April 2019
Dear Habitat Friend,

March surely did not disappoint in being an exciting month! We held the dedication for the School Street, Acton homes on March 16th and it was a wonderful celebration of the many volunteers, donors and supporters who helped renovate these two homes. The dedication was followed by the closings on the homes on March 22nd. A very big thank you to the Law Office of David Rocheford for conducting the closings and to the amazing Acton Local Project Committee for their commitment to the project and all of their work to make the houses into homes. The Sunshine and Lubega families are thrilled to be in their new homes and thank all of you as well for donating your time and talents over the last year!

And now on to Ashburnham! We will be starting work this month on preparing the site and clearing the driveways. We will be raising the walls in June and will start that effort with a Women Build week. This is one of my favorite build weeks of the year and I know our former Women Builders agree!

I hope you will join us at our two events coming up in May. The annual Spring Breakfast is planned for May 8th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at The First Parish of Bolton. We are thrilled to have local author Marian McMahon Stanley joining us as a keynote speaker and will be recognizing key volunteers and supporters. The link to sign up is below. Also, the Ashburnham Local Project Committee has planned a meat raffle for May 18th from 2:00-5:00 pm at the American Legion Hall so plan to join us then as well. You can stock up for your Memorial Day weekend barbecue while helping us buy materials for the new homes!

One final word of thanks to the many supporters who donated to our 30 in 30 campaign. Because of you we have the funds to start our next build project, and we are ever so grateful for the donations and matching funds. Your generosity and kindness keep us building!

In partnership and gratitude,
Carolyn
Acton Home Dedications
Thank you to everyone who joined us in dedicating the Sunshine and Lubega homes. Check out the photos !
Spring Breakfast
Join us in celebrating the busy spring build season, hear about our upcoming Ashburnham build, meet our latest partner families, sponsors and volunteers.

Our guest speaker will be Marian McMahon Stanley, author of mysteries The Immaculate and Buried Troubles. A dual Irish/American citizen, Marian has held a long international corporate career and a senior position at a large urban university. She now lives and writes locally, and is hard at work on her next book The Mariposa Circle.
May 8th 7:30-8:30am
Local Project Committees
Stow
Please join the Stow Local Project Committee at our next meeting to learn how you can help with our future build in Stow.
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Ashburnham
Join the Ashburnham LPC to learn how you can help us build two new homes for local families in need of housing.
April 15, 4:30 pm
Habitat NCM ReStore
637 Lancaster Street, Leominster
2019 Save the Dates
May 18, 2-5 Meat Raffle, American Legion, Ashburnham
June Women Build Week
September 17 Building Dreams Golf Tournament
October 24 A Toast to Hope
November 10 Book Group Event
Volunteering at Habitat NCM
What an great bunch of volunteers we had helping in Acton this month to get us all ready for the dedications! The last few weeks have been a flurry of activity!

New schedule for Ashburnham will be released later this month.

ReStore shifts in Leominster are every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings and afternoons. Sign up for an orientation if you'd like to learn how you can help.
Office shifts every weekday, hours flexible.
Our special thanks to the families of St Matthew's UMC for hosting our visiting Collegiate Challenge group from University of Rochester, to Cisco, Acton Congregational Church, our incredible Regulars and to all our wonderful individual volunteers.
Ready to Volunteer? Click for all our construction, ReStore, office and other upcoming opportunities. For questions, please call Clare on 978-348-2749 x205 or send an e-mail.
A Visit to the ReStore
The ReStore is our discount home improvement center. We accept donations of new and gently used items from individuals and local businesses, and sell to the public at a reduced cost, usually 50-70% of the original retail value. All profits support home ownership for hard working, low income families in North Central Massachusetts, while keeping good, reusable materials in use and out of the landfill.
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