NOW MORE THAN EVER, HABITAT’S WORK, OUR WORK AS A COMMUNITY IS ESSENTIAL. HOME IS ESSENTIAL.
This past year has shown each of us just how essential home is, and that is the theme of our newsletter and annual giving campaign. We understand that you must prioritize the health and financial well-being of your loved ones during this time. When you are able, we ask that you consider making a monetary donation in the envelope provided with your print newsletter or online through the “donate” button link in the sidebar which connects to our secure PayPal site.
Together with your support we are changing lives for the better. THANK YOU!
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) created charitable giving incentives to support the essential services that 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations provide [Sections 2204 & 2205 of the Act ]. If you do not itemize on your taxes, you can include $300 per taxpayer in cash charitable contributions as an above-the-line (AGI) deduction for your 2020 taxes. If you itemize, the cap for giving has been increased from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100% for 2020. *Disclaimer: Please consult an attorney or tax professional for advice.
Click here to enjoy a copy of our Winter newsletter and annual appeal. Donations may be sent to the PO Box shown below (at the bottom of each page of our website), through our Facebook site, or through our secure PayPal “donate” button (top right). For stock donation instructions, please click here.
Along with the usual recap of Habitat happenings and photos & “thank yous” from our build which is wrapping up, the newsletter contains an announcement about a special application cycle which is opening today for a 3-4 bdrm., 2 bath home in Ellsworth, Maine. Built in 2010, the home will be refreshed for/with its next occupant(s) through our traditional model of volunteer support and the qualified Partner(s)’ sweat equity. The original floorplan may be modified from a 4- down to a 3-bedroom, depending on the ADA accessibility needs of the qualified applicant(s). The newsletter and our Facebook site tell a bit more about how we reacquired the home.
Learn more about the application process at: HancockCountyHabitat.org/apply
To our volunteers & supporters: This “refresh” project will not take away from the completion of our current project built in partnership with the Campbell family. Also, as we begin on the Ellsworth project, we will be laying the ground-work for our next build at the same time. This next new home will be completed in partnership with Sonia Groesbeck on the Blue Hill Peninsula! For some wonderful family images, Sonia’s story, and a preview of what the home will look like, please see our newsletter.
Please note that we’ve moved administrative & program offices and have permanently closed our ReStore location as of mid-August 2019 in order to better focus on our core mission of building housing with qualified individuals and families. We look forward to continuing to serve Hancock County in partnership with you, our supporters. Please follow us on Facebook . More information can be found by reading these articles (click here).
Note: Our PO Box mailing address (found below) remains the same.
To keep our Habitat Partners, volunteers, and staff safe from the risks associated with COVID-19 transmission, our office and jobsite are both again temporarily closed to the public. As this is an ever evolving situation, we will post updates on our Facebook page and website to help keep you informed.
Administrative staff will be working remotely and can be reached through email at Director.HCHH@gmail.com [please, do not send confidential information] and/or through our office #, which will be checked periodically: (207) 702-9457.
We remain committed to assisting our Habitat Partners who may be struggling financially during the pandemic and are available to discuss options. Thank you for your patience in awaiting a response as we strive to keep up with the impacts of new legislation while also handling higher than normal call volume, etc. during this time.
As always, thank you for your support …and do take care!