Upcycling- by guest blogger-Dianna Darnley

Posted on March 28th, 2017

What is upcycling besides a phrase that started in the 90’s? Is it taking an item that is no longer needed or wanted and giving it a new life for a higher value, or is it just turning it into something useful and creative? It’s both!

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Hard Hats & High Heels is Back

Posted on February 10th, 2017

Hard Hats & High Heels is back! Join us for our eighth annual benefit event on Friday, April 28th at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland. Don’t miss the fun! Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
• Open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious three-course dinner
• Silent auction featuring unique items and our own Upcycle|ReStore Designer Challenge creations
• Live auction of special destinations and experiences called by auctioneer Michael Invankovich
• Partner of the Year and Spirit of Habitat Awards

Special thanks to our generous event sponsors (as of 2/1/2017).

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National Women Build Week

Posted on December 14th, 2016

National Women Build Week. May 10-13, 2017. We’re making a difference in the lives of families right here in Bucks County.

Support Women Build

  • Come out for a day on site at our construction projects in Levittown and Morrisville.
  • No tools required: No skills needed!!
  • Contact Colleen Brink, Volunteer & Outreach Director at c.brink@habitatbucks.org to sign up for a volunteer day and to learn more about volunteering!
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Brian and Vicki

Posted on October 11th, 2016

Safety. If you ask most families what they want in a home, at the very least, that’s what they want. Habitat Bucks’ 100th Home represents that and so much more to Brian and Vicki, and their children. Their previous home was less than 10 feet away from a dangerous road—so dangerous that a vehicle ended up in their neighbor’s living room one recent winter. There was no outdoor space to play or ride bikes. Brian and Vicki, along with our volunteers, built their brand-new home in Levittown dreaming about safety…and room to grow…and play….and LIVE. Their dream was realized in June 2015.

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James and Hannah

Posted on October 11th, 2016

Like many of our partner families, James and Hannah juggle school and work and raising a family—in their case, their young daughter. They took it up a notch, though. James worked two full-time jobs, Hannah one. They both attended school full-time. And, during the partnership, they welcomed their newborn son into the family! Working with Habitat required 150 hours of sweaty equity—no easy feat with so few hours left. Prevailing, they became our first official Penn Villa homeowner family when they purchased their four-bedroom townhome, moving from their two-bedroom apartment in Perkasie.

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101st Habitat House – a Groundbreaking in Croydon!

Posted on October 1st, 2016

The excitement was palpable as George and Lucy helped break ground on their future home in Croydon on March 31, 2015, along with Bucks County Commissioner Chairman, Robert Loughery, and many other dignitaries, sponsors and supporters.

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Breaking Ground on our 100th Home!

Posted on September 1st, 2016

Brian and Vicki broke ground on their future home–Habitat Bucks’ 100th Home–on June 25, 2014, surrounded by generous sponsors, local dignitaries and Habitat Bucks leaders. They are pictured above left with Executive Director, Florence Kawoczka, and Board President, Heath Dumack, at the ground-breaking ceremony.

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Groundbreaking official start of five new homes!

Posted on August 1st, 2016

The future homeowners of the second cluster of townhouses in the Penn Villa community gathered together to break ground on their new homes. Even the kids got in on the action! The celebration was made even more special with the Sellersville American Legion Color Guard and riders, and a helping hand with the shovels by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. Let the building begin!

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Penn Villa Families Gather

Posted on July 1st, 2016

Current and future Penn Villa families for an off-site “Street Party” at the Habitat office on February 16th, 2013. This was the first time the entire community had a chance to gather socially. Much fun was had by all, especially when it was time to build the marshmallow-spaghetti towers!

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