Queen of Peace High School Participates in Home Challenge

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

A generous donor has challenged Chicago to come together as a community of faith to build the Pope Francis Home, a home constructed and funded in honor of Pope Francis. The anonymous donor, who has contributed $60,000 to the project, is inspired by the work of Pope Francis and seeks to provide a unifying experience for Chicago’s Catholic and non-Catholic communities and to build in the name of social justice. Queen of Peace High School is taking on the challenge as they bring 20 volunteers to the Habitat Chicago build site on Feb.5 to work continue the new-home construction project. In addition to a $60,000 contribution, the anonymous donor has challenged the Chicago community to raise a dollar for dollar match to make a Habitat partner family’s dream of homeownership become a reality. Queen of Peace has pledged to raise $3,000 in response to this challenge. Habitat Chicago’s Pope Francis home will be built for the Powers family, consisting of Alleania Powers, her mother Dorathia, and brother, Tanasse. Alleania works as a nurse in the mental health industry and looks forward to doing yardwork in her new home. For more information regarding the Pope Francis Home Challenge visit chicagopopefrancishome.org/queenofpeace or visit Habitat for Humanity Chicago’s Facebook page and follow @HabitatChicago on Twitter.

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