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“Dink And Sink Poverty” Pickleball Tournament

Join Habitat for Humanity
of Weber and Davis for their
first charity Pickleball Tournament

Ogden, UT (September 25th, 2018) — Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is putting on their first-ever charity pickleball tournament. Sponsored by Layton City, it will be held at Chapel Park in Layton on October 13th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties plans on having at least one event every month, inviting the community to come together. For the month of October, the Resource Development personnel, staff, and Executive Director decided to put on a Pickleball Tournament with the help from Layton City.

Layton City
Sponsored by Layton City

In Utah, it seems to be a favorable sport among many age groups. As indicated by USAPA.org,2018 marks the 53rd Anniversary of pickleball, as it was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Seattle, by three enterprising dads- Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum.” Pickleball is a played on a court, very similar to tennis, with a plastic ball (similar to a wiffle ball) and a large paddle resembling a ping-pong paddle. It can be played as singles or with doubles.

Habitat for Humanity’s “Dink And Sink Poverty” Pickleball Tournament will have registration open as of September 25th thru until October 10th. The organization is accepting singles and double teams, as well as anyone of any skill set (2.5 beginner to advanced 5.0). The nonprofit on October 10th will assign and pair up the individuals and teams against others of the same or similar skill-set. Teams can register by October 10th at www.habitatwd.org/dinktosink. Registration fees are $20 per person to play in the Pickleball Tournament.

The name “Dink And Sink Poverty” was created due to the fact that “dink” in the game of pickleball is known as a “shot hit with the intention of landing the ball at the opponent’s feet or in the non-volley zone”, as indicated by PickleballMax.com. Since Habitat for Humanity work with the community to end the viscous cycle of poverty and to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”, the title seemed to fit for the charity tournament.

There are four courts available at the tournament, allowing 32 teams to play within the tournament. Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties plans on awarding prizes at the end of each game for those who win the best-out-of-three games. 

In addition to the Pickleball Tournament, there will be over 10 local nonprofits with booths set up at Chapel park on October 13th. Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties recommend those not playing in the tournament to come and visit the numerous booths. Pick-up a card at the main sign-in table. Go around and visit the numerous nonprofits. Make sure that the nonprofits sign-off on your card. Before 1:30, drop-off your card at the main sign-in table to enter in for an opportunity drawing. In addition to this, there will be at least one food vendor with drinks at the Chapel Park.

There will be inflatables for kids of all ages to play friendly competitions. From 10:30 to 1:30, there will be a firetruck and fireman for the kids to meet. Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties hopes that this will bring the community together for fun and to bring awareness to ending poverty in Weber and Davis Counties.

The funds from registration fees and from outside donations are going towards the Guzman family, a single mother and her six kids, and their new Habitat Home being built in Ogden. For more information about the Guzman family and why they were selected as the next Habitat partner family, you can read the blog at habitatwd.org/blog.

Guzman Family_TB

ABOUT HABITAT OGDEN RESTORE

The Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell gently-used and brand-new items at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go towards building and repairing homes for families in need who are living in Weber and Davis Counties. To learn more about the Ogden ReStore, please visit habitatwdrestore.org. Anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at the Habitat nonprofit store.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTIES

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization helps build and repair homes for those in need living in Weber and Davis Counties. They are currently raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 children. For more information, please visit the website at www.habitatwd.org.

Media Contact:
Maria Rague, Marketing Director
maria@habitatwd.org
801-475-9821


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We’ve Diverted Over 1 Million Pounds From The Landfill

Category : Blog

The Ogden ReStore is the
environmental-friendly store that
helps keep items out of the landfill

Ogden, UT (September 7th, 2018) — From opening day in October 2016 to the beginning of July 2018, the Habitat Ogden ReStore has calculated that 1,046,571 pounds of reusable items have been diverted from the local landfills. This is something to celebrate at the nonprofit thrift store as they pride themselves in being an eco-friendly company.

The Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. This ReStore is independently-owned and operated by the nonprofit affiliate Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties. Habitat ReStores across the nation sell new and gently-used items that are donated by the community. All ReStores are unique and the inventory changes daily. The Ogden ReStore accepts different items as donations, including couches and other furniture, appliances, lighting, plumbing, building materials, and so much more. On their website, www.habitatwdrestore.org/donation, there is a list of things they do accept and do not accept. The ReStore offers pick-up services for donations and has a drop-off station on the South side of the building.

From October 2016 to July 2018, over 34,000 customers were served at the local Ogden ReStore. Proceeds from these customers went back to the affiliate to help other local low-income families in Weber and Davis Counties. Every purchase from the Ogden ReStore creates an opportunity for a better life for someone in need. Customers purchase these new and/or gently-used items to keep them out of the landfill. Everyone does their part at the ReStore.

Pounds Diverted

The Ogden ReStore strives to keep good and working items out of the landfill, priding themselves for being eco-friendly in the community. This nonprofit thrift store encourages those with homes, rentals, or DIY projects to come check out the selection of items available. Prices of these items are a fraction of the original cost.

