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The 2018 Giving Challenge

Thank you to everyone that supported Habitat Sarasota during this year’s Giving Challenge. We raised $33,460 that will be used to change the life of a family right here in Sarasota. “It’s important to us that our donors know that the Restore funds our operating expenses. So every dollar of the $33,460 that we raised…
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Habitat Sarasota Homeowner Erika

Erika’s Home Dedication

In April 2018, Erika and her 3 boys have moved into their new home. Erika is grateful for the support from the employees at FCCI Insurance Group for volunteering 220+ hours on the construction of her home. A quote from Erika after her slab blessing in August 2017… Today the boys and I stood upon…
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson

Habitat Sarasota is in Washington, DC

Habitat Sarasota is in Washington, DC, to oppose proposed federal cuts that would exacerbate affordable housing crisis in Sarasota Habitat Sarasota joins over 340 Habitat leaders, homeowners and volunteers in Washington, D.C., to encourage members of Congress to support affordable housing Renee Snyder, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, is in Washington, DC, this…
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New Habitat Board Members

Habitat Sarasota Announces 2018 Board Members

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Inc announces new board members for 2018. John R. Peshkin, founder and managing partner at Vanguard Land, a private real estate investment group, returns as the board chair for the second year. Peshkin has served on Habitat Sarasota’s board of directors for 6 years and says, “we are committed to serving…
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Renee Snyder presenting Habitat Sarasota's 2016 community impact

Habitat Sarasota’s 2017 Community Impact

Finding a solution for affordable housing is on the minds of many of our community leaders, government officials, and corporations in Sarasota. A broader commitment to housing options for working families is critical to the continued growth and prosperity of Sarasota and Habitat Sarasota is committed to working with our partners in the community to…
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ReStore Boutique

Treasure Hunting Made Chic

If you haven’t seen our Boutique lately, you may be surprised what’s in store for you. “It has a gift shop vibe now,” says Tonja Rankins, ReStore Manager. “In the last year, we transitioned from that typical ‘thrift store’ look to a chic new shop. We expanded the space, installed new lighting and put our…
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Habitat Sarasota's first slab blessing

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Holds First Slab Blessing

As Florida rebuilds from Hurricane Irma, Habitat for Humanity Sarasota and FCCI Insurance Group (FCCI) are joining together with dozens of volunteers and community members to hold a slab blessing for one deserving Sarasota family. The slab blessing will take place Friday, September 22, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at 1843 Country Meadows…
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Filing Cabinet Before and After

Filing Cabinet Makeover

Last week, we took in a large donation of filing cabinets! There are so many great things you can do to repurpose filing cabinets. One awesome idea we found over on Curbly explains how to turn an old filing cabinet into a rolling kitchen cart. Who wouldn’t benefit from more counter and storage space in their kitchen?…
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RASM Community Outreach Committee

Realtor® Association Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Sarasota

The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee presented a $5,000 sponsorship to Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. The check was presented to Habitat Sarasota representatives Rhonda Leiberick, Development & Communications Manager and Ben Weger, Communications Coordinator, along with Habitat Sarasota board members and Realtors® Mike Bruno and Michelle Crabtree. With this sponsorship, the Association will play…
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Habitat Sarasota Board Chair John Peshkin

Habitat Sarasota Announces New Board Chair

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota held their annual meeting and volunteer appreciation event in January. Meeting highlights included: 11 homes under construction and 5 mortgage closings 896 volunteers provided 25,587 hours, reducing construction costs by 30% 46,280 ReStore transactions resulting in sales of $2,024,640 Sprinkled throughout the room were future Habitat Sarasota homeowners. Their powerful testimonials…
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