Help Jeffrey Colter and his daughter get a new home!

For: Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
Lawrence, KS
Organizer: Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
Help Jeffrey Colter and his daughter get a new home! (Lawrence Habitat for Humanity)
$2,540
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 31 donors
25% Complete

The Story


Today we need your help in building a safe, affordable home for Jeffrey Colter and his seven-year-old daughter Jayla. With your generous support, the Colter family’s dreams of homeownership can become a reality.

Jeffrey, a single father, graduated from Lawrence High School in 2005 and received a football scholarship to attend Northwest Missouri State University in Marysville, Missouri, where he studied Education and Health. He is employed with USD 497 as a para-professional, serves as an assistant football coach at LHS, and also attends Johnson County Community College, where he is furthering his studies in Health Education. Jayla enjoys cheerleading, basketball, t-ball, art, and math. Her dream is to one day become a professional basketball player.

Jeffrey says that he and Jayla are beyond excited to be selected as a Habitat family, and that the opportunity is life-changing. "Housing in Lawrence is not always affordable," says Jeffrey. "Thanks to Habitat, Jayla and I will have stable housing, and we will be forever grateful."

Please help us make Jeffrey’s dream possible, providing the opportunity for his daughter Jayla to grow up in a decent, affordable home in a community they love. Every little bit helps, and with it we can begin building their new home in the spring of 2017.

About Lawrence Habitat for Humanity:

At Lawrence Habitat for Humanity we empower through shelter. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and our goal is to provide decent, affordable housing for low to moderate income families in and around Lawrence, Kansas. We believe in a homeownership process that empowers families to create ongoing change in their lives. We are an organization that offers a hand up, not a hand-out.

The journey our homeowners take is a long process that begins with hundreds of hours of sweat equity and continues throughout their no-interest mortgage. Lawrence Habitat was incorporated in 1989 under the guidance of Rev. John Gingerich and has since built 93 houses and counting.

Learn more about Lawrence Habitat by visiting our website at lawrencehabitat.orgor follow us on Facebook.


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 31, 2017

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Posted on March 31, 2017

Jeffrey Colter (seen here with his daughter Jayla at their first nail drive ceremony) began work on their new home, alongside more than twenty volunteers, on Saturday, March 11. More photos and updates to come as the home progresses, so stay tuned!

Posted on January 25, 2017

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Posted on January 25, 2017

UPDATE 1.25.2017:  We have some big news (and still need funding help):  Thanks to our supporters so far, both locally and in this crowdfunding campaign, we have moved forward with Jeffrey's signing of his "letter of intent" on his future home (see the photo!), which will officially begin construction this March! Jeffrey would like to share his thanks and appreciation for your help and support in making his dream become a reality!  However, we are still about $7,000 short of raising funds to cover all costs of the home construction.  Please share Jeffrey's story, or post this crowdfunding campaign to your Facebook page, and help us with the last stretch of fundraising on this incredible family's future home!

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