Celebrating our success in 2012!

December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

We promised you last holiday season that 2012 would be Habitat for Humanity Capital District’s most exciting year yet—and it was.

We laid the foundations for greater impact and success by forming strong partnerships within our community.  Earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity Capital District merged with Rensselaer County Habitat for Humanity.  Our combined organization now serves Albany, Rensselaer and Southern Saratoga Counties under the name Habitat for Humanity Capital District. We recently broke ground on “Fox Hollow” at Burden and Cross, a nine-home project in South Troy, and the largest building endeavor that Habitat has ever pursued in the city.

Our flagship project, “Morton’s Walk” on Alexander and Delaware Streets, is nearing completion.  Twelve homes will be completed by the end of this year. The remaining four will be completed in early 2013, marking a major transformation in Albany’s South End that will forever change the face of affordable housing in our area.

That’s not all. This year, Habitat created public, private and community partnerships to revitalize Albany’s Sheridan Hollow neighborhood as a sustainable mixed-income community with affordable housing, retail, social services and park space. The first phase of the Sheridan Hollow Village project will include twenty new homes for families.

Now, more than ever, we are counting on your partnership to help transform entire neighborhoods and provide safe, affordable homes for those in need. Because our homes are built primarily with volunteer labor, every dollar you generously give becomes two dollars of actual construction.

When you support Habitat for Humanity, you help provide children with a safe, quiet place to do their homework, explore their creativity and get a good night’s sleep.  In fact, Habitat has partnered with Capital Region Sponsor-a-Scholar to ensure that these hardworking families not only have a decent place to live, but have the tools their children need to graduate high school and earn a college degree. Qualified families can now become Habitat homeowners and enroll their eligible high schoolers in the Sponsor-A-Scholar mentorship and scholarship program. Because at Habitat, we know that success in school starts at home.

Make a contribution today and join us in making decent, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.  From all of us at Habitat for Humanity Capital District, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.

In partnership,

Mike Jacobson, Executive Director


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