Habitat Headlines

May 2021

The Face of Our Habitat

There’s a strong belief that the CEO or Executive Director is “the face” of an organization. In many ways, that is very true!  When I think of A Beautiful Me, I think of Karen Palka; G.R.I.T., Greg Bischer; and Macomb Chamber, Kelley Lovati.


But the CEOs and Executive Directors, like myself, look though the mirror on the other side, and what we see are the faces of our staff, board, volunteers, and donors.


We look outward while everyone else looks inward.


At Macomb Habitat, I am not an island. If it weren’t for talented leadership, strong managers, and dedicated associates, the mission would be weak, and I would be working somewhere else.


The volunteers who build on worksites and keep our ReStores clean, they are the face of Macomb Habitat! Same with our Board of Directors and donors, whose support allows us to provide “community, homes, and hope” to low-income men and women.


The face of Habitat is a myriad of kindness, generosity, philanthropy, and joy.  It is the Board Chair and the community service worker.  It is the children of the elderly mom who had to downsize and all her belongings that came to us to be passed along to another family so the memory chain could remain unbroken.


And finally, the face of Macomb County Habitat is seen in every single mom or family who juggle multiple jobs to obtain homeownership.


Their faces.  Your faces.  Our faces. This is what I think of when I celebrate the face of Habitat!

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Exclusive Home-in-One Golf Outing Next Month!

The Exclusive Home-in-One Golf Classic is fast approaching! Monday, June 28th it all tips off at Greystone Golf Club.

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#PowerofHome 2021 Needs You

The Power of Home – Michigan campaign is raising funds statewide to better equip Habitat for Humanity affiliates to stabilize housing in their communities.

Consumers Energy is offering affiliates $100,000 in matching funds. This means that for every $2 raised, the campaign receives an additional $1 of match money!

We need YOUR HELP to meet our $5,000 goal and receive some of these match funds!

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and shelter-in-place mandates, safe and healthy housing is needed more than ever. Join us and support Macomb County Habitat for Humanity as we continue to work towards a future where every Michigan family experiences firsthand the power of a healthy, safe, affordable home.

Show what the #PowerofHome can do in your community!

Volunteer Update

Keller Williams Lakeside Kicks Off Summer Volunteering


Today, May 13th, Keller Williams Lakeside became the first group of volunteers for our Summer 2021 build initiative. They worked on adding curb appeal and landscaping to one of our homes.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunites

Volunteering on the Horizon

We are in the process of gaining City Council permission and gathering the funds to purchase five foreclosed homes in Eastpointe for Macomb Habitat to renovate and partnering with contractors on two more. Volunteer work does not begin until Macomb Habitat owns the properties. We anticipate that Eastpointe work will start in June and more will come later in the year. We await a basement wall installation in Clinton Township and an over-the-road move of the latest home begun by Chippewa Valley students.

As soon as any projects are ready, they are posted on the Volunteer Calendar at macombhabitat.org.

So far, we have had more volunteer interest from groups and individuals this spring than we saw in all of 2020! We will have plenty for everyone to do from mid-summer to fall.


Thrivent Venture This Summer

Dates have been set for a 40 day, 100+ volunteer blitz on a home in Eastpointe. The effort is sponsored by Thrivent Financial and plans to recruit from 3-5 churches and other groups for work on many midweek and Saturdays from July 13th-August 21st.

Keep your gloves and paintbrushes ready!


You can always sign up to volunteer through Macomb County Habitat for Humanity's Volunteer Calendar! Until build sites are available, our ReStores are open and in need of regular volunteers. Check out our April Newsletter for the requirements to volunteer at the ReStores or view the calendar!

Sign Up to Volunteer Today!

Thank You to Our Donors this Week


Lear Corp. employees volunteered to assemble and stain these two beautiful Adirondack chairs to be sold in our ReStore! They are going to go fast!

Thank you Lear Corporation!

Harbor Freight of Utica donated this propane-powered forklift to us! It will be a massive help in our ReStores and help us better process and move palettes and large donations. We are excited to use it!

Thank you

Harbor Freight of Utica!

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ReStore Refresh

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Short video showing some of the items featured in the Macomb County ReStores for May.

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Shelby ReStore

Warren ReStore

Tues. - Fri.: 10 am - 6 pm

Sat.: 10 am -5 pm

46660 Van Dyke, Shelby

Between Hall Rd. & 21 Mile

Mask Required for Entry.

23211 Van Dyke, Warren

At 9 1/2 Mile

Mask Required for Entry.

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Want to Donate Items to the ReStore?

Donate small items you can fit in your vehicle during the restricted drop off hours to either of our ReStore locations. No appointment necessary! Cal 586-263-1540 x100 with any Questions.




10:30 am - 5:30 pm

10:30 am -5:30 pm

10:30 am- 4:30 pm

The ReStores are currently looking for the following items to be donated:

  • upholstered furniture (in good condition)
  • appliances (working, less than 10 years old), countertop microwave ovens, washing machines and dryers
  • usable lumber
  • working power tools
  • toilets
  • pedistal sinks
  • stainless steel kitchen sinks
  • interior & exterior doors
  • standard size windows
  • jewelry, leather purses, & perfumes

The ReStores are currently looking for the following seasonal items to be donated:

  • gardening tools
  • patio furniture in good condition
  • working lawn mowers

Call 586-263-1540 x100 to set up a pickup of your large household items.

Or send an email with your name, city, phone number, and photos of your furniture

Email to Schedule your Furniture Pickup

The ReStores DO NOT accept any of the following items:

  • bedding and towels
  • clothing
  • mattresses and box springs
  • items in need of any repairs
  • light bulbs
  • chandeliers
  • ceiling fans
  • blinds (unless new in packaging)
  • vertical blinds of any kind
  • used flooring

What are Community Rewards?

Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do everyday.

Once you link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

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Cars for Homes

Donate a vehicle to Habitat for Humanity’s car donation program – Cars for Homes. Your generosity will support our work with local families.

  • All proceeds from your vehicle donation will support Habitat for Humanity and help local families here in Macomb County.
  • Your donation may qualify for a tax deduction.

It’s fast and easy. Learn more about how vehicle donations work here!

Have you Designated your Favorite Charities in your Will?

Macomb Habitat was blessed with an unexpected donation in support of our work from the estate of a friend of Habitat who recently passed away. Consider updating your will to have a portion of your estate go to help Macomb Habitat reach more families in the years ahead. 2021 is our 28th year of operating in Macomb County, and with your help, we can continue that good work for many more years.

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