ReStore infographic

In 2017, proceeds went towards two Habitat Homes for two families in need. One Habitat Home was for a disabled and retired veteran while the other was for a single mother and her two children. This year, proceeds are going towards the Guzman family, a single mother and her six children, along with the Norager family, Rodriguez family, and the Hadfield-Carey family. For more information, please visit www.habitatwd.org.

Our Habitat Families

Why We Do What We Do...

The Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties affiliate wants to remind everyone in the community that anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at its ReStore. It makes a difference and every donation and purchase helps a family build a decent and affordable home. In 2017, over 2,400 volunteers have spent numerous hours in the ReStore, assisting the managers with customers, store appearance, and helping with drop-off and pick-up donations. It is with the help from members, volunteers, customers, and donors of the community that the nonprofit is able to assist other families in Weber and Davis Counties. Keep items out of the landfill and celebrate Earth Day everyday at the Ogden ReStore. Operating hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM, with the donation drop-off station open from 10 AM to 5:30 PM.

ABOUT HABITAT OGDEN RESTORE
The Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell gently-used and brand-new items at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go towards building and repairing homes for families in need who are living in Weber and Davis Counties. To learn more about the Ogden ReStore, please visit habitatwdrestore.org. Anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at the Habitat nonprofit store.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTIES
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization helps build and repair homes for those in need living in Weber and Davis Counties. They are currently raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 children. For more information, please visit the website at www.habitatwd.org.

Media Contact:
Maria Rague, Marketing Director
maria@habitatwd.org
801-475-9821

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Join Madeline McDonald for her Birthday Cause!

Category : Blog

Madeline McDonald is donating her 50th birthday to help families in need.

Ogden, UT (August 27th, 2018) — Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is celebrating a beloved friend’s birthday on September 8th. Madeline McDonald has decided to donate her 50th birthday to help families in need with our nonprofit organization. She can’t wait to see how the day turns out. She encourages 50 friends to come out and show that there are people who care about something bigger than themselves and have fun and reconnect. She encourages the community that if they are unable to attend the event to donate $50 towards our nonprofit, which will be designated to help families in need of exterior home repairs.

Madeline’s Birthday Cause is on September 8th from 9 AM to 1 PM. Our nonprofit has a project to help a family who is unable to work on their home. It will be located at 2834 Adams Avenue, Ogden UT 84403. We ask that you RSVP at habitatwd.org/bday so that we have an accurate number of people who will be joining. If there are more than 50 people on this day, our organization will have a second project in Ogden.

Madeline McDonald has been a great friend to our nonprofit organization and was awarded the first Nonprofit Support Award from our Volunteer Recognition Breakfast. For many years, she was the past Executive Director of a local humanitarian nonprofit and strives to make a difference in the local communities. To honor her own milestone of hitting 50 years of age, she wanted to rally her friends, colleague, and the community to help her help others.

“The impetus for doing this is to fulfill an inner feeling of service; to make a difference that matters, to help others in ways that they wouldn’t necessarily be able to do for themselves,” Madeline stated. “I’ve long preached that we each can do something in our current surroundings, in our own community and with those we associate with to make a difference. It really means a lot to me to practice what I preach. [Helping others] seemed like a natural extension of who I am and what I value. I feel a deep compassion for those around me who struggle to find work, health, housing, and other opportunities.”

Madeline picked Habitat for Humanity as her nonprofit of choice for her birthday donation.

“I value the relationships with the staff and some of the volunteers that I know from Habitat for Humanity. I truly appreciate the work they do. [They] help humanity have a place to call home – a safe, clean, and comforting place to call home.”

Madeline McDonald

She believes that to be able to bring the community together for a few hours to help make someone’s home a better place to live is a small way to make a difference. She wants to provide a spirit of compassion, of love, and dignity for the families on September 8th. Ms. McDonald hopes that they can leave the day knowing that she and her friends did something good for a family in need.

Madeline McDonald currently works in the Ogden School District as the Community and School Partnership Facilitator. She leads a team of amazing folks, Family and Youth Specialists, who work in some of the most impoverished schools. She works closely with students and their families to deal with the gaps left from intergenerational poverty, including food, housing, clothing, health and dental care, school supplies, and much more. Ms. McDonald continues to work relentlessly to keep students in school in order to help them thrive so they can graduate and go to college.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTIES
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization helps build and repair homes for those in need living in Weber and Davis Counties. They are currently raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 children. For more information, please visit the website at www.habitatwd.org.



ABOUT HABITAT OGDEN RESTORE
The Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell gently-used and brand-new items at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go towards building and repairing homes for families in need who are living in Weber and Davis Counties. To learn more about the Ogden ReStore, please visit habitatwdrestore.org. Anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at the Habitat nonprofit store.



MEDIA CONTACT:
Maria Rague, Marketing Director
801-475-9821
maria@habitatwd.org


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Why Rob From A Nonprofit?

