Meet our newest House Sponsors: Donald and Betty Child
First heard of Habitat: They learned about Habitat through their church – Christ Church.
Path to house sponsorship: While the Childs donated to Habitat over the course of the last 20 years they decided they wanted to personally make a major impact on a family. They saved their money and funded the house for the Barba family. Betty said, “It was our dream to help another family have a home.” They hope to help even more families in the future!
Family: The Childs have been married for 66 years! (If you meet them… ask to see the picture of them in front of the Old Route 66 sign.) They raised two children and have two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
How long they lived in own home: They have been homeowners for 60 years. Their hope is to bless the Barba family with this same gift.
Fun fact: Betty taught at Kelly Elementary for 5 years in the early 1960s. Kelly Elementary is right around the corner from the Barba’s new home and where their kids will attend school.
Meet the Barba family
First heard of Habitat: Oscar Barba and Jazmin Vazquez initially learned about Habitat’s homeownership program when they drove past a billboard about Habitat. Then, after hearing about the positive experience a family friend had when she became a Habitat homeowner, they gave it more thought and decided to apply.
Path to homeownership: The Barba family no longer wants to throw money away renting something that doesn’t belong to them. They want to own their own home to establish stability for their growing family. They are excited about their children having their own yard to run, jump and play in without limitations.
Family: Oscar and Jazmin have been married for 7 years. They have two children (Santiago, age 6 and Matteo, age 4).
What are they most looking forward to about their new home: The Barba family is excited and thankful for the opportunity to own their own affordable home. They plan to stay involved with Habitat beyond program completion to help other families fulfill their dreams of becoming homeowners as well.
Fun fact: Since getting accepted into Habitat’s homeownership program the Barba family has been blessed with another child on the way!
Sponsorship opportunities are available to corporations, churches, civic and professional groups, and individuals. For more information about sponsorship levels and the corresponding benefits, please visit www.HabitatSA.org/Support/Sponsorship or call 210-223-5203 x157.
L to R: The Barba Family; the Barba Family with Donald and Betty Child
L to R: Jazmin Vazquez adds the final touches of paint to the exterior shutters; the Barba family Children (Santiago, age 6 and Matteo, age 4)