Support Youth United by Shopping at Modell’s Sporting Goods

15% off all Modell’s Sporting Goods

Youth United will receive 5% of your total purchase!

Print this coupon and you can shop at Modell’s Sporting Goods anytime between the dates of 3/20/15 and 4/16/15. This coupon is good for 15% off of your total purchase, and Modell’s will also donate 5% of your total purchase to Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County’s Youth Untied! Youth United is a program focused on giving youth from different backgrounds, faiths, and organizations the opportunity to work together, sponsor, and build a house with Habitat CFC. By making a purchase at Modell’s, you will help Youth United build its 4th home in Fairfield County. Thank you for your time and support!

Click this link to access the Modell’s coupon…

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Painting With A Purpose!

Only one week left before Paint Night!!!

Join Habitat for Humanity of CFC’s Women Build for their “Painting With A Purpose” fundraiser next Wednesday night, April 1st at Painting With A Twist located at 1460 Post Rd. East, Westport, CT.

The event cost per seat is $45. Painting begins at 7:00 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Painting With A Purpose is BYOB so we encourage everyone to bring your best food, drinks, friends, and fun!

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All proceeds from the event will go towards funding our 11th Women Build home!

Sign up online at:    https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/westport/calendar

*All ages are welcome, **Must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol in the studio

Hoops for Habitat was a slam-dunk!

IMG_20150321_111237937_HDRThis year’s 6th Annual Youth United Hoops for Habitat basketball competition turned out a great success. Held at the McGivney center on Saturday March 6th, the event was put on by Habitat for Humanity CFC’s Youth United Members, and attracted many different names and faces of all ages. All the proceeds went directly into funding the Youth United’s 4th sponsored Habitat for Humanity home in Bridgeport.

The event started off in the a.m. with the women’s scrimmages, moving into  the kids scoring competition where each grade group had to score as many baskets as they could within the allotted time. The grades ranged from elementary school (1-5), to middle school (6-8). Other events that took place were the Bridgeport Boys Choir performance, a basketball clinic from former LA Laker, Wes Mathews, another scrimmage between college and high school players, as well as another scoring competition.

Habitat CFC’s Youth United Group is only 1 of 3 nationally to receive an award, so a very exciting and memorable moment of the event was when State Farm presented a check for a matching grant of $10,000 to Habitat CFC. Youth United President, Tamya Olufowobi, spoke on behalf of the group.

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Mayor Finch also made an appearance and introduced himself to everyone at the event, old and young. And finally the event ended with multiple raffles adding up to 33 total items, the highlight prize being 4 Harlem Globetrotters tickets, and an official, autographed basketball from Harlem Globetrotter “Buckets Blake” amongst others.

Hoops for Habitat is a unique community driven fundraiser, and since its inception has been an uplifting and positive experience that resonates with everyone involved. It’s a simple concept that has and continues to bring people together, and we hope to see more to come for next year!

Harlem Globetrotter Volunteers at Habitat


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As a kick-off to the 6th Annual Youth United Hoops for Habitat event which will be held at the McGivney Center in Bridgeport on Saturday, March 21, yesterday Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes volunteered at Habitat CFC in Bridgeport alongside Habitat’s student Youth United members.

Who knew you can spin a basketball on a hammer head? Check the CT Post photo and News Bite here.

New Article on Habitat CFC and Women Build

The online website Women’s Voices for Change has published an article titled, “Women Building Homes for Other Women (Volunteer Passion No. 6)” written by Habitat CFC volunteer Emily Kelting.

Read it here.

Sat. March 21st – 6th Annual Youth United Hoops for Habitat

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Get ready for our 6th Annual Youth United Hoops for Habitat which will be held at the McGivney Center in Bridgeport on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9:00am – 3:30pm.

Hoops for Habitat is a basketball competition fundraiser organized by Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County’s Youth United members. The proceeds from this event go directly into building a Youth United sponsored home. 2010 marked the first event of its kind and drew basketball celebrities Shameka Christon, WNBA player from the NY Liberty team, and Walt Luckett All-American from Kolbe High School. In the past two events we’ve had two former NBA players. Retired Wes Matthews NBA championship player for the LA Lakers and Chris Smith,all-time top scorer for UCONN and NBA player for the Timberwolves. 2015 looks to be just as exciting, why don’t you and your family join us for a day of basketball!

General Registration $3.00 per child and $5.00 per adult, no RSVP, just show up the day of the event!

When you register for Hoops for Habitat, not only will you be helping a family purchase their own safe, affordable home, you’ll be building lasting relationships with others. Register today and start fundraising to meet your minimum $25 participation donation in order to qualify for prizes. You can fundraise as a team or an individual. The person who raises the most money for Hoops gets a cash prize!

For more information and sponsorship opportunities visit this page.

Download the flier: Hoops Flier 2015.

 

“Women Build” Zumbathon Event was a Hit!

On behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, we would like to thank the 60+ attendees as well as the Zumba instructors from Hartford and Fairfield County who joined us at INTENSITY Fitness on March 8th in Norwalk for our first ever 2015 Women Build Zumbathon!

“Women Build” is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women looking to get involved in their community building homes for families in need while advocating for simple, decent, affordable housing. Instructors came out, Zumbathoners came out, and the fun followed! Thanks to all, the effort raised much needed funding for Women Build’s start on the building of their 11th  Habitat home!

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This event was a huge success and could not have been accomplished without all of your help and support. Habitat CFC thanks you and we hope to see you next year!

Giving Day This Thursday!

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Giving back to your community is an empowering action that takes time, energy, and patience. With our busy schedules it’s hard to find time to devote to giving back, but here is an easy way…

Giving Day, presented by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (with lead sponsor Bank of America), is a unique, 24-hour event scheduled for Thursday, March 5th. Giving Day is an internet based, Donation Drive (Giving Day Donation Page), and is the county’s biggest philanthropic event that raises awareness of the important work and impact of the local nonprofit sector. The goal of Giving Day is to increase local philanthropy by funding local nonprofit organizations, which in turn helps build up the community. Donating to this event is a valuable opportunity to help the surrounding areas grow and prosper.

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (Habitat CFC) is proud to be a participant in this year’s Giving Day. Please help Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and Habitat CFC increase awareness of this great event! If you feel passionately about helping out your community and giving back in a rewarding way, go to https://fcgives.org/#npo/habitat-for-humanity-of-coastal-fairfield-county and make a donation of $10 or more! Habitat CFC appreciates your time and we look forward to working with you in the future!

On March 5th,Don’t forget to return to https://fcgives.org/ throughout the day to check out the Leader board and see how much your favorite nonprofits are raising!