As you may recall a few weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to be taking part in a Habitat for Humanity build with Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables in Pittsburgh. I’m back to share my experience with you!
As I mentioned before I was very excited to have the chance to do this, working with Habitat for Humanity is something I have always wanted to do. Much to my surprise (which turned into delight) I found out that the house was all ready built and ready to go and the new owner Roxanne and her 5 children would be moving into the house in 2 days! As disappointed as I was not to be able to show off my mad drilling skills, it was a relief to know we just had some cosmetic work to finish up on. Here are a few things we did.
Me touching up some paint on the beautiful front porch
We all worked together to build a dining set, donated by Libby’s
Libby’s also donated a few shelves of fruits and vegetables to get the pantry started
We had a great time putting the finishing touches on the house to get it ready for Roxanne and her family. While we were there Roxanne come to do the final walk through with the contractor and Habitat for Humanity, she stayed and had lunch with us as well. It was great to be able to meet her and hear about what a blessing this house was going to be for her and her 5 kids. When we were all done the crew posed by the finished picnic table in the back yard
On Saturday the had the dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting. I was not able to attend but I do have a few photos to share with that Libby’s shared with me
The house, isn’t it beautiful!
My experience with Habitat for Humanity in Pittsburgh was just what I needed. It felt great to take a break from my busy life and help a fellow mom start a new life for herself and her children. It was also a great to spend some time with my daughter teaching her not to take what she has for granted and the good feeling that comes from helping others and volunteering your time. Thank you to Mom It Forward for asking me to be a part of this special event.
If you live in the Pittsburgh area and would like to help Habitat For Humanity be sure to visit their ReStore location in Edgewood Town Center for great prices on household items. The store accepts donated goods which are sold at 30%-50% of the retail value. All proceeds from the sale of donations help place families in affordable shelter in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The ReStore provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work.
Connect with Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables
Connect with Habitat for Humanity
- Online Habitat for Humanity Greater Pittsburgh
- Twitter for Habitat Pittsburgh @HabitatGP
- Online Habitat for Humanity Organization
- Twitter for Habitat Organization @Habitat_Org
- Facebook Habitat