Habitat Headlines
December 5, 2017
Will you consider Macomb Habitat in your year-end giving?
Macomb County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The stability of homeownership allows families to further their education and watch their children thrive. 

Through your continued support we have been able to provide 316 children and
187 adults the opportunity to live in affordable housing and make positive life changes. 

Will you help us provide hope to a local family in need?
Blog: December: A Season to Remember
December is a very personal month in so many ways for families. Each of us has some memory of a celebration, a loved one, a special recipe, or a tradition that matters. Our non-profit organization, though a business, is also a family. And our family looks back and remembers the wonderful things that happened during the year.
Helen Hicks
President & CEO
In the News: Habitat for Humanity helps family in time for the holidays
LaShawn and Markita Colemon will begin the holidays in their new Eastpointe home after getting some help from Macomb County Habitat for Humanity.
Faith Partner Spotlight
King of kings Lutheran Church (Shelby Township) hosted their 9 th Annual Chili Cook-off in November to benefit Macomb County Habitat for Humanity. This year the chili cook-off was enhanced with a pie auction that helped raise a record donation of more than $1,300 to Macomb Habitat, all coordinated by Sandy Sylvester. Besides great chili and pie, there was good music and fellowship. Check out this enthusiastic congregation led by Rev. Dave Parker, just north of 21 Mile Road on Schoenherr.
Get your church, religious group or organization involved with Macomb Habitat!
Contact our Faith and Volunteer Relations Manager, Dave Tirsell at dtirsell@macombhabitat.org to discuss the opportunities we have available!
Volunteer News
Our Fourth Thrivent Builds Repairs Project included repairing and replacement of a deck for a resident on Riviera Ct. in Sterling Heights. Monnencia Riley from Thrivent Financial recruited a team to keep this partnership going. Ensuring safety for homeowners in projects like this is a critical mission of our Brush with Kindness program, which we hope to expand in 2018 as we gather more funding.
Renovation continues at 11076 Dodge in Warren as we provide volunteers for painting and repair efforts for this home for the Chatman family. Besides a team from FCA in Warren, groups of volunteers from Mike Morse Law Firm and Hubbell, Roth & Clark filled dumpsters and did exterior painting.
Mike Morse and his team
Exterior painting by FCA, Mike Morse Law Firm and Hubbell, Roth & Clark
Volunteer Opportunities
The biggest project needing help in December will be the painting blitz to get 11076 Dodge in Warren ready for occupancy before the holidays for the Chatman family. Work days are set for Wed.-Sat., Dec. 20-23, with the last two days including cleaning and moving things into the home. Take some time to help this great family enjoy the holidays in a new home! Open your hearts to make a difference this season. Details can be found on our Volunteer Hub. Please sign up so we know you are coming to help!

“It takes hands to build a house, but hearts to make a home.”
ReStore News
We need your donations!

Our inventory is light on tools, appliances, furniture, and home goods. If you don't have a vehicle large enough to drop off the items, we provide FREE pick-up in Macomb County! Call 586.263.1540 to schedule your pick up today!

... And Shoppers!
We have an abundance of brick pavers, ceramic tile and doors at both ReStore locations.
Motown Soup in Shelby Township!
Looking for a great addition to your cupboard or some gifts for the holidays? Macomb Habitat has begun selling soups and other offerings from Motown Soup at our ReStore in Shelby Twp. The mixes are prepared in a commercial kitchen by volunteers at Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica. Large mixes serve 4-6 and small ones serve 2-3 people. We can add to what we offer as we discover what your favorites are. Your purchase helps support Macomb County Habitat families. In the past 12 years, Motown Soup has donated over $750,000 in profits to charities and nonprofits in our region, including grants to our organization. 
We have two ReStore locations in Macomb County open to the public!
Shelby Township ReStore: 46660 Van Dyke (south of 21 Mile)
Warren ReStore: 23211 Van Dyke (north of 9 Mile)

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 6pm; Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Quotes for a Cause
Through the month of December, Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with First Independent - Descamps Insurance Agency for "Quotes for a Cause!" For each home & auto quote, or business owners policy quote, mention Quotes for a Cause, or Macomb County Habitat, and we will receive a $5 donation!

Call Jim Daniel, Joe Descamps or Dan Steele at 888-513-9361 to get your quote today!
Select Macomb County Habitat for Humanity as your Nonprofit of Choice!
Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.

To make Macomb County Habitat for Humanity your charity of choice, visit smile.amazon.com  and log in to your Amazon account from your desktop or mobile device.

Hover your cursor over your account, and select "Your AmazonSmile" from the menu.

Select the option to "Change your Charity"
In the search bar, to pick your own charitable organization, type in "Macomb County Habitat for Humanity."

Select Macomb County Habitat for Humanity from the list.
Every time you shop at Kroger, you can make a donation to Macomb County Habitat for Humanity and help the families we serve in the community to provide decent, affordable housing. 
 
It's simple!  
1. Click on this link   or visit  Kroger.com/account/create
2. Create a profile 
3. Click on Community Rewards
4. Select Macomb County Habitat for Humanity
 
Every time you shop at Kroger, and scan your Kroger Plus Card, they will donate a percentage of your purchase to Macomb County Habitat and our mission to bring families together by building homes, communities and hope!
Thrivent Financial benefit members accrue “Thrivent Choice” dollars based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership, which can be directed to churches, schools and other nonprofits of the donor’s choice. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide outreach funding to Macomb County Habitat for Humanity! Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt. Your donations will go directly to helping families in Macomb County.
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