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Welcome to the Site for Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County Inc. where every hand and heart makes a difference!  Through our organization we build strength, stability, self-reliance, and shelter. In doing so, we empower the partner families we work with.

Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County was officially approved as an affiliate in Feb 2002.  Since that time we have been building homes in Oregon, Byron, Polo, Mt. Morris, Forreston and Rochelle.
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 Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County, Inc. brings people together to build homes, community and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate poverty housing by building simple, decent affordable houses for people in need, helping to revitalize neighborhoods and communities. With volunteer labor and tax deductible donations of materials and money, Habitat builds and rehabilitates houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Per Ms. White-Broome, “By partnering with those qualified in the Ogle County service area, our affiliate provides opportunities for homeownership thus opening doors to security, stability, hope, and a sense of pride in becoming a homeowner. “


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Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County will hold its annual Prime Rib Dinner Fundraiser event on at 6pm April 26th 2019  at the First Presbyterian Church in Rochelle.

 As our affiliate progresses in building  homes. We hope you will consider volunteering and helping these families achieve their dream of homeownership.  Our volunteers, who are central to our mission,  help build stability through shelter for our partner families.  We are excited to be building in again in communities in Ogle County.  And we look forward to partnering with more businesses and individuals from Ogle County.  

If you would like to donate volunteer hours or materials towards the 2018- 2019 projects please contact Vanessa White-Broome, Executive Director, at 815 440 6598.  To make a donation,  payable to Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County, donations can be sent to PO BOX 628, Oregon, IL 61061  To inquire about joining our Builders Club for $35.00 please call Vanessa at 815 440 6598.  

Habitat for Humanity of Ogle CountyIf you are interested in getting involved with our newest projects in Ogle County call or  email vanessawhite82@yahoo.com


Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County2018 Polo family moves into new home!

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“This is my house”

If I hadn’t found Habitat, we would still be in that one-bedroom apartment. And

it wasn’t the best of conditions.

There was an old electric stove, and depending on what you were doing, you’d get shocked. The dryer was always going out, and we had to hang clothes all over the house. It seemed really quiet when we were looking for a place, but then over time, there was a lot of violence. There was actually a homicide in our building. It’s those things that put a lot of stress on people, and we were definitely feeling that.

I didn’t think I was going to qualify. But they considered that a need: four people in one bedroom, having the issues that we were having.

 I had no idea that I was capable of doing a lot of the things we ended up doing.

I loved it.

For almost a year, I was working seven days a week, plus doing sweat equity. Depending on my shifts, I would work a morning shift, then go to the Habitat ReStore and work an evening shift there. Monday through Friday, I took Habitat classes in the evening, and I put in my construction hours on the weekends, every Saturday possible.

While constructing the house, I got to know my neighbors. We built each other’s homes, and you can’t get much closer than that.

The biggest difference overall is that general sense of security. Just knowing that it’s ours, and we make all the decisions — it’s been really comforting for our family.

I think the kids knowing that they won’t have to move is very comforting. We’ve made a lot of moves over the years — 13, in fact.

I know my son really appreciates having his room. Having his space, his own room — he really likes it a lot. He’s trying to convince me to turn the basement into a room, which I don’t know if I’m keen on yet. But it’s definitely a possibility. Just knowing that we have possibilities, it’s really awesome.

You know, I think I was more scared buying a car than buying the house.

And the only reason for that was Habitat for Humanity. I feel really comforted knowing that, if anything were to happen, Habitat would work with me. So I didn’t feel scared, just willing.

When I went to sign all the official paperwork, and they hand you the real keys and the title and everything, that’s when I was like, “This is happening.

This is now my house, and these are my keys.” We moved in right away, that next weekend, and even with boxes all over the place it felt like, “This is my house.”

Lindsay, Habitat homeowner

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