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We need volunteers!

Come  pitch in to help local homeowners with safety and maintenance repair projects during the first ever “A Brush With Kindness Week” September 19 – 26.  The three homeowners we’ll be assisting this fall are listed in green on the construction schedule. “A Brush With Kindness Week” is a new initiative by Habitat for Humanity, and we are one of 38 affiliates in the US who were chosen to participate! 

Do you have some time? We really need volunteers, individually or in groups, who can help! All the projects will be exterior projects—painting, minor repairs, and yard cleanup.

What: Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County is one of nearly 40 Habitat affiliates partnering with Valspar, Habitat’s national paint partner, and Wells Fargo, to launch A Brush with Kindness Week, Sept. 19-26.  A Brush with Kindness Week is a nationwide effort to transform neighborhoods by painting, providing minor exterior home repairs, landscaping and cleaning up yards in partnership with more than 130 low-income homeowners, many of whom are elderly or have a disability. Locally, Habitat for Humanity volunteers will work on three projects: two in Sherman and one in Denison.

When: Saturday, Sept. 19, Wednesday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 26 at each of these three sites

Where: 701 E. Orange St., Sherman; 1826 S. Mirick, Denison; 301 Chisholm Trail, Sherman

Contact: Carrie Bolin, Volunteer Coordinator, via her e-mail address carriebolin@hotmail.com  or her mobile phone # 903-327-3204.

You may also contact Laurie Mealy, Executive Director, at 903.893.0009.

Sponsors: Valspar, Habitat’s national paint partner and founding partner of Habitat’s home preservation services, and Wells Fargo are sponsoring the event across 25 states. Thanks, Valspar and Wells Fargo!

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New Family—New Home!

It’s nearly time to start building again! Rosa Longoria and her children have completed their application and invested plenty of sweat and effort. Now they are waiting for the building to begin at their new home in Denison. On Habitat’s end, the survey is complete, the plans are ready, and the lot will be cleared soon. The new house is at 301 W. Bond, right next door to Soloman and Kodi’s home.  Come help lift the walls on Saturday, October 3 at 10:00am at 301 W. Bond in Denison.

We need volunteers! Are you part of a group that wants to build with us? Click here or on the Build Info button in the menu bar to check the schedule for availability, then contact us.

New Fall Schedule

Circle These Dates On Your Calendar!

  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 11:00 – 1:00, Austin College Opportunity Fair, Wright Center—Look for our table.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19, 9:00 – 5:00, Sherman Autumn and Arts Festival—Find our booth
  • Saturday, Sept. 19, 8:30 – 2:30, A Brush With Kindness—three different addresses—see above
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8:30 – 2:30, A Brush With Kindness Week—three different addresses!
  • Saturday, Sept. 26, 8:30 – 2:30, A Brush With Kindness Week—three different addresses!
  • Saturday, Oct. 3, 9:00 – 5:00, Denison Fall Festival—Find our booth
  • Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:00, Wall Raising at 301 W. Bond, Denison
  • Monday, Oct. 5— World Habitat Day! World Habitat Day is the one day set aside annually by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the basic right of all humanity to adequate shelter, and to encourage grassroots action toward ending poverty housing.
  • Saturday, Oct. 10, 8:00 – 3:00 , Home Improvement Sale, 602 E. Brockett, Sherman

Help Fill A Home With HOPE!

Our next house will be started in Denison this fall. Would you please help us fund this new house? For each gift of $50, you would be providing one square foot of construction costs for another deserving Grayson County family.

At the time of the wall raising ceremony, our square-foot donors will have their own one-foot squares painted onto the concrete foundation in bright blue paint. In your square, we would list your name, or if you prefer, you may designate someone in whose honor or memory you are donating. We hope you will join us for the wall-raising ceremony for this house at 301 W. Bond, Denison, TX on Saturday, October 3 at 10:00am. Click here to see more information about the Square Foot Club.

Amazon + Habitat = Lots of Smiles!

Millions of people are Amazon shoppers! The new AmazonSmiles program provides a way for Amazon to give back a portion (0.5%) of your shopping dollar to the charity of your choice.

Here’s how it works: When you want to make a purchase at Amazon, don’t go to amazon.com! Instead, go to www.smile.amazon.com. You will be asked which charity you want to support. Type in Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County. Then, shop as usual. Everything else about shopping is the same– your discounts, free shipping, and any of your other perks. We will receive a check once a quarter based on supporters’ purchases. You might want to bookmark it!

Your donated car can help build a house!

If the movie does not appear in your browser window, click here to see it.

dianaphotowebDiana Cosby’s – Romance Readers Build A House!

There’s almost nothing better than curling up with a good book on a chilly day, especially with one of Diana Cosby’s romantic suspense novels set in medieval Scotland. But one thing even better is building a warm, safe, and secure Habitat house for a deserving family. It gives families more than just a home; it provides a foundation on which to start their future and build their dreams.

Diana’s readers are working to build such a house. As readers send contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County, watch the bookshelf fill with every donation. The goal is to fund an entire home – $55,000, in order to start construction on a new house of dreams. Send your donation via PayPal using the Donate button below or donate funds the old-fashioned way—a check works just fine!

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Send checks to Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County, P.O. Box 2725, Sherman, TX 75091.

Kroger donations—Help Build Homes!

Are you a Kroger shopper? Kroger will be giving away $1.5 million to local non-profit organizations this year, and we are excited to be one of them, thanks to local Habitat supporters who link their Kroger Plus Shoppers Card to Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County.

To enroll, visit Kroger’s website at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com to set up an account, register your Kroger Plus Card, and link your card to Habitat for Humanity. Anytime you shop at Kroger using your card, you will accumulate points for Habitat. Our group number is 81153. Linking your card to Habitat does not affect your in-store or gas discounts!

We have been a part of the Kroger Rewards program since 1995 and have received more than $30,000 in funding thanks to Kroger and Habitat supporters. Please register your Kroger Plus card online today.

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