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5 years ago
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Joyce SAYS:
It's going...going...gone! …
It's going...going...gone!

Thank you for your donation to our Home Runs for Habitat campaign to support your neighbors in Oakland County. Thanks to your generosity, we exceeded our $5,000 fundraising goal one day early. Thanks to Consumers Energy's matching gift, the $5,126 you donated to Habitat for Humanity will actually be $10,252. Imagine what a difference that will make to local families working to overcome challenges and struggles to become homeowners.

The Tigers are only halfway through their quest to win the World Series and we're only halfway through our quest to make 2012 a year that changes hundreds of lives in Oakland County. I hope you'll keep the hits coming (and keep your family and friends involved). You may not play at Comerica Park, but you Habitat for Humanity's HOME TEAM in Oakland County.

Onward and Upward,

6 years ago
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Linda SAYS:
Hi...sending you a Vote (100…
Hi...sending you a Vote (100 Impact Points) and wishing you the very best on your fundraising and hoping your Project is a huge success . "One small act of kindness can send a ripple thru the Universe."...(My Project CURE EPILEPSY)
6 years ago
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Joyce Russell
Pontiac, MI United States
Stuff About Me:

HFHOC Guiding Principles:

The board and staff of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County believe that every low-income, working family that resides in Oakland County should have access to safe, decent, affordable housing. 
We will
1.      Demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus Christ

2.      Advocate on behalf of those in need of decent shelter

3.      Focus on shelter by building and renovating simple, decent, affordable houses

4.      Engage the broader community through inclusive leadership and diverse partnerships

5.      Promote dignity through full partnerships with Habitat homeowners and future home partners

6.      Promote transformational and sustainable community development

HFHOC History:

Since 1995, we have served approximately 160 families through building and rehabilitating homes in nearly a dozen communities across
Oakland County. As our first homeowner Doreen Marquis said, becoming a Habitat homeowner changed the trajectory of her family forever. She was able to send all three of her children to college and secure a brighter future for each of them. 

The success of Doreen’s family and others like it demonstrates the impact homeownership has on individuals. We also know that homeownership has an impact on communities as well. In recent years, Habitat Oakland has focused on rehabilitating foreclosed properties. Turning abandoned houses, such as the recently renovated home located next to a playground in Southfield, into a home for a family makes the neighborhood safer for every family and every child.

HFHOC 2013-2017 Goals

Help more families become Habitat homeowners in Oakland County

Expand capacity to serve more families per year through new home building, rehabilitation and other program means. Achieve 5% growth per year.
Create, test, evaluate and refine a critical repair program. 
Continue to recruit and prepare families for homeownership to ensure that qualified families exist prior to the start of every project  
Enhance the family selection process to include a financial counseling component that serves additional  families per year
Expand family relationships outreach to ensure that high-need populations are being served
Develop additional financial education classes for approved homeowners to ensure continued success after closing

Build Community Impact

Develop a coordinated communications strategy that engages donors and volunteers
Continue to focus on providing an outstanding volunteer experience
Nurture Youth United chapters in Oakland County schools through increased outreach activities
Establish a Women Build initiative that gives women an opportunity to impact their community, learn construction skills and draw strengths from one another
Seek partnerships with other affordable housing partners and community development agencies in Oakland County
Become an advocate for affordable housing through broader sustainable community development initiatives with local city and county governments and other community organizations

Develop resources that support the mission

Develop and implement a comprehensive funds development plan to support the growth of the affiliate
Establish financial sustainability

                 a. Impliment an operational budget that is annually sustainable
                 b. Create an operating reserve equal to 25% of the annual budget
                 c. Diversify revenue streams.
                 d. Seek opportunities to increase gift in kind programs     

Continue to cultivate new and existing relationships among local, regional and national foundations with a focus on affordable housing to provide increasing support to the annual operating plan

Plan, launch and complete a comprehensive fundraising campaign with a goal of $10 million that expands the capacity of the organization, broadens the donor base and positions the organization for continued future fundraising success

Engage leadership and build organizational capacity

Identify and recruit well placed leaders in Oakland County to serve on the campaign cabinet
Seek out, recruit and engage new board members to diversify board composition and add needed talent
Develop and implement leadership roles for Board and key volunteers in fundraising and advocacy for Habitat Oakland County
Ensure that Technology infrastructure remains sufficient for productivity, affiliate growth and societal relevance




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Joyce Russell's Fundraisers

Habitat Oakland County Home Run

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