Habitat for Humanity: Star's Pay It Forward Campaign
Habitat for Humanity
Thursday, March 22, 2012 to Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sun FM is proud to support the Habitat for Humanity and their ongoing initiatives to help support a family in need.
Star is a single mother with two children, Kiara and Keelan. Star and her husband adopted the children but Star’s marriage did not survive the discovery that both of the children have multiple special needs. After the loss of her business and declaring bankruptcy in the wake of her divorce, Star was starting a new career as a long term care aide. But she sustained permanent injuries in a car accident and is now unable to work. Finding affordable housing is difficult for all low-income families – but Keelan uses a wheelchair and most of Star’s small income goes toward paying rent on wheel-chair accessible housing. With a small settlement from the car accident — for which no fault was attributed to her — Star wants to buy a home to take care of her children.
When Star’s children learned that Habitat for Humanity Kelowna had selected them to be a Habitat partner family, her son Keelan asked, “Mom, will this be our forever home?” Our goal is for these children to have a “forever” home so that Star does not have to move from place to place just to keep a roof over her children’s heads.
Habitat For Humanity Kelowna will finance a wheel-chair accessible home for Star and her family. In partnership with Accent Homes, Star will purchase a home in the Sierra Development on the Westside with a no-interest mortgage with payments geared to her income.
A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out
Habitat homes are not given away. The mortgage Star pays on this home will help build more Habitat houses, which in turn will help fund more houses. Your donation to Star’s Pay It Forward campaign is a gift that will keep giving for years to come.
Habitat For Humanity Kelowna needs to raise $125,000 to help Star and her family to purchase this home and right now your donation will be doubled. A generous private donor will match any donation before March 31st, up to an overall total of $10,000.00.
Your donation would make all the difference. Thank you. Please follow this link to make a donation — $10, $20, $200, whatever you can afford — to Star’s Pay It Forward fund. Thank you.
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