Women's Resource Fair
May 4, 2013 - The Women’s Resource Fair was held at Dallas Habitat for women and children that are currently Dallas Habitat homeowners. Each homeowner had the opportunity to visit with vendors like: YWDallas, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Dallas County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, El Centro College, Head Start of Greater Dallas, Be Covered, ACT Dallas and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers and vendors for helping us make this such a successful event. And most of all thank you to the Dallas Women's Foundation for sponsoring the event!
Unlock the Dream Breakfast
April 30, 2013 - The Unlock the Dream Breakfast was held at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion. Approximately 300 guests had the opportunity to learn about our organization, the great work we are doing in our community and how they can join us in making a difference in the lives of Dallas families. We are grateful to all attendees, staff, board and volunteers who showed their support. Most importantly we are grateful to the Green Family and the Johnson Family for sharing their personal family stories with us.
March 26, 2013 - U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña and U.S. Marshal Randy Ely, of the Northern District of Texas, hosted an event to transfer ownership, under a Justice Department program entitled, “Operation Goodwill,” of four forfeited properties on Life Avenue in West Dallas to the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity for demolition and development. The properties were forfeited to the government as a result of the successful investigation, by the Dallas Police Department’s Gang Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), of the violent drug trafficking and criminal street gang, known as the Gator Boyz, who bought and used these properties to traffic their drugs.
Builder's Circle Celebration
February 28, 2013 - Dallas Habitat’s Builder’s Circle celebrates individuals who contribute leadership gifts, each calendar year, to lift up the community one family at a time. As a thank you to our 2012 Builder’s Circle members we held a mortgage burning ceremony to celebrate all 43 Dallas Habitat Families who have paid of their mortgages.
February 21, 2013 - Dallas Habitat hosted our Annual Volunteer Dinner and awards ceremony, celebrating the best volunteers an organization could ask for. The event was sponsored by Pioneer Natural Resources and was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum for the 2nd year in a row. Thank you to all our volunteers and to our gracious sponsor!
27th Annual Elite News Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
January 21, 2013 - Dallas Habitat pararticipated in the annual Elite News paprade. We had representatives from Family Services, Volunteer Services, AmeriCorps, VetCorps, Construction and even a partner family joined in on the two mile long parade to remember and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade route was lined with thousands of viewers cheering on high school marching bands, drum lines, cheerleaders, sponsor floats and a plethora of vehicles. The participating groups represented numerous civic, patriotic and religious organizations ensuring that the dream of Dr. King will live forever.
Veteran's Day Parade
November, 12, 2012 - Dallas Habitat’s VetCorps took part in the Veteran's Day Parade Commemoration at Dallas City Hall. There were more than 140 entrants in the parade that included: marching bands, horse patrols, military vehicles, and civic and corporate displays.
November 8, 2012 - Urban Revival is a new annual special event benefiting Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. The event took place at 3015 at Trinity Groves just across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and featured savory bites from culinary queen Chef Sharon Van Meter. Approximately 200 guests attended the event; Thank you to all those who supported our efforts that night!
CEEP House Dedication
August 18, 2012 - Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity unveiled the Community Engagement and Education Program House (CEEP House) made possible by a gift from the Brint Ryan Family in Oak Cliff Gardens in East Oak Cliff. Partnering with the University of North Texas at Dallas, the Brint Ryan Family CEEP House will be a neighborhood residence for UNT Dallas College of Education students and a center for neighborhood education services like after school homework help and summer activities.
Back to School Fair
August 18, 2012 - Ryan LLC sponsored a Back-to-School Fair in Oak Cliff Gardens that immediately followed the CEEP House Dedication. The fair consisted of community partners, neighbors and children in the area. The Ryan’s handed out backpacks filled with school supplies to children living in the neighborhood. The fair also featured free lunch and activities including a bounce house, carnival games, face painting and more.
Oak Cliff Gardens Neighborhood Fair
June 2, 2012 - Pioneer Natural Resources sponsored a Neighborhood Fair in Oak Cliff Gardens in East Oak Cliff. The fair was held to kick off home building in the community and featured free lunch and activities including: haircuts for children, a cake walk, bounce house, petting zoo and face painting.
Texas Miniature Showcase
May 5, 2012 - Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity was excited to be chosen again this year to be the beneficiary for the Texas Miniature Showcase! The show featured collections of exquisite dollhouse miniatures and fun classes for both children and adults. The evening ended with an exciting live auction, consisting of items from the American Museum of the Miniature Arts.
April 26, 2012 - A Leadership Reception was held Thursday evening, April 26th, honoring our Dallas Habitat Board of Directors, Honorary Board and Dream Dallas Advisory Council. Dallas Habitat is privileged to have such dedicated individuals working hard to help us expand our work and serve more deserving families.
Earth Day Dallas
April 21 -22, 2012 - Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity was excited to participate in Earth Day Dallas 2012 held at Fair Park! Dallas Habitat was 1 of 520 exhibitors who promoted their Green Building initiatives. Approximately 58,000 people attended the event!
5th Annual Chili Cook Off
March 31, 2012 - Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity was honored to be chosen as the beneficiary again this year for The Ginger Man Pub’s 5th Annual Chili Cook-off! Saturday, March 31st was a fun-filled day where everyone enjoyed a variety of delicious chili, great prizes and live music from “A Moment’s Notice.”
Hickory Creek Neighborhood Dedication
March 31, 2012 - Dallas Habitat held a special dedication ceremony for 80 deserving families to celebrate their new Habitat homes in the Hickory Creek neighborhood. This is the largest dedication in Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity’s 25-year history. Following the dedications, families, volunteers and staff enjoyed the community-wide celebration with refreshments and family-friendly activities.