Bid to Build

 
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about

On May 4, 2019, we celebrated 30 years of building communities, homes and hope in Washtenaw County during our Bid to Build Auction & Celebration at the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex in Ann Arbor. Nearly 250 people attended the annual event, which featured delicious food and drinks, and a live and silent auction with hundreds of items and experiences from local businesses, artists and partners.

volunteer & partner of the year

Each year, Habitat recognizes a volunteer and partner who have gone above and beyond to support our mission of building stronger communities.  This year, we will recognize the New West Willow Neighborhood Association as the 2019 Partner of the Year and Paul Weiner and Don Stauffer as the 2019 Volunteers of the Year. To view past recipients and learn more, click here.


2019 Sponsors

Builder Sponsors

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Contractor Sponsors

Bank of Ann Arbor
Level One Bank
Weingartz

Journeyman Sponsors

Domino’s
Republic Services

Apprentice Sponsors

Tony and Barbara Eichmuller
Lowe’s
UHY LLP

 

Building on Faith

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Starting in September 2018, Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial came together to offer Thrivent members and local volunteers the chance to help build stronger homes and stronger communities. During Building on Faith 2018, approximately 80 volunteers supported Habitat projects in Washtenaw County by helping current local residents with yard and community clean up and renovating a home for a future Habitat homeowner.


Building on faith 2018 activities

On Sept. 15, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley hosted it’s first-ever Neighborhood Clean Up day in partnership with Thrivent, where more than 40 volunteers helped West Willow neighborhood residents with yard clean up, moving items to the dumpster and into the ReStore truck for resale.

On Oct. 5 and 6, roughly 20 volunteers helped build a garage at the future home of the Hardy Family

 

Building on faith 2019

Plans are being discussed for additional neighborhood work in partnership with Thrivent. Stay tuned for more information or contact Leah Borst at lborst@h4h.org to learn more.

 

Planned Giving

 
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bequests

A gift in your will or revocable trust can deliver a lasting gift to Habitat that will impact many lives to come. This can be a strong solution if you do not have the means to make your gift today, but would like to make a strong impact tomorrow.

Contact Laura Town at 734.882.2005 for more information.

charitable gift annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a way of giving to Habitat, while still receiving a lifetime stream of annual income. You transfer your cash or property to Habitat and we promise to make fixed payments to you for life, at a rate based on your age.

Contact Laura Town at 734.882.2005 for more information.

 

IRAs

Direct your IRA plan administrator to distribute your preferred amount to Habitat. If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, this distribution is tax-free up to $100,000 for one calendar year.

Retirement plans

Naming Habitat as your retirement plan beneficiary is also a simple way of ensuring your impact. This can be a strong solution if you do not have the means to make your gift today, but would like to make a strong impact tomorrow.

 

Veterans Build

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BUILDING THE future for local veterans

Veterans Build is an opportunity for local veterans and supporters to take a proactive step in building the future for local veterans by providing home ownership or critical repairs for existing homeowners.

SPONSOR OUR VETERANS BUILD

Become an official 2019 Veterans Build sponsor and gain a closed volunteer day for 8 - 12 of your employees, friends or family to help with exterior repairs for local veterans. Veterans Build sponsors will be recognized on our website, signage on the build site and at the home dedication.

Contact James Hannah at jhannah@h4h.org to become a Veterans Build partner!