single day to be donated to local military and veteran families through our Operation Playhouse program. Volunteers build, design, and decorate children’s playhouses, which are then donated directly to local veterans and their children at the end of the event.

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017

Time: Building begins at 8:30am, Playhouse Dedications will be at 4:00pm

Where: Framingham Centre Common, off Edgell Road

Join the event by becoming a sponsor!

Gold Hammer: $5,000, includes one playhouse, event signage, digital and print media, website recognition, and the opportunity to speak at the event.

Silver Hammer: $2,500, includes one playhouses, PR and social media recognition.

Bronze Hammer: $1,000, includes supporter signage at event and on all media.

“Door of Hope” Sponsor: $500, includes a Habitat provided door that your company can custom-design and deliver a message of hope to families in need. Incorporate your logo or business name! Doors will be displayed on the common for the day and may be used at your own business or at future Habitat events.

To become a sponsor contact:

Bonnie Biocchi, MetroWest Director of Development at: bonnie.biocchi@habitatmwgw.org or 508-799-9259 x 108

 

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

Event Sponsor:

MetroWest Medical Center

 

Silver Sponsors:

 

 

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For more information, or to get involved, contact:

Bonnie Biocchi, MetroWest Director of Development

Bonnie.Biocchi@Habitatmgw.org

508-799-9259 x 108

Opportunity to Join Our Staff as the Family Services Coordinator

We are actively seeking a professional, responsible individual to join our staff as our Family Services Coordinator. A critical role in our organization, this staff member will serve as a liaison between our current homeowners, future homeowners, and applicants. This person will empower families in our community achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves. Continue reading ‘Opportunity to Join Our Staff as the Family Services Coordinator’ »

Build Day Opportunities Available

Reserve your Build Day Today! We help local families to break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home, families will be able to afford essentials like food, medicine, child care, and education.   Continue reading ‘Build Day Opportunities Available’ »

Avoid Lines and Build Homes

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Shop happy knowing each purchase you make is helping a local family in need of affordable housing.

 It’s the same Amazon you know and love, but when you shop on Smile.Amazon.com Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester! Quick, easy, and no cost to you, this is a great way to support building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Continue reading ‘Avoid Lines and Build Homes’ »

About Operation Playhouse

Operation Playhouse is a great team event for small or large businesses, schools and college groups, churches, friends, and more! With your team of 10-12, participants will construct a playhouse that is donated to a local Veteran Family at the end of the day. Continue reading ‘About Operation Playhouse’ »

Auburn Home Dedication December 2016

On Saturday, December 17th, we were pleased to welcome two families to their new duplex home located at 4 Homestead Avenue in Auburn. The land for this build was generously donated by Bank of America who, along with a long list of sponsors and donors, made this project possible. And, despite the unpredictable New England weather giving us an early winter snowstorm, we enjoyed the presence of many supporters who came to take part in the celebration. A family’s partnership with Habitat means they have a stable place to live, love, and contribute to their community. Congratulations to our newest homeowners in Auburn to whom we were delighted to partner with and offer a hand up – not a hand out! May Saturday’s dedication be the beginning of many happy memories to come!

Below are video segments from the dedication followed by a few photos. Enjoy!


Tim Firment, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester

Kenneth Holstrom, Auburn Board of Selectmen Chairman

PJ Breen, Construction Site Supervisor at Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester

Bryan Clancy, Board President for Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester

The homeowners in Auburn sharing their thanks and appreciation for the opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their families in these two safe, affordable homes.

 

Our upcoming home builds will take place in Holliston, Northborough, and Worcester! Information about Sponsoring a Build, Homeownership, Volunteering and more is available right here on our website. Or contact our offices at:

508-799-9259

office@habitatmwgw.org

11 Distributor Road, Worcester, MA 01605

Offices are open: Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Habitat Builds a Playhouzz for Union Hill Elementary School

Selected as one of a handful of organizations across the U.S., Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is participating in the 2016 Playhouzz Challenge, a national charitable design contest. The contest was launched by Houzz.com, a home and design website with over 35 million followers, and the American Institute of Architects. Continue reading ‘Habitat Builds a Playhouzz for Union Hill Elementary School’ »

Thank You for Making Our Auction and Gala Unforgettable!

On Saturday, October 15, 2016 Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester hosted our High Heels and Hard Hats Gala at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, MA. We are so grateful for the generosity of our guests making this a record breaking  fundraiser! Thanks to your support we raised $114,000 to help us build more affordable homes for local families. Thank you so much! Continue reading ‘Thank You for Making Our Auction and Gala Unforgettable!’ »