Habitat stories

Meet Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity.

 

Family Partnering

By Helen Shepherd

I have been a Habitat for Humanity volunteer since 2003. Shortly after I began volunteering in the office, I received a request from the Executive Director Ken Nichols, to join the Family Support committee.

Since I became part of the committee I have joined wonderful families in their journey from rental to homeownership as they complete a big dream for their families. The path has great moments along the way that build new friendships.

I strongly encourage volunteering with Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity helping families gain homeownership status. It is a great experience and it has given me such joy meeting parents, the children and extended families of the homebuyers. Most of the families that I have partnered with have included me in their family milestone events such as citizenship, birthdays and baptisms. I feel enriched by these experiences and invite others to share in their own chapters of family partnering.

Not only do I enjoy helping the families work their way through requirements from Sweat Equity to English classes, I have gained wonderful friendships within the Affiliate in Boise with employees and other volunteers. I find great deals at both ReStore building materials stores as I work on my own home projects and I have recommended them to others that are working on their own projects.

Related

ReStore Shopping with Tammy Torres

ReStore Shopping with Tammy Torres

After 30 plus years of buying, selling, and thrift store shopping, my new mission has become re-purp...

Read More >
My Global Village Experience

My Global Village Experience

Recently I had the privilege to serve Habitat for Humanity in a new way. I traveled to Anchorage, Al...

Read More >
A Month of Celebrations for the Min Family

A Month of Celebrations for the Min Family

For the most part, this year Habitat homeowner Eh Soe Min and his family will celebrate Christmas in...

Read More >
The Luckiest Person in the World

The Luckiest Person in the World

As Jason himself will tell you, Jason Welch is the luckiest person in the world. But receiving the k...

Read More >
Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Launch of Home Repairs Program

Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Launch of Home Repairs Program

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity celebrated the installation of its first permanent accessibility r...

Read More >
ReStore Truck: The Truck That Does it All!

ReStore Truck: The Truck That Does it All!

The Restore has had a huge increase in donations over the last several months. A lot of our donation...

Read More >