Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity

Bonnie Proctor

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Bonnie Proctor, the owner and President of Challenger Lighting Company, has contributed $5,000 towards the 2019 Women's Build home. Bonnie's passion for women homeownership radiates through her story and inspires all.

Bonnie Proctor, the owner and President of Challenger Lighting Company, has contributed $5,000 towards the 2019 Women’s Build home. Challenger Lighting is a manufacturer of custom Decorative Lighting fixtures for the hospitality market. Over the past year, Challenger has donated hundreds of lamps and light fixates to organizations including Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. Although Bonnie’s generosity is also contributed by her and her husband’s donation for a home deconstruction in Wisconsin. 

 Bonnie was raised in a single parent home with her mother working both a full time and a part time job to support her last three kids. When the youngest child was in high school, Bonnie’s mother was able to become a homeowner with the assistance of her son. Bonnie reminisces on the pride her mother took in that home, and of the beautiful flowers she planted to make it her own. Bonnie describes, “The confidence in home ownership meant never worrying again about the landlord telling her she had to move next month because a family member would be taking over the house she had tended for years.” That confidence of Bonnie’s mother is the same confidence Habitat wishes upon their homeowners.

The Women’s Build home took a special place in Bonnie’s heart. Bonnie explains, “The Women Build home is much larger than the woman’s name on the mortgage; it’s her children, grandchildren, possibly her parents and siblings that are all affected by the stability the house represents.” Challenger Lighting contributed to the home, but that contribution would be nothing without the hearts of women like Bonnie, who are able to let give women the same confidence Bonnie admires and radiates.

 

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