Habitat Headlines
March 7, 2017
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, March 15  |  12-1pm
Home Sweet Home Women's Luncheon
Shelby Gardens, Shelby Township
FREE event
Wednesday, April 26  |  7-9:30pm
Painting with a Purpose FUNdraiser
Painting with a Twist, Shelby Township
$40 per person - featured painting above!
Saturday, May 13  |  8am
Run for Shelter 1 Mile Walk/Run & 5K Run
Stoney Creek Metropark, Shelby Township
Early bird special if you register by Friday, May 5!
Adults: $25  |  Children 13 & under: $20
Monday, June 26  |  10am Shotgun
Home-in-One Golf Classic
Greystone Golf Club
Group of Four: $500  |  Individual Golfer: $125
Includes contests, raffles, lunch and dinner
For sponsorship information, contact Briana Koehn at bkoehn@macombhabitat.org or call 586.263.1540 x119 for more information!
Welcome to our Board of Directors!

We welcome two new Board members to the Macomb County Habitat Board of Directors: 

Carol Lee – one of our Habitat homeowners who will be our guest speaker on March 15th at the Home Sweet Home Women’s Luncheon.  Her story will move you! 

Anne Harpe – Vice President, Community Consultant, PNC Bank
PNC Bank is also a sponsor of our Home Sweet Home Women's Luncheon and overall a wonderful supporter of Macomb County Habitat for Humanity!

Welcome, Carol and Anne!

Carol Lee

Anne Harpe

Spring Cleaning

At Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, we are doing quite a bit of spring cleaning. Some of our cleaning is taking place in our offices, at both ReStores, and in our company vehicles. 

But honestly, most of the cleaning is in our attitudes and how we treat customers and each other.

What do I mean?

Helen Hicks
President & CEO

Habitat Homeowner | Stacey's Story
Meet our newest Macomb Habitat Homeowner! Learn about the closing process, what it means to partner with Habitat for Humanity, and advice for future homeowners.
Volunteer Opportunities

Several teams will be needed to clear out the Mt. Clemens ReStore location by the end of March – organizing and cleaning the 48,000 sq ft facility. Then we will need an army of volunteers and trucks to transfer donations to our new location just south of 21 Mile on Van Dyke in Shelby Twp. Contractors will shortly begin work on preparing that 19,000 sq ft building – masonry firewalls, connecting HVAC duct-work and other renovations. Then we will need volunteers to paint and prepare the new building for an April opening. Got a group interested from your church or business? Contact Dave Tirsell at dtirsell@macombhabitat.org to arrange a work day. Watch the Volunteer Calendar for open teams to join, as well. Home construction efforts will resume in April after the new store is up and running.

ReStore News
While you're doing your spring cleaning this year, don't forget to call us to pick up your donated items! As a reminder, we provide FREE pickup in Macomb County and we are always looking for couches, kitchen table sets, hardware, cabinets, home decor and more! Click here for a complete list of items we are able to accept. Donation hotline: (586) 263-1540 

While the Mt. Clemens ReStore is officially closed, please come visit us at the  Warren ReStore! The Warren ReStore is located at 23211 Van Dyke (north of 9 Mile) and it is loaded with kitchen appliances, couches, home decor, books and hardware for sale!

Stay tuned for the grand opening information for our new ReStore coming to Shelby Township!
Ted's Tip: Clean your Gutters!

Gutters direct rain away from your roof and home, protecting both in the process. Clogged gutters,

Meanwhile, open your home to water damage-and there’s a good chance you won’t notice the damage until you need an expensive repair.

Ted is the Director of Construction at Macomb County Habitat. Use his tips and tricks around YOUR home to save yourself time and money!
Volunteer Spotlight
Julie Kusnery has been a significant volunteer with Macomb County Habitat since February, 2012. Julie bought an affordable home needing a number of renovations, and discovered Habitat after seeing how much hiring a contractor to do that work would cost. Since then she has learned a number of practical skills through Habitat, from demolition to rough carpentry on through finish work such as trim and painting. She has become a teaching expert with laminate flooring and ceramic floor tile, and is happy to share her skills with others. Julie has experienced a wide range of volunteer tasks by helping with 31 different home rehab projects, 16 new builds and Brush with Kindness efforts in six communities in Macomb County. Plus she is a good supporter of our various fundraising events. Thank you, Julie for investing your time and energy in the lives of so many Macomb County Habitat families!
Kroger Community Rewards
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!

Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® by March 31
Thrivent Financial benefit member accrue “Thrivent Choice” dollars based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership with the fraternal, which can be directed to churches, schools and other nonprofits of the donor’s choice. Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have available Choice Dollars® have until March 31, 2017, to direct them. 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.
Wish List
At Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, we are always accepting donations! Here are the top 5 items on our Wish List:
  1. Golfers and sponsors for our Home-in-One Golf Classic
  2. Silent auction items and corporate sponsors for our fall fundraiser
  3. 24' Box Truck for donation pickups
  4. Used van for our deconstruction department
  5. Office supplies, gas cards and cash donations
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