Category : Blog

Our Ogden ReStore Needs Your Help.

Ogden, UT (August 24th, 2018) — It has been about 7 months since our last time items were stolen from our affiliate. The first one took place in 2017 at our Habitat Home builds where $5000 worth of tools were stolen. It was a setback in building homes for our families. However, within 48 hours, we raised about $5000 to replace our tools due to the wonderful work and generosity of our local communities, volunteers, and donors. We were able to finish the 2 Habitat Homes within 5 months of that incident and were able to buy security cameras for our next home builds.

Now, as of August 18th, our Ogden ReStore has been broken into over 5 nights in a row. The most grim news is the fact that the robbers caused major damage to our little box truck. They siphoned off gas from the truck, and put a massive hole in the gas tank to do so. The repair is over $2700, which is now worth more than what the little box truck is worth. The robbers also stole numerous items from our donation area including a table saw and other merchandise.
We are raising funds to purchase a new-used truck and to put a stop to these robberies. The nonprofit store is asking for any donation to be able to put towards our new-used truck, camera, and light system. This will allow the ReStore to continue their free pick-ups in the community and protect the yard.

You can donate at https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1660036 OR www.paypal.me/habitatwd.
Box Truck Help
Why rob from a nonprofit? Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties owns the Habitat Ogden ReStore, located at 3111 Wall Avenue Ogden UT 84401. The Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. Proceeds from the Ogden ReStore goes back towards the affiliate so that more homes can be repaired and built in the local communities. We strive to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”. Proceeds are currently being raised for the Guzman family, a single mother and her six children as well as the multiple home repairs for families in need.

The Ogden ReStore relies on box trucks to be able to provide free services for picking up donations in our two-service areas. Our managers and staff pick-up home improvement items including, furniture, lighting, lumber, plumbing, windows, doors, and so much more. The Ogden ReStore strives to keep items out of the landfill, being eco-friendly in our local community.   The ReStore has made alternative arrangements to continue their free pick-up service.

The Ogden ReStore still have their drop-off service area open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Anyone can drop off their donated items to our ReStore. Donors receive a tax-deduction receipt which they can use for IRS tax purposes. We ask our local communities, donors, and volunteers to help us purchase a new-used box truck so that we can help in return with free pick-ups and to be functional again. If you know any information about the individuals involved in the robberies, please contact us directly at 801-475-9821. Donate today at www.paypal.me/habitatwd.
ABOUT HABITAT OGDEN RESTORE
The Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell gently-used and brand-new items at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go towards building and repairing homes for families in need who are living in Weber and Davis Counties. This ReStore is independently-owned and operated by the local affiliate. To learn more about the Ogden ReStore, please visit habitatwdrestore.org. Anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at the Habitat nonprofit store.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTIES
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization helps build and repair homes for those in need living in Weber and Davis Counties. They are currently raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 children. For more information, please visit the website at www.habitatwd.org.

Media Contact:
Maria Rague, Marketing Director
Maria@habitatwd.org
801-475-9821

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Shed Silent Auction

Category : Blog

A Royal Outdoor Manufactured Shed Up For Grabs!
Ogden, UT (August 8th, 2018) — The Habitat Ogden ReStore plan on having their second silent auction of the year this August. So many events are happening at the Ogden ReStore, you don’t want to miss out!

The Habitat Ogden ReStore is putting up a 8 foot by 10 foot shed for auction. This shed is manufactured by Royal Outdoor and is gently-used. The managers and Executive Director want to make sure that the public knows that this is not a brand-new shed, but is in good condition. They also want the public to acknowledge that there does need to be one repair on the right side of the shed. Otherwise, it is in good condition.
Participants can bid for this shed in-store at the Ogden ReStore, which is located at 3111 Wall Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401. This ReStore is open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM. Participants can visit the cashiers to ask for more information on the shed and to bid for this shed.

Bidding will close on August 30th at 6 PM. The winner of the shed will be announced on Facebook Live and contacted on August 31st. Proceeds from the winner are going towards the new Habitat Home for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 kids. To learn more about the Guzman family, you can read about it at habitatwd.org/blog/guzman-family-story.

The ReStore managers plan to have silent auction events once every quarter. The next silent auction is planned to be sometime in December. Keep updated with us at habitatwdrestore.org.
ABOUT HABITAT OGDEN RESTORE
The Habitat Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. They sell gently-used and brand-new items at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go towards building and repairing homes for families in need who are living in Weber and Davis Counties. This ReStore is independently-owned and operated by the local affiliiate. To learn more about the Ogden ReStore, please visit habitatwdrestore.org. Anyone can shop, donate, and volunteer at the Habitat nonprofit store.

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF WEBER AND DAVIS COUNTIES
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Their vision is to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This organization helps build and repair homes for those in need living in Weber and Davis Counties. They are currently raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her 6 children. For more information, please visit the website at www.habitatwd.org.

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