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Giving Tuesday

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Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar. #GivingTuesday includes people of all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. Together, millions of people demonstrate our common capacity to give.

#GivingTuesday is a celebration of America’s greatest traditions: generosity, entrepreneurialism, community. Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, food or clothing.

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Your gift provides families with strength stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

 

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HABITAT RECEIVES $100,000 GIFT FROM HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION TO BENEFIT VETERANS VILLAGE

Thanks to a generous $100,000 gift from the Home Depot Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida will join Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, Team Depot, on Saturday to celebrate Veterans Day and to continue building Veterans Village in Umatilla.

The grant allows Habitat of Lake-Sumter and volunteers to start work on the second phase of the building low-income homes for veterans.

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Sponsor of The Month: The Home Depot Foundation

We are excited to announce The Home Depot Foundation as one of our new partners of the Veterans Village – a community for our service men and women in Umatilla, Florida.  Recently, the Home Depot Foundation awarded Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Village a grant of $100,000 to support the building of homes for low-income Veterans.  Kent Adcock, Habitat for Humanity’s CEO states “We are extremely grateful for the support of The Home Depot Foundation, they have been a long standing partner of Habitat for Humanity and do so much for the Veteran community across the nation.”

As a partner in the Veterans Village, The Home Depot Foundation will not only support the Veterans Village financially but also through volunteerism.  Team Depot, a group of Home Depot associate volunteers, work to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families.  We are excited to have the support of local Team Depot members who will be working at the Village over the next year.  To kick off the partnership and start up the onsite building with Team Depot, both local store managers from Lady Lake and Leesburg are gathering Team Depot members for their first event on Veterans Day – Saturday, November 11th.

Below are a few photos from the first Team Depot project in Coleman, Florida.  They did an amazing job!

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Come In & Shop!

Every Habitat ReStore is unique, and inventory at each changes daily. You can find something new every day!

Most ReStores will include a variety of new and used building materials, appliances and furniture. Many stores have inventory that expands beyond these three categories. Check out your local ReStore to see what they have in store for you today.

Stop in and visit our 4 Locations:

Eustis ReStore
352-483-0410
710 South Bay Street
Eustis, FL 32726» View Map
Groveland ReStore
352-429-9052
205 Woodfield Court
Groveland, FL 34736» View Map
Leesburg ReStore
352-728-6366
200 N. Lone Oak Drive
Leesburg, FL 34748» View Map
Wildwood ReStore
352-330-0881
6761 CR 148
Wildwood, FL 34785» View Map

 

Call the scheduling center today at 352-589-3005, Monday – Friday: 8AM – 4PM for FREE donation pick-up on select items.

Sponsor of The Month!

This year marks the 30th year of Bank of America’s long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity in our shared goal to connect working families to affordable housing in order to build thriving communities.

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Want to Get Involved?

What is a Team Build?

Exactly what it sounds like!  A group of people from a company, church, or club who want to get together to work with Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter on a local housing project.

Benefits of Partnering

  • Get to know your employees, club, or congregation members on a more personal level.
  • Assist in projects that provide a better future for other individuals.
  • Provide a deeper connection to the area around you.
  • Create a more stable environment for those in need.
  • Share an experience that you can take back to the office, club, or church.
  • Co-brand your company, club, or church with Habitat – Let us assist in getting your name out in the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Habitat Ranked “Best Nonprofits to Work For”

ATLANTA (Sept. 26, 2017) — Leading affordable housing organization Habitat for Humanity is the best nonprofit in the United States for employees and volunteers, according to an inaugural ranking published by job-hunting site Indeed. Habitat secured the top spot among U.S. nonprofits based on more than 1,200 reviews from current employees, past employees and volunteers.

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Habitat’s Domestic Global Village Hosts FEMA Assessment Teams

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter’s Domestic Global Village (DGV), a hostel-like volunteer center in Eustis, is currently hosting 12 FEMA Corps members. The FEMA Corps members are under a 10 month contract as a specialized AmeriCorps NCCC team member and will be assisting in the area to participate in disaster response and recovery projects including: helping residents complete applications for disaster assistance; assessing and reporting damage to public facilities; educating local communities on available resources; assessing community needs and spear-heading partnerships with local nonprofits and government agencies.

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Habitat helps out after Hurricane Irma in Florida

Non-profits team up for Hurricane Irma relief

(Eustis, FL) Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, in partnership with Lake Cares Food Pantry, the Cross Church, and Second Harvest Food Bank, will offer free cases of bottled water, baby supplies, and food on Monday, September 18th and Tuesday, September 19th.  Local community volunteers will be onsite to assist with the distribution, excited to help residents throughout the area who are still without power.

Distribution will take place from 9AM-12PM Monday and Tuesday at 710 South Bay Street, Eustis Florida.  Monday’s distribution will consist of water and baby supplies only while Tuesday’s distribution will offer food, water, and baby supplies.

The donation of water came from the Lake Geauga Habitat for Humanity out of Chardon, Ohio where the local Habitat affiliate has been accepting donations of water all week for transport to the area.

Over the next few weeks Habitat of Lake-Sumter will mobilize resources to support local community members with repairs to homes damaged by the storm.  To donate or volunteer visit www.habitatls.org or call 352-483-0434.