20% of all proceeds from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. will be donated to our Women Build project thanks to the generous support of our friends at Granite City!
Friday, June 16th @ the Links at Crystal Lake, Pontiac
7:30 am Sign-in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Shotgun Scramble Start
- Longest Drive Women & Men
- Closest to Pin Women & Men
- $5000 Cash Hole in One
- Dixon Golf Challenges
- Skins Game
- Raffle Prizes at Dinner
800 Golf Drive, Pontiac, MI www.tlacl.com
Proper Golf Attire (No Jeans, T-shirts, or Gym Shorts) The Links is a Spike-less Facility
Please consider donating a prize to the raffle! Gift Cards of any style or denomination, tickets to local sporting or concert events, sports memorabilia and golf related items appreciated. Donors recognized during the event.
Contact Elizabeth Wyss at ElizabethH@HabitatOakland.org
Friday, May 12, 3–8pm & Saturday, May 13, 9am–5pm
Culver’s in Lake Orion on Lapeer and Dutton, 1/2 mile north of the Palace. Sale takes place rain or shine!
For more information, contact Micah Jordan at 248.338.1843, ext. 231 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our amazing partners who are donating in 2017 – Bordine’s Nursery, Auburn Oaks, Meijer (Auburn Hills), Great Lakes Ace, Changing Places Moving, Site One, Tree Time, Costco, Sams Club
In partnership with the Southfield Non-Profit Housing Corporation and the City of Southfield, Habitat Oakland County is rebuilding and renovating many homes in Southfield in 2017. The aim of the initiative is to renew Southfield neighborhoods house by house in an effort to improve and maintain property values for all Southfield residents.
To apply to purchase one of our homes in Southfield, visit our Homeownership page to get started.
Dine out to support a Habitat Oakland County Women Build fundraiser on Thursday, Jan. 26th! Print and present this flyer to your server at Granite City Food & Brewery in Troy, Northville or Detroit to participate in the Women Build fundraiser. Twenty percent of your entire tab, including liquor and to-go orders will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County’s Women Build. #thanksforyoursupport #dine2donate
Women Build is a home build initiative led by women of Oakland County for women in Oakland County! It is an incredible project to be part of because 80 to 90 percent of the work is done by women! We seek to educate and remind women from all walks of life of the power they possess. Women can come together to raise funds and build a new home.
We prove that great things can happen when women come together to do good in our community! Join our Women Build mailing list today to get all of the details by clicking in the right-hand corner of this page. It is our goal to use women for all aspects of this build, including contractors, skilled trades, construction supplies and equipment, site supervisors, fundraising and volunteers. Please help us identify potential sponsors, women-owned businesses, and others who want to connect with Habitat Oakland County! No experience is needed!
Granite City Food & Brewery in Troy, Northville or Detroit is a polished casual American restaurant featuring fresh, high-quality menu items prepared from made-from-scratch recipes. Their vision is to create an exceptional Guest experience by delivering outstanding hospitality and distinctive value to all of our Guests. We will do this by empowering our people and having fun in the process. We are committed to providing that same value and return on investment to our Stakeholders. In order to achieve our mission we will conduct our business with the following vision statement in mind: “Every Guest, Every Day”
In light of yesterday’s news from Habitat for Humanity Detroit, we want to ensure our homebuyers, future homebuyers, donors, volunteers and employees that Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County and our ReStores of Oakland County remain in healthy operation. Each local affiliate works with an independent board of directors, staff and budget to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in their own market.
Our goal is to support Ken Cockrel, Jr., Habitat for Humanity Detroit’s Executive Director, as he and their board of directors determine next steps for the Detroit affiliate.
Tim Ruggles, Executive Director/CEO – Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County
In 2002, a commercial-quality GE Monogram range (we’ll affectionately rename “her” GEM) with her six burners, built-in griddle, full-capacity oven and a side baking oven was installed in a Rochester Hills home. Can you imagine over the years the gatherings that surrounded GEM? Thanksgiving dinners, birthday parties, hearty morning breakfasts, lunch dates with friends… little did GEM know that was just the beginning of her ability to bring people together.
While GEM was working faithfully in Rochester Hills, a woman named Stephanie Maurice was graduating at nearby Rochester College, and accepting a position in development with Detroit’s Mariners Inn, an organization that serves as an anchor for those struggling to navigate the treacherous waters of homelessness and substance abuse. Stephanie would also eventually join the alumni board of Rochester College.
In the spring of 2016 Rochester College’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship visited ReStore Pontiac, a home improvement outlet and donation center that supports the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County. This new Rochester College major leads students through projects with local nonprofits in order to help the students prepare for careers leading organizations and solving social issues. The ReStore manager was so impressed with the students in the class that she offered to hire one of them for a new position she was creating. Student Devan Watkins was inspired by ReStore during the class so she immediately applied, and was hired for the part time position.
