Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Debbie Jarosz has transformed from somebody who has never been to Uganda to a board director on a nonprofit organization dedicated to support the residents of the country.
Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. For Debbie Jarosz, who has traveled to Uganda to build homes and improve medical care and education in Uganda, one of the most difficult parts of her philanthropic efforts is asking for money to fund to support those goals. “I understand that everyone has different priorities regarding issues that need to be addressed, and where their hard-earned money should go, but I am determined to convince others that this is a worthwhile endeavor, and that their sacrifices to help these people will be used efficiently and …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Businesses and organizations in Kent generated free advertising for the non-profit by claiming their Patch listings in May
We asked you to claim your business or organization's listing on Kent Patch and we would thank you by giving the Habitat for Humanity Kent ReStore free advertising for each listing claimed. Well, thanks to those of you who claimed for your listing, the ReStore will receive a generous amount of free advertising from Kent Patch. By the way, just because this promotion has ended doesn't mean you cannot claim your listing in our online directory. When you claim your listing in Patch Place you get control of it. You can add photos, update business hours and interact directly with users who post reviews. If you want to know how to claim your listing, you can watch this video or email email@example.com for directions. Did I mention it's …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Habitat for Humanity of Portage County is teaming up with the Kent State University’s School
of Fashion and Design for “Hard Hats & Heels Fashion Show.”
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Habitat for Humanity of Portage County is teaming up with the Kent State University’s School of Fashion and Design for “Hard Hats & Heels Fashion Show” set for Saturday. More than 125 students have created unique fashion designs using building materials purchased at the ReStore and will have their designs modeled on the runway. A judged contest, this evening will be filled with creativity, a full runway show, and awareness for housing issues in Portage County. Tickets are $7 and are available at the ReStore: 1510 S. Water St. Tickets will also be available at the door. This event is located at the Kent State Ballroom at the KSU Campus. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. For more information, call 330-296-2880.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Habitat for Humanity saves truckloads of reusable housing, building materials in buildings demolished for downtown Kent project
For months, buildings such as the old Record-Courier office have been demolished to make way for several new buildings planned as part of the downtown redevelopment. Since the start of this project in September, volunteers with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a local nonprofit, have ventured into these buildings to salvage any reusable materials before they are torn down. Jan Bennett, manager of Habitat ReStore, said so far eight truckloads full of materials have been saved from the buildings involved in the public redevelopment projects. The materials include furniture left behind, sinks, toilets, doors, molding, copper, hot water tanks and furnaces. Bennett said most of the materials salvaged from the Kent State University Hotel and …