Amazing, tireless Shawanna. Working one full-time plus two part-time jobs, going to school one night a week, AND raising four children as a single mom. Expecting a meltdown? You don’t know Shawanna!
She is relentless in her focus on building a better life for her children, two of whom she recently adopted. Can you imagine all the demands Shawanna handles every single day? And yet, her biggest challenge has been finding an affordable home for those four special children. Now, thanks to supporters like you, that dream is coming true.
“I’ve always wanted my kids to have a real home, a foundation, a place they can always come back to,” Shawanna said. “They deserve that security. But until I found Habitat, there was no way I could afford to give it to them.”
More of your hardest-working neighbors are waiting for their chance at a home of their own, so many of them single moms like Shawanna. Neighbors who have serious challenges finding affordable housing. But no matter how hard they work, they simply can’t save enough to qualify for a traditional mortgage in today’s market.
When you support Knoxville Habitat, YOU create real, life-changing housing solutions for mothers like Shawanna. You help Knoxville families achieve stability and financial independence. Your gifts lay the foundation for better jobs, higher graduation rates, improved health, stronger families, safer communities—all those advantages you and I want for ourselves and for those we love, now and forever.
Housing prices are rising faster than wages, building materials are more expensive, and buildable land is scarce. Your support will help us meet these challenges and continue to meet the needs of hardworking families.
My promise to you is that, even in these uniquely difficult times, our commitment to affordable homeownership for working families will not waver. My ask of you is that you will help more amazing, tireless parents like Shawanna build stability for generations to come.
Soon we’ll begin building our newest development. Ellen’s Glen is named in honor of Knoxville Habitat founder Ellen “Sis” Roddy Mitchell. This neighborhood will bring life-changing opportunities to 35 more deserving families. With your gift today, you help create an entire community, brighter futures, and a better Knoxville for us all.
In gratitude and hope,
Kelle Shultz | President/CEO