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Pikes Peak Habitat Monthly e-News

November 2023

Apostles Build Home Dedication Honors Mariela, Ricardo, and Their Family

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Please join us at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, as we dedicate the Apostles Build home for Mariela, Ricardo, and their four sons. Their family has been sharing a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house with other relatives, and the lack of space has impacted their children in many ways. They don't have room to keep educational materials such as flash cards and books, and one son even had to give up baseball because the family had no place to store his equipment!

Having their own two-story, four-bedroom home will mean more space for togetherness. Ricardo looks forward to being able to gather at their dining room table to share meals, and Mariela says, “As a family, we will be able to do more things and have more family time, like having movie nights, game night, and so much more!”

For the Apostles Build, local churches from around El Paso County came together to raise walls, funds, and prayers. We're thankful to all the congregations and individuals who participated! We hope you will join us at The Ridge at Sand Creek, 5303 Beauport Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80915, for this special celebration.

Help us celebrate with Ricardo and Mariela's family!

Annual Gingerbread Home Build Raises Funds for Veteran Family

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Trinady and Damian sitting outside with their twin daughters

Join our virtual gingerbread home decorating and fundraising competition! We're decorating gingerbread homes to raise funds to build a home for local Army veteran family Damian and Trinady! Damian served at Ft. Carson and now works as a delivery driver, while Trinady completes her education. They're the parents of two-year-old twin girls.

Register for the Gingerbread Home Build by Nov. 22. Organizations, individuals, families, and groups of all kinds (within El Paso County) are encouraged to participate!<

We hope you'll join us in this fun event to support a local veteran in achieving affordable homeownership.

Register to participate today!

Thanks for Giving Sale at ReStore Northeast Offers Furniture Deals

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The Pikes Peak ReStores are incredibly grateful for the donations you've shared with us! We want to pass back some of that generosity by offering an extra discount on hard furniture at the ReStore Northeast, 6250 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80923.

The sale began Tuesday, Nov. 14, starting at 25% off ticket prices. On Saturday, Nov. 25 -- Small Business Saturday -- hard furniture will be 50% off ticket prices.

Find out more about our ReStores!

Support Affordable Homeownership in El Paso County Through Holiday Efforts

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Pikes Peak Habitat humbly asks your support through several specific days and fundraising initiatives this holiday season!

On Shop Local Saturday, Nov. 25, please visit our ReStores! Net proceeds of ReStore sales support our homeownership program -- meaning your dollars stay in El Paso County!

We are thrilled to share that the Ent Credit Union Community Fund of Pikes Peak Community Foundation is our gift matching partner on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28. All donations on this international day of giving will be matched up to $6,000.

Thank you to Bank of the San Juans for being our gift matching partner this Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 5. Their generous matching grant of $7,500 helps more local families achieve affordable homeownership. Don't miss your chance to double your impact!

Learn more about donating to Pikes Peak Habitat!

Four Families Mark Milestones with Groundbreaking and Home Dedication

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Both the beginning and the completion of home construction provide opportunities for us to rejoice with families who are realizing their dream of owning their own decent, affordable homes! On Saturday, Nov. 7, we had the chance to celebrate these milestones with four families at The Ridge at Sand Creek.

First, we held a groundbreaking for three families of future homeowners.

Ida and Alex, along with Ida's aunt, Lucia, lost their home when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017. Their new home will be the Kum & Go Sponsored Build, and we were honored to have representatives from the convenience store chain join in shoveling dirt at the groundbreaking!

We also celebrated with Janice, who works for a local school district. She and her teenage daughter, who has been volunteering alongside her mom at the construction site and will live in their new home, are both artists.

Gilas also participated in the groundbreaking. Originally a school principal in Kurdistan, she had to begin her education and career all over when her family came to the United States. She and her 12-year-old son will live in a recycled home in our Woodmen Vistas subdivision.

Immediately after the groundbreaking, we dedicated the 3rd George Hammond Build - Honoring Tim Trowbridge for Kayla and her family. Kayla is a single mom of two teenagers. Her son looks forward to having a basketball hoop in the driveway, and her daughter is excited to get the puppy she's wanted for years. Kayla's busy planning her garden -- a passion she shares with several other Pikes Peak Habitat homeowners who are her new neighbors!

Read about Kayla's family in the fall newsletter (PDF)!

Global Village Subcommittee Open to Applications

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, recently participated in a Global Village trip to Paraguay. She and other participants helped build a home for a local family and attended the dedication, where the whole community celebrated with the new homeowners!

The experience helped equip Henry to lead a Global Village trip to one of Pikes Peak Habitat's tithe partner countries in 2024.

Fill out the Global Village Interest form>>

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and the Pikes Peak ReStores!

Past Months

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
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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