International Gator Day 2015

International Gator Day 2015
All Strong for our Community
16th Annual International Gator Day
Saturday, May 16th

On May 16th, Gator Clubs® from around the world will unite to utilize the size and spirit of the Gator Nation to positively impact local communities. Each Club will take on a project that is important to their community and will volunteer the time and talents of its members to serve others. This year, various non-profit organizations such as The Wounded Warriors, Covenant House of Florida, and Best Friends Pet Adoption Service will receive an assist from the Gator Nation.

The Gator Nation is never stronger than when we work together for a common cause. Please join the University of Florida Alumni Association on May 16th to show the world we are All Strong for our Community.

How you can be a part of International Gator Day:

  1. Join the University of Florida Alumni Association.
  2. Find your local Gator Club and volunteer for their service project.
  3. If your local Gator Club is not having an International Gator Day activity, start your own.

For more information, please contact Shirley Lynn at slynn@ufalumni.ufl.edu or 352-392-7619.

As this annual event approaches, each Club's initiative will be posted below.

Don't see an International Gator Day activity in your area? Host your own local service project and we will list it on our website! Please contact our office to have your event listed. For more information, please contact Shirley Lynn at slynn@ufalumni.ufl.edu or 352-392-7619.

Area Gator Club® Projects

Atlanta Gator Club® | Grove Park Intermediate School ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Alexandra Schieken
Email Address: alexandra.schieken@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

Join Atlanta area Gators as we support Grove Park Intermediate School on International Gator Day! We will paint games at the playground, repair park benches, fix up the deck and paint the hallways and bathrooms for the students to enjoy. Activities will take place on May 16, 2015 from 9am-12pm.

Baltimore Gator Club® | Howard Country - Columbia Action Council ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Elizabeth Graham
Email Address: ecghem7@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

For International Gator Day, the Baltimore Gator Club will be volunteering at a community garden sponsored by the Columbia Action Council on May 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Long Reach Garden Plot is located at 6110 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, Md., across from Long Reach High School.

The Garden allows CAC the opportunity to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for families at the Food Bank. Depending upon the season, volunteers will help with "hands-on gardening" such as building beds, planting, weeding, watering, and overall maintenance of the garden. The program provides all of the tools and gardening equipment needed for each project, but children under the age of 16 must be with a parent or guardian to participate.

Blue Ridge Gator Club® | Manna Food Bank ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Mike Ballard
Email Address: gatorsprout@hotmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

Manna Food Bank is a non-profit service organization that links the food industry with 248 partner agencies in 16 counties in Western North Carolina. They are a member of Feeding America which is the largest domestic hunger relief organization. In 2014, Manna distributed 15 million pounds of food, enough to provide 34,000 meals 365 days of the year.

The Blue Ridge Gator Club will join other groups of volunteers to sort and pack food donations.

Central Florida Gator Club® | American Cancer Society ( May 18 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Shane McCutchen
Email Address: shane.mccutchen@seacoastbank.com

Project Description

Date: May 18

The Central Florida Gator Club will volunteer with the American Cancer Society by participating in the Relay for Life event at the Robert Hungerford Preparatory High School in Eatonville. Between 2:00 pm and midnight, the Central Florida Gator Club relay team will take turns walking around the track, raising awareness to help fight cancer. Members who participate may also invite their friends to make contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Charlotte Gator Club® | Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: John Banister
Email Address: john.m.banister@wellsfargo.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

The club will do what is needed to be done that day. It will most likely be sorting food and/or non-food items donated by local companies. It really depends on what has been delivered and needs to be worked.

Cincinnati Gator Club® | Habitat for Humantiy, Cincinnati ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: john radford
Email Address: radgator1@aol.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

The Cincinnati Gator Club will be working two shifts on a local home rehab, five people per shift.

Clay County Gator Club® | Clay County Gator Club ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Tony Agolini
Email Address: tony.agolini@bankofamerica.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

We will volunteer from 9am to Noon at Seamark Ranch. The address is 3631 Seamark Ranch Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Volunteer time will be followed by a cookout with the kids.

