The Collins family -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

The Collins family


Caprechia Collins is thankful to be moving into a safer home for her daughter Latoya, 11, and son Kenneth, 8. Their current apartment has been broken into several times.

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Making new friends

Caprechia Collins has a couple of live wires: her 11-year-old daughter, Latoya, and her 8-year-old son, Kenneth.

The energetic siblings love talking about their passions. Both love sports. For Latoya, that includes volleyball and basketball. For Kenneth, it means just about every sport imaginable, though he feels pretty certain that “after I play football in high school, I’m going to go to the NBA and play basketball.”

The sport they have in common? Bowling. Each claims to routinely beat the other, but they can agree that they enjoy playing together—and meeting new friends, a skill they will soon put to use in their new Fairfield neighborhood.

“I’m excited about moving to a new neighborhood,” Latoya said. Kenneth added that he had already met a couple of potential playmates across the street from their future home.

Collins appreciates the change of scenery. The family’s current apartment has been broken into several times.

“I sure am thankful for this chance,” Collins said. “We will have a safe house and a nicer neighborhood.”

The family’s other favorite things are church and going out to eat together, though they all think they might enjoy taking a meal home when they move into their new Habitat house.