Last year’s Fairest House of them all was such a favorite of Fairguests that this year, the Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity and its team of volunteers will build TWO Habitat houses during the L.A. County Fair at the newly named Habitat for Humanity Park in the Home and Gardens neighborhood. Wall raising and construction officially begin on Friday, Sept. 7, the opening day of the Fair. Youngsters will be able to take part too, building their own Habitat playhouses, which will be donated to charitable organizations. One playhouse will be an auction item in the Child Development Center at Fairplex’s annual silent and voice auction on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Suites Fairplex hotel.
One Fair house is presented by Wescom Credit Union. Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity is looking to the community to help fund the second home. With $50,000 already in hand, Habitat needs an additional $100,000 to reach its goal for building the house. This worthwhile effort is a wonderful opportunity for local companies, service groups and community members to come to the L.A. County Fair and help build homes that deserving families can purchase for a reduced price.
Help fund a piece of the Fair house. You can help by buying a piece of the home through the Habitat web site at Group Opportunities Worksheet. You can sponsor a light fixture for as little as $20 or an entire kitchen for $12,000. See link above for details.
Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is an autonomous nonprofit organization responsible for its own fundraising
and local building programs. Since 1991, it has completed 35 homes within its 16-city service area that includes Claremont, Chino, Chino Hills, Covina, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Puente, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Upland, Walnut, and West Covina.
For donation/sponsorship information contact: Faith Mellinger, Development Director at (909) 596-7098, ext. 205; email@example.com
The L.A. County Fair runs Sept. 7-30, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information about the Fair, visit www.lacountyfair.com or call (909) 623-3111. rc=http://w