Press release from Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity:
Holiday Houses for Habitat
(November 22, 2010) – Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity and Visit Fort Wayne will be opening Holiday Houses for Habitat on Wednesday, November 24 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Holiday Houses for Habitat is one of Fort Wayne’s newest holiday attractions, where hundreds of “snow village” homes, manufactured by Department 56, are showcased at the Grand Wayne Convention Center for families to enjoy throughout the holiday season. Individuals and families can donate either online, or at any of the donation boxes at the Holiday Houses for Habitat event at the Grand Wayne Center. We have built the largest community snow village in Indiana and have laid the foundation for a Fort Wayne holiday tradition that families and visitors will enjoy for generations.
“Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is excited to partner with Visit Fort Wayne to present Holiday Houses for Habitat. Not only is this event a chance for area families to visit a delightful Christmas display, but is a chance to learn more about the mission of Fort Wayne Habitat and its partner families. Holiday Houses is a fun and festive event for visitors of all ages and we look forward to sharing it with the community each year,” Andi Jo Shroyer, Recycling Coordinator and Event Planner, Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity.
More information about the event, including additional hours, is available online at www.HolidayHousesForHabitat.com.
About Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity
Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that uses volunteer labor to build simple, affordable homes through partnerships with low-income Allen County families. Once completed the homes are sold to the family with a $500 down payment and at no profit on a 20-year, interest-free mortgage. Because of volunteer involvement, the cost of a standard three-bedroom home is kept affordable at approximately $65,000, with the monthly mortgage payment around $350, which includes taxes and insurance. Mortgage payments are then reinvested in the community in the form of additional housing opportunities.