Clothes Less Traveled has awarded a Annual Grant of $20,000 to Square Foot Ministry.

Pictured Here – Left to Right: Project Coordinator Kevin McCormick, Interim Executive Director Pam Reid, Volunteer Coordinator Gina Harris, Board Member Craig Cote, Youth Volunteers for Impact 2019: a 3 day community service event held annually by Square Foot Ministry

We are so grateful to have you in our community providing new, safe, and affordable housing opportunities to local families. Square Foot Ministry builds entire homes from the bottom up on donated property. The home recipients are pre-screened and become true homeowners as they both participate in the construction of their home and then pay a monthly mortgage payment in order to build equity. This is a “hand up” and not a “hand out.” Additionally, Square Foot Ministry does other smaller construction projects such as building handicap accessible ramps for existing homes and even shelving here at CLT! Clothes Less Traveled is honored to support your mission.

 

 

Since the start, Square Foot ministry has built over 60 new homes for low income families. These families are working and raising a family.  Most families are single working woman with small children.  Studies say that children that are raised in a decent and stable home are more likely to have better grades in school and graduate high school. Due to the current housing market, they would never have the opportunity to own a home. Square Foot Ministry builds a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home of 1,100 sqft. Then they provide and hold a 0% interest mortgage. The families are required to work on the house with the volunteers, attend classes on home-ownership.