Habitat For Humanity Celebrates #GivingTuesday

#BuildADifference With Your Local Affiliate, Habitat For Humanity of Weber and Davis

Ogden, UT (November 6th 2018) — This #GivingTuesday, Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HabitatWD) will celebrate giving by the #BuildADifference year-end campaign.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

HabitatWD has participated in #GivingTuesday over the past few years. This year’s campaign, #BuildADifference is to hopefully inspire community members to make a difference for a local family in need. The proceeds from #BuildADifference will go towards the Guzman family, a single mother with six children, and their new Habitat Home. Their home will be built on 450 15th Street in Ogden, UT 84404. 

Habitat Homes are built by the community and is a “hand up not a hand out”. Partner families put in sweat equity hours and pay a 0% interest mortgage once they receive their Habitat Home.

The Guzman family was chosen as the next partner family over a year ago. Aurora Guzman, single mother of six kids, is incredibly excited. She looks forward to giving her children a safe place to call home. To read more about their story, visit habitatwd.org/blog.

The goal from this campaign is to raise funds during the month of November. HabitatWD asks everyone to donate $1, believing it could be doable for any person to donate. Donations can be done by texting “BUILD” to 44-321 or online at habitatwd.org/donate. In addition to monetary donations, HabitatWD hopes to raise awareness of poverty and those who do not have safe places to call home.

There are other ways to join the year-end #BuildADifference campaign for HabitatWD. The local affiliate asks those to use their hashtag #BuildADifference and to tag them @HabitatWD, describing the ways that they build people up, support their community, or make a difference in their own community. Posts will be added online.

#GivingTuesday inspired millions of people too give back and support the causes they believed in after being founded in 2012. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit organizations, and much more was giving in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothings, and acts of kindness.

“We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y. “As we prepare for November 27th, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”

Those who are interested in joining Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties’ #GivingTuesday initiative can visit habitatwd.org/donate. For more details about the movement, visit the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/habitatwd) or follow @HabitatWD on Twitter and @HabitatWD on Instagram.  

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.

ABOUT  #GIVINGTUESDAY

Founded by the team in the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y (http://www.92Y.org), #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 27th. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesdy demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday, please visit:

Website: http://www.givingtuesday.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GivingTues

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

Housewarming For Habitat

Join the Tobey Family November 11th, 2018

Ogden, UT (October 30th, 2018) — Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is grateful for the partnership and friendship of the Tobey Family. Adam and Catherine Tobey plan to have a “Housewarming For Habitat” event on November 11th, 2018 from 3 PM to 5 PM. They are opening their home to the public in order to have a fundraising event for the affiliate. Please RSVP at habitatwd.org/housewarming before November 9th.

Catherine Tobey has been a great friend and leader to our organization. She is the newly-appointed President for Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties, as well as the chair of Faith Engagement. She loves the city of Ogden and is inspired to make changes in her own community.

I love Ogden, so I mourn the many things that we struggle with as a community. As Utahns, we have a way of pretending like everything’s perfect. But it’s not! Everyone talks about the great skiing and rock climbing and hiking, but no one seems to realize the crisis of teen suicide, poor education, and poverty all around us.”

She believes that part of Habitat’s uniqueness is in recognizing both the needs of the community, and its assets. She became part of the Habitat Board almost a year ago and has been inspired to spark change. She wanted to gather the community as well as her own friends and family together to share Habitat for Humanity’s mission.

My path to homeownership was a huge blessing, and I believe that we can come together as a community to pave that way for many other families.”

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties strives to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” HabitatWD provides the necessary services for homeowners to be proud of their home. Seeking to put God’s love into action, the affiliate brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Catherine aims to bring awareness to the community about the impact the affiliate can make and to help more families in need.

Did you know that one-third of the houses in our city have one of four huge problems, including substandard living conditions? One of out every three houses in Ogden!

