Pitching In: Zontians Spread Mulch and More at CHR’s Casa Mariposa

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The residents of Casa Mariposa, a CHR (Community Housing and Resources) property across from St. Michael’s Church on Periwinkle, needed help in spreading mulch around their building’s welcoming sign and in the beautiful butterfly garden that volunteers from Blades Tree Service, with the help of residents, had dug out a year earlier. Upkeep is always the challenge, and by this … Read More

CHR Announces Annual Membership Meeting

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CHR will hold its annual membership meeting on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon in the Center 4 Life building at 2401 Library Way. Members of CHR’s board and staff will give a presentation about CHR’s activities over the past year, highlighting successes and giving a vision for meeting future affordable housing needs on Sanibel. For over 36 … Read More

CHR Welcomes Les and Sandy Boyle as Directors

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CHR (Community Housing and Resources) is pleased to welcome Les and Sandy Boyle to its Board of Directors. The Boyles have been an active part of the island community for the past 15 years, volunteering for several organizations including the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva Islands, Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge … Read More

CHR Partners With FGCU For Affordable Housing Needs Assessment

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February 23, 2015 — CHR (Community Housing and Resources) has recently partnered with Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) to conduct a needs assessment that will help CHR to plan strategically as Sanibel’s affordable housing needs continue to evolve. Through a series of questionnaires, surveys, focus groups, and personal interviews, the FGCU team has been crisscrossing Sanibel and Captiva and reaching … Read More

It All Adds Up

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Don’t discount spare change in the donation box As noted by the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” A great example of this is the impact of the good old cash donation box. A donation box near a cash register provides convenience to customers, offering a simple way to … Read More

CHR Shows Volunteer Appreciation

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Community Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHR) recently honored volunteers at its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the Sanibel Community House. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CHR relies on community volunteerism to support its mission of providing affordable housing on Sanibel for full-time island workers. Locals step up to help with building maintenance, special events, communications, and even seemingly minor … Read More

CHR Residents Volunteer for Mardi Gras

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SANIBEL, Florida — January 12, 2015 — It takes a village to put on a special event, and the third annual Mardi Gras, the principal fund raiser for Community Housing & Resources (CHR), is no exception. Set for Saturday, February 7th at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel and presented by the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, successful execution … Read More