Habitat for Humanity

Support for Habitat
Photo of the Ayite Family

Kokou Ayite and Eya Philomene
and their children Jean and Fatouma

In 2012, the UVA Department of Medicine pledged $60,000 to Greater Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity in support of a home for the Ayite family in the Sunrise neighborhood — the nation’s first trailer park transformation without resident displacement. Through the efforts and generosity of Department of Medicine staff, faculty and trainees, more than $58k was raised, and the Ayites have settled into their new home. Since then, DOM has continued to organize volunteer teams to serve with Habitat builds.

During the 2014 and 2015, DOM continued its tradition of holding volunteer work days for Greater Charlottesville Region Habitat for Humanity. The DOM work crews spackled and painted, hung dry wall, and performed a variety of other tasks to help complete the homes of Charlottesville Habitat partner families. Most of these were located in Burnet Commons in habitat-jul-2015-croppedBelmont, a mixed income development that is a collaborative effort of Southern Development, the City of Charlottesville, and Habitat. “It will transform a long-time City dumping ground into a pedestrian-oriented, sustainably built 46-unit neighborhood in the heart of Charlottesville,” according to Habitat.


DOM work crew, summer 2015.

We encourage your continued support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville — through your financial contributions and donation of volunteer time. To learn more, visit Habitat’s website.

Donate online, please be sure to write “DOM” in the special instructions field.

Or you can mail a check:
Make it payable to HFHGC, and please write “DOM” on the memo line.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville (HFHGC)
919 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Thank you!