April 2018
Dear Habitat Friend,

What a month it has been! You helped us to complete three more critical home repairs as well as begin demo work at the School Street duplex, celebrate at our successful Dueling Pianos fundraiser, and help us move up the street to a new office (note the new address below). A huge thank you to South Acton Congregational for leading our move, Ed and Dick from the Stow LPC for building a ramp for the Kwans, the many youth who came to help during YOUth Build last week, and the fantastic crews who helped in Ashburnham, Fitchburg and Acton. You know what it means to build community!

We have a fun few weeks coming up too! On Thursday, April 26th at 9 a.m., Senator Eldridge and Acton officials will be at our official kickoff for our Acton build. We'll be 'breaking ground' and giving tours of our new site as we head in to a building phase at the site. On May 9th from 7:30-8:30 we'll be celebrating 30 years of building homes, community and hope at our annual Spring Breakfast. We'll hear from the amazing people who started our affiliate, learn about the history of the School Street home, celebrate key volunteers, and hear about families whose lives have been changed through their Habitat homes. A big thank you to Avidia Bank and Enterprise Bank for being early sponsors for this event, and please sign up below to join us! And then in early May, Women Build Week begins and we'll have the mighty women of north central MA joining us as we continue demolition and start building walls. Thank you to Lowe's for sponsoring Women Build Week nationwide!

Our plate is truly full in April and May, and thanks to so many of you for your willingness to volunteer, raise funds for building, and show in so many ways that you care about your neighbors.

In partnership,

School Street Kick-off Celebration
You are invited to join us for a "groundbreaking" ceremony at our new build in Acton. This antique duplex will become two 3-bedroom energy-efficient homes.

Thursday, April 26th
43 School Street, Acton MA 01720

Please park at 53 River St and take a 5 minute stroll to the site.
Spring Breakfast
Join the Celebration!
Enjoy a wonderful breakfast to celebrate the spring building season as well as our 30th anniversary, partner families, and founders of our affiliate. We'll also hear from an expert on mill workers, mill housing and the changes in the region giving us a sense of the history of our project in Acton.

May 9th, 2018 @ 7:30-8:30am
First Parish of Bolton
National Women Build Week
May 5th to 12th
The annual NWBW program invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. Join us for a day at School Street, Acton.

Lowe's of Hudson is holding a special Framing or Drywall Clinic on Thursday, April 26th at 6:00pm . To learn a new skill, please sign up.
Everyone is welcome!
Thank You to our Youth Builders!
A special thank you to everyone who worked at School Street and in support of our first YOUth BUILD in partnership with Massachusetts Service Alliance.
Builders aged 16-24 joined us all week, supported by younger caterers and photographers.
They really earned their shirts !
Local Project Committees
Join us as we build our new Acton LPC for our new build on School Street.

Monday, May 14, 7:30 pm
All are welcome!
Please join the Stow Local Project Committee at our next meeting in early April to learn how YOU can help with our future build in Stow.

Contact Cynthia at
Please join the Ashburnham Local Project Committee at our next meeting to learn how YOU can help with our future build in Ashburnham.

Contact Pauline at
Volunteering at Habitat NCM
We are building in Acton! Join us Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Volunteers always needed at the Leominster ReStore.

Special thanks this month to SmashFly Technologies, Team Rubicon, Bentley University HFH Campus Chapter, and to South Acton Congregational Church for helping us move!

Ready to Volunteer? Click below for all our construction, ReStore, office and other upcoming opportunities. For questions, please call Clare on 978-348-2749 x205 or send an e-mail.

Whether you volunteer once a week, once a month or once in a while, we hope you have a busy and rewarding experience with us.
A Visit to the ReStore
The ReStore is our discount home improvement center. We accept donations of new and gently used items from individuals and local businesses, and sell to the public at a reduced cost, usually 50-70% of the original retail value. All profits support home ownership for hard working, low income families in North Central Massachusetts, while keeping good, reusable materials in use and out of the landfill.
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Keep in Touch
We Have Moved!
Our new affiliate address is:
201 Great Road, Suite 301, Acton MA 01720
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