Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County E-Newsletter - May 2011
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County (HFH-MC) is proud to kick off our fourth year of Women Build Week sponsored by Lowe's. Women Build aims to connect socially conscious women in an effort to fundraise and volunteer to rehabilitate a home for a low-income family in Montgomery County. Last year, HFH-MC dedicated its first Women Build sponsored home to Evelyn, a single mother, and her daughter, Angie.
Women Build Week runs during the week leading up to Mother's Day; from April 30th-May 8th. This timeframe is close to our hearts, as families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing. More than 12 million children - one in six - live in poverty housing in the United States alone.
Our week begins May 3rd, this evening, at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa in Gaithersburg for Ladies Night Out. Guests will enjoy complimentary mini spa services and a relaxing night with friends. Money raised from this event will go towards Women Build efforts in 2011. More information can be found here.
Lowe's is contributing more than $1.3 million to National Women Build Week and providing $5,000 Lowe's gift cards and building materials to more than 250 Habitat affiliates, including HFH-MC. On Thursday, May 5th, Lowe's will host a How-To Clinic at their Gaithersburg location.
National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day in the effort to help eliminate poverty housing. On Saturday, May 7th, we will open our construction site up to interested individuals.
At HFH-MC we realize that when women work together, their collective power has a great impact on our community. Our Women Build project is not about excluding men; it is about including women! We would love to see women AND men on our construction site, at our events and in our ReStore.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Women Build Committee, please contact Amanda Fein, Manager of Individual and Corporate Gifts, firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you will support our Women Build Initiative at one of our events or by donating online. The gift of affordable housing is one that gives for years to come.
Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Maryland, Inc.
P.S. Please visit our website or donate now through Network for Good.
The first 25 individuals to make an online donation of $10 or more to HFH-MC this month will receive a Rockville Rewards card!
Ladies Night Out is tonight!
Don't miss out on networking, food, drinks, a raffle, giveaways and more!
Guests may choose two complimentary services from the following: make-up refresher/consultation, mini massage, mini blow-dry/hair consultation, mini facial or polish change (on fingernails).
Tickets are $75 at the door
20% of merchandise and 10% of gift certificates purchased at this event will be donated to Habitat!
Rockville Rewards Cards
The first 25 individuals to make an online donation of $10 or more to HFH-MC on Network for Good this month will receive a Rockville Rewards card!
The rewards card has daily deals for Food & Drink, Health & Beauty, Retail, Services, Events, Activies and B2B, as well as weekly deals in those categories. The cards are valid until June 30th, and are a great way to support HFH-MC and save!
Montgomery County Volunteer Center has started a new campaign called Pledge 25 in honor of the 25th anniversaries of MLK Day and Community Service Day. Montgomery County Volunteer Center is asking members of the community to volunteer and record 25 hours of community service before October 22nd.
Habitat is a proud supporter of the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. The hours you help out in ReStore, in our offices as an intern or on the construction site will count towards your goal in Pledge 25!
If you make and complete the Pledge 25 you will be recognized at Montgomery County Volunteer Center's big celebration in Silver Spring on October 22nd!
Visit Volunteer Hub to sign up to volunteer with HFH-MC!
Then go to Montgomery County Volunteer Center to start recording your hours and learn more.
Meet Isha, a ReStore volunteer and Habitat supporter. We are so proud to have her as part of our team because of her passion and positive attitude.
Isha "love['s] everything that Habitat stands for" and "is a supporter of Habitat's core beliefs".
When she's not volunteering at ReStore, Isha enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her kids.
Thank you so much for all that you give to us, Isha!
HFH-MC is looking forward to our 6th Annual Golf Classic on Friday, June 3rd at Whiskey Creek Golf Club. HFH-MC hosts this event annually as its largest fundraiser. The proceeds from the classic will go towards the rehabilitation of vacant, distressed homes as part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program II (NRP-II), as well as contribute to the Weatherization Program, which provides free basic weatherization services to increase energy efficiency in older homes for low-income Montgomery County homeowners.
Over the past five years, the Golf Classic has been a sold out event; therefore, we strongly encourage early registration for golfers and sponsors! The players enjoy the challenge of Whiskey Creek's award winning course, share a day networking with colleagues and more importantly, learn about the work of HFH-MC and the dedicated sponsors that support it.
It's not too late to participate in the Golf classic as a sponsor or as a raffle or silent auction donor. Unfortunately, golfers are on a waitlist status as of 4/20/11.
Visit our website to see sponsorship packages!
For more info or questions, please contact Debbie Hayden at email@example.com or by phone at 301-990-0014 x13.
Save the Date!
Building Upon Pride Reception
Thursday, May 19
Cocktails and hors d'ouevres will be served at the event and there will be a raffle for special gifts, including a one-week vacation in Orlando, FL!
Join us as a guest or as a member of the host committee:
Host Committee Member $75
Click here to register!
Click here to learn more about Pride Build 2011
April Team Builds
A special thanks to the following groups who volunteered on our sites throughout the month of April! Also, thank you to all of our individual volunteers who dedicate so much of their time to building Habitat homes.
To view our future individual volunteer opportunities please visit Volunteer Hub or to learn how your group can become involved view our Team Build Packet.
April 2: Christ Lutheran, Bethesda
April 9: Local Thrivent Board of Directors
April 15: Christ Lutheran, Bethesda
April 16: Venable
April 29: Fannie Mae
April 30: Christ Lutheran, Bethesda
To view more build day photos, visit our Picasa Photo Site!
Wednesday, May 4, 5-8pm
Montgomery Mall in Bethesda
7101 Democracy Blvd.
Join us for FAMILY NIGHT
Come learn about HFH-MC and how you can get involved!
Monday, May 9, ALL DAY
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN
Montgomery Mall in Bethesda or Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg
Call 301.469.5090 OR 301.330.0681
for reservations or to place an order for pick-up
CPK will donate 20% of your tab when you bring in a flyer or say you are there to support Habitat!
Thursday, May 19, 5-10pm
Fallsgrove Village Center in Rockville
14921-J Shady Grove Rd.
Mamma Lucia will donate 8% of profits between 5-10pm to Habitat.
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Montgomery County is one of the most affluent communities in the nation, however thousands of its residents are living in poverty. Habitat's unique homeownership model provides a solution to this problem by offering low-income families the opportunity to purchase their own simple, decent, affordable home. Our goal is to end the cycle of poverty and show families that with the right tools, they can have the confidence and competence to maintain their own stable community.
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