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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

IT’S ALL WRAPPED UP!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County “wrapped up” its annual “It’s a Wrap” gift wrap fundraiser at the Provo Towne Centre on Saturday. Community volunteers, including Miss Utah, Lauren Wilson, many other local queens from the Miss America Organization, employees from BlenderBottle, and members of the Democratic Women of Utah County, have been wrapping gifts for mall customers this past week to raise money for a Habitat home to be built in Provo with a single mother and her three children this spring. The gift wrap fundraiser, in its 9th year, was sponsored by Provo Towne Centre, Temkin International, Wal-Mart, and Sam’s Club. The fundraiser was also featured in the Daily Herald on Christmas Day. See the article at http://www.heraldextra.com/news/wrapping-up-christmas/article_92e977bc-9edb-562f-a2f7-cdcfb7c5660c.html. Special thanks to all those that helped make this year’s holiday fundraiser possible.











Sunday, December 18, 2016

“WRAPPING” FOR CAUSE!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County kicked off its annual “It’s A Wrap” gift wrap fundraiser at the Provo Towne Centre on Saturday. This gift wrap booth is located outside the Shoe Dept. Encore store on the main level of the mall and is open now through Christmas Eve. Hours are 11-8 Monday through Friday and 10-6 on Christmas Eve. Community volunteers are generously donating their time to wrap gifts for customers with proceeds benefitting a Habitat home to be built in Provo this spring with a single, disabled mother and her three children. The gift wrap fundraiser is being sponsored by Provo Towne Centre, Temkin International, Wal-Mart, and Sam’s Club.

A few volunteers are still needed to help wrap this week as well (especially on Christmas Eve). Contact LeAnn at (801) 368-2250 or leann@habitatuc.org for more information.



Playing Santa!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County participated this year again with the Utah Valley Home Builders Association’s annual Subcontractors for Santa program. Habitat staff did a number of small projects for homeowners in need as part of the yearly holiday service project. One of Habitat’s projects was to install a ramp for a quadriplegic homeowner in American Fork. The homeowner has a young son and hasn’t been able to attend his school functions because it has been difficult for her to leave her home. We love being able to give back to the community during the holiday season!




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Habitat Celebrates Official 25th Birthday with Big Birthday Sale!

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County celebrated its 25th birthday this weekend with a huge 25 percent off everything sale at its Orem and Spanish Fork ReStores. Customers had to the opportunity to save big, enter to win fun giveaways, and enjoy delicious cupcakes made by Habitat homeowner, Tia Webb.

The local Habitat affiliate was incorporated on December 3, 1991 by a group of local community members concerned about substandard housing and homelessness in Utah County. Since that time, we have been able to build strength, stability, and self-reliance for hundreds of individuals and families in need in our service area through shelter, improved neighborhoods, and low cost building material, appliances, and furniture. We are truly grateful for all the community has done to support our affiliate over the last 25 years.






Habitat Helps New Local Non-Profit Resource Center with Clean Up

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County recently helped local non-profit, Encircle, with a clean up at the resource center’s new location in downtown Provo. Habitat brought its Provo Mobile Tool Library, provided needed tools and equipment, and helped to coordinate the over 100 volunteers. Encircle is a LGBTQ Family and Youth Center and is located behind the downtown Provo post office in an old historic home. Habitat is happy to be able to help another non-profit, especially one that is located in one of its target neighborhoods. Special thanks to Habitat’s AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Kim Harter, for coordinating our participation in the event.