News and Events
that you don't want to miss!
Let's Build This Together:
Revolutionary Home Ownership Bond Bill
Habitat Susquehanna is grateful to Senator Cassilly, and Delegates Lisanti, McComas and Johnson, for introducing a Bond Bill to help us with our Revolutionary Homeownership Program in Havre de Grace! Del. Lisanti has introduced two Havre de Grace bond bills for revitalizing our neighborhood! Habitat has requested consideration for $175,000 in funds for this capital project. A Saturday in early March will be Bond Bill Saturday, where our bill will get its two seconds of fame. Would you like to join us by wearing your Habitat t-shirt and going to Annapolis? Just let Karen know at kblandford@habitatsusq.org  . Field trip!
Join us at the Dream Builders' Ball!
It's a sweetheart of an event!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Wouldn't you like to spoil your special someone with a night out for a great cause? How about surprising your Valentine with tickets to the March Dream Builders' Ball? They're selling quickly, so don't delay!

We've also looking for MORE sponsors and auction items, so if you think you can help, contact Jessie at jingold@habitatsusq.org.

Sponsorship packet information and ball registration can be found by clicking the button below.
Be a part of our Revolutionary Home Ownership build!

One month only! Together, we can build these next two homes in Havre de Grace piece by piece! By donating through this online platform, you can buy the ACTUAL MATERIALS needed to build two affordable homes in Havre de Grace for two hard-working families. Will you join us?

Visit:
to shop through the options starting at just $4.66, pick out the specific items you want to buy, and the materials are delivered directly to our build site.
Seeking housing for Collegiate Challenge groups
WHAT IS COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE?

Collegiate Challenge is an alternative break program for colleges across the country that gives students the opportunity to serve with Habitat for Humanity affiliates during their winter or spring break instead of a “traditional” spring break option.

Students spend one week volunteering in the local community building homes and serving at the affiliate's ReStore.

The students make a small donation to the affiliate and in return, we provide free housing, free meals, t-shirts, and fun activities throughout the week to make their experience memorable.
We are seeking locations where we can house several Collegiate Challenge groups coming in March.

The dates and group sizes are as follows:

  • March 3 to 9 (12 people)

  • March 10 to16 (one group of 8 people, one group of 10 people; will need to house separately)

  • March 30* to April 6 (21 people) *please note this is a Saturday arrival
 
Most groups, unless noted above, will arrive Sunday (time is flexible) and will leave the following Saturday morning. The groups typically have at least one adult chaperone or leader as well. The students are very gracious and eager to serve!
HOUSING REQUIREMENTS
There are a few requirements that the housing must meet:

  • Room to sleep 20 students; some colleges require two rooms (one for each gender; Habitat provides air mattresses)
  • Must have a kitchen the students can use to cook meals (Habitat provides all lunches and one dinner) and preferably one that is fully functional (oven, stove, microwave, pots/pans, plates, etc.)
  • Must have bathrooms (showers are NOT required)
  • A common area for students to do reflections, group meetings
Volunteer News for February
HABITAT BUILD SITE
Winter is here and so are we! (Yes, we build all year!) Thank you to all the volunteers (groups and individuals) who have been helping us at our current build site in Havre de Grace (Kathryn's future home)! Pictured is our most recent group from the Harford County government (for Barry Glassman's Day of Service).

We're making terrific progress but we still need volunteers to help us each week, Wednesdays to Saturdays.

To sign up, please visit our website:
ABERDEEN
RESTORE
In February, Aberdeen ReStore volunteers are most needed on Wednesdays & Fridays from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.

(If those days don't work for your schedule, we also accept volunteers Tuesdays from 9 AM to 4 PM and, Thursdays from 10 AM to 6 PM.)

Typically, volunteers work a 2-hour or 4-hour shift. Volunteers need to be 16 years or older (but 14-15 year olds can volunteer, if accompanied by an adult). 

Interested volunteers c an register through our website  or e-mail John at jlanigan@habitatsusq.org.
UPCOMING
If you or someone you know has a housing need, the ability to afford a Habitat mortgage, and is willing to partner with us, come to a  Homeownership Applicant Orientation meeting and hear more about the process! We hold meetings each month in Harford and/or Cecil county locations, day and evening times. They are open to Harford and Cecil county residents only. Advanced registration is required by completing the Interest Form on our website (which also includes the meeting dates and times available throughout the year). For questions, contact Yvette Valentin at yvalentin@habitatsusq.org.
APGFCU, in partnership with Habitat Susquehanna, offers financial education seminars and workshops throughout the year. They cover a variety of financial topics and the seminars are free and open to the public. Reservations are required by emailing workshopRSVP@apgfcu.com or calling Dee Barretto at 410-612-2361. Space is limited so sign up today! ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. The next scheduled classes:
Getting Credit in Shape (Feb 11)
Retirement Planning/Strengthening Financial Well-Being (Mar 11)
Find Hidden Cash (Feb 25)
Financial Life Skills (Mar 25)