Who says that wish lists are only for the holidays? As we enter the new year, we've compiled a list of materials and items that would tremendously help us in building homes, communities, and hope in San Diego County. If you or someone you know is looking to donate, please contact our Gifts in Kind Manager, Bridget Strickland, at
619-516-5275 or email@example.com.
Wish List for Construction:
Note: Equipment can be new or gently used; materials must be new
warehouse space for storage
enclosed tool trailer
fire-rated exterior siding
flooring - tile or laminate (approximately 1,000 sq.ft. of both required per home)
outdoor living items (furniture, outdoor kitchens, etc.)
Wish List for Office:
ergonomic office chairs for average and short heights
multi-purpose label makers
8 ½ x 11 copy paper
AA & AAA batteries
heavy duty shredder
large laminating machine
Wish List for Event Services:
champagne donations for Women Build
goody bag items for Women Build
restaurant gift cards and other raffle items
paper goods (hot and cold cups, plates, forks/spoons/knives, napkins)
restaurant or catering services for VIP build events
welcome joanna barraco
We are thrilled to welcome Joanna Barraco to the Habitat team as our new Event Services and Donor Stewardship Manager! In her new role, she will be in charge of creating and orchestrating all of Habitat's special events, as well as fostering strong relationships with current and new donors.
Prior to joining Habitat, Joanna worked as the Human Resources Manager for The San Diego Foundation and has also worked in other HR capacities within the defense industry. She holds a bachelor's degree in Education from University of Arkansas and is a San Diego native. Welcome, Joanna!
thank you thrivent financial!
We're excited to share that in 2016, over 335,000 Thrivent members chose to direct Choice Dollars® to more than 32,000 churches, schools and other nonprofits, including San Diego Habitat for Humanity, through Thrivent Choice®.
Based on member recommendations, San Diego Habitat for Humanity received $2,622 in charitable outreach funding in 2016. The Thrivent Choice program helps members of Thrivent Financial make a positive impact in their communities. Thank you, Thrivent, for your generous contributions!
the charitable gift annuity:
a win win win!
If you could turn one of your assets (cash, stock or property) into quarterly income for yourself or a loved one, receive a significant tax deduction, AND make a tremendous contribution to San Diego Habitat for Humanity all at the same time, would you?
For most individuals over the age of 65 (and even for some much, much younger), Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA's) offer the opportunity to do just that. CGA's are a contractual agreement between you and a licensed nonprofit organization that guarantee a fixed income for the remainder of your life, and allow you to take advantage of significant charitable tax deductions.
Meet Jack Snider, San Diego Habitat for Humanity volunteer, donor and tremendous fan of the CGA. Jack has been involved with San Diego Habitat since our beginnings, providing a loan that enabled volunteers to build 10 houses in Tijuana in 1987. Not long after that first investment, Jack volunteered as a driver for the Carter Work Project. He gave tours, shuttled volunteers back and forth to the airport, and delivered supplies.
Fast forward 28 years later, Jack is giving to Habitat in a different way. Because of his firm belief that "everybody should have a home," he is just about to sign off on his 7th CGA. This will be a 2-life annuity with Jack (age 86) and his daughter (age 41). She will receive a 2.7% return for the rest of her life. The remainder will support Habitat's global and local efforts to build homes, communities and hope. Jack smiles and says "Rather than leaving an inheritance in one lump sum to my children, it is better for them to have the additional monthly income now. And this way, the money gets used twice!"
To learn more about how a single or double life Charitable Gift Annuity might benefit you, contact Karen Begin at 619-906-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click HERE to learn more about CGA's online.
Thank you to these generous sponsors for helping Habitat build homes, communities, and hope this month!