Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity




Click here to read about the path Cristal has traveled and what brought her to Fox Valley Habitat. 

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Click here to watch Cristal's groundbreaking ceremony. 

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Building will begin soon on the Lopez home. Please contact Barb at or call 630-206-5038 to find out how to schedule a build day for your church. 


If your church would like information on how to participate, please contact Barb to discuss the details and receive a commitment card. 


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You can own one of these awesome hats or shirts (or both!) with a donation to Fox Valley Habitat Faith Build.



CLICK HERE TO Get your Habitat shirt or hat now!



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Faith Build 2020 - Connie was handed the key to her new home at her Dedication Ceremony on December 5, 2020. Thank you to Thrivent and all the churches that helped make this home possible. Click here to read Connie's journey with her family. 

Click on picture below to take a virtual tour of Connie's completed home! 

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Faith Build 2019 - Andrea received the keys to her house December 7th, 2020 and her boys and her will be celebrating their first Christmas in their new house this year! Click here to read Andrea's story of strength to survive for her boys. 

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Faith Build 2018 - The Fernandez family had their home dedicated to them in December 2018. They have settled in comfortably and have made many fun memories in their new home. Read Carmen's journey to owning a home here 

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Faith Build 2017 - Rubi and her daughters had their dedication ceremony in December of 2017. They love their beautiful home and the girls have been thriving in their new school. Read Rubi's touching family story today!



Fox Valley Habitat is a Christian housing ministry that believes in empowering working low-income families through home ownership. We have built 64 homes here in the Greater Aurora area and another 46 homes in Bolivia with our tithes to Habitat for Humanity International. As a Christian nonprofit we believe in a hand-up, not a hand-out. That is why working with churches and people of faith is ideal to make a difference in the neighborhoods and churches where we live and work. There is great interest in Habitat for Humanity’s approach to this problem that has worked over 700,000 times successfully all over the world. You may wonder, why bother, the problem is too big for you to fix. Together we may not be able to change the world but we will change someone’s world. Also because it is what God has asked us to do. Help us change our community one family at a time. Please make a contribution to Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity to transform lives and as Christians living out our faith to be the hands and feet of Christ.

1 John 3:16-18—If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love in word or speech, but in truth and action.   


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Together, Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity help families in need of a safe and decent place to call home. With our communities, who put God’s love into action by pooling their power and passion, our partnership helps both those giving and those receiving on their journey to a more content, confident and fulfilling life.

Thrivent is a not-for-profit financial services organization that helps Christians on the wise with money journey. As a mission-driven, membership-owned organization, it offers its more than 2 million members and customers a broad range of financial products, services and guidance to help them obtain a life of contentment, confidence and generosity. Thrivent and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer insurance, investments, banking and advice over the phone, online as well as through financial professionals and independent agents nationwide. Thrivent is a FORTUNE 500 company with $136 billion in assets under management/advisement (as of 12/31/17). For more than a century it has helped Christians make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. 

Thrivent Financial continues to partner with us and has an impressive history with Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. They have provided major funding contributions towards four homes in our past and that continues to transform the lives of each parent and their children through safe, affordable home ownership. This is the life changing legacy that Thrivent Financial is leaving on our community. Thrivent Financial sponsored the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Faith Builds. They have committed a total of $360,000 in matching funds from our local churches. This is an incredible act of generosity to benefit each and every family. Helping working, low-income families move from substandard, inadequate rental apartments into beautiful home-ownership requires the generosity of others. 

You might not be able to change the world, but you CAN change someone’s world. Would you or your company like to leave a lasting legacy? Call Jeff Barrett at 630-206-5030 to learn more.

If you would like to learn more about Thrivent Financial, please click here or contact Matt Hutchison by phone at 630-881-5821 or by email at His office is located at 123 W. Washington St., Suite 317, Oswego, IL 60543-8296. If you would like to learn more about our Faith Build please contact Barb Zegiel at or 630-206-5038.


Faith Build Partners from 2017-2020

The following churches and congregations have partnered with us by volunteering, praying, donating funds, hosting fundraising events, serving breakfast or lunch, securing in-kind professional labor and in-kind building supplies, donating furniture, having home showers, and helping us find deserving families to apply for our affordable Christian housing ministry:  

Advent Christian Church                              

AuSable Grove Presbyterian Church             

Bethany Lutheran Church                              

Church of the Good Shepherd Methodist      

Community United Methodist Church

Congregational Church of Batavia                

Cross Lutheran Church

First Baptist Church                                       

Flowing Forth United Methodist Church      

Genesis Community Church                          

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Grace United Methodist Church                    

Iglesia Bautista Misionera Shalom

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Oswego Presbyterian Church

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

Rejoice Lutheran Church

River Glen Presbyterian

Sanctuary Church                                          

St Mark’s Lutheran Church

St. John United Church of Christ

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church

Sugar Grove United Methodist

Trinity Church of the Nazarene                     

Trinity Church United Methodist                  

Wesley United Methodist Church

Westminster Presbyterian

Yellow Box Community Christian                

Yorkville Community Christian Church      

Yorkville Congregational Church