West Metro Habitat Interfaith Coalition
Habitat Metro Denver would like to recognize the West Metro Habitat Interfaith Coalition (formerly Jeffco Partners for Interfaith Action), a diverse coalition consisting of Protestant, Catholic, Unitarian and Religious Scientist congregations for their long partnership. The coalition is made up of 9 congregations and has supported Habitat’s mission since 1998. Overall they have completed 17 Habitat Homes in Metro Denver and are building the 18th in 2018.
This Year's Partner Family
The West Metro Habitat Interfaith Coalition is very excited to partner with Starlynn and Froilan to build the home of their dreams in 2018.
Starlynn and Froilan are the proud parents of two daughters and a son, all between the ages of 12 and 17. The family of five stays very busy as the three kids seem to grow faster every day, and Starlynn works full-time as a technician for the state while Froilan takes care of the kids.
Currently, Starlynn and Froilan live in a cramped apartment that takes up more and more of their household income every year. The uncertainty of how much rent could increase with each lease—on top daily expenses of caring for their family of five—wears on them every day.
By partnering with Habitat Denver, Starlynn and Froilan look forward to “a greater future of finances and space,” Starlynn shares. “Our daughters will finally have their own room. We will be able to save for other things besides increasing rent.”
In addition to gaining personal space, their family is excited to purchase a home with a yard . Froilan is excited to have “a place where our kids can go outside and not have to worry, and a place for our dogs.”
Starlynn and Froilan are grateful for everyone who makes Habitat’s affordable homeownership program possible. Their whole family is looking forward to building brighter futures in a home of their own.
The generous support and partnership from West Metro Habitat Interfaith makes Starlynn and Froilan's dream a reality and we thank the coalition for their generous support and partnership this year and for every year prior. Thank you West Metro Habitat Interfaith.
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Each year, West Metro Habitat Interfaith Alliance, formerly known as Jeffco Partners for Interfaith Action) turns pumpkins into houses. Throughout the month of October, coalition volunteers sell pumpkins and donate the proceeds to Habitat Metro Denver. To learn more about West Metro's pumpkin venture, email Tom Brunn at email@example.com.
Congregation B’nai Chiam, Jefferson Unitarian, Mile Hi Church and the Sunday School at Arvada United Methodist Church all participate in the Gratitude Banks Project. The children from Arvada United Methodist Church for example raised money for Habitat by expressing gratitude during Lent. Every day the children with their parents would read a Bible passage and celebrate a moment of gratitude by placing coins in a small cardboard bank that looked like a habitat home, for things such as “For each room in your home deposit 25 cents.” Click here to see how to contribute to a gratitude bank.
King Soopers Gift Card Program
In addition to pumpkins, West Metro Habitat Interfaith Alliance raises money through King Soopers Gift Cards. To learn about purchasing a Gift Card through West Metro, go here.
2017 Girls' Night Out
The 9th annual Girls' Night Out at Arvada United Methodist Church was a great success. Dinner was served in the Fellowship Center and the movie, “Hidden Figures”, was shown in the Sanctuary. The dinner featured antipasto, chicken cacciatore with farfalle, green beans with garlic and capers, tossed salad, rolls and butter. Dessert was strawberry ice cream cake with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. The dinner was prepared and served by the Men of AUMC. They then bussed the tables and cleaned up the kitchen while the women retired to the sanctuary to view the film. The movie, “Hidden Figures”, revealed the true story of three black women mathematicians who were of critical importance to the first manned space orbit and went on to become honored members of NASA. Their perseverance and success in spite of discrimination as women and as blacks was the central theme of the movie. Ticket sales reached a total of 150, the largest this event has ever been! After expenses, $3,400 was raised to help fund our 2017 Habitat for Humanity home. Tips collected totaled $778, a new high! A huge thanks goes to Carolyn and Alan Williams, who organized this large undertaking.