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The 2019 Patrick Monaghan Good Neighbor Award

Holly Haines

Board member, Family Services Committee Chair, Donor


We celebrate the commitment that each volunteer makes when they choose to engage with Habitat’s mission.  The 2019 Patrick Monaghan Good Neighbor Award goes to Holly Haines for her commitment to Habitat that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Holly’s Habitat story started 10 years ago as a guest at the first Building Hope Luncheon. She was motivated by the stories of resilience shared by Habitat families, and in her own words, Holly thought she could really “sink her teeth into Habitat” and that’s exactly what she did!   

Holly stands alongside a family at their home dedication

Holly joined our Family Services Committee in 2010 where she helped review Homeownership applications, went on home visits, and advocated for families. Holly stepped up to chair this committee and then joined the board in 2012, serving on the executive committee until 2017.    

Over the last 10 years, Holly has created opportunities for more than 80 families to reach the settlement table. And over the course of this time, Holly and her family have generously invested $1.2M in the families of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. 

It is not a coincidence – Habitat’s growth is tied directly to the Haines Family Foundation’s partnership.  Holly has championed homes, homeowners and has also provided critical capacity funding so that we can build more.    

We are grateful to Holly for her continued commitment to our work to ensure that every family has a decent place to live.