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Come eat for a cause on August 31st at Belleair Bluffs Bonefish Grill

Friday, August 28, 2015

We would love for you to stop by Belleair Bluffs Bonefish Grill on August 31st. They will be throwing a benefit day for Habitat Pinellas from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM. 15% of your check will go to us. All you have to do is come with an appetite. Click here to print out the flyer to bring with you.

For more info on this event, visit our event page on Facebook. Thanks for supporting us!

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Our ReStore has been nominated for the Best of the Bay awards

Monday, August 24, 2015

We are excited to announce that Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is nominated for Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay awards under "Best Thrift Shop." 

Habitat is also nominated for "Best Place to Volunteer!"*  Please take a moment to support us by voting. Voting ends September 8th!

Vote now!

1. Visit http://cltampa.com/
2. Click on the Best of the Bay 2015 banner at the top
3. Select the “Goods and Services” headline
4. Scroll down to the “Best Thrift Shop” category
5. Open the drop down menu and click on Habitat for Humanity ReStore

*To vote for "Best Place to Volunteer," look for us in the "People, Places and Politicians" category!

The Best of the Bay Awards
Wednesday, September 23
The Mahaffey Theater, St. Pete, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

We hope to see you there!
Thanks for your vote -- and for your ongoing support of our Habitat mission in Pinellas County!

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Our thoughts are with Jimmy Carter

Friday, August 21, 2015

Since learning that former President Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with melanoma last week, Habitat Pinellas’ prayers have been with President Carter as he begins treatment.

“The thoughts and prayers of our entire staff and board are with President Carter and his family,” said Habitat Pinellas CEO Mike Sutton.  “Several members of our staff were blessed to have had the opportunity to meet Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter during our recent trip to attend a Sunday school session he teaches at his hometown church in Plains, Georgia.”
               
President and Mrs. Carter's first volunteer experience with Habitat for Humanity was in March 1984 in Americus, Georgia, where Habitat for Humanity was founded.  Later that same year, they joined Habitat volunteers in New York City's Lower East Side to renovate an abandoned building in partnership with low-income families. That marked Habitat for Humanity's first Jimmy Carter Work Project, which was later renamed the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Each year since that time, the Carters have given one week to build houses alongside volunteers and families in communities across the United States and around the world.

Habitat's annual Carter Work Project has helped build, renovate or repair nearly 4,000 homes in 14 countries alongside 92,000 volunteers. This year, the 32nd Carter Work Project will take place in Nepal in November.  

"Through their leadership and passion, they have made us a stronger organization and have directly helped improve the lives of thousands of families," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International.

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AmazonSmile and Habitat Pinellas have teamed up

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Habitat Pinellas and AmazonSmile have partnered up! Many people already shop on Amazon to find great deals. Now they can shop and make a difference. If you ever thought about volunteering, but haven't had the time to come out- now you can help out Habitat without ever picking up a hammer! 

Here's how to get started:

1. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/
2. Log into your AmazonSmile account with your email and password
3. Choose Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas under "select your charity."
4. Shop for any of the eligible products that are marked with "eligible for AmazonSmile donation."
5. After you've purchased your items, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Habitat Pinellas!

Thanks for helping out Habitat for Humanity!

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Welcome home to the Bonney family!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Everyday is a beautiful day when we are dedicating a Habitat home. Last Saturday morning a large group of Wanda Bonney's friends and family were welcomed by Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat Pinellas for the dedication of the Bonney family home.

Everyone was there to see Wanda Bonney enter her new forever home located in the Stevens Creek neighborhood. Habitat Site Supervisor, David Morris presented the key to Wanda on behalf of the Habitat ReStore. (The proceeds from the Habitat ReStore helped fund Wanda's home).

This dedication was truly special because after caring for 25 children throughout her adulthood, Wanda earned a place where she and her daughters Evonna, Jarkea, Norencea and son, SirByran, could call home.

Stephany Lavely was present at the ceremony and gave the Bonney family a flag on behalf of U.S. Congressman David Jolly's office. Wanda also received welcome gifts from several participants in the dedication. Many thanks to dedication participants including: Habitat Homeowner Partner, Laurie Hosking who presented Wanda with a bible; Valpak gave Wanda her first piece of mail with a gift card and David Gerald of Anona United Methodist Church presented a welcome basket. Duke Energy representative, Cyndi McRee shared details on how the solar water heaters that Duke provides for our Habitat homes help keep energy cost down. Wanda's daughters couldn't resist in also giving their mother a gift as well. Nikitha Herring presented her mother with a hammer, which symbolized all of the hard work that came from the volunteers who helped out. Wanda's other daughter, Erica Herring was accompanied by Wanda's granddaughters who gave Wanda a welcoming mat to place outside her new home Finally, Wanda received words of encouragement from Mr. Chris Bates, Principal, and Toni Powell, Assistant Principal of Dunedin Middle School - the school where her family members have attended. 

Wanda was ecstatic to be surrounded by so many loved ones. After Pastor Korad McCree of the St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, blessed the home; Wanda, her girls, friends, and family broke out in song - led by family friend, Ivory. Special thanks to everyone that came out to the dedication and helped to make this moment special for Wanda and her family! A great big thank you to our ReStore who helped fund Wanda's home and to all the volunteers who came out to help.

PHOTOS: Top: Wanda surrounded by her loving family members in front of her new home. Bottom: Habitat Site Supervisor, David Morris gives key to new Habitat homeowner, Wanda Bonney. 

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