In the fall of 2016, Rochester College’s Social Entrepreneurship majors moved on to their next assignment at Detroit’s Mariners Inn. Fittingly, the Mariners Inn project was in collaboration with Stephanie Maurice, Rochester College’s Alumni Board Member. During one of the tours the need for new kitchen equipment was brought up, to feed the many individuals served by Mariners Inn each day.
In the winter of 2016, as Devan moved between her part-time ReStore Pontiac job and her class project with Mariners Inn, GEM was moved suddenly from her Rochester Hills home, loaded onto a big truck and donated to ReStore Pontiac.
Devan, having seen GEM’s arrival at ReStore Pontiac, and in a moment of brilliant social entrepreneurship, realized this high-end kitchen equipment could make a big difference. She and Jaymes Vettraino, Rochester College’s director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, contacted Mariners Inn about the equipment. On December 8, 2016, Mariners Inn purchased GEM – the commercial quality, six burner range – for a small fraction of her retail cost. She will now be serving 500 men PER DAY at Mariners Inn as GEM does what she does best – bring people together.
One last little bit of joy: Remember the family in Rochester Hills that donated GEM? Their grandfather had been a member of Mariners Church of Detroit, the original supporting congregation of Mariners Inn. As GEM’s donor, who has been donating to ReStores for 10+ years said, “Hearing that the stove went to Mariners Inn made my day… I’m really glad it is being used to help others versus being put to scrap!”
About the Center for Social Entrepreneurship
During the Fall 2015 semester, Rochester College began offering a BBA with a Social Entrepreneurship Major. From its inception the Social Entrepreneurship academic Major has been rooted in the Mission of the College: Rochester College cultivates academic excellence, principled character, servant leadership, and global awareness through a rigorous educational experience that integrates liberal arts and professional studies within an inclusive Christian heritage. The foundations of the Major are the academic and professional studies courses essential to understanding business management. Upon this foundation students learn to apply business principles to servant leadership and social value organizations. Students interested in serving non-profit organizations, local government or for-profit businesses with a social good component are encouraged to explore their personal vocation while completing their academic studies. For more information visit www.rc.edu/socialentrepreneurship.
About Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County
Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County is a non-profit organization that works with local families to achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Since 1996, Habitat Oakland County has built and renovated homes in partnership with 200 families, with 80 more planned for 2017. Donate, volunteer or learn more at www.habitatoakland.org. Shop. Donate. Volunteer at ReStores of Oakland County in Farmington and Pontiac www.habitatoakland.org/restore.
About Mariners Inn
Mariners Inn serves as an anchor for those struggling to navigate the treacherous waters of homelessness and substance abuse through a wide range of social service programs that achieve the best possible outcomes for adults, families, and youth affected by addiction. Mariners Inn is a nationally acclaimed treatment center providing substance abuse treatment, shelter, and supportive services to Southeast Michigan’s homeless men. Mariners Inn holds the most prestigious three-year accreditation through the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, please visit www.marinersinn.org.
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Seeking Donations from Oakland County Residences and Businesses
Pontiac, MI – Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County has assumed ownership of two ReStore locations – home improvement outlets – in Farmington and Pontiac, which sell furniture, cabinets, appliances, paint and other such home improvement supplies. All proceeds from ReStores of Oakland County now will directly benefit Habitat Oakland County’s mission within the county. ReStore Pontiac’s Grand Re-Opening will be held:
Friday, December 9th
150 Osmun St., Pontiac
In addition, home and business owners can schedule pickups online for their large ReStore of Oakland County donations. For easy scheduling, log onto www.habitatoakland.org/restore and schedule a pick-up date best for you.
ReStore Pontiac is currently open to the public each week Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sought after items include cabinets, appliances, furniture, paints and other home improvement supplies.
Also “If residents and businesses in Oakland County can choose our ReStore Pontiac to donate their furniture and appliances when they replace or remodel we would have enough inventory to meet the needs of our consumers,” says Frank Kessler, ReStores of Oakland County Manager. “Retailers, distributors and manufacturers closing out year-end or discontinued product, scratch n dent or returned product — please consider donating your products to ReStore Pontiac and you’ll receive a tax receipt donation. Please call Jackie at 248-365-4090.”
Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County is a non-profit organization that works with local families to achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Since 1996, Habitat Oakland County has built and renovated homes in partnership with 200 families, with 62 more taking place this year. Donate, volunteer or learn more at www.habitatoakland.org.
Each year, our staff celebrates the holidays with our partner homeowners and their families with dinner, games, crafts, and time with Santa. This year, 68 families will be attending the event – nearly 300 people on Friday, Dec. 2nd! Would you like to spread some holiday love? Please call our office at 248-338-1843 and ask to adopt a family. Thank you!