Big Brothers Big Sisters to Partner with Habitat for Humanity this Holiday Season
- Both Pinellas County Nonprofit Agencies Help Achieve Big Dreams for Local Families
LARGO - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County completed construction projects with Habitat for Humanity as part of their agency's holiday celebration on Monday, December 21. Approximately 20 employees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County invested 130 hours of volunteer labor to build townhomes in Habitat's Shady Grove subdivision.
"As a nonprofit agency we understand the importance of giving year round, especially during the holidays," says Susan Rolston, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County. "In lieu of our Holiday party this year, we wanted our staff to give back to our community in a new way while having a rewarding experience as a team."
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County is redeveloping a former public housing site, building 19 townhomes with the help of the future homeowners and community volunteers. The non-profit organization's first large scale, multi-family development, Shady Grove is currently under development and will incorporate several new green building efforts. The 2.47 acre site was purchased by Habitat Pinellas from the Dunedin Housing Authority.
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