volume xlix | september 2017
mission valley ReStore has a new home

Thank you for your support of the Mission Valley ReStore!  We've been there since 2006, and your donations and purchases have helped Habitat for Humanity provide affordable homeownership opportunities for so many local families in need of improved housing.  
We're moving on October 3rd!  You'll find the same great stuff, at the same great prices, supporting the same great cause, only in a great new location.  Our new store in Kearny Mesa is conveniently and centrally located at the 163 and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard at 8108 Mercury Court.   
Please note that we are no longer accepting donations at the Mission Valley location.  You may bring your donations to the Kearny Mesa store at 8108 Mercury Court, or click here to schedule a pickup. 
Come see us October 3rd!  For more information, please call 619-516-5267.   
mission valley ReStore moving sale!  75% off store-wide!  

Everything must go!  Please help us clear out the Mission Valley ReStore for our big move!  We don't want to move it, so you get everything you need for home improvement at 75% off!  Now through Sunday, shop the Mission Valley ReStore at 10222 San Diego Mission Road. 
plumbing and electrical volunteers needed - no experience necessary 

In an effort to improve the quality of the homes we build, Habitat is looking for a small team of technically trained individuals to perform electrical and plumbing installation. You can learn and participate in either of these tasks or both, as you feel comfortable.

We will need dedicated volunteers in short term capacities of approximately two weeks at various stages of construction to perform rough-in plumbing near the end of framing, and finish installation after drywall and siding have been hung.

Specific Job Requirements:
  • Ability and willingness to learn/ share knowledge in the installation of electrical and /or plumbing from rough-in to finish
  • Willingness to work alongside untrained volunteers
  • Ability to operate a wide range of power tool and soldering tools
  • Able to climb and work on ladders
  • Able to stoop, bend or kneel to complete tasks as required
  • Willingness to commit to project from start to finish
  • Ability to read and interpret plans a plus
  • Willingness to travel to all parts of San Diego County
No experience is needed, but any experience is most welcome. We will train interested individuals to be able to execute the jobs.  Please contact Volunteer Manager Chris Orkwis at chris.orkwis@sandiegohabitat.org for more information, and we'll see you on the job site! 
sponsor spotlight | TD Ameritrade      

TD Ameritrade has been a dedicated partner to San Diego Habitat for Humanity since 2011. Several times a year, employees join us on build sites, constructing new homes and repairing existing homes for neighbors in need of improved housing. They have worked on six Habitat job sites - a total of 33 homes. In addition to the countless volunteer hours, since our partnership began, TD Ameritrade has donated $755,550 to support Habitat's life-changing programs! They've also participated in our Playhouse Program, building 24 playhouses that have been donated to San Diego County families and local Head Start programs.

This year, they are spending time at Habitat's newest community - Comm22 in Logan Heights, and have contributed $100,000 to support their build efforts. The company believes in giving back to the communities where their employees live and work, and are inspired by the slogan, #betterbeginshere. We are building better life stories, together.
get 50% off your holiday cards and support Habitat 

Happy holidays! Okay, we're not quite there yet, but we have a fantastic opportunity for those of you who send holiday cards - either personally, or for your business!  This holiday season, send a card that you can customize with your own photos while raising awareness and funds for San Diego Habitat for Humanity!  AND get 50% off your order!  We're partnering with Picaboo.com and their Cards4Causes Program to make it happen. 
In just a few steps, you can create a festive and unique card to send to family and friends:
  1. Choose your card and layout here.
  2. Design your card with your own photos and personal message.  You can change anything and everything on the front of the flat card.
  3. At checkout, use promo code CARDS4CAUSES to get 50% off your order.
  4. Picaboo will donate 50% of the proceeds from your order to San Diego Habitat.
  5. Your cards will be shipped directly to you!
If your corporation sends holiday cards to clients and partners, please consider purchasing these cards for that purpose as well! Not only will you get a 50% discount, your customers will know that you are supporting a great cause.
Get some satisfaction.  And possibly an Amazon gift card! 

Even though the Rolling Stones couldn't get any, we hope you can! As a donor or volunteer, your feedback in this 5 minute survey will help us improve the way we work. If you take the survey, you will be entered to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card! We're extending our deadline to October 18th, so please be sure to submit your feedback along with your name and email address to be entered to win.
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Thank you to these generous sponsors for helping Habitat build homes, communities, and hope this month! 



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