Clay County Gator Club® | Seamark Ranch ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Kristine Johnson
Email Address: kdgator59@aol.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

Seamark Ranch is an organization that provides homes for children that have been victims of abuse or who have lost their parents for various reasons. The ranch has 2 homes - one for girls and one for boys. Each home houses approximately 10 children along with a married couple who are the house parents. The children live fulltime on the ranch in a home setting. They attend school - either at the ranch school or at the local public schools. They live in a Christian environment and have daily chores. They are involved in activities just like any other children. The ranch is a working ranch with livestock, a barn, and food gardens. On IGD we will spend the morning at the ranch assisting with any projects they may have. (Minor repairs, painting, working in the gardens, etc.). Once we finish we will host a cook-out at the ranch for all the volunteers and residents.

Clay County Gator Club® | Clay County Gator Club ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Tony Agolini
Email Address: tony.agolini@bankofamerica.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

We will volunteer from 9am to Noon at Seamark Ranch. The address is 3631 Seamark Ranch Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Volunteer time will be followed by a cookout with the kids.

Clay County Gator Club® | Clay County Gator Club ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Tony Agolini
Email Address: tony.agolini@bankofamerica.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

We will volunteer from 9am to Noon at Seamark Ranch. The address is 3631 Seamark Ranch Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Volunteer time will be followed by a cookout with the kids.

Columbia Gator Club® | Pets, Incorporated ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Laura Moss
Email Address: uflakamo@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

We will be helping with various projects cleaning up the shelter.

Desert Gator Club® | Phoenix Herpetological Society ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Gary Manton
Email Address: Desertgators@cox.net

Project Description

Date: May 16

The Desert Gators will be working hand in hand with our fellow Albert's and Alberta's here in Arizona...The Phoenix Herpetological Society is home to nearly 1800 reptiles...and they are excited to have our assistance in building new homes and cleaning up their existing ones...
So, come on out...bring your friends and families...plenty of work to go around.

Directions:
Scottsdale Road North to Dynamite
Dynamite East to 78th Street
South on 78th Street to the 2nd house on the left
28011 N 78th Street.

Bring your work gloves and a smile...as we will have fun giving back to our community.

Florida Keys Gator Club® | Friends of Islamorada Area State Parks ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Mike Bier
Email Address: mjbarcht@att.net

Project Description

Date: May 16

Florida Keys Gator Club will perform a beach cleanup within Long Key State Park that is known sea turtle nesting habitat. This project has become a tradition for the Club's International Gator Day event.

Activities:

1. Volunteers arrive early morning for instructions & boat transportation to our target beach site;
2. The volunteers will spend the better part of the day picking up and bagging the trash that has accumulated on this sea turtle nesting beach;
3. When beach has been cleared of debris, volunteers will be taken back to original departure point, where a cookout will be held.

Gator Club® of Naples | Naples Zoo ( May 23 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Joel Corley
Email Address: jgc1029@comcast.net

Project Description

Date: May 23

Volunteers from the Gator Club of Naples will be assisting in the daily operations of the Zoo. Activities will include maintenance of exhibits, feeding animals, gift shop sales and other activities as may be determined by the Zoo. Of particular interest for the Gator Club of Naples will be the alligator exhibit which the Club will be adopting as a long-term project.

Gotham Gator Club® | Bronx Lighthouse Charter School ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: April Daly
Email Address: volunteer@gothamgators.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

Alumni will assist high school juniors with editing drafts of their college entrance essays. Before the students arrive the teacher will give a brief orientation of essay format and suggestions on how to help students improve essays. Alumni will rotate to give feedback to several students throughout the project. After reviewing the essays students and alumni will have lunch together. Alumni will share about their college application and school experiences. A list of discussion points/questions will be shared with alumni beforehand.

Gotham Gator Club® | Humane Society of New York ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: April Daly
Email Address: volunteer@gothamgators.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

Alumni will take part in a cleaning project either inside or outside the shelter. Alumni may also help with general duties including clerical, organizational or caring for animals.

Knoxville Gator Club® | Relay for Life of Knoxville North ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Brittnee Mound
Email Address: bamound@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

The Knoxville Gator Club will be volunteering at Relay for Life this year. We will help the American Cancer Society with set up, registration of cancer survivors, maintaining the auction tent, and watching the kids play area.

Lone Star Gator Club® | Micah 6 Austin ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Lauren Taylor
Email Address: l.mayumi.t@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

The Lone Star Gators will be giving back over two days of service! To gear up for International Gator Day, the Lone Star Gators are spending the evening of May 14th at the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. We will be organizing and stocking the food bank's warehouse. Next, on International Gator Day we will be heading to Micah 6 Austin. Micah 6 also provides food to the community, and the Lone Star Gators will be organizing the pantry and helping with the pantry shoppers. We will also be bringing canned goods to both locations.

