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Pikes Peak Habitat Monthly e-News

December 2023

Pikes Peak Habitat Honors Rosalynn Carter's Life of Service

Mrs. Carter at podium in Denver

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity joins other Habitat affiliates in honoring Rosalynn Carter's life and legacy. We will hold a memorial service for the U.S. First Lady at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at our construction trailer at The Ridge at Sand Creek, 5303 Beauport Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80915. The public is welcome to attend.

In addition, we'll have doors available at the construction site and both ReStore locations (Northeast, 6250 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80923; and South, 411 S. Wahsatch Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903) for well-wishers to sign with memories, thoughts, and prayers. These symbolize the countless doors Mrs. Carter opened for others through her work with Habitat, as well as her advocacy for mental health.

President and Mrs. Carter led Habitat's first Carter Work Project to New York City in 1984. The weeklong event has continued annually throughout the world, with trips to work sites in the United States and 14 other countries. The Carters’ nearly four-decade involvement with the organization helped raise Habitat’s profile, impacting countless lives and furthering our mission of ensuring that everyone, everywhere has a decent, affordable place to live.

Read about Mrs. Carter's involvement with Habitat>>

Celebrate with Ricardo, Mariela, and Their Family as We Dedicate Their Home

Apostles Build home dedication invitation with same information as text

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10:30 a.m. as we dedicate our 2023 Apostles Build home for Ricardo, Mariela, and their sons! The celebration takes place at The Ridge at Sand Creek, 5303 Beauport Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80915. You're invited to attend and rejoice with this El Paso County workforce family, who look forward to game nights and shared meals in their two-story home!

You'll also be introduced to Bernadette's family, whose home will be the 2024 Apostles Build.

Learn more about Mariela, Ricardo, and their boys>>

Gingerbread Village Decorating Event Launches Fundraising Campaign

Parents holding twin daughters and posing with gingerbread house

Pikes Peak Habitat kicked off our annual Gingerbread Home Build competition with our first-ever Gingerbread Village decorating event Dec. 1! Youth groups from local churches joined Army veteran Damian, his wife Trinady, and their twin daughters -- our 5th Veterans Build family -- at the ReStore Northeast for a festive night of food and creativity.

The homes designed at the event -- by participants from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, and Thrivent -- join other entries from individuals and groups throughout El Paso County. You can vote for your favorite through midnight Dec. 15 by making a donation online! Proceeds support construction of Damian and Trinady's new home.

Vote for your favorite gingerbread home>>

Pikes Peak Habitat Requests Your Support During the 12 Days of Christmas

Stocking with same info as accompanying article

The 12 days of Christmas is the period in Christian theology that marks the span between the birth of Jesus Christ and the coming of the Magi, the three wise men who gave Jesus gifts. It begins on December 25 (Christmas) and runs through January 6 (the Epiphany, sometimes also called Three Kings’ Day).

During these 12 days of Christmas, will you give the gift of decent, affordable homes for workforce families by donating so we can purchase items needed for our day-to-day operations? Over the next year, we'll be building six new homes in partnership with local families and repairing homes for existing El Paso County homeowners. Support from our donors, volunteers, and ReStore customers keeps our building and repair efforts affordable for the families who partner with us.

Every Pikes Peak Habitat home starts at our business office, is supported by the net proceeds from the ReStore, and is built at our construction sites. By supporting operations at these locations, you help build the opportunity for permanent, affordable homeownership for local workforce families!

See our 12 Days of Christmas wish list>>

Global Village Trip Slated for 2024

Pikes Peak Habitat is accepting applications from supporters interested in joining our Global Village Subcommittee (PDF). Global Village is a Habitat for Humanity International initiative that brings people to another country to help build affordable homes, work alongside people from other cultures, and learn about housing needs from a specific community's perspective.

Chloe Henry, Pikes Peak Habitat's Faith in Action program manager, participated in a Global Village trip to Paraguay in September. The experience helped equip Henry to lead a Global Village trip to one of Pikes Peak Habitat's tithe partner countries in 2024. Stay tuned for details!

Fill out the Global Village Interest form>>

Past Months

Family standing by tree

November 2023

  • Apostles Build Home Dedication Preview (Mariela and Ricardo's family)
  • Annual Gingerbread Home Build Raises Funds for Veteran Family
  • Thanks for Giving Sale at ReStore Northeast Offers Furniture Deals
  • Support Affordable Homeownership in El Paso County Through Holiday Efforts
  • Four Families Mark Milestones with Groundbreaking and Home Dedication
  • Global Village Subcommittee Open to Applications
Kayla with construction site in the background

October 2023

  • Kayla's Home Dedication, Triple Groundbreaking Preview
  • Annual Gingerbread Home Build Raises Funds for Local Family
  • Global Village Subcommittee Open to Applications
  • Video Highlights Habitat's Commitment to Safeguarding
  • Mike Maroone Honda and Acura Charity Car Show Supports 5th Veterans Build
  • Vote in Local Elections This Fall!
Cover of Year in Review publication

September 2023

  • FY '23 Year in Review
  • Global Village Subcommittee Open for Applications
  • Home Repairs for El Paso County Families
  • World Habitat Day
  • Mike Maroone Honda and Acura Charity Car Show
  • Vote in November Elections
  • Become Part of What We're Building
Rose photo with quote about her mom

August 2023

  • Help Us Bring Critical Home Repairs to El Paso County Families
  • Kris Lewis Honored with Accolades Nomination
  • La Rosa Hosts Final Tequila and Tapas
  • What's New at the Construction Site?
  • Save the Date! Mike Maroone Honda Supports 5th Veterans Build
  • Vote for Interfaith America Film in SXSW
  • More News at a Glance
  • Become Part of What We're Building