Habitat Headlines
March 5, 2019
Upcoming Events
Saturday, March 9 | 5:03 p.m.
Euchre Tournament
American Lutheran Church (38795 Mulberry, Clinton Twp)
Cost: $20 per person - includes pizza and refreshments
Doors open at 4:30 and play starts at 5:20 pm at American Lutheran Church, RSVP to Carol McQueen by Friday, March 8.

Generously sponsored by:
Wednesday, April 10 | Noon
Home Sweet Home Women's Luncheon
Shelby Gardens, Shelby Township
No cost to attend, however donations will be solicited and appreciated!
Speaker lineup
Wendy Batiste-Johnson: The Mall at Partridge Creek
Mashell Carissimi: JMC Electrical Contractors LLC Shannon Finley - Habitat Family Partner
Emcee - Ursula Warren, Consumers Energy

Generously sponsored by:
Wednesday, May 22 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CEO Build
Located at: Dakota High School (in partnership with the Construction Trades program)
Join other top executives from Macomb County and Habitat for Humanity to give a hard-working family the opportunity to purchase a home in Macomb County. 
Executives will build on Wednesday, May 22 as volunteers on a construction site.
Cost: $2,500 per participant
Monday, June 10 | 10 a.m. shotgun
Home-in-One Golf Classic
Located at: Greystone Golf Club, Washington
Includes: continental breakfast, driving range service, 18 holes with cart, 3 drink tickets, classic lunch on the turn, dinner buffet, games & contests
Extras: Game improvement packages, 50/50 skins, raffle items
Individual Golfer: $150
Group of Four: $500

Generously sponsored by:
Blog: Everyday at Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is a“Precious Moment!”
Not too long ago, in my quest to secure more donated items for Habitat’s two ReStores, I created a press release asking the community to donate items such as furniture and other household items. As I came close to finishing it, I remembered what one former employee had told me several years ago about an item that never stayed on the shelves. She said, “Helen, we can’t keep ‘Precious Moments’ figurines in stock. When they are donated, they sell immediately!” Though that was told to me six years ago, I decided to include “Precious Moments” on my list of desired items.
Faith Build Project in St. Clair Shores
Planning continues for a 3-bedroom Faith Build home on Maxine St. (near Greater Mack, south of Nine Mile) in Saint Clair Shores, including a push to find a qualified family for the home. A Thrivent $70,000 Challenge Grant will cover half the cost of this three-bedroom home, with funds released as Habitat secures matching amounts in donations or in Gifts in Kind. Work has begun to recruit over 200 Christian volunteers for the build, and congregations are invited to join the effort with funding, volunteers and prayers. The summer and fall schedule is being planned. A Clergy and Ministry Leader Luncheon is the next informational step, on Tuesday, March 19 th at Dave & Buster’s in Utica, from noon - 12:55 pm. RSVP to Dave Tirsell by Monday, March 18. Stay tuned for further details this spring.
A Brush With Kindness Applications Open!
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   .
Construction Planning Underway
Our team is planning for a busy summer and fall with two new builds in Clinton Twp. (homes begun by Chippewa Valley School students and completed by our volunteers), the SCS Faith Build, work on rehabs in Warren and Eastpointe, several Brush with Kindness activities and projects at each of our ReStores. Stay tuned as these are posted in the next few months. Have a work or faith group you would like to mobilize to lend a hand? Contact Dave Tirsell to start the ball rolling.  
Attention Thrivent Members!
Support Macomb Habitat with Thrivent Choice, by March 31 st
Remember, 2018 Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2019. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend where Thrivent Financial should distribute some of its charitable outreach funds.
To direct Choice Dollars now or in the months ahead:
Go online to Thrivent.com and login to direct your dollars, or
Call a Customer Care professional at 800-847-4836, and say “ Thrivent Choice ” when prompted.
Winter Volunteering Focuses on ReStores – With options limited on new home construction or rehabs in the colder months, consider giving time and energy for a half day or full day at either our Warren or Shelby Twp. ReStore locations. Help our staff organize items, process donations, move purchased items into vehicles, and maybe demo some non-saleable items for the dumpster. Age 17 on up, anytime the stores are open (Tuesday-Friday, 10–6, Saturday, 10-5), Your help enables Macomb Habitat to reach more families in the 2019.
We are in the middle of a slow donation season... Do you have anything to donate?
As reminder we are always looking for slightly used, good condition donations located on the first floor or the garage of your home. 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.
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.

Follow the ReStores on social media:
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!
Wish List
At Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, we are always accepting donations! Here are the top 5 items on our Wish List:
  1. Box truck in working condition - for our Construction department
  2. Qualified applicants to apply for our Homeownership Program
  3. Office and other supplies - tape, paper, file folders, highlighters, hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, regular & contractor grade garbage bags.
  4. Packing and moving materials for the ReStores (no boxes) -packing tape, moving straps and blankets
  5. Lightweight chain, Heavy duty stretch wrap, a working hi-lo and appliance dollies/straps, appliance straps at our ReStores