Join us on Friday, July 19th for Habitat’s 17th Annual Golf Tournament at North Links Golf Course.
The event will begin at noon with a lunch and a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. The registration fee for an individual is $125, which includes lunch, dinner, 18-holes of golf with a cart, prizes and awards.
All proceeds from the tournament will assist with the costs associated with the 2019 construction season.
To register a sponsorship or individual registration for our tournament, please fill out the online form below. (If you would prefer to download a Sponsorship Form, please return it to Habitat for Humanity, attn: Dawn Barrett, 1730 Bassett Dr, Mankato, MN 56001.)
Call Dawn at 507-388-2081 extension 4 for more information. We’d love to have you join us!
Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota recently hosted our first annual Hard Hat Breakfast, and we are happy to announce that it was a very successful event!
The morning included a free breakfast buffet, live harp music, and two wonderful presentations. The first was our keynote speaker, Dr. Sheri Allen, who is the soon-to-be-retired superintendent of Mankato public schools. Dr. Allen gave us a wonderful presentation on the great importance of stable housing on today’s students. She included many eye-opening statistics as well as examples she has seen first-hand in her many years in education.
Our second speaker was Abby Martin, who is a recent recipient of a local Habitat for Humanity home. Abby, along with her daughter Ahna, shared with us her very touching story about her family’s background and how she ended up applying for a home through Habitat. She was very open with us and really conveyed how much getting a new home has meant to her and her children. They are so happy to be in a great home and community that they love, and we were blessed to hear her story and see the difference Habitat has made in their lives.
All in all, we had 157 appreciative guests, 29 sponsors contributing $12,000, and we received more than $12,500 in individuals donations from guests in attendance.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff, we want to thank our generous community for their ongoing commitment and support!!!!
Our first home dedication of the season was held this past Thursday in Nicollet at the home of Chris and Heather Hoffmann. It was a heart-warming event for the family of six, their friends, their relatives, and the staff of Habitat. Blessings and prayers were shared as were four quilts that were made by two churches–Christ the King in Mankato and Madelia Presbyterian Church–which were given to each of the four children. The donor of the land also presented Chris and Heather with a yummy cookbook and her best wishes for the family. The family is extremely appreciative and thrilled to be moving into their own home! Join us in wishing them the very best.
Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building safe, decent and affordable housing with and for families in need, accepts a $16,700 donation from Dale Schmitt, Owners of Mankato Motors. Habitat for Humanity was the recipient of $100 per new or used car sold from Mankato motors for the Month of May.
From far and wide Habitat for Humanity International’s RV Care-A-Vanners have come to Habitat sites in the Mankato area for 10 years, providing a helping hand to local families in need of a simple, affordable decent place to call home. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN, five Care-A-Vanners are in the Mankato area for two weeks helping construct multiple Habitat homes located in St. Peter, Eagle Lake and North Mankato.
The RV Care-A-Vanners program is coordinated through HFHI headquarters in Americus, Ga. Volunteers who travel in recreational vehicles are matched with local Habitat affiliates in need of volunteer support. Care-A-Vanners pay their own travel expenses to get to and from organized Habitat building projects. Several times per year Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN are blessed with Care-A-Vanners that take two weeks out of their busy lives to assist in building homes for Habitat. Care-A-Vanners begin their day with devotion and pick up a hammer and build for the day, reaching over 40 hours of building a week. We have five individuals from around the US including as far away as Scottsdale, Arizona to Williamsburg, VA to South Dakota.
We are truly grateful for the Care-A-Vanner volunteers that are here from August 13th – August 25th, 2017.
Drawing from a pool of more than 6,000 volunteers, this year teams of RV Care-A-Vanners are participating in greater than 175 building projects from Canada to Florida and California to Maine. For more information the RV Care-A-Vanners program visit www.habitat.org/rv.