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This month Bailey selected volunteers from Ayco for Bailey’s Builders! Check out her interview with a few of their staff members… Bailey Chase reporting live from Sheridan Hollow on this beautiful day in May! Today I spoke with Ashley, Mary and Brian from Ayco. Ayco is a financial services organization that is owned by Goldman Sachs. Ashley is the Vice President of Brand Strategy, Brian is a Trader for Ayco and Mary is the Director in the National Tax Group. Have any of you volunteered with us before? Brian: I have volunteered twice in Fox Hollow and gotten to build with one of the families who moved into one of the houses. Ayco is on site today because of Goldman Sachs “Community TeamWorks” (CTW) program. Can you tell us a little about that program? Brian: It’s a program to bring employees out of the office so they can get to know each other while giving back to the community. CTW runs May through October and gives employees the choice between different organizations to volunteer with. Most employees end up doing more than one day. What are you guys working on today? Mary & Brian: We are hanging blinds in one […]
Johnathon Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, sent us his personal congratulations on the completion of our 100th home! #WeAreHabitat Click the photo below to read what Johnathon had to say! For local news coverage of our 100 home celebration, click here.
This week, we celebrated the completion of our 100th home! Thanks to supporters like you we can now say that 100 families now have a safe, affordable place to live. 100 homes means that more than 250 children now have a room to call their own and can get a good night’s sleep. 100 homes means that entire neighborhoods have begun to come back to life after years of neglect and disinvestment. But 100 homes is just the beginning. With your help, we can build hundreds more. If you were unable to attend our 100 Homes & Building Celebration, you can still make a donation. If you were able to celebrate with us, thank you so much for your amazing support! We also had some great news coverage, check it out! CBS 6 Albany NBC 13 Albany All Over Albany All Over Albany Follow Up Coverage
…from the completion of our 100th home! To celebrate this milestone, we will be hosting two great events! We will kick things off on May 12th at 11:00am at 194 Sheridan Ave in Albany with the dedication of our 100th home**. Join us as we hand over the keys to the new homeowners, the Wright family, and hear their inspirational story. Local officials, press, volunteers, donors and partner families will also be there to show support. Immediately after the dedication, we will open the doors of 194 Sheridan for a sneak peek at our 100th homes. We will also open the doors of 186 Sheridan, a home built in partnership with the Touhey Homeownership Foundation. If you can’t make it then, our doors will be open from 4pm-6pm for visitors! The tours are open to the public and are a great way to see what Habitat is doing in the community. The following day, May 13th, we will top off our celebration with the 100 Homes & Building Reception at the Palace Theatre. Tickets include global bistro style fare, beer, wine & a signature cocktail from New World Bistro, VIP access to mini-lounges sponsored by the Habitat ReStore, a Habitat photobooth and the chance […]
Join us tonight at the Lowe’s in Latham at 6pm to learn how to install insulation and sheetrock! Jay from Lowe’s will be teaching a hands-on class from 6-7:30pm. See you there!