Meet the Walker's - our 2018-2019 Women's Build Family. The Walker family is led by Tikeytia, a single mother to her two children. Kieron, loves football and computers. Maia, her nine year old daughter, enjoys cheer leading, dancing and arts and crafts. The Walkers love spending time together and making each other laugh.
Tikeytia explains that her family’s living conditions have always been difficult. “I have been back and forth with family members. I have always tried to do the best I can as a single parent but the cost of living has been the most challenging because every time I take a step up to do better for myself and my children, the prices go up.”
When she found out they were accepted into the Habitat program, Tikeytia said that she was in a state of shock.
“This is something I have dreamed about since I was 23 years old. It still is surreal, I am thankful to be given the opportunity to prove that I deserve this.”
“My kids and I have never had stability. It hurts me every day to see them not have a room of their own to be comfortable in. I used to imagine my kids running home from school coming into a house asking mom what did you cook for dinner? This means so much to us because we will have peace."
This Mother’s Day, honor a strong woman in your life with a donation to the Women’s Build. Your gift will help to support Tikeytia Walker and her children’s journey to homeownership. With each donation, we will honor the woman of your choice by displaying their name on a special heart themed card in our Pinellas ReStore for the month of May.