A lot at North Jacoby Road in Copley will be the site of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County’s 200th home. Throughout its 31-year history, the organization has brought together dedicated volunteers and future homeowners to provide affordable housing for residents.
According to Rochelle Sibbio, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Circle K Stores is the exclusive sponsor of the 200th home build for the Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
Over the past 10 years, the employees at Circle K Stores in Summit County have dedicated hundreds of hours of community service on home build sites, swinging hammers and raising walls together to help benefit those in the homeownership program.
“What a great way to honor Circle K Stores and their support of our mission and vision for the Summit County community,” said Jim Sukys, vice president and COO of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.
In addition to volunteer support, Circle K donates a sizeable portion of the proceeds from their annual “Circle K Charity Open” golf outing to the agency. The proceeds from this event alone are enough to fund the construction and purchase of necessary building materials for a Habitat home build. The donation from this year’s Charity Open will fund the 200th home build in Copley.
“Circle K Stores are honored and extremely proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity as this year the 200th home is being built in our community,” said Jack Wiolland, category manager at Circle K Great Lakes. “Over the past 10 years supporting Habitat for Humanity, we have seen how families’ lives have been impacted in a very special way. As a company being able to help make dreams become reality and establish a family foundation that this organization has the vision to create is why we are involved.”
Since becoming a charity partner in 2008, Circle K Stores has donated $514,000, making the company one of the top five financial supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County.
“The support provided annually by Circle K Stores and its employees since our partnership with them in 2008 has lifted families into homeownership opportunities in Summit County, and we are very grateful for their support,” said Sibbio.
The opportunity Circle K Stores has given Tanya Rumpf and Schuyler Martin (future homeowners) through the funding of the home to build a brighter future for themselves and their family is one that is priceless, according to Rumpf.
The ground breaking ceremony for this milestone build will take place Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m. During the ceremony, Circle K Store executives, the Rumpf/Martin family and the Habitat CEO will use gold shovels to turn over the dirt of the lot signifying the start of hard work that leads to new beginnings.
Follow the progression of the 200th Habitat home build online at www.HFHSummitCounty.org/CurrentBuilds.