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Hi everybody!

I work with Flower City Habitat in Rochester, NY as the Construction Manager and we build houses, rehab houses and repair houses with and for neighbors. We have our annual Gala coming up on May 19th if you want something fun to be a part of (it'll be virtual again this year unfortunately). By joining, you can learn more about us if you want or even support us financially through the different events like auctions, raffles, etc. There are tickets to participate in the Gala and it is an interesting and cool event so join us there!

Read on to find out more about what we do. I like Habitat and can talk all day about what we do but here is a synopsis:

We build houses with volunteers. Jimmy Carter is one of our biggest name volunteers but didnt start Habitat. We DON'T give away houses.

If you want to read more, here you go: We do the building mostly with volunteers and the homebuyers themselves and sell the homes with zero or very low-interest mortgages to our homebuying partners who have to work a minimum of 300 hours with us before they can move in and who would usually not otherwise be able to afford to buy a house with traditional contractors, mortgage interest rates and banks.

Habitat for Humanity has been doing this for almost 50 years across the US and around the world!

In Rochester over the past 30ish years, we've been blessed to help almost 250 families achieve homeownership and even more through needed repairs and we continually have our sites set on doing more!

A house for the homeowners through Habitat means a huge financial lift as the Habitat mortgage is generally around half that of the rental the same family would be in. It is also equity - a long term savings account - since it is their house. It is a home with stability that has proven through Habitat's history to improve grades in school, success in college, stability at jobs, sometimes even the ability to afford healthier food, a vehicle, or a place for an elderly family member to live.

We are always looking for groups and individual people (i.e. you and me) who will help us make this possible by volunteering or donating to us.

Would you think about donating $9 (the price of 1 COVID-era 2x4), $30 (the price of 1 COVID-era piece of OSB, or even more to help us serve more families in Rochester? I would even ask everyone who sees this to donate 1 dollar that would add up fast and be huge!

Thanks for your time everybody! Find your local Habitat if you aren't in Rochester and go build a house! (there is basically one everywhere)

20th Annual Hope Builds Virtual Gala

About This Event

Please join us virtually two nights at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 and Thursday, May 20th, 2021. The Rochester community will come together to participate in an online auction, a wine pull, and our “Call From the Heart” mission moment. 

SPONSORSHIPS: If you're interested in learning more about our sponsorships, please email Alexandra Mangione at 

There are two electronic ticket (e-ticket) options available for purchase on the right hand side. 
$25.00: Let's Get Framing: (Includes 1 Wine Raffle Ticket)
$50.00: Hope Builds: (Includes 2 Wine Raffle Tickets)

ONLINE AUCTION: Our auction will become available in late April, so register and stay tuned for more info!
1) Click on Auctions button on the upper right hand side
2) Complete Pre-Authorization Form
3) You are now registered with a Bidder number. You will receive an email confirmation with your bidder number. 

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