Manatee County Gator Club® | Miracle League of Manasota ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Dave Bolen
Email Address: ddbolen@aol.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

The Manatee County Gator Club will be participating in the "Baseball Buddies" program of the Miracle League of Manasota. The Miracle League of Manasota ia an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for children of all ages to play baseball regardless of their ability. For the 14,000 school-aged children with disabilities in Manatee and Sarasota counties, the Miracle League of Manasota has built a synthetically surfaced baseball field at a site that serves children from both counties. Children challenged by any form of disability are now empowered to enjoy the joys and thrills of baseball and playing with team members regardless of their ability to play. Manatee County Gator Club volunteers will be assigned as buddies and will aide players in the field of play and running the base paths during each of the days' 4 games. The days activities run from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm ending with the Miracle League's trophy ceremony.

Music City Gator Club® | Ronald McDonald House ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Mickey Thursam
Email Address: thursam@comcast.net

Project Description

Date: May 16

This year our club will be expanding our support of the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville, where we have served the past two years. We have two ways for our members to participate this year which should enable even more to give of their time.

1. We have secured Saturday May 16th from 10:00- 12:00 noon for a work party. We will be cleaning, sanitizing, and straightening the house, as well as building care packages/goody bags for the residents.

2. Many of our members enjoy cooking meals for the residents—but no main meal is provided on Saturdays because it is a busy check-in check-out day. As an alternative, we will be offering the opportunity on Wednesday night May 13th for us to provide a dinner meal.

There are opportunities to participate for Gators of all ages, and we're looking forward to a fantastic event.

Palm Beach County Gator Club® | Quantum House ( May 09 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Kat McGinley
Email Address: katmcginley@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 09

We will be participating in Quantum House's Chef for a Day program to cook lunch for all of the families at Quantum House in West Palm Beach. Quantum House supports children and families undergoing medical treatment at St. Mary's Medical Center, or other surrounding hospitals. Their mission is to create a caring and supportive home to lessen the burden for families whose children are undergoing treatment for serious medical conditions. This will be Palm Beach County Gator Club's second year in a row participating in the Chef for a Day program at Quantum House.

Panhandle Gator Club® | Bethel Village ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Michael K. Varner
Email Address: mvarnerg8r@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

We will be painting inside the building. Arrival time on May 16, 2015 (Saturday) is 10:00 AM, Wear clothes that you can get paint on.

Pinellas County Gator Club® | Pinellas County Gator Club ( May 09 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Jan Hughes
Email Address: noysegator@msn.com

Project Description

Date: May 09

Pinellas County Gator Club will be hosting a picnic and picnic lunch to Celebrate and honor our Veterans on International Gator Day- May 9, 2015 at Bay Pines VA located at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, Bay Pines, Fl. We will be giving back to our veterans, including the Housing First Veterans (homeless, etc.), Domiciliary (onsite) Veterans, and OEF/OIF Program (Iraq & Afghan) Vets. Live entertainment will be provided by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Band.

Gator Volunteer opportunities for service are as follows:

• Schmoozers - Most important need - to interact with our veterans – they all need a friendly ear and Gator veterans are particularly in demand here.
• Jr. Gators – Young volunteers to interact with veterans’ kids. Plenty of children’s activities can use Teen leaders.
• Chef Gators – Many volunteers needed to assist with prep/cleanup & picnic lunch (served around Noon) FOR UP TO 200 ATTENDEES!

Check-in 9:30 AM at VA Center Courtyard Plaza Off Bay Pines Blvd. Live entertainment starts at 11:00 AM.

Pinellas County Gator Club® | Pinellas County Gator Club ( May 09 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Jan Hughes
Email Address: noysegator@msn.com

Project Description

Date: May 09

The Pinellas County Gator Club will be hosting a picnic and picnic lunch to Celebrate and honor our Veterans on International Gator Day- May 9, 2015 at Bay Pines VA located at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, Bay Pines, Fl. We will be giving back to our veterans, including the Housing First Veterans (homeless, etc.), Domiciliary (onsite) Veterans, and OEF/OIF Program (Iraq & Afghan) Vets. Live entertainment will be provided by the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Band.

Gator Volunteer opportunities for service are as follows:

• Schmoozers - Most important need - to interact with our veterans – they all need a friendly ear and Gator veterans are particularly in demand here.
• Jr. Gators – Young volunteers to interact with veterans’ kids. Plenty of children’s activities can use Teen leaders.
• Chef Gators – Many volunteers needed to assist with prep/cleanup & picnic lunch (served around Noon) FOR UP TO 200 ATTENDEES!

