Join Us for the Amazing Raise 2012

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6 AM SEPTEMBER 19TH – 6 PM SEPTEMBER 20TH

Last year, The Amazing Raise raised over $630,000 for 270 local nonprofits. You can make 2012 even bigger by joining this unique “giving challenge.”

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is taking part in this year’s Amazing Raise!  Your $50 donation can help us do so much to help hardworking families achieve the dream of homeownership.

 

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

The organization with the most unique donations of $50 or more at the end of 36 hours wins a $20,000 grant. But with over $100,000 up for grabs, your gift can really go a long way.  Gifts must be given through the GiveRichmond.org website between September 19th and September 20th in order to qualify.

Be sure to stay tuned for more information about the Amazing Raise and how you can help support Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity!

  

Also – please don’t forget to vote for us today in the Richmond Unite funding contest! There are only a few days left to vote and we are in it to win it!  Click here to vote!

Help Make Chevelle’s Dream of Homeownership A Reality – Make a Donation Before May 1st!

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Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity still needs your help to raise enough money to begin building our next home before May 1st!

Read Chevelle’s story below and make a donation to help get her family into their new, safe, affordable home as soon as possible.

 
Chevelle’s Story

Chevelle is a single mother of six children ranging in age from 4 to 18.  While Chevelle was growing up, her family lived in Section 8 housing and continually moved because of evictions, making her home life unstable and unsafe.

Currently she and her children are living in a small, three bedroom rental home with lots of safety hazards.  Each summer the bathroom smells of sewage and Chevelle is concerned the condition of the home could affect the health of her children. Chevelle wants nothing more than to provide her own children with the safety and stability she never had as a child.

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is helping her achieve that stability for her children.  Once her home is built,  Chevelle will move into a safe, affordable, brand new home where she will pay a 0% interest mortgage, saving her a lot of money.  She is currently gaining the tools she needs to thrive as a homeowner by attending eight mandatory homeownership and financial literacy courses and is diligently completing 350 hours of “sweat equity” volunteering at our ReStore and helping to build her own home.

Without generous donations from people like you, families like Chevelle’s would never be able to experience the joy of owning their own home.

 

A donation from you to Richmond Habitat of $25, $50, or $100 (or more) will help make Chevelle’s dream possible!  Won’t you help today?

Join us for NAPO’s “Get Organized” Event on Jan. 15!

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January is Get Organized (GO) month and the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Richmond chapter wants to help you with your new year’s resolutions. They will be holding a Get Organized Drop-in Drop-off event this Sunday, January 15, 2012 from noon until 4pm at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center.

Here’s how you can get involved:

1. Gather donations and recyclables
2. Pack items in your car
3. Take items to the DRIVE-IN, DROP-OFF event!

All donations collected at the event will go to the Richmond Habitat ReStore and Goodwill of Central Virginia.

SUGGESTED DONATIONS

  • Desktop/Laptop Computers
  • Cell Phones
  • Batteries
  • Home Maintenance Materials
  • Cabinets/Countertops – Undamaged and complete with all doors and drawers
  • Carpet/Linoleum/Tile – New and clean
  • Windows – Like new, no cracks
  • Lumber/Plywood/Siding/Trim – Full and 1/2 sheets of plywood, 8 ft minimum on lumber, no rot, screws or nails.

We hope to see you there!