2014 Tent-a-Thon Not Only Fun, But Successful!

The 21st Annual Tent-a-Thon is in the books and what a successful event it was!

Tent-a-Thon is staple annual event for Habitat in which participants raise money by camping out for 1-4 nights in Tawasentha Park. All proceeds go towards Habitat for Humanity Capital District’s mission of eliminating poverty and substandard housing in the Capital District.   This year’s fundraising efforts is one of our best yet thanks to all of our dedicated and long-time Tent-a-Thon supporters.  Total numbers were over $10,000!  We also had great meals generously provided for our campers from Capital Q Smokehouse, Texas Roadhouse, 99 Restaurant and the Mallozzi Family Restaurants.  Our top fundraising teams came from Calvary United Methodist Church in Latham and Mcknownville United Methodist Church in Albany.  Other big supporters include Slinglerlands Community United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville, Pine Grove United Methodist Church, and First United Methodist Church of Delmar.

Dinnertime Fun!

This year’s entertainment included outdoor activities such as tennis, hiking, and lawn games, as well as a free concert by folk/rock band, Hair of the Dog and Jim Knowles-Tuell.  In addition, we also hosted our first annual volleyball tournament! Teams of 4 or 5 players pre-registered and showed up ready to play.  All teams played at least 12 games throughout the day, with the teams making it to semi-finals and finals playing more games. This year’s winner was “It’s All Gonna End in Beers” with second place team, “Smash Masters” and top fundraising team the “Setting Ducks” (Sponsored by Villa Valenti Pub).

Bump, set, spike for Habitat!

Money raised from Tent-a-Thon and many of the above-mentioned churches over the years has helped us build 11 homes – with this year’s $10,000 going towards their 12th Habitat home.  Their unwavering support and dedication to Habitat’s mission is one-of-a-kind and we are so thankful!

Habitat-er Hannah and her family hanging out at Tent-a-Thon

The weather was great, and we had a blast, all for a good cause.  Thanks to everyone who camped out, helped out, fundraised and played, we are already looking forward to next year!

 

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1st Annual Volleyball Fundraiser Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to bump, set and spike for Habitat for Humanity Capital District! After a little bit of rain in the morning, it cleared right up and we had blue skies for the rest of the day!

The volleyball tournament was added on to our Tent-A-Thon fundraiser, an event in which participants raise money by camping out for 1-4 nights in Tawasentha Park. All proceeds are put towards Habitat for Humanity Capital District’s mission of eliminating poverty and substandard housing in the Capital District.

Teams of 4 or 5 players pre-registered and showed up ready to play Sunday morning at 10am. All teams played at least 12 games throughout the day, with the teams making it to semi-finals and finals playing more games. Our teams raised a grand total of $1040!

First Place: “It’s All Gonna End in Beers”

Second Place: “Smash Masters”

Top Fundraiser: Setting Ducks (Sponsor- Villa Valenti Pub)

Check out our Facebook album for more pictures of the fun!

We hope to see you all back next August for more volleyball fun!

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Last Call for Volleyball Sign-Ups!

Last call to sign up for this years Co-ed 4′s volleyball tournament! Get your teams together for a good cause! Click here to register!

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Boutique Treasures Now at the ReStore!

Doors are open!

The ReStore is growing even bigger, if you can believe it!  This week, we opened our new home goods boutique, located in its own section of the ReStore on 70 Fuller Road.  The boutique is stocked with all sorts of great gems, including decorative home items, antiques, estate jewelry, high quality books, framed art, flatware, toys, furniture and many other unique vintage items.  Name it, and we probably have it!

Here you will find vinyl records next to one-of-a-kind decorative candle holders; ornate jewelry boxes alongside a framed painting of Kramer from Seinfeld; vintage books sharing space with old-school golf clubs.  You never know what you might find, which is half the fun! Prices range from $1 knicknacks, to a $300 vintage cuckoo clock, to a $1,200 authentic Victarlo.

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The idea came about after our store manager, Dave Harrison, saw an opportunity to sell all of the accessories many donors wanted to include with their larger donations of furniture or appliances. This separate, closed-off section of the ReStore was constructed entirely by the Home Helpers Cooperative – the same people that brought you our fantastic lighting display!  Home Helpers Cooperative gathered all the materials, including recycled items from the ReStore, and built the displays on the days the store was closed.

We are accepting donations, stop by and drop off you treasures, then stay and find more!

Visit our ReStore Facebook page for an up-to-date view of some of our items!

Note: We’ve added more hours at the ReStore.  We are now open Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday from 10am-5pm.

 

 

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Bump, Set, Spike for Habitat!

Habitat for Humanity Capital District will be holding a grass volleyball tournament this August! We are looking for teams to play Co-Ed 4′s (upper and lower level). Sign your team up today!

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