Substandard living conditions can include lacking complete plumbing or kitchen facilities, severe overcrowding, and a high cost burden relative to income, as described from the Utah State Health Assessment 2016. These families may lack hot and/or cold running water, a flushing toilet, or a bathtub/shower, or it may mean they are missing a sink with a faucet, stove, range, and/or a refrigerator.

Rev. Tobey pointed to American Community Survey data that demonstrates 82% of those families living in substandard housing are renting. She expresses dismay that local landlords are profiting through the exploitation of those living in impoverished conditions.

“My hope is that we can each find a way a to get involved – whether through conversations with our peers, advocacy, financial or gift-in-kind donations, or volunteering.”

Outside of HabitatWD, Rev. Tobey is a pastor who is committed to the city of Ogden through direct service, leadership, and hope, in order to bring its people together across all differences. She is very passionate about the work she does with local and national faith communities, and her involvement with Habitat for Humanity. She hopes she can spread the vision of what the affiliate does and raise awareness among all those she meets.

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

Nonprofit Habitat Ogden ReStore Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Join us October 27th from 10 AM to 6 PM

Ogden, UT (October 12th, 2018) — The Habitat Ogden ReStore has been operating since 2016. They are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary on October 27th from 10 AM to 6 PM. There will be fun all day with different activities. There will be snacks and games from 12 PM to 2 PM. The first 25 people to walk through the doors that morning will receive a prize, generously donated by the local affiliate (HFHWD), CrewTracks, and HomeTown Values.

The Ogden ReStore is independently-owned and operated by nonprofit Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties (HFHWD). It is their home improvement thrift store and donation center located at 3111 Wall Avenue Ogden UT 84401. HFHWD and its ReStore strives to create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”.

The Ogden ReStore is a nonprofit where anyone in the community can donate, shop, and volunteer. They have a donation center on the South side of the building where community members can donate items from lumber, building materials, furniture, lighting, plumbing, and so much more. The Ogden ReStore also offers free pick-up services for those who reside in Weber and Davis Counties. Donors receive a tax-deduction receipt for all items accepted at the ReStore.

Ogden ReStore Anniversary

The nonprofit thrift store accepts new and gently-used items that are in good and working condition. These donated new and gently-used items are sold at a fraction of the original price. Proceeds from these items go towards Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties and its home build and home repairs for families in need.

Customers and community members can purchase items at the ReStore Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM. Every purchase makes a difference at this nonprofit thrift store. Currently, HFHWD and its ReStore are raising funds for the Guzman family, a single mother and her six children. To read more about their story, you can go to habitatwd.org/blog. In addition to this, they are raising funds for future Habitat partner families, the Rodriguez, the Norager, and the Hadfield-Carey family as well as home repairs needed by families in Weber and Davis Counties. The proceeds from the ReStore stay local to help low-income families.

Volunteers can help alongside the managers. Those needing community service or looking to be involved with philanthropic activities can help ReStore managers and staff with moving and reorganizing the thrift store and merchandise, cleaning the store front, helping with donation pick-ups and drop-offs, other DIY projects, and so much more. In 2017, the Habitat ReStore had over 2,400 volunteers and over 7,000 volunteer hours. Volunteers are greatly appreciated.

The ReStore has been a great contribution to the community, providing resources and materials needed by contractors, builders, DIYers, homeowners and renters, and so much more. From their grand opening to July 2018, they surpassed diverting one million pounds from the local landfills. As more and more people realize that the ReStore is in Ogden and is a place to donate home improvement items, the more good and gently-used items are diverted from the landfill. The ReStore prides itself for being eco-friendly in Weber and Davis Counties.

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties plans on striving for a community where everyone has a decent place to live. They provide the Ogden ReStore as a resource for those needing tools and materials, as well as having a resource to provide funds for their selected Habitat partner families. The goal in the future is to open a second ReStore in Davis, providing a secondary source and a closer resource to those living in Davis Counties.

Our Sponsors for the 2nd Anniversary

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

“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

We’ve Diverted Over 1 Million Pounds From The Landfill

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