The region’s leading champion for providing homes and repairs for area residents breaks fund-raising record at annual Christmas tree celebration

TEMECULA, CA – December 21, 2018 – Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley’s 12th annual Christmas Tree Lane was, once again, a wonderful experience for everyone that visited the display and helped raise funds for the organization. Christmas Tree Lane 2018 will be celebrated as the organization’s most successful display so far, raising $29,000 for the organizations home building and repair projects throughout the Inland Empire region. The event featured 20 designer-decorated trees and a full-size playhouse on display at Promenade Temecula from November 4th – December 16th.

The Christmas Tree Lane committee was led by Jackie Steed, of Reliable Realty, who worked closely with the Habitat staff and designers to create 19 beautiful trees sponsored by local businesses. The display title sponsor was JP Morgan Chase & Company, and Pacific Western Bank sponsored the life-size playhouse. Christmas tree sponsors included:  Rancho Dental, SRCAR, Langdon Flooring, Gosch Auto, Lilium Lee, JP Morgan Chase & Company, Reliable Realty, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Living Spaces, Mission Increase Inland Valley, Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac GMC, Christian Youth Theatre, Hine Mazda Subaru, JPower Group, HBX, LLC, Temecula Valley Toyota Scion and Temecula Creek Inn. 

“We are so excited about the success of this year’s Christmas Tree Lane. It is one of our largest fund-raisers for the year and this one was the best yet! We are especially thankful for the support of our sponsors, designers, staff, and volunteers. The team worked so hard to make the display extremely beautiful, and we couldn’t have had this success without them,” said Tammy Marine, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley.

 The 19 Christmas trees were created by talented designers who transformed each tree into a magical Christmas experience. Designers included Bev Rudde, Patti Utke, Jennifer Lloyd and Amy Sullivan with Christian Youth Theatre and Wille and Sandy with Lilium Lee. The display was a labor of love for many loyal Habitat volunteers who love giving of their time during the holiday season. Additional volunteers who helped set up, staff ticket sales, and break down the display were from HR Block, Chaparral High School and Great Oak High School. 

 We want to give a big thank you to all our loyal Habitat volunteers, the talented tree designers, and all the businesses and student volunteers who helped make this event possible. It takes hours to set up, manage and breakdown this incredible Christmas experience and we appreciate everyone who came out to help make a magical Christmas experience a reality,” said Elizabeth Hamerschlag, Special Events & Marketing Director, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley.

 About Habitat for Humanity

In 1991, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley (HFHIV) was founded as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Using faith-based principles as it’s foundation, the organization exists to provide low income housing, home repair and home preservation services for families in the Inland Valley region. Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally, as well as globally, through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their housing conditions.T


Grid Alternatives: Energy Efficiency Workshop

Come learn about how to improve your home! This workshop is targeted for us to learn tools such as weatherization, vampire energy costs, and PhotoVoltaic Solar Maintenance. The workshop will take place at the Habitat for Humanity IV Restore on March 22, 2018 from 2-3 PM. Want to join? Please call (951) 296- 3362 to reserve your spot! Light refreshments will be served. 

Questions? Call (951) 471- 7047


2017 St. Patrick’s Day Golf Classic set for March 17 in Temecula

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Golf Classic set for March 17 in Temecula

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley’s 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day Golf Classic on March 17 at Temecula Creek Inn is fast approaching and player spots, foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are disappearing quickly.The fun starts at 8 a.m. Friday, March 17 at Temecula Creek Inn with breakfast served to all golfers. Contests will also begin and an expected 220 golfers will head out to all three courses at Temecula Creek Inn. 

10th annual Christmas Tree Lane is open at Promenade Temecula

10th annual Christmas Tree Lane is open at Promenade Temecula

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley will once again spread holiday joy throughout the community with its 10th annual Christmas Tree Lane at the Promenade in Temecula mall. The fundraiser opened Nov. 5 and features 20 exquisitely-designed Christmas trees with themes such as the Super Hero Tree, The Giving Tree (packed with gift cards and cash), and the Moana Tree. There are 17 more beautiful trees — all of which will be given away to winning ticket holders on Dec. 12 at a drawing ceremony at the mall.

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley breaks new ground

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley breaks new ground

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley — along with City, County and government officials — broke ground Wednesday, July 6 on a lot that will eventually become “home” to two deserving families in Perris. 

  Construction is scheduled to begin on the two, single-family homes this fall with completion anticipated in spring of 2017. The 1,100 square foot houses will each have three bedrooms and two bathrooms and attached, two-car garages.