Volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization. From the workers on the home sites to the Board of Directors, generosity of spirit makes Dorchester Habitat volunteers unique. Working together in harmony, they provide better housing for residents in need.
It’s a live auction where you can buy multiple chances to win an item. When you first arrive you buy one or more numbered paddles, for $2 each. You can buy up to 5 paddles to increase your chances of winning. The wine and desserts will be on display prior to beginning the auction, and will have an assigned value on the auction sheet. For instance, for a lovely bottle of wine the assigned bid value might be $4. If you want to bid on that item you put $4 in the bucket per paddle (or chance), then hold up your chosen numbers. Once everyone has bid, we draw a number and the person with that number on their paddle wins the item!
It is a lot of fun and you can choose whether you would like to share your winnings with the other attendees that evening or save it for yourself! There will be free wine samples from Wine Shop At Home, McKenzie's Bakery, and the Fort Dorchester Culinary Program students. Join us at this fun event and help us raise funds for our 51st build!
Bring your single dollars or quarter rolls!
Despite a period of gray and wet weather lately, wall raising day for our 51st home and Faith Build dawned bright and clear. Members of our Faithful Few crew, gathered together in a prayer circle with future homeowner Shantell Smith and Pastor Bob from Bethany United Methodist church on September 18th to bless the site and work to be done. Upon reflection, Pastor Bob said, "We are blessed to help Shantell, not just Bethany but the church community as a whole...The blessings on those who give of themselves, comeback, multiply and runneth over." Amen!
Con Chellis, local Allstate agent and board member was also there and was recognized for his donation through Allstate's Hands in the Community program. Because of Chellis’ outstanding volunteerism, The Allstate Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to the Dorchester
Habitat for Humanity. Shortly after the presentation, Con and the rest of the crew joined Shantell in raising the walls of her home.
The Summerville Journal Scene also made an appearance that morning and wrote a very nice article about the Faith Build. Read it here.
2014 Faith Build has begun. Contact us to volunteer!