“Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.”
Kris Kringle shares this sentiment with one of his doubters in the 1947 classic holiday movie, “Miracle on 34th Street.” It’s that spirit of giving that doesn’t need to stay confined to one day a year…but can be a part of our every day.
This past holiday season, the Homesense Heating and Cooling family had the overwhelmingly fulfilling opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County in providing and installing complete residential heating and cooling systems for three houses on Cherry Street in Old Town Noblesville, Indiana.
All three homeowners—single moms from as far away as Guatemala—successfully completed the Habitat program, which requires a certain number of classroom hours and manual labor on their new homes. Once complete, they were able to get the keys to their new 1,300-square foot homes—including three bedrooms, two baths, high-efficient utilities and appliances, and engineered hardwood floors.”
The Times newspaper called it “The Miracle on Cherry Street.” Maybe that’s true. We were simple honored to play a small role in helping these women enjoy a dream of owning their own homes. And, to steal another line from that movie—”faith is believing when common sense tells you not to“—we hope we were able to instill a little faith back in humanity.
Find out more about the project.