Carter Work Project Press Announcement
February 21, 2014 - Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Trinity Habitat for Humanity are proud to co-host Habitat’s 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The event was officially kicked off at a press announcement at Dallas City Hall. Mayors from each city were in attendance and Pioneer Natural Resources presented Habitat for Humanity a check for 1 million dollars marking them the event's presenting sponsor.
2nd Annual Urban Revival
November 7, 2013 - The 2nd annual Urban Revival fundraising event took place at 3015 at Trinity Groves just across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Guests enjoyed savory bites from chef Sharon Van Meter, urban chic vintage boutique and a silent auction of bird houses designed by Dallas legends and leaders. Thank you to the donors, event chairs, host committee, volunteers and attendees for making this an amazing event yet again.
From Blight to Light Forum
August 29, 2013 – Several organizations came together to have an open discussion regarding Blight in the City of Dallas. The event was spawned by a study commissioned by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, in which University of North Texas researchers identified the most blighted areas of Dallas using a newly created “composite blight index” measurement tool.
Urban Revival Kick Off Party
May 23, 2013 – Co-chairs Heather and Malcolm Hicks and Nikki and Crayton Webb hosted the Urban Revival kickoff party at The Nest (4524 McKinney Avenue) to celebrate the 2nd Annual Urban Revival coming up in November. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to shop for unique gifts and home accents, with a portion of that nights proceeds being donated to Dallas Habitat. Thank you to The Nest, our Co-Chairs and all attendees!
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.