Windows for the Holiday's

Each holiday season Craftsmen Home Improvements gives away $10,000 worth of windows and doors to a family or organization in need.

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Windows for the Holiday's

Each holiday season Craftsmen Home Improvements gives away $10,000 worth of windows and doors to a family or organization in need.

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Past Winners:

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    2020: Watermark Church

    We were proud to provide all new James Hardie siding and Richlin windows for the Watermark Church HUB building.

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    2019: Options for Women

    We were proud to donate and install new siding and gutters (and one window) to make a beautiful upgrade to the building for Options For Women. 

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    2018: Dwelling Place

    The Dwelling Place is a Christian ministry that provides long-term transitional housing, basic needs, trauma-informed supportive services, educational programs and mentoring for women and their children fleeing domestic violence. The Dwelling Place fulfills the need for healing time and personal development by providing comprehensive programs for 12 months (or longer, if needed), allowing women and children the precious gift of time.

    The team at Craftsmen Home Improvements enjoyed joining forces with Hayfield Windows to provide much-needed replacement windows at the property.

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    2017: Camp Nathaniel

    Camp Nathanael is a non-profit, independent Christian boys’ camp located on a private lake 20 miles east of Hinckley, Minnesota. The camp offers a scenic, safe and rustic setting for a variety of outdoor activities like swimming, sailing, model rockets, woodworking, climbing, mountain biking, shooting, archery, etc. There are also high-energy group games and activities that are suited to boys of all abilities.

    The team at Craftsmen Home Improvements enjoyed joining forces with Hayfield Windows to help meet the need of installing new windows at the camp.

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    2016: The Philomena House

    At Philomena House, we strive to give women facing unplanned pregnancies a safe home and compassionate alternatives to abortion. All too often, women faced with unplanned or difficult pregnancies feel pressure from the people closest to them to terminate their pregnancy through abortion or face homelessness as their only other option. Philomena House wishes to provide better options and a safe, nurturing place for these women and their babies.

    The team at Craftsmen Home Improvements was privileged to partner up with Richlin Windows to help meet the need of this wonderful organization.

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    2015: A local cancer survivor

    The winner of our 2015 Windows for the holidays is a local family.  The mother suffered and fought through cancer.  The family wishes to keep their story private.

    The team at Craftsmen Home Improvements was privileged to help meet the need of this wonderful family.

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    2014: Camp Nathaniel

    Camp Nathanael is a non-profit, independent Christian boys’ camp located on a private lake 20 miles east of Hinckley, Minnesota. The camp offers a scenic, safe and rustic setting for a variety of outdoor activities like swimming, sailing, model rockets, woodworking, climbing, mountain biking, shooting, archery, etc. There are also high-energy group games and activities that are suited to boys of all abilities.

    The team at Craftsmen Home Improvements enjoyed joining forces with Lindsay Windows to help meet the need of installing new windows at the camp.

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    2013: Pastor Paul Betiku

    Pastor Paul Is the leader of Faith Community World Outreach which meets the spiritual, emotional, social and physical well being of members and visitors, including outreach to the elderly, youth, and others.

    The Community is particularly called to serve immigrants and those American families and individuals seeking oneness with others in world community.

    The team at Craftsmen Home Improvements enjoyed teaming with Lindsay Windows to help meet the need of installing new windows in his home.

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    2012: Karen & Kent Saunders

    Karen and Kent live in Bloomington and take great pride in their home. Karen has a masters degree and had worked as a planner at Honeywell. In 1982 Karen was diagnosed with MS. Over the course of the next seven years she went from using a cane to a walker and eventually to a wheelchair. For a while she was able to do her work in a scooter but eventually she was forced to leave her job and take disability.

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    2011: Bruce Sutter

    Reason for Nominating: “My dad is in the group of aging adults that were let go at their job when the recession first hit. He has been unable to secure employment since being laid off 3 years ago. His house is circa 1940’s and all the windows are original. He has barely any money to buy weekly groceries let alone do repairs to his aging house.

    I would love to see him stay warm and reduce his energy bills. This would add more money to the pot for monthly bills and would keep him in his house that he loves so dearly. The most important things in life are a roof over your head, food in your belly and family to love.”

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    2010: TreeHouse – Chaska, MN

    Reason for Nominating: The Chaska TreeHouse annually serves more than 130 at-risk adolescents from the Eastern Carver County and Belle Plaine school districts.

    When these teens first come to TreeHouse, they suffer from depression, abuse drugs and alcohol, perform poorly in school, engage in risky and self-destructive behaviors and come from families in crisis.

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    2009: Teresa and Dean

    Teresa and Dean have 14 children, ranging in age from 6-21, 13 of whom joined their family through the blessing of adoption and from the foster care system.  Teresa and Dean are passionate about parenting children who so desperately need a family and home to call their own.  They also realize the importance of keeping sibling groups together.

    They welcomed their first child by adoption when he was just 2 months old. They had a biological child a couple of years later.  In 2001, they adopted a sibling group of 4 children who had been in foster care for 7 years.  In 2003, they adopted a sibling group of 3 children who had been in foster care for 3 years.  In 2005, they adopted another sibling group of 5 children who had also been in foster care.  While all of these sibling groups were in foster care, they were separated from each other.  The family lives in an old farmhouse which desperately needs better windows and doors.

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    2008: Jason & Erika

    Jason and Erika Schlicht were chosen as the giveaway recipients after being nominated here on our website.  Following is the nomination story submitted for the Schlichts:

    “Jason Schlicht and his wife, Erika, are one of the humblest young couples that my wife and I know. They are quick to help others in need in whatever way they can. However, they are not ones to ask for help themselves. It isn’t a pride issue; the Schlichts simply do not like burdening anyone.