Women Build Week 2017!
Our affiliate is one of 300 affiliates from around the country that has been selected to participate with Lowe’s for this year’s WomenBuildWeek! We need volunteers! Want to join us? We will be building Saturday, May 6, Wednesday, May 10, and Saturday, May 13. Call the Habitat office at 903.893.0009 to sign up!
Brandie Mack and her children. Brandie applied for a Habitat house about 18 months ago, dreaming of buying an affordable home for herself and her four sons. AND she wanted to live in Van Alstyne, where her children are actively involved in school and sports. She qualified! Habitat will be building Brandie’s house this spring, and we hope to be to post the build schedule any day now. Watch for it!
Spring Home Maintenance
Getting ready for spring cleaning? Our friends at State Farm encourage us to watch this 90sec video about simple springtime home maintenance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFw8GH1is_8).
It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again!
State Farm agents Jim McClure and Ibrahim Sangare presented a check for $5000 to Habitat board president Dan Stenger at our recent house dedication. It’s especially exciting because State Farm also presented a check to Habitat for $5,000 only four months ago on wall raising day for the same house. State Farm has been a primary corporate partner with Habitat for Humanity International since 1994. Thanks, State Farm!
It’s not too late to make a year-end gift in support of Habitat’s mission. Your gift will build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter for families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing. Strong and stable homes build strong and stable communities. Your gift to Habitat for Humanity is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donate here.
We have new barrier-free shower units from Florestone!
Shower stalls and combination tub-showers, complete with Moen hand-held sprayers, stainless steel grab bars, recessed soap dishes, and curtain rods – in a variety of sizes and shapes. All are 50% or more off the retail price. Click here for the specifications of each shower.
Questions? Call the office at 903.893.0009.
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!
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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!
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.