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Women Build Lowe’s Class!

4-reading-bp-42-300x159Bradenton, FL (January 3, 2012, 2012) Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is calling for women volunteers to participate in a local Women Build project. Women Build, underwritten by Lowe’s, is a program of Habitat for Humanity International that empowers women to address the crisis of children in poverty by building homes with families in need.  Volunteers of all skill levels are encouraged to get involved.

To help volunteers get a jump-start on their building skills, Lowe’s is hosting How-To clinics. Clinics are open to members of the public who are interested in volunteering for our local Women Build. The next clinic “ Installing Siding” will be January 12th,  2:00pm- 3:30pm at Lowes, located at7395 52nd Pl. E., Bradenton, FL.   

There is no cost to enroll, and supplies are provided by Lowe’s. Volunteers will have an opportunity to utilize their skills on the jobsite Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7:30am-12pm at Hope Landing.

The Manatee Habitat Women Build project brings women from all walks of life together to actively address the issue of poverty housing.  Women volunteers are leading all aspects of the project including construction, fundraising and marketing. 

To sign up or for more information visit

Habitat Families Holiday Celebration


Last weekend Habitat Families came together to celebrate the Holidays!

Thank you to our Volunteers, Donors, Board Members, and Staff for making this such special day for our Habitat families!  Santa even stoped by! We are so fortunate to be surrounded by such a loving, caring, devoted group.


MTI Students came out to Volunteer on “A Brush with Kindness” Project

Bradenton Times Article
Manatee Spotlight December 9, 2012

Manatee Technical Institute Students in the Community

Fourteen Manatee Technical Institute students served as volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, as they helped a Citrus Meadows homeowner paint their home last week. The Brush for Kindness project helps homeowners with exterior repairs and maintenance when they need help for financial and often health related reasons.

MTI Drafting students Brooke Gore and Daniel Mitchell coordinated the student volunteer effort with Ogden Clark, the volunteer coordinator for Manatee County’s Habitat for Humanity. Homeowner Angel Butler called their work a “blessing.”  The students belong to the career and technical student organization SkillsUSA, which encourages service to community. Each plans to volunteer 25 hours toward this and other projects throughout the school year.

We are so grateful of all the student groups that come out and volunteer, we could not doit with out them!