From Gingerbread to Building Supplies

By January 18, 2018News

Allyson Smith’s second/third grade class at Cardinal Elementary School in Brownsburg can tell you all about homeownership, and specifically Habitat homeownership. Every other year her students complete a “Home for the Holidays” project to not only learn about mortgages and home construction, but also the importance of helping families who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity for homeownership.

As a conclusion to the program, we were invited to share how our homeownership program builds homes alongside Hendricks County families with the help of local volunteers. “These kids were so smart!” shared Amy Donhardt, events manager and Brownsburg resident, who shared a Habitat presentation on their final day of school in 2017. “The students knew that Habitat homeowners have stable work and pay an affordable mortgage, something many adults don’t know. I loved seeing these young minds learn the importance of homeownership and also giving back in a meaningful way.”

Their class also surpassed their goal and raised more than $400 to support our mission by making gingerbread house ornaments to sell at their holiday programs. Thank you, Ms. Smith’s class, for your commitment to learning and serving your neighbors!