May Recap
2 Partnership Houses Worked On
3 Affiliate Houses Worked On
23 Affiliate Build Days
9 Groups
20 Regular Volunteers
Over 1175 Affiliate Volunteers
Over 1580 Affiliate Volunteer Hours
Don't forget to check below for the latest Volunteer News!
june 2017 newsletter

habitat fact of the month
Virtually nowhere in the U.S. can a full-time minimum wage employee afford a one-bedroom apartment. Even two such jobs won't rent a two-bedroom apartment in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

special events 

High Ropes for Habitat!

Join us for the High Ropes for Habitat Launch Party, Thursday June 8 at 5:30PM at 425 N.Martingale Rd in Schaumburg. Come learn more about how to get involved and be the first to register for this one of a kind rappelling event! RSVP Here!

Registration opens to the public on Monday June 12! Visit for additional details.

Questions: Contact Kim McIver at or  847-836-1432!

Bring Your Father to Build Day!

Celebrate Father's Day with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley on Saturday June 17! Invite your father, father figure, children and grandchildren ages 16 or older to join you on a build site for the day! All you need to do is register each volunteer via VolunteerUp for whichever site you choose! 

Women Build Thank You !

Thank you to all the volunteers that made Women Build Week 2017 a success! It was a great week of building and making a difference for two families in our community! Below is only one of many pictures from throughout the week!

habitat nfv everywhere photo contest
We are launching a photo contest for summer 2017! Check out all the details here! The winner be shared in September Newsletter!

partner family updates
Thank you to everyone who attended House Blessings in May! We welcomed two families into their new homes!


volunteer updates
Volunteer Opportunities

There is always a place to volunteer! Check VolunteerUp early and often for the latest opportunities. All tasks listed are only to give you an idea of what to expect and are subject to change, so check back for updates!

June Highlights

Critical Home Repair Projects: Your Opportunity to Make an Immediate Impact!! 
Tuesday June 6- 923 Chippewa Carpentersville - Fence Installation
Friday June 16 - 923 Chippewa Carpentersville - Fence Installation
Friday June 30 - 923 Chippewa Carpentersville - Fence Installation

Home Construction Opportunities
Saturday June 3 - 655 Oak St Elgin
Saturday June 10 - 793 Parkway Elgin
Friday June 16 - 793 Parkway Elgin
Saturday June 17 - 655 Oak St Elgin and 793 Parkway Elgin,  Bring Your Father to Build Day! Celebrate Father's Day with Habitat by bringing your Father, Father figure, children or grandchildren to build alongside you! 
Saturday June 24 - 793 Parkway Elgin
Friday June 30 - 793 Parkway Elgin

If you would like to plan a group build day in the future, please contact Jenny Ackerman, Volunteer & Outreach Manager, at  jenny.ackerman@habitatnfv.orgCorporate groups please contact Bill Klaves, Associate Director, at
May 2017 Groups
Barrington High School
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Redeemer Church
Zurich North America
Top Volunteers

Thank you to each and every one volunteer who came out to work with us in May!! As a group, these 20 individuals put in over 600 hours of volunteer work this month!!
May Regulars
Bill Ahlman 
Richard Blauvelt 
Amy Desens 
Mike Farmer 
Doug Fisher 
Jim Gisselquist 
Neil Hansen 
Patricia Hayden 
Tom Hollinger 
Susan Hutchins 
Greg Johnson 
Frank Kahoun 
Sara Kelly 
Paul Marschinke 
James McDermott 
Robert Pautsch 
Wayne Piper 
Bob Ruffatto 
Tom Steele 
Todd Tifft 
Chuck Vanourek 
Richard Zoellick 

Top May Volunteers 
1. Bob Ruffatto 80
2. Amy Desens 49
3. Todd Tifft 46
3. Pat Hayden 46
4. Greg Johnson 38
5. Rich Blauvelt 36.5
5. Mike Farmer 36.5
5. Richard Zoellic 36.5
6. Wayne Piper 33
7. Bob Pautsch 30
7. Chuck Vanourek  30

Top Volunteers YTD
1. Greg Johnson 313.5
2. Amy Desens 289
3. Todd Tifft 234.5
4. Pat Hayden 22.5
5. Pat Walsh 210
6. Neil Hansen 187.5
7. Bob Pautsch 161.5
8. Wayne Piper 157.5
9. Bob Ruffatto 151.5
10. Tom Steele 147

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