Bid to Build Online Auction

Bid to Build Online Auction

About This Campaign

Bid to Build Online Auction
November 6, 9 am to November 12, 7 pm

Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area and Thrivent are joining together to build La Crosse’s first Faith Build Home. Thrivent has generously donated $87,500 to help build a home for the Olson Family—a local family in need of decent and affordable housing.

Help us build a home for the Olson Family by participating in our “Bid to Build” Online Auction. Every bid helps build a home for the Olson Family! Read about and learn more about the Olson Family below.

The BID TO BUILD AUCTION features dozens of fun and unique items to bid on:
  • Cool ReStore treasures!
  • One-of-a-kind gift baskets!
  • Exciting adventures!
  • And much, much more . . .
Get started on your holiday shopping! Or treat yourself to something relaxing!

Remember that your bid helps build a home for Liberty and her boys. All proceeds raised during these events will support the Faith Build home.


Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • Nov 06, 2020 09:00 am to
  • Nov 12, 2020 07:00 pm CT

Firm Foundation Sponsors

  • Paul's Heating & Air Conditioning

Build the Wall Sponsors

  • 1st Defense Pest Solutions
  • Fox 25/48
  • Meyer Concrete

Auctions

    Products

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    Build Your Own Bird Feeder Kit
    $25.00
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    Build Your Own Bird House Kit
    $10.00
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    Build Your Own Coffee Cup Bar Kit
    $20.00
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    Build Your Own Leopold Bench Kit
    $40.00
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    Build Your Own Squirrel Bench Kit
    $15.00
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    Build Your Own Tree Swing Kit
    $20.00
    Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area

    Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area


    Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry founded on the conviction that every family should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. We partner with low-income, hardworking families and the community to build simple, decent, and affordable housing. Established locally in 1992, Habitat La Crosse has built and rehabbed safe, stable and sustainable homes for families in need. Every family who partners with Habitat must complete 350 hours of sweat equity, working on the construction site and at the Habitat ReStore, and successfully pass home buyer education and financial counseling. Homeowners repay an interest-free 30-yearmortgage back to Habitat. Thanks in part to partner family sweat equity and volunteer labor, the cost of a home is kept affordable, with typical monthly mortgage payments around $650 including taxes and insurance. The revolving fund created by mortgage payments received allows Habitat to reinvest into the community through additional housing opportunities, creating a lasting and sustainable investment for years to come.

    Meet the Olson Family

    Liberty Olson and her two sons, Braxten (age 8) and Treyven (age 5), are desperately looking for a place to call their own.
     
    The family currently lives in a two-bedroom apartment. Braxten and Treyven share a VERY small bedroom with bunk beds that leaves little room for toys and play for two rambunctious boys. Liberty now sleeps on a couch in the living room to give her sons more space. The apartment itself is drafty and mold grows throughout due to unrepaired leaks. Cars in the neighborhood have been vandalized, and Liberty recently came home to find damage to a window, causing concern that someone tried to break in. She constantly fears for the safety of her children. But it’s her son, Braxton, who suffers the most. Born with a club foot, he finds it hard to walk up the stairs each day to their second-floor apartment.

    Liberty is beyond excited to become a Habitat homeowner. “One of my dreams was to build a house and have the ability to afford it,” she says. Braxten and Treyven will have bedrooms of their own and a yard to play in. The family will no longer have to live in cramped and cold conditions. Instead, they will soon have a permanent, stable, well-built place to call their own. Liberty and her boys will complete at least 350 sweat equity hours working alongside staff and volunteers to complete construction of their new home on Avon Street in La Crosse.

    Liberty had to move many times as a young girl—never feeling settled. She wants better for her children, which is why she applied to be a Habitat homeowner. When asked how she feels about her home, she said, “I am overly excited and ready for our new future to begin.”
     
    When Liberty’s home is complete, she will purchase it at full appraised value with a 30-year, zero percent interest mortgage.

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