Habitat Headlines
September 5, 2018
Upcoming Events
Friday, November 9 | 6 - 11 p.m.
25th Anniversary Galapalooza
Located at: Andiamo, Warren
Cost: $125 per person
Includes plated meal, premium bar, raffles, silent/live auction, and a comedy juggling show featuring The Passing Zone !

Thank you to our generous Title Sponsor:
Save the New Date! October 7 - 11, 2019
Silver Anniversary Cruise
Aboard Mariner of the Seas!
Community members, family, and friends, please join Macomb County Habitat for Humanity as they celebrate 25 years of proud service in the Macomb County area. Since 1993, Macomb County Habitat for Humanity has had continual success helping families with homeownership.

Sail with Macomb County Habitat as they host exciting special events, while celebrating in the Eastern Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean's beautiful ship, Mariner of The Seas. It's a wonderful time to come together to connect and relax while commemorating Macomb County Habitat's 25th anniversary event!

Ports of Call:
October 7 - Orlando, FL; Depart
October 8 - Cruising
October 9 - Nassau, Bahamas
October 10 - Cococay, Bahamas
October 11 - Orlando, FL: Disembark

Event registration ($50) due by March 11, 2019.
Final payments due by May 24, 2019.

Questions? Contact Pennie Brantley at pennie@pbtravelgroup.com or call 734.667.1966!
For more information, contact Sonya Zakolski at szakolski@macombhabitat.org .
How to Become a Habitat Homeowner Series: Saving Strategies for Success
Macomb Habitat, with the support of Baker College, PNC and Macomb County CRA Association, offers this series of workshops to help you successfully apply for a Habitat home, and become a more successful homeowner. Workshop attendance counts toward sweat equity hours.

Next workshop: Saving Strategies for Success
Monday, September 17 | 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided. All attendees are entered to win a $25 ReStore gift card per workshop. 

Located at: 
Baker College of Clinton Township
34950 Little Mack Avenue, Clinton Twp, MI 48035
West entrance meeting room
RSVP: Contact Sue Whitty at swhitty@macombhabitat.org
Questions? Call 586.263.1540
Blog: 25 Reasons to Love Macomb County Habitat for Humanity!
It's our 25th Anniversary, and while there are hundreds of reasons to love this non-profit, here are 25 of my favorite reasons...
Habitat is Hiring!
Macomb County Habitat is hiring! We are looking for Warehouse Associates and a Construction Assistant. Full time. Blue Cross Blue Shield and Dental benefits. Must pass drug test.

Email a resume to Ericia Bartels:
Building on Faith
Thrivent Financial Building on Faith Events | Sept. 29 and Oct. 13
Mark your calendar for the  Building on Faith Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 29th . This will take place at our Shelby Township ReStore from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a number of fun activities for the family. We will be partnering with the nonprofit, Friends of Foster Kids, by collecting sports balls – soccer, basketball and others – to give to children in Macomb County.

Saturday, Oct. 13th , we will meet again at the Shelby Township ReStore at 9 a.m. for a kickoff before heading out to three locations to do exterior repairs to homes of foster kids who have aged out of the system and foster families, again partnering with Friends of Foster Kids. Age 16 on up for those repair projects.
ReStore News
Our ReStores are in desperate need of dedicated, weekly volunteers!

Are you retired?
In need of volunteer hours?
Provide great customer service?
Love giving back to your community?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we want you to consider volunteering in our stores on a regular basis!

Two ReStore locations:
46660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township
23211 Van Dyke, Warren

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hosting a Garage Sale?
Still have a ton of stuff left? Don’t throw it away or put it back in the garage...
Donate it to Macomb Habitat free of charge!
As a reminder, we provide  FREE pick up in Macomb County and you will be provided with an itemized tax donation receipt! We are always looking for couches, kitchen table sets, hardware, cabinets, home decor and more!  Click here to view a full list of items we can accept!

Donation Hotline: (586) 263-1540
We offer FREE pick up for Macomb County residents! Or drop off your donation at one of our convenient Macomb County locations.

Follow the ReStores on social media:
Macomb Habitat Accepting Applications!
Home Repairs: A Brush With Kindness  is a Home Repair program for owner-occupied homes. Projects could include: handicap ramp installation, painting, trim work, porch/deck repairs, door/window replacement and more.

We are accepting applications for our exterior repair program!
  • Are you age 62 or older?
  • Have you or your spouse previously served in the armed forces?
  • Have you recently received a violation notice for the exterior of your home?
  • Are you low-income?
  • Disabled?
  • Elderly?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may qualify for our
A Brush With Kindness program! Click on the link for more information and the application.

Questions? Contact Dave Tirsell at 586.263.1540, ext. 102 or email dtirsell@macombhabitat.org .
Homeowner Applications: Applications for Macomb Habitat's homeowner program are open! The houses available are primarily located in Warren, and we will have a couple options in Clinton Township mid-year. Seven homeowner partners will be selected from those that apply.

For a full list of criteria, click here for the Family Selection Criteria.
Note: Meeting the Family Selection Criteria enables you to submit an application to our program and in no way ensures your acceptance into our program.
If you meet ALL criteria, proceed with the Homeowner Application below.

Questions? Contact Sue Whitty at 586.263.1540 or email swhitty@macombhabitat.org
Donate your used vehicle to our Cars for Homes program!
Donating a car, truck, boat or plane to Habitat for Humanity’s car donation program is a great way to support our work in your local community.

Your vehicle will be auctioned off to raise funds to help build safe, decent, affordable homes!
Volunteer Spotlight
Volunteers from Bethel Lutheran Church in Roseville
A volunteer crew from DTE Energy in Warren
Volunteers from Shepherd's Gate Church on a build site
A special and heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers who were able to help us last week prepare and transport the house built by Chippewa Valley construction trades students at Dakota High School!
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!
Kroger recently updated their system and we have a new organization number! Please use number YP215 in the future.

A special thank you to the 37 households that have selected Macomb Habitat as their nonprofit of choice! Help us reach our goal of 50 households by enrolling in Kroger's Community Rewards today!
Wish List
At Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, we are always accepting donations! Here are the top 5 items on our Wish List:
  1. Silent/Live Auction Items for our Galapalooza
  2. Sponsors for our Galapalooza!
  3. 220 Line in the Shelby ReStore
  4. Working Hi-Lo and appliance dollies/straps for our ReStores
  5. Qualified applicants to apply for our Homeownership Program