Check-in 9:30 AM at VA Center Courtyard Plaza Off Bay Pines Blvd. Live entertainment starts at 11:00 AM.

Portland Gator Club® | Portland Gator Club ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: June Cassell
Email Address: pdx-gator@comcast.net

Project Description

Date: May 16

The Portland Gator Club will be joining the Oregon Food Bank on International Gator Day, May 16, 9:00am-11:30am, to help package food for distribution to families in need throughout Oregon.

San Diego Gator Club® | Feeding America ( May 09 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Sydne McMahon
Email Address: sydnemcmahon@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 09

We will be volunteering our time from 9-11 am. Volunteers help with a variety of projects, including sorting, cleaning, bagging, and boxing food, as well as administrative support.

Feeding America San Diego dedicate their time to help feed more than 480,000 hungry children, families, and seniors every year.

Sarasota County Gator Club® | Keep Sarasota County Beautiful ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Cina Welch
Email Address: cwelch_g8tr@yahoo.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

The Sarasota County Gator Club has adopted a road in Sarasota and will be holding a road clean-up on International Gator Day in order to give back to the community. We will have orange & blue donuts, along with Gator prizes for the heaviest bag of trash and the most unusual piece of garbage.

Seattle Gator Club® | Girls on the Run of Puget Sound ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Robyn Wilson
Email Address: thisisrobyn@live.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

The Seattle Gator Club will be volunteering at the Girls on the Run of Puget Sound Spring 5K. Girls on the Run is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade, culminating with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. Alumni will be setting up and running the Merchandise and Donation tents, among other activities.

South Georgia Gator Club® | Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia ( May 09 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Janice Hurdle
Email Address: hurdleswamp@bellsouth.net

Project Description

Date: May 09

The South Georgia Gator Club will be helping "stamp out hunger" in South Georgia by volunteering at the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive which benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia.

Southern California Gator Club® | Ronald McDonald House ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Nikia Ford or Julee Levine
Email Address: socalgators@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

The SoCal Gator Club will be volunteering at the Ronald McDonald house in Los Angeles for International Gator Day. Their chapter along with many others operates a cost-free, medically supervised camp for children with cancer and their families.

Our group will be making lunch for the families and provide crafts and activities during the meal. All items to prepare and serve the food will be provided. We need volunteers to help prepare and cook the meal to serve to the 90 family members in attendance.

Saturday May 16th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location
Ronald McDonald House
4560 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

For additional question or information please contact, socalgators@gmail.com

Space Coast Gator Club® | Keep Brevard Beautiful ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Rich Rosa
Email Address: rcr228@cfl.rr.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

Working with Keep Brevard Beautiful, the Space Coast Gator Club will hold a beach clean in the area of Paradise Park, Indialantic, FL

Volunteers will be issued gloves, buckets and trash pickiing sticks and we will clean the local beach.

Keep Brevard Beautiful has asked to keeo track of what we pick and and what was the most unusual item picked up.

Tampa Gator Club® | Big Brothers/Big Sisters ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Matthew Vanture
Email Address: matt.vanture@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

On a local level the Tampa Gator Club will be inviting 100 youth from Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BB/BS) of Tampa Bay to participate in free football and cheerleading clinic. The event will take place on Saturday, May 16, at George M. Steinbrenner Field [1 Steinbrenner Dr Tampa, FL 33614] from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. On the day of, kids can come out and learn football skills from former University of Florida football players, and learn how to cheer them on from Tampa Bay Storm Cheerleaders.

Taylor County Gator Club® | First United Methodist Food Pantry ( May 15 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Betty Culbreath
Email Address: Betty611@comcast.net

Project Description

Date: May 15

We will be collecting Canned Goods, Bread, Soap,Shampoo and
lotion and non perishable food items and also toilet paper.

These items will be distributed by the Food Pantry which is a community wide service.


We are asking our members to please bring donated items to Yarbrough Tire & Automotive at
602 Hampton Springs Ave., Perry, Fla. Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM


We will be presenting the items at the Methodist church on May 15th at 5:00 PM and want
all Gator members that can to be there.

