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ReStore: Close at noon on Friday Dec. 19; Closed Dec. 24 & 25; Closed Dec 31 & Jan 1
Construction: Closed Dec 25 & Jan 1
Office: Closed Dec 22 through Jan 3

Volunteers interested in the ReStore or working on a build site please email [ cassie@habitatlc.org ] for directions and confirmation.
There will be no Community Service/Service Hour registration between Dec 19 & Jan 3.

From everyone in our Habitat family to yours, we wish you all a Blessed Holiday Season and a fabulous New Year!

Dear Friends,

38 Inches...


"I sleep with one of my kids and the other 2 sleep together in the other bed."
When Ariana shared her living situation I felt tired imagining sharing a bed every night with an 8 year old, or a 5 year old, and especially with a 4 year old. Twin beds are 38 inches wide. Thirty-eight inches. I wonder how much room Ariana gets... Click here to read the rest of Ariana's story.




Dear Friends,

38 Inches...


"I sleep with one of my kids and the other 2 sleep together in the other bed."

When Ariana shared her living situation I felt tired imagining sharing a bed every night with an 8 year old, or a 5 year old, and especially with a 4 year old.

Twin beds are 38 inches wide. Thirty-eight inches. I wonder how much room Ariana gets. How much sleep does she get amid the elbows and knees? I sigh thinking of the challenge of keeping a tiny space clean with no closets, no bookcases - no space. With the stuff of life for 4 people it must be really hard to stay organized.

Ariana used to have more space for her family, but that apartment was worse. Mold peeked through at the ceiling and the floor from leaks gone untouched by the landlord. Mice filled the mattresses and the couch and chairs. Roaches got into everything. She moved out and got rid of most of her belongings.

Ariana tried not to hope too much when she took a chance and applied for Habitat. Why would we pick her? But she turned in the application. Her need is great. With 8 years at her dental office job she has the ability to pay the mortgage. Sweat equity? No problem, Ariana volunteers at the ReStore and is ready to work on her house.

You can give Ariana and her children room to stretch and grow.

Your donation will allow us to build a house with Ariana and her family. Esmeralda is full of 8 year old dreams of a pink and purple bedroom. Jesus and Jonathan already picture an amazing fort in their room.

Ariana? Well she can't wait to stretch out in a full bed. Organized closets are a dream she is starting to let herself believe will come true. And, a desk and bookcases instead of a box on the floor for her children's books and school supplies - that would make homework time so much easier!

You can bring hope to families for the holidays in 2015 through your generous gift. You can give space to breathe and grow so families prosper. Please, make sure that Ariana and other Partner Families waiting for an address sleep soundly in their home - and bed - by next Christmas.

In Partnership,

Julie Donovan Executive Director

P.S. During this holiday season, I hope you pause to enjoy your family in your house. Enjoy each room, and even your closets and beds. Treasure those you love and thank God for His gifts. Please help us breathe His spirit into new homes today. Your gift will bless eager families in 2015 as, together, we create simple, safe, affordable homes.

"My own room," whispered Esmeralda "that's what I'm looking forward to in my new house!"

Introducing our 12 Families of Habitat

  1. "Thank you Habitat for Humanity for helping my family live with human dignity at a moment when all other doors are closed. Your program is a true testament that God is alive and He answers prayers!"
  2. -Edna Pompilus, Partner Family
  3. "My daughter and I sleep in the basement of my Mother's house. My daughter also sleeps in the same bed with me because there is not enough room..."
  4. -Detoia Graves, Partner Family
  5. "We live in an apartment where the back door is located in my bedroom and I chose not to use because it leads directly to outside. My ceiling is cracking and separating from the foundation which makes it unsafe. The apartment building has mold and my son has asthma."
  6. -Daveshira Hood, Partner Family
  7. "We are living in an older home which is in need of many repairs, from flooding, mold, unsecured fixtures and doors, exposed wires and furnace, infestation of insects; these are just some of the issues of my current living situation."
    -Andrea DeVost, Partner Family
  8. “My current housing is a single bedroom in someone else’s home. My daughter sleeps in the living room at her father’s house and my son sleeps with his father. When my children come to stay with me, we all share a bed and a room.”
    -Maria Acosta, Partner Family
  9. “Currently, I live with my sister and her husband in their home in Waukegan. My pet cat and I are, for the most part, confined to one bedroom in the home. My 92 year old mother occupies space in the den area. In a nutshell, the walls are closing in on us.”
    Talipha Charles-Habiatat Partner Family
  10. “I look forward to the change in our lives and working toward our future.”
    Cynthia Dicke-Habitat Partner Family
  11. “I am currently renting a room in a basement. My daughter would like to live with me but I don’t have any space for her.”
    Berto Hernandez-Habitat Partner Family
  12. “God has blessed me with a family, Habitat has blessed my family with a home."
    Hector Lagunas-Habitat Partner Family

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Habitat for Humanity Lake County
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Vision - A world where everyone has a decent place to live
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“God has blessed me with a family, Habitat has blessed my family with a home."
Hector Lagunas-Habitat Partner Family







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