Being raised by a single parent, homelessness was never far from our minds. The concept of family and home is so important to me that I volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Their process is truly a hand-up learning experience, not a handout. While it is not a quick process, they help people make a paradigm shift with changing lifestyle choices and teach them how to give back to their community. Giving back to my community as a volunteer gives me the opportunity to collaborate for this program to be sustainable.
I also volunteer with Realtor Foundation raising money for the homeless and homeless prevention programs. Did you know that the average age of homelessness in our area is 7 years old? For their and our family’s future, we must support organizations that are experts in this area.
I also serve with those much older and wiser than me at the Zionsville Lion’s Club. Just for the sheer fun of it! Caring for the 18-acre park that serves so many families in the community and beyond.
The Causes Closest to My Heart
Women Build is a national Habitat for Humanity program designed to provide a comfortable learning environment for women to discover they can build Habitat for Humanity homes!
The funds raised during Women Build sponsor the land, infrastructure, and materials needed for the home, as well as required homeowner education training. With your support, we can continue to fulfill our mission of helping hard-working, low-income families here in Boone County.
Founded in 1984 by the MIBOR REALTOR® Association (MIBOR), the REALTOR® Foundation seeks “To mobilize our real estate community to raise funds and foster support for organizations that transition central Indiana’s homeless to safe and secure housing.“
Our vision is that central Indiana’s homeless have access to safe and permanent housing solutions that positively change their lives.
Since its founding, the REALTOR® Foundation has awarded grants that have helped central Indiana strengthen its communities.
The Lions Club objectives are to create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world; promote the principles of good government and good citizenship; take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of the community; unite the clubs in the bonds of the friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding.
To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members; encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works, and private endeavors.
They believe kids in foster care need hope and encouragement.
Hands of Hope is a bridge organization connecting faith communities, businesses, and individuals with practical opportunities to impact children in foster care in conjunction with the Department of Child Services (DCS), Licensed Child Placement Agencies (LCPA’s), and foster parents. Members of my team volunteer their time, through their church’s partnership with the organization, to provide childcare while the parents attend to their training.