Habitat Headlines
November 7, 2018
25th Anniversary Galapalooza This Friday!
Featuring comedy jugglers, The Passing Zone
Friday, November 9 | 6 - 11 p.m.
Located at: Andiamo, Warren | Cost: $125 per person
Includes: Plated meal, premium bar, raffles, silent/live auction, awards, and a comedy juggling show featuring The Passing Zone !

Thank you to our generous Title Sponsor:
For more information, contact Sonya Zakolski at szakolski@macombhabitat.org .
Blog: Giving Thanks for My "Other" Family
I have spent a great deal of time this year blogging about the many volunteers and donors that make Macomb Habitat work. They are essential in meeting our core mission of providing community, homes and hope to the many families we serve in the Macomb area.

But there is one group of people that I’d like to talk about today and for whom I am extremely grateful.  My staff!
Double Your Gift this Giving Tuesday, November 27!
Tenth Annual Chili Cook Off at King of kings Lutheran Sunday, Nov. 11
Faith partner King of kings Lutheran, located at 47500 Schoenherr in Shelby Township is hosting their 10th Annual Chili Cook Off and Pie Auction to benefit Macomb Habitat on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 4-7 p.m. $5 admission gives you a ballot to vote for your favorites, plus access to great food and live music. Take a break from cooking and enjoy the fellowship for Habitat.
VIDEO: Habitat Homeowner of the Year
Homeowner Tiffany Flood was selected by Habitat for Humanity of Michigan as the 2018 Homeowner of the Year! Click on the link below to hear Tiffany's story and learn about the impact Macomb Habitat has had on her life.
Shop for the Holidays November 15 - 25 at
The Mall at Partridge Creek and Help us Win!
Macomb County Habitat for Humanity has been selected as one of three participating charities in the Mall at Partridge Creek's “For Goodness Sake” Holiday Charity Contest! We encourage our followers to shop at The Mall at Partridge Creek from November 15 – November 25 and select Macomb Habitat in the ZipLoop app to help us win! Details below:
Thrivent Financial to Partner in 2019!
Macomb Habitat has been awarded one of just three matching  Faith Build  grants statewide from Thrivent Financial for a new build in 2019. A site on Maxine Street in Saint Clair Shores will see a three bedroom home on a crawl space be built by churches and volunteers for another family to purchase their forever home. The grant is for $70,000 , for half the home costs, so consider how your congregation or group can commit to funding and volunteers over the winter. Stay tuned for more details.
Ford Fund Partnership Continues
We have been blessed this year with a team of five Ford Motor Company employees in their 30 Under 30 Program studying our affiliate and preparing some great ideas to help our mission. The team presented their findings for the six nonprofits and for Ford senior management personnel. The creativity unleashed will continue! Thank you to our team for all of your hard work, creative thinking, time and investment in our mission at Macomb Habitat this year!
Donate your household items to Macomb Habitat free of charge!
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:
Macomb Habitat Accepting Applications!
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 .
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
Great Support from Volunteers in October!
Watch the Volunteer Calendar for November and early December work on our Veterans Home Build in Clinton Township, and some accessible ramp projects to add yourself to the team.
Chemical Cares Day with Chemical Bank – multiple Brush with Kindness sites in Shelby Twp. ably cared for by this Columbus Day project, part of a statewide volunteer effort.
Brose Co. – returned for a second time this year, lending a hand on the rehab on Sarsfield on Warren
Building on Faith – a Thrivent supported team doing repairs for a young couple in Warren, repairing home damage from flooding
Thrivent Builds Repairs - Fourth of the year, in Roseville, doing deck repairs for safety, with volunteers from Utica High School included
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. Attendees to join us in celebration at our 25th Anniversary Galapalooza
  2. Online donations on Giving Tuesday (November 27) for the $10,000 matching grant courtesy of The Ford Fund
  3. Lightweight chain, Heavy duty saran wrap, a working hi-lo and appliance dollies/straps at our ReStores
  4. 8.5 x 11 White Copier Paper at our administrative offices
  5. Qualified applicants to apply for our Homeownership Program