February 23, 2022
Create some chair art!
"Scandi Chair" by Karen Schaschwary Brinker, 2020
We need your talents. Your vision. A little paint and some time. Chairs 4 Change is coming up fast and we're looking for local artists/crafters/artisans to turn an "orphan" chair into a stunning work of art. Our goal is 100 artworks we'll auction off to benefit both Habitat McLean County and Recycling Furniture for Families.

Request a free chair from the ReStore (1402 W Washington, Blm, Tue-Sat 10a-6p) or Recycling Furniture for Families (call 309-829-6500 for an appointment). Decorate or embellish anyway you like.
On Friday, June 17, 2022, we'll be back in person with a live chair auction at The Hangar Art Co, the elegant new gallery at 105 W Jefferson Street in downtown Bloomington. Online bidding will be available as well as in-person.

Your entry includes nibbles and liquid refreshment. Event tickets on sale soon!

Already have a finished chair? Download the artist submission form here. Finished works go to Recycling Furniture for Families. Please call to arrange a time for drop-off: 309-829-6500
"You've Got A Friend In Me" by Charlene Homan, 2020
Meet ReStore GM Jake Martell
We welcomed Jake Martell to the Habitat McLean County staff as ReStore General Manager early December, 2021. He hit the ground running, as his eclectic background and experiences have prepared him well for this new challenge. From building his own tiny home, to managing an electronics recycling warehouse, to endurance road course racing, Jake brings a new excitement to the ReStore. Read his full bio here.
Dine & Do Good for Women Build
March 1, 2022    4-8PM
305 N Veterans Pkwy, Blm

Get your guac on!
Print out this flyer and bring it with you, or save to your phone and show it when you order for dine in at Chipotle on Veteran's Parkway, Blm, 3/1/22 from 4 to 8 p.m. The flyer is required for Women Build to get credit for the sale. You can also order online for pickup with the promo code RPWMCDH. You MUST USE the promo code when ordering online. It is specific to the Habitat McLean County Women Build fundraiser.
Chipotle will donate 33% of all March 1st sales, 4-8 pm to Women Build!
$1 million in tithing achieved
In 37 years of building homes and hope in our community, our affiliate has provided just over $1 million of support to partner affiliates in Nicaragua and Haiti through their tithe program.
As of April 2021, only 42 affiliates across the country had reached this milestone and only 4 (including HMC) had surpassed $500,000 in tithing. No other affiliates in the state of Illinois had achieved the $1 million mark.
Tithing is one of the cornerstones of Habitat. From the time the affiliate was established in 1986, Habitat McLean County has tithed 10% of any undesignated or unrestricted contributions to fund the international work of Habitat, creating a cycle of generosity and partnership. The practice of tithing among affiliates has its roots in 1979, when Habitat co-founder Millard Fuller and wife Linda dedicated houses in the village of Ntondo, Democratic Republic of Congo. During the dedication, the local Habitat organization took up a collection and shared half to be used to start another Habitat program. That tithe started a Habitat organization in Guatemala. From this one small gift, Habitat’s entire tithe program grew.
In addition to building shelter, international programs funded by Habitat McLean County tithing include economic recovery for vulnerable groups, support for women entrepreneurs, disaster preparedness and relief, and water and sanitation projects.
Every Habitat McLean County contribution that is designated for a specific build or program, or to stay in McLean County does so. We only tithe on undesignated or unrestricted donations.