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April 2024

Pikes Peak Habitat Homeowner Kayla Describes What Home Has Meant to Her Family

During the 2024 Apostles Build Kickoff Event, current Pikes Peak Habitat homeowner Kayla spoke to attendees about the difference that having a safe, affordable place to call home has meant for her and her two kids. After moving into her home, Kayla said that for the first time in their lives, her teenage children have a safe home they can invite friends to visit. Kayla said, "Now, not only do we have a home, but we have a community."

Check out the video to learn more about Kayla's experience as a homeowner in The Ridge at Sand Creek neighborhood.

Sign up for Apostles Build Construction Site Volunteer Days

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Were you unable to attend the 2024 Apostles Build Kickoff event but still want to volunteer with Pikes Peak Habitat this year? Luckily, we still have numerous Apostles construction site volunteer dates available for churches, small groups, ministries, and Bible studies between May and December this year! Groups can reserve dates now. Morning shifts on our construction site run from 8:30 a.m. - noon, and afternoon shifts run from 12:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Dates still available include:

  • Saturday, May 18th (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
    • Armed Forces Day
  • Saturday, June 1st (morning: 5 slots, and afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, June 1st (morning: 5 slots, and afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, June 29th (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, August 17th (morning: 5 slots, and afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, September 7th (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Friday October 4 (morning: up to 10 slots and afternoon shifts: up to 10 slots)
    • Fall COSILoveYou CityServe
  • Saturday, October 5 (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, October 19 (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, November 2 (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, December 7 (morning: up to 10 slots and afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)

If you are interested in reserving one of these Apostles Build volunteer days, please email Chloe@pikespeakhabitat.org.

Ways Your Church Can Get Involved

Is your church looking to get involved with Pikes Peak Habitat? Check out our 2024 Apostles Build Church Involvement Form (PDF) to view a variety of partnership and engagement opportunities available to churches throughout the rest of this year. If you feel your church at large, small group, youth group, or particular church ministry would be interested in one or more of these available opportunities, please:

  1. Download this fillable PDF.
  2. Check the engagement opportunities you are interested in learning more about.
  3. Email your completed form to Chloe@pikespeakhabitat.org.

Our staff will gladly send you information related to your selections.

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Ways to Put Faith into Action This April

Your donation helps a family build a strong foundation for the future

Donate to the ReStore

Is your family planning on doing some spring cleaning in the next couple of months?

Consider donating to the Pikes Peak Habitat ReStores to help our mission of building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with workforce families in El Paso County! All net proceeds of ReStore sales go directly to funding our homeownership and home repair programs. We accept items including furniture, doors, windows, new rolled carpets, and other new or gently used construction supplies and home goods. 

Please check out our donation guidelines, then stop by either location – ReStore Northeast, 6250 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs 80923, or ReStore South, 411 S. Wahsatch Ave., Colorado Springs 80903. We can also schedule a free pickup if you have two or more items to donate. 

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Save the Date for the Balanced Homebuying Workshop

Are you looking to purchase a home in the next couple of years but don’t know where to begin?

Join Thrivent and Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity for the "Balanced Homebuying: Tips for Purchasing Your First Home" workshop. During this community event, attendees will learn about the state of housing in El Paso County and gain insights about the housing market. Additionally, attendees will learn about a five-step SMART plan to prepare for homeownership. This training will cover topics including creating a budget, tips to improve your credit score, potential questions to ask lenders, and more. Finally, attendees will also get to hear about Pikes Peak Habitat's homeownership program.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Please save the date for this special event being held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. and reach out to our staff with any additional questions.