Spring 2017 Newsletter
"Habitat is one of the best ways I know to break down barriers."
39th President of the U.S. and Habitat Supporter, Jimmy Carter
Support Habitat by Shopping at Lucky's!

Habitat won a spot as a Lucky's Bags for Change recipient thanks to YOUR voting! Thank you!

Bags for Change encourages shoppers to bring reusable bags and support local nonprofits. Customers who bring in a reusable bag will be given a wooden dime at check out; simply drop the coin in Habitat's bin. And, Lucky's Market will match each donation for double the impact! 

Donate at Lucky's Market in Bloomington from May 21 through August 12, 2017.
Women Build 2017

Sincere gratitude to everyone involved with this year's annual Women Build! 2017 marked the 17th year our affiliate has brought women together to fundraise and build homes in the spring.

On behalf of the Ault and Paz families, we are so thankful for your belief in Habitat's vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Follow our Women Build page on Facebook for updates on our future homeowners, build opportunities this June (Women Build 2.0!) and announcements about Women Build 2018!

Read the front page feature article in The Herald Times.

ReStore Updates

Our Habitat ReStore has introduced new weekly discounts for veterans and seniors (55+). Follow the Restore on Facebook for all the details!

ReStore is partnering with Steeplechase Apartments as they renovate their 238 units this spring. Items that have already hit the ReStore floor include:  refrigerators, ovens, washers/dryers, light fixtures and cabinets. Proceeds from the sale of these items will be recycled back into Habitat's mission. Sincere thanks to Steeplechase Apartments for partnering with ReStore!

ReStore is in need of volunteer Donation Intake Assistan ts. Read more and sign up HERE !
Global Conference Awards

At the Habitat Global Conference in Atlanta this spring, our affiliate won several notable awards. For the third consecutive time, we have been recognized as an "Affiliate of Distinction" placing us in the top 1% of affiliates nationwide.

In addition, we were honored to receive the Sam Mompongo Award for $1 million in lifetime tithe contributions. Our affiliate is proud to contribute to Habitat's global work in El Salvador and Uganda.
We Need Help to Close the Gap! 

Our CommUNITY Interfaith BUILD partners have been working hard to sponsor the future home of the Diaz family! We are 62% of the way towards our fundraising goal. It's not too late to be a part of this amazing commUNITY partnership!

One way you can help...

Encourage the young people in your life to join us for our  Youth UNITY Build Day on June 10. Visit our website for more details on this opportunity for young adults 14 years and older!
Mark your Calendar!
Upcoming Home Dedications

June 10 - 4:00pm
Join us for the dedication of two family homes in our Trail View Neighborhood! Read more about the journey of  Noemi and Leo Urbano here.

July 15 - 4:00pm
The Diaz family and the Borjas Garcia family have worked very hard for the homes they will be purchasing from Habitat. Celebrate with us at:  520 W. Duncan Drive / 609 W. Chambers Drive! 

More than Houses Breakfast

Our 2017 More Than Houses Breakfast will take place on Thursday, November 9th at the Monroe County Convention Center. Join us at 7:30am to learn more about Habitat's future plans -- our affiliate's 30th anniversary is fast approaching!
Federal Cuts Threaten Habitat 

The White House's 2018 budget proposes to eliminate significant funding for programs vital to Habitat's work empowering more people to access affordable homeownership and build better lives. 
Click  here  to learn more and access a simple form to contact your representatives. Please stay informed, take action and make your voice heard!
Partnership with Indiana University

We look forward to hosting a group of IU athletes on the build site Wednesday, June 28. They  will help to build the floor system and frame-up our newest house!

And, we will once again be building on campus this fall thanks to Whirlpool Corporation's generous sponsorship and our fantastic partners at the Kelley School of Business! Our 8th Whirlpool blitz build is scheduled October 3 - October 14. 
Thanks to Camp Atterbury Volunteers

We are so grateful to Habitat supporters from Camp Atterbury who come out on a regular basis to build with our mid-week crew!  Best of luck to Chaplain Glenn Palmer as he leaves for his station change to Fort Jackson, South Carolina. And welcome to Major Christopher Blank who says of building with Habitat, "Our organization, the 157th Infantry Brigade, always looks for opportunities to engage with the local community. Habitat's mission is great and we are so happy to partner ."

Habi-Magic from the Build Site

One of our 2017 Women Build volunteers was in for a unique surprise when she arrived to site on the morning of her build day. Deborah arrived at the corner of W. Wylie Street to discover that the future home of Herb Ault and his two grandchildren sits exactly where she used to live. Not only that, Deb gave birth to her daughter while living in the house. "I was on bedrest during my pregnancy, so spent quite a bit of time at home. We didn't have a lot of money, and it wasn't a nice house. But I have happy memories of laying in the hammock outside with Mariza after she was born."
Deb was excited to be a part of Women Build - fundraising before her build day, and volunteering on site - even before making this connection.  To be a part of Herb's family's new beginning in the same spot where Deb raised her little girl was incredibly moving.
After wiping away tears, Deb shared with us that she also brought rain jackets for everyone on her team! This generous spirit, and the willingness of all our Women Build 2017 supporters to give back to the community, helped to keep our build days bright, even when the weather was gloomy.
Thank you for your time!
Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County
213 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408

Phone: (812) 331-4069

Affiliate of Distinction 2013 - 2019

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