Sierra and Cheng’s Home Dedication

Jun 20 2018 at 4:00 PM

247 Sweet Grass Drive in Sun Prairie

Soon-to-be homeowners, Cheng and Sierra, have moved five times since they’ve been married and want their kids — eight-year-old ShingYing; four-year-old twins ChiaShi and ChiaLia; and three-year old YuShia — to have a more stable upbringing.

“I came from a family of 10, and Sierra came from a family of 12. It was tough for us as kids because we lived in homes that had two or three bedrooms, so we shared rooms with our siblings,” Cheng said. “My family lived in our first home for two decades, and Sierra’s family moved a lot during her childhood, which made it difficult for her to make new friends each time they moved.”

Thanks to home sponsors Evjue Foundation, and a number of local companies that came together to frame the home, Cheng and Sierra will achieve the stability they’ve always wanted and soon move in to their own Habitat for Humanity home in Sun Prairie. This will be Habitat’s 275th home built in Dane County. The home dedication will take place on Wednesday, June 20 at 4 p.m. at 247 Sweet Grass Drive. The public is invited to tour the home, enjoy refreshments and meet the family.

Prior to breaking ground on the construction site, more than 50 associates from Classic Custom Homes of Waunakee, Nonn's, RHD Plumbing, ABC Supply and Settlers bank, built the home frame in Classic Custom Home's parking lot last fall. The frame was then moved over to its permanent location in Sun Prairie.

“I’ve worked as an assembler for 12 years, and Sierra has a passion to work in the medical field. She recently graduated from Madison Area Technical College from the Medical Assistant program,” Cheng explained. “We feel that owning a home is like having a feeling of being safe. We want the best for our children, and we want to make sure that they will grow up healthy and feel safe in their own neighborhood. This is life changing for our family. We can finally have our “Home Sweet Home.”

During the home building process, Cheng and Sierra spent 375 hours building their home alongside Habitat volunteers on the construction site and took educational courses preparing the family for homeownership.

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June 2018

Ahmed's Home Dedication

Jun 18 2018 at 4:00 PM

On Monday, June 18 Ahmed and his family will be able to achieve their dream of affording their own home as Habitat for Humanity of Dane County celebrates the completion of their 2506 Equity Lane home at 4 p.m. The public is invited to meet the family, tour the home and enjoy refreshments.

Habitat LEGO Build at Hawthorne Library

Jun 19 2018 at 10:30 AM

Come join us for the LEGO Build Competition where children between the ages of 5-11 build houses out of LEGOS, while learning how Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter! Families can compete as well with no more than two adults per team.

We'll be at Hawthorne Library (2707 E. Washington Ave.) on Tuesday, June 19 from 10:30 a.m. until Noon!

Sierra and Cheng’s Home Dedication

Jun 20 2018 at 4:00 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, June 20 at 4 p.m. to welcome Cheng and Sierra’s family to their new home in Sun Prairie.

Home at Last Lunch & Tour

Jun 21 2018 at 12:00 PM

Join us on for lunch and a tour of the Habitat mission to learn how Habitat for Humanity of Dane County works to improve the lives of families by building of homes, communities and hope. Hear a Habitat homeowner’s personal story about how owning their Habitat home has made a lasting impact on their family.

July 2018

August 2018

Habitat LEGO Build at Alicia Ashman Neighborhood Library

Aug 16 2018 at 7:00 PM

Come join us for the LEGO Build Competition where children between the ages of 5-11 build houses out of LEGOS, while learning how Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter! Families can compete as well with no more than two adults per team.

We'll be at Alicia Ashman Neighborhood Library (733 N. High Point Rd. Madison, WI 53717) on Thursday, August 16 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Home at Last Lunch & Tour

Aug 16 2018 at 12:00 PM

Join us on for lunch and a tour of the Habitat mission to learn how Habitat for Humanity of Dane County works to improve the lives of families by building of homes, communities and hope. Hear a Habitat homeowner’s personal story about how owning their Habitat home has made a lasting impact on their family.

October 2018

Executive Women’s Build

Oct 5 2018

Join our Executive Women’s Build! For a personal donation of $250, you can join this executive group on the build site on Friday, October 5. Corporate sponsors contributing $1,000 will receive two building participant slots.

Habitat Informational Meeting

Oct 14 2018 at 1:00 PM

Learn more about becoming a Habitat homeowner by attending a Habitat Informational Meeting. Meetings are held several times throughout the year and promptly start on time. Online registration will open on Monday, Sept. 3.

Habitat Informational Meeting

Oct 17 2018 at 6:00 PM

Learn more about becoming a Habitat homeowner by attending a Habitat Informational Meeting. Meetings are held several times throughout the year and promptly start on time. Online registration will open on Monday, Sept. 3.

Home at Last Lunch & Tour

Oct 18 2018 at 12:00 PM

Join us on for lunch and a tour of the Habitat mission to learn how Habitat for Humanity of Dane County works to improve the lives of families by building of homes, communities and hope. Hear a Habitat homeowner’s personal story about how owning their Habitat home has made a lasting impact on their family.

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