5 Ways You Can Help Your Community

Everyone wants to take pride in their community. Don’t know where to get started? Below are some tips that you can use to help you help your community and make you feel good about yourself. 1. Become a Volunteer There’s a lot of opportunities that you can find for volunteering if you just look to find them. If you want to help your community but you don’t have a lot of time, search for flexible roles that you will be able to fit around your schedule. Some suggestions are: Mentoring a child or teen Befriending a senior citizen Volunteering at a [...]

5 Ways You Can Help Your Community2019-12-23T20:36:12+00:00

6 Benefits to Volunteering

Have you thought about becoming a volunteer? Maybe you don’t think that you have enough time to do it. Your life is too busy, and you have your family to think about. But maybe it’s time to consider it. Volunteering can help other people a lot, but did you know that it can also help you? It’s absolutely true! Below are five health benefits that you can enjoy by becoming a volunteer. 1. Volunteering can Help Counteract those Effects of Anger, Anxiety and Stress The social aspect of working with and helping others can greatly you’re your psychological well-being overall. Nothing [...]

6 Benefits to Volunteering2019-12-23T20:35:18+00:00

It Takes a Village for Habitat Homes

Most of us have heard the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child.” The older I get, the more I realize how true this statement is and how it relates to much more than raising children. I have been involved with Charlotte County Habitat for 10 years, and the generosity of our community still amazes me. During our fiscal year ending June 30, individuals, businesses and churches joined together by donating and volunteering to make the dream of homeownership come true for 29 Charlotte County families. We are blessed to live in such a wonderful community. One business that [...]

It Takes a Village for Habitat Homes2019-12-23T20:34:33+00:00

Americorps Volunteer Opportunity

Beginning in August, we will have three AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader positions available to handle construction site supervisor responsibilities. This is a great opportunity to gain new skills and expertise, develop new relationships and give back to our community. APPLY & LEARN MORE: https://goo.gl/CJf1ig In addition to the gift of being able to actively strengthen their communities, over 80% of all AmeriCorps alumni say that the AmeriCorps program has benefited their career. Read three AmeriCorps member testimonials below. Jennifer Anderson “I have learned lessons for a lifetime and am proud to be apart of my Habitat community; helping families get safe, decent, and affordable [...]

Americorps Volunteer Opportunity2019-12-23T20:33:49+00:00

It Takes a Village

Most of us have heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”; the older I get, the more that saying rings true. At Charlotte County Habitat the “village” or as we say, our partners, are crucial to our success. We are currently working on completing four homes before June 30th. With the help of our partners, 22 families will have realized the dream of home-ownership during our fiscal year. Charlotte Technical College (CTC), old timers will know it as The Vo-Tech, has been a great partner with Charlotte County Habitat. CTC has a construction program that is overseen by Joe Jones, Construction Technology Instructor. The Building Construction Technology program prepares students for employment [...]

It Takes a Village2019-12-23T20:32:41+00:00

What do Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, cigars and golf have in common?

What does Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, cigars and golf have in common? Thomas A. Huff (Tom) was instrumental in moving the Habitat mission forward in more ways than most realize. Not only did Tom donate his architectural services for nearly 300 Habitat homes, he participated in Habitat’s special events (one being our golf tournament) and he recommended our homeownership program to many. For this story, we’d like to focus on one particular individual, Vince. Tom and Vince shared a passion for cigars and spent time getting to know one another at the Tobacco Locker in Port Charlotte. These cigar lovers actually became great friends, and it wasn’t long before Tom realized Vince [...]

What do Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, cigars and golf have in common?2019-12-23T20:31:24+00:00

Charlotte County Habitat Celebrates Building 350th Home!

On April 16th the early morning sun was shining and there was a crisp coolness to the air, a pleasant surprise for mid-April. Over 20 members of Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Club gathered at a construction site with one mission – to begin construction on Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity’s 350th home! Along with the sound of generators, compressors and hammering there was excitement in the air. Some of these volunteers have worked on other Habitat homes but something was special about this one! Many could not believe “that here in little ole Charlotte County we are helping build Habitat’s 350th home”. Charlotte County Habitat is [...]

Charlotte County Habitat Celebrates Building 350th Home!2019-12-23T20:28:56+00:00

“Super 6” Nonprofits Prepare To Launch Earned-Income Ventures

Knowledge, learning abound for nonprofits preparing to launch earned-income ventures Posted February 24, 2016 by Michael Oxman & filed under Margin & Mission Ignition, No Margin, No Mission. When the “Super 6” nonprofits (Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Friendship Centers, Legal Aid of Manasota, Lighthouse of Manasota, and Pines of Sarasota) transitioned from business plan development to implementation four months ago, they moved from the “thinking” phase of an 18-month journey into the process of “doing” to bring their entrepreneurial ventures to life.As participants in Margin & Mission Ignition — The Patterson Foundation’s initiative designed to help nonprofits increase their entrepreneurial capacity, revenue, and mission impact — there was much to be done over a concentrated [...]

“Super 6” Nonprofits Prepare To Launch Earned-Income Ventures2019-12-23T20:26:52+00:00