Author: Anna Wilson

Breaking New Ground in Hammock Place

Habitat Sarasota dedicated Hammock Place, our new affordable housing community, at a Block Party attended by approximately 200 of our donors, volunteers, partners, and community supporters. The event, sponsored by ACHIEVA Banking for Good, was catered by Walt’s Fish Market, with dessert provided by Sun ‘n Fun and drinks provided by Publix and Home Depot.…
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Habitat Sarasota welcomes our 2019 Board of Directors

Habitat Sarasota announced the 2019 Board of Directors during our Fellowship Breakfast and Annual Meeting held on January 25. The Executive Committee members, effective January 1, 2019 are: Chair – John R. Peshkin, founder and principal at Vanguard Land, a private real estate investment group, continues his term as board chair. Peshkin has served on…
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Honoring a dedicated volunteer, Celia Cooper

Habitat Sarasota relies on hundreds of volunteers every year. We have volunteers on our build sites, in the ReStore, on various committees, in the administrative office, and Team Build volunteers. Celia Cooper was among the Top 100 volunteers that we celebrated at the Fellowship Breakfast and Annual Meeting. For 13 years, if a build site…
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Habitat Sarasota celebrates community impact

Two years ago, Habitat Sarasota committed to doubling our impact in the community by setting a goal to serve 66 families with permanent, affordable housing by end of year 2021. As of January 2019, we are halfway to that goal! Fiscal year ending June 2018, Habitat Sarasota served 22 families, including 34 children, with permanent,…
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2018 Small Business of the Year

And the Award Goes to…

Not One, But TWO! Habitat Sarasota took Top Honor at the 2018 Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards, receiving the award for Small Business of the Year, the first non-profit to ever win this award. Additionally, Habitat Sarasota was recognized as the Non-Profit Organization of the Year. Habitat Sarasota was nominated in the…
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Danny Bilyeu

Welcome Danny Bilyeu, Construction Administrator

Habitat Sarasota is pleased to welcome Danny Bilyeu to the role of construction administrator. In his role, Bilyeu leads the construction activities of 20+ homes a year. He also supports the project management of the newly announced Hammock Place, a neighborhood that will provide 40 local families with a stable place to live. Most recently,…
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Ana’s New Home

Ana epitomizes a parent who will sacrifice anything for the safety and security of her children. A few years ago, she and her three children were starting a new life from nothing. Ana had summoned the courage to risk everything in order to save her children from a life of abuse. Since that time, Ana…
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Every parent wants a better future for their children

Lives Transformed: The Campaign for Hammock Place

Hammock Place campaign video shares powerful story of one Habitat Sarasota family Last month, Habitat Sarasota launched our Lives Transformed, The Campaign for Hammock Place in front of a packed room of supporters at The Northern Trust. The highlight of that kickoff was the campaign video. The video features one of the more than 250…
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• Routine home maintenance classes with Home Depot

Habitat Sarasota and local businesses working to set first-time homeowners up for success

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota has partnered with several area businesses to offer free Pathway to Homeownership classes in order to give our homeowner candidates tools to be successful homeowners. Through these classes, future Habitat homeowners are given instruction directly from industry experts on how to create a family budget, cook healthy meals, and properly maintain…
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Volunteer Spotlight: RASM

We want to send a special thank you to all of the volunteers from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) for volunteering to help build Habitat Sarasota homes for the past 12 years! In 2017 alone, they had 43 volunteers contribute almost 300 hours to our mission to provide decent, affordable housing for…
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