December 2021
Dear Habitat Friend,

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week! I know that the McCorquodale family is very thankful to have been in their home for the holiday thanks to the work that you all did, and they are looking forward to many more holidays to come. I, too, am thankful for all of the volunteers, sponsors, supporters and committee members who help keep us building year round.

With the help of Monty Tech and some great volunteers, including crews from Leaktite, the home in Hubbardston is moving right along. The walls are up, the roof will be done shortly, and we should be working inside before winter really hits. The homeowner application is available for a few more days if you know of a family in need of a safe, decent place to live, and we have received quite a few applications already so will be announcing the future homeowners in early 2022.

In Acton, we await the final site and house plans that will allow us to first install the septic system and then begin the home reconstruction. We're excited to get started and to work in Acton again!

I've been learning quite a bit about the Afghan refugees and their resettlement process in Massachusetts over the last few weeks. I was struck by the parallels between their resettlement and the one that the John Deng family, owners of a Habitat NCM home in Ayer, undertook. In both cases, neighborhood groups came together to help families through the transition and John to this day remains extremely grateful to the group of families in Stow who helped him over the years.

I'm thankful for you all and all that you do to help not only the Habitat families but all of your neighbors, and I wish you a festive holiday season.
In partnership and gratitude,
Family Holiday Event at the ReStore
Join us Saturday, December 11th from 9 to noon at the Habitat NCM ReStore at 637 Lancaster Street, Leominster for Santa, kids crafts, scavenger hunt, and refreshments. Wreaths will also be available for $20. Register by December 10th to be entered to win a ReStore gift card--and thank you to Workers Credit Union for sponsoring this event!
Taste for Home 2022
We have scheduled two dates for the Virtual Taste for Home 2022:
January 13th and March 10th, and the first tasting will be four craft beers from Sterling Street Brewery! Join us to learn more about their brewing process, the four different brews, and good food pairings. You can register here and remember, tickets make a great holiday gift!

Paint Night in Hubbardston
The Hubbardston Local Project Committee is hosting a Paint Night fundraiser on December 12th from 3:30-6:00 pm at the Hubbardston Senior Center. This will be a fun and creative paint night led by a local artist and long time art teacher. No experience needed and your Ticket includes all painting materials and light refreshments. You can sign up here!

You can also sign up to join the committee to help drive our next home project, email
Local Project Committees
A new Local Project Committee for the build at 26 Carlisle Road will be starting soon. If you are interested in joining, contact

Join the Stow Local Project Committee to learn how you can help with our upcoming build on Sudbury Road in Stow.

Contact Steve at
Volunteering at Habitat NCM
Thank you to Leaktite Corporation for sending a crew to help us out in Hubbardston, as well as the many new and returning individual volunteers who joined us during the month to help in Acton, Hubbardston and with Critical Home Repairs!

We continue to need construction volunteers (individuals or groups!) especially in Hubbardston on Saturdays, and we can always use help at the ReStore in Leominster and the office, too. Please register online to join us or send an email to with any questions!
A Visit to the ReStore
The ReStore is open for in-person shopping! Our hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10-5, and you can learn more about our safety protocols on our website. Please note that non-vaccinated shoppers are encouraged to still wear a mask when visiting the ReStore.

Keep us in mind for your donations! We will pick up large donations, and you can also request to be added to the schedule through our website.
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