Thanks in advance & Go Gators

Betty Culbreath Club president

Titletown Gator Club® | Titletown Gator Club ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Laura Aguiar
Email Address: lauraquilts@Hotmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 16

TITLETOWN GATOR CLUB PAINTS IT BLUE AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FOR INTERNATIONAL GATOR DAY

GAINESVILLE, FL April 20, 2015– The Titletown Gator Club will “Paint it Blue” for International Gator Day on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Club members and Gator fans are asked to wear their orange and join the Titletown Gator Club as we paint the doors and their trim blue at the Alachua County Boys & Girls Club.

Our local Boys & Girls Club is “opening doors” for area youth. Their mission is to inspire and empower the youth of Alachua County to realize their full potential to become responsible, healthy, productive and successful citizens.

On May 16th, Gator Clubs® from around the world will unite to utilize the size and spirit of the Gator Nation to positively impact local communities. Each Club will take on a project that is important to their community and will volunteer the time and talents of its members to serve others. This year, Titletown will help get kids motivated and excited with a new campaign while sprucing up the facility at the same time.

“With more than 3,600 local alumni members in the area, we will be able to attract a good number of hands to hold paint brushes,” says Titletown Gator Club President Laura Aguiar. “This way we can help out a great local non-profit and have fun at the same time.”

Volunteers will meet at the Boys & Girls Club at 8:30 am on Saturday morning. They are located at 2700 NW 51st Street in Gainesville. There is no cost to participate, just volunteer to Paint it Blue and have fun.

Titletown Gator Club is comprised of all University of Florida Alumni Association (UFAA) members in the Gainesville area. The Titletown Gator club conducts a wide variety of activities that include philanthropic opportunities, viewing parties, young alumni events, networking, and the annual Gator Gathering with Coach Jim McElwain.

Triangle Gator Club® | Triangle Gator Club ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Gary Lannan
Email Address: gjlgator@bellsouth.net

Project Description

Date: May 16

Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick Up

We will pick up roadside trash over a 4 mile stretch on Glenwood Avenue (Highway 70) between the Angus Barn and Carmax in Raleigh, NC. We average between 20 - 25 bags of trash each time.

We do this community service event on a quarterly basis. This is our 20th year.

Volusia County Gator Club® | Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Robert Horner
Email Address: daytona-gator@att.net

Project Description

Date: May 16

A grassroots Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing worldwide.
Believes that every person deserves, at least, a simple and decent place in which to live and grow into all that God intends for them to be.
Builds or renovates houses in partnership with families who qualify for homeownership based on three criteria: need, a willingness to partner with HFH and an ability to repay a no-interest mortgage.
Works with people of all faiths and people of no faith.
Sells its houses at no profit, with no interest charged.
Has built and renovated over 225,000 houses worldwide since 1976.

History

Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.
How We Do it

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
Family Selection

Whether in the U.S. or overseas, families in need apply to local Habitat affiliates. The affiliate’s family selection committee considers applicants’ level of need, their willingness to become partners in the Habitat program and their ability to repay the no-interest loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat homeowner families.

If your family, or a family you know, is in need of decent, affordable housing, please check our Apply for a Home page where you will find information on the availability, size, costs, and sweat equity requirements for Habitat houses in our area, as well as information on the application process.
Habitat and its Affiliates

Habitat is a worldwide, grass-roots movement. There are more than 2,100 active affiliates in 100 countries, including all 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Use the Habitat for Humanity International affiliate search to find Habitat affiliates in other areas.

Habitat is a grass-roots movement. Concerned citizens from all walks of life come together as volunteers to form a Habitat affiliate in their community. Fundraising, house construction, family selection and other key decisions are carried out by the local affiliates. HFHI headquarters, located in Americus, Ga., provides information, training, support and other services to Habitat affiliates worldwide.
Donations

Donations are used as designated by the donor. Gifts received by us that are designated to a specific building project are forwarded to that project. Any undesignated gifts are used where most needed. Our most recent audited financial statement is available upon request.
Management

Our board of directors determines policy and monitors operations in conjunction with a board of advisors. Board members are dedicated volunteers who are deeply concerned about the problems of poverty housing in our community. We operate with an administrative staff, assisted by a core group of clerical and support employees and supplemented by long-term and short-term volunteers.
Government Support

Habitat does not accept government funds for the construction of new houses or for the renovation or repair of existing houses. Ocassionally, we accept government funds for “stage-setting” infrastructure needs (streets, sewers, etc.) , or for the acquisition of land, so long as the funds have no strings attached that would violate Habitat’s principles.