Chenango County Habitat for Humanity


Hamstras with red carnations.Chenango County Habitat for Humanity offers "a hand up, not a handout", and one of the ways they achieve this is by fundraising. The activities and special events, such as the Red Carnation sales, the Skillet Toss, chicken barbecues, yard sales, raffles for concert tickets or quilts, the Norwich Pumpkin Fest sketeball golf game, and music concerts help to raise much needed capital to support their housing projects. These benefits are fun to be involved with, create a lot of good will, and raise the awareness about Habitat's great efforts.

The Skillet Toss, for example, is a terrific game because it offers three ways to show support. First, it'sSkillet Toss competitor   a fun fund raising activity for everyone -of all ages- who compete. Secondly, anyone can sponsor a skillet athlete, and those pledges really help! Thirdly, the local merchants who donate prizes of gift certificates contribute to making the event successful by attracting competitors. (Click on the blue link above to read more about this "heavy metal sport.")

The red carnation sales have been discontinued, however, there are other ways to show your support.


Benefit Concerts

Bill Staines benefit concert 2010 at 6 On The Square.Brother Sun concert at 6 On The Square 6/18/11.Craig Bickhardt concert May 16, 2015

Another way to show your support is by buying tickets for a CCHH sponsored benefit evening of exceptional music by a folk legend like Bill Staines - in June 2010, the harmonious Brother Sun trio concert - in June 2011, or the Craig Bickhardt concert - in May 2015, all at 6 On The Square (6OTS) in Oxford, NY.

You can buy tickets in advance to a CCHH concert, (approx. $20 pp), from CCHH members or use the 6 On The Square link above to buy them online. (The link will take you to the 6OTS website.)

CCHH Souper Bowl

Soup tasting at the first CCHH Souper Bowl 3-31-12.

2012 was the first ever CCHH Habitat Souper Bowl, held on March 31, at the VFW in Norwich, NY. Lots of people came to taste many great soups and breads; participated in the "Chinese Auction" and the 50-50 raffle; purchased bake sale items; and enjoyed the free live music. Three beautiful, hand crafted awards were given to chefs for best soups as per the "People's Choice" votes.

2014 winners Eric Abbuhl from Garf's Deli and Renee Byrne from Byrne Dairy Barn.
2014 "People's Choice" soup award winners: Eric Abbuhl from Garf's Deli and Renee Byrne from Byrne Dairy Barn.


At a new location: the Family YMCA in Norwich, NY, the tremendously successful CCHH Souper Bowl, with soup tastings from dozens of restaurants, raffles, live music and more returned annually in mid-March (2013 & 2014) from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

In 2015, due to several issues beyond their control, CCHH held a scaled-down, mini version of the Souper Bowl on March 14. They had a smaller offering of soup that was for sale, and they still had the bake sale, raffles, and Chinese Auction.

The 2016 Souper Bowl was back at the YMCA and it was big and delicious! There were 30 soups to taste and an equal number of baskets in the auction. Everyone had a great time!

Benefit Dinners

In 2011, CCHH partnered with St. Paul's Episcopal Church Outreach Committee in Oxford, Diners at the CCHH fall dinner at St. Paul's Parish in Oxford.NY, for the first CCHH Fall Dinner. This ham dinner, with live music and a Chinese Auction, was held on November 12, 2011, in St. Paul’s Parish House, 32 Main Street,Oxford, NY.

Please visit the calendar page for actual dates of recurring events.

Your support of these events help Habitat make dreams come true by helping to provide decent, affordable housing to families in Chenango County, New York.

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