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Janelle Mathisen (pictured left) is the family partner of the home located at 221 Orange Street in Elgin. Born and raised in Elgin, Janelle is the mother of Benson, who is almost 2. When Benson was born, he had two holes in his heart and needed open heart surgery. He has since had the surgery and is doing fine. However, during this time, Janelle has been living with her parents.
Janelle applied for a Habitat home in 2012 with the hope of being able to find stable, secure housing to raise her son. After being accepted to the program, she was matched to the property on Orange Street.
Janelle has a presence at every Saturday build day, taking part in the transformation of this house from day one, and even stopping in to visit volunteers on her way to and from working as a CNA on the days she could not build. She has been touched by the process and the people who contributed their time and talents to reconstruct this home
To follow a partner family's story as their future home is being renovated, follow this link to the Hunt Family Blog.
Family Partner & Volunteer X-Mas Party
On Saturday evening, Dec. 14, our new office was the site of our annual Family Partner & Volunteer Christmas party. There were crafts for the kids, a raffle with a donation to a local food bank and great food from Elgin's On The Side restaurant. The party was hosted by our staff and Board of Directors. All you can say is “ho, ho, ho”!
Building TogetherOur mission is more than building a home, it's building a future for a family. Regardless of your experience using a hammer, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley offers many opportunities for you to get involved as an individual, a group, or as a corporation.
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Northern Fox Valley Volunteer Help Wanted
While most of us are aware of the personal impact of this brutal winter, it has hurt HFHNVF too. We have multiple homes in progress and multiple Parnter families with plans to move into one of our homes, some with leases about to expire. Please consider giving us a day of your time to get us back on schedule. NEEDED: all skill levels for all sorts of tasks.
Women Build Week: 5/3 to 5/10
Americorps Week: 5/14 to 5/11
Memorial Build Week: 5/28 to 5/31
Plan Ahead, Volunteer today!
It was insulation day at 732 Navajo in Carpentersville. The crew had members from the Rotary, general volunteers, a family partner from Jewett in Elgin, the family partner for this home, and 2 AmeriCorps Nationals. Great team, great result!
2014 Walk-A-Thon at Spring Hill Mall
It's not often we get to honor our local teens (our job sites are limited to 18 and up, 16 with an adult) but once a year the local youth community gets together to walk at Spring Hill Mall and donates the proceeds to support our mission. Stay tuned to see which group was this year's money raising champion. But in the mean time here are some shots of another successful Walk. You'll see the teens, a partner family, and of course our dedicated volunteers. We are also very thankful to Jewel, Deans foods, and the New Toll House Cafe in the Mall and the Hosanna/Heavenly Food ministry.
11/14/2013 - 10:45
10/28/2013 - 12:35
05/06/2013 - 08:46
01/14/2013 - 10:32
05/02/2012 - 08:28
03/07/2012 - 09:22
03/05/2012 - 12:37
02/27/2012 - 12:45
11/18/2011 - 15:14
10/13/2011 - 07:57
03/11/2011 - 09:48
03/01/2011 - 16:14
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