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Habitat Headlines || July 2021

The Grace of Giving

Dear Friends:


In the book, The Prophet, written by Kahlil Gibran, there is a chapter called, “On Giving.”


In that chapter is the following quote:


It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked,

through understanding:

And to the open-handed the search for one

Who shall receive is joy greater than giving,

And is there aught you would withhold?

All you shall some day be given;

Therefore give now; that the season of giving

May be yours…


Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is full of giving people. I saw hundreds of them at our annual Golf Classic. There were about 140 of them dressed in golf attire braving the sweltering heat on a very beautiful golf course. Each of them had paid for the golf, but most had contributed so much more!


The joy of giving!


By the same token, our Volunteer Manager, Dave Tirsell, works with corporations who are thrilled to volunteer on our build sites. Some, like Schneider Electrical, want to adopt a home and make the magic work. Other groups work on our homes for a few hours and recharge their employees by laughing and building morale.


Giving unasked…there is nothing like it.


This month I want to tell all our donors and volunteers that you are amazing. That includes former board members like Heidi Sharp, Brian Crabtree, Derek Miller, and Dawn Drozd (and many more). It includes all our current board members led by our Chair, Mashell Carissimi – who sets a very high bar for giving.


And it captures each of our amazing staff, whose daily actions, make us who we are. Truly, I love and appreciate each of them.


The work will continue long after any of us are around. Equally sustaining will be the feelings of appreciation that we have for the builders and the givers who never give up on our affiliate and who put love into action every time they grace our path.


With every best wish,


Helen Hicks

Upcoming Events

You're Invited to Virtual Concert!

We are excited to announce that our partners at Thrivent are hosting a virtual concert featuring award-winning Christian band, Casting Crowns. And, YOU’RE INVITED!

Please register here and feel free to forward this email to anyone who is a fan of Casting Crowns. 

The free concert is on-demand for three days only, July 16-18.

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0.5k Race Returns

Virtually in August

A challenging race to get back outside! This 546-yard virtual adventure gives one the option to chart their course wherever they want to walk, on any of the following days to fit your schedule: August 14-18.

Individual Racer: $30

Family Option (up to 5 persons): $65

Participants will receive the following:

  • a race t-shirt
  • winner's medal
  • oval sticker for your vehicle

Proceeds support the construction of a three-bedroom forever home in Eastpointe for a family.

Save the Date

Friday, November 5th

2021 Gala

Are you interested in becoming a committee member for this event?

Contact Wendee Rex

Volunteer Update


Thrivent Venture Adventures

  • Put the love of Christ into action by volunteering to renovate a home on Redmond Street in Eastpointe.
  • We partner with working families who purchase the home affordably when it is finished.
  • Various days - midweek and Saturdays - July 13 to August 21, 9 am - 4 pm.
  • No experience necessary, 17 years on up - a great way to learn new skills!
  • Serve lunches, purchase Lowes and Home Depot gift cards, pray for the homeowner, and more!

More Volunteer Opportunities Ahead!


We have gained City Council permission to purchase seven foreclosed homes in Eastpointe for Macomb Habitat to renovate. Volunteer work does begins when Macomb Habitat owns the properties. We anticipate that Eastpointe's work will start in mid-July and continue through the fall. We await a basement wall installation soon in Clinton Township and an over-the-road move in August of the latest home begun by Chippewa Valley students.

Projects are posted on the Volunteer Calendar when they are ready for volunteers to begin working on them. Select midweek days for volunteers on contractor projects in Eastpointe have been posted.

Our ReStores are in need of regular volunteers!

Check out our April Newsletter for the requirements to volunteer at the ReStores or view the calendar!

Sign Up Today to Volunteer

ReStore Refresh

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We are Hiring!

Warehouse Associate Position Open

We are looking for a warehouse worker to participate in our warehouse operations and activities. Warehouse worker responsibilities include storing materials, picking, packing and daily lifting/moving of product. The goal is to increase efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.


  • Prepare and complete orders for delivery or pickup according to schedule (load, pack, wrap, label, ship)
  • Receive and process warehouse stock products (pick, unload, label, store)
  • Perform inventory controls and keep quality standards high for audits
  • Keep a clean and safe working environment and optimise space utilisation
  • Report any discrepancies
  • Communicate and cooperate with supervisors and coworkers
  • Follow quality service standards and comply with procedures, rules and regulations

If you are that person, send an email with your resume to the ReStore Manager.

Apply Now

We are Hiring!

Deconstruction Associate Position Open

The individual shall be an essential part of the Construction team working at first with supervision but then with another team member following county, city, state construction and HUD compliance; code compliance, worksite safety, assisting with new/rehab construction, Critical Home Repairs and deconstruction. Individual must ensure projects are completed professionally and safely.

  • Understand, support and ability to communicate the Habitat vision.
  • Minimum one year experience in residential construction preferred
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities.
  • Ability to demonstrate and teach necessary skills to volunteers. (Excellent social and communication skills)
  • Willingness to be flexible in responding to situations as they arise.
  • Availability to work Saturdays
  • High School diploma

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; talk; or hear; and taste; or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

This job would be perfect for someone who enjoys serving others and who has the knowledge we seek. We welcome all applicants regardless of their age, gender, handicapping conditions, orientation, religious beliefs, or any other personal identification.

Send an email with your resume to the Construction Manager.

Apply Now

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

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

Send an email with your name, city, phone number, and photos of your furniture to to arrange a pickup of your large household items.

New Items Added Weekly to the Online ReStore

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*NEW* Rattan Storage Console Tables, Set of 2, Gray


*NEW* Hayes Upholstered Tufted Dining Side Chair

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Sharp Carousel Microwave

Shop Now

Get updates on Sales, Special Offers, and Exclusive Coupons when you sign up at checkout or scroll to the bottom of the online ReStore's home page!

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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!

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!


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 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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