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DONOR SPOTLIGHT: The Chapins

Katie Chapin has cherished her home for most of her life. At just 17, she moved into the renovated 100-year-old farmhouse operated by Heritage Christian Services in Penfield. Now 41, Katie adores her home, but as she and her housemates have aged, the layout featuring three bedrooms upstairs and three downstairs, steep stairs and narrow hallways, has become challenging to navigate.

Sue and Bob Chapin, Katie’s parents, were thrilled to learn that Katie and her five housemates will soon have a fully accessible single-level home just down the street. The home is one of 12 Heritage Christian homes to be renovated or newly built under the Homes with Heart campaign. Homes with Heart benefits not just Katie and her housemates, but more than 50 others currently living in homes operated by Heritage Christian throughout Finger Lakes and western New York—and an estimated 400 people total over the next 60 years. Knowing the impact a gift to Homes with Heart will have for years to come, the Chapins knew they wanted to make a personal financial contribution.

Sue and Bob shared, “visiting an already built Homes with Heart home reaffirmed our decision to support the work. Katie’s new home will be very open with lots of natural light. Having space to spread out is a plus for Katie. There will be much more room for storage and staff will no longer have their office on the second floor, allowing them to be more accessible.”

To donate and learn more about Homes with Heart visit HCSHeart.org.