Spotlight


At Coles County Habitat for Humanity we like to emphasize any news that spotlights our families, members, and supporters. We are proud to call the community that we have our Habitat Family. Supporting members of our community as they support us is something that we do not want to overlook.



 ​Dennis 'Butch' Thompson Receives Illinois Habitat Hero Award


Coles County Habitat for Humanity's very own, Dennis 'Butch' Thompson receives the Illinois "Habitat Hero" award!  This award recognizes and honors Butch for his nearly 20 years of service and dedication to our organization and community.  Butch has contributed countless hours building Habitat homes, securing donations, supporting our ReStore, maintaining our office building and so much more.  He is a constant advocate for Coles County Habitat, always telling the community about our work and finding new donors and volunteers.  We are so proud of you, Butch!  Congratulations!


 ​Habitat Leaders Begin Fundraiser for Mary Jane Adams


Community members who are connected to Coles County Habitat for Humanity began a fundraiser to benefit Mary Jane Adams. Mary Jane is a Charleston resident with a nervous system condition and other ailments that have caused her to lose part of a leg and left her weakened. The funds that are raised will go towards a power chair and vehicle power lift to increase the mobility that Mary Jane has in the community. An account has been opened at People's Bank and Trust in Charleston for the effort. $2,300 is needed for the power lift and power chair. Let's join together as a community in order to support our members!


An update:
So far enough for the power chair has been raised!!! There have also been enough donations to begin funding the power lift. Approximately $1,400 is still needed. We hope the community continues to band together to support Mary Jane and we can increase her mobility!