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Donors top giving record again

Posted on Nov 13, 2015, by

During this National Community Foundation Week, I’m happy to say that philanthropy is thriving in the Fox Valley area. That’s certainly the message in our annual Report to the Community for fiscal year 2014-15. Our donors set a record for the second consecutive year by awarding $16.3 million in grants to 986 nonprofits for the year […]

Marsha’s house before and after

Posted on Sep 23, 2015, by

September 23, 2015 I can’t thank all the volunteers enough for the hard work that they did for me during Rock the Block. My property was the second-biggest project in the program. As I watched all the weeds disappear and the new paint appear on my fence, the rust become a beautiful white railing. My […]

Last Day at Marsha’s House

Posted on Sep 22, 2015, by

September 19, 2015, was the big, and final “project day” at many homes during Habitat’s Rock the Block blitz, including Marsha Jenks’ house. The volunteers, including our President/CEO, Curt Detjen, had a great time working side-by-side with Marsha. Here are photos from the day. Watch for Marsha’s final journal entry tomorrow!   Homeowner Marsha Jenks shared […]

More hands join in

Posted on Sep 21, 2015, by

September 18, 2015 Today I met more new people who came to Rock my Block. What a bunch of wonderful folks. They are making a lot of progress today on the garage and fence. The pressure washing has been completed and two sides of the garage are finished. We’re all hoping that it doesn’t rain anymore […]

Marsha tells her story of Rock the Block

Posted on Sep 17, 2015, by

September 17, 2015 Yesterday, the volunteer crew arrived bright and early, ready to rock my block! Volunteers removed an old decrepit chimney that was falling apart on my roof. Another couple of guys went to work on my landscaping. I had so many weeds and monster plants that I couldn’t see my neighbor’s driveway or […]

Marsha can’t wait for work to begin

Posted on Sep 13, 2015, by

Homeowner Marsha Jenks is sharing her journal entries here on our blog as her house, garage and yard are rehabbed during the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity’s first-ever Rock the Block blitz Sept. 14-19 in an Appleton neighborhood. The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region helped RTB get started with a $300,000 Community Leadership Initiative grant. I […]

One woman’s personal Rock the Block story

Posted on Sep 2, 2015, by

Homeowner Marsha Jenks shares her journal entriesas her house, garage and yard are rehabbed during the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity’s first-ever Rock the Block blitz Sept. 14-19.  The Community Foundation helped RTB get started with a $300,000 Community Leadership Initiative grant. Habitat, as part of its new emphasis on home rehabilitation in addition to new home […]