What’s New

2014 Annual Donation Campaign

Advertising Goal $2,500

Having a great website can be the key to any successful nonprofit organization and is considered an investment! 

 HFHGI has received a proposal that will cover the cost of a website redevelopment.  The proposal will include software installation, customization, basic search engine optimization, Social Media Integration, content forms setup, employee training videos, Google Analytics, and more.  Additional donations will be used for website hosting, printing materials and any other advertising and marketing needs to increase community awareness.

Updated websites can be important for potential donors!  71% of donors look for information about nonprofit’s online and take into consideration the nonprofits effectiveness online before donating.

 The money raised for advertising will be used to build a newer and better website that will integrate our social media pages and Google Analytics.  Our staff will be trained on keeping the website up to date with news, events and pictures!

 Home Building/Rehab Goal $120,000

HFHGI will be using the USDA Rural Development 502 Loan Program through the federal government for future builds/rehabs for families in the rural part of Ingham County.  The money raised and spent on a home will be reimbursed by the federal government to HFHGI to use for future homes.  Therefore, the initial money to build or rehab will only need to be raised one time.

 New Building Maintenance Goal $10,000

During the assessment process of the building, HFHGI had the building inspected.  The inspector came up with a list of items that needed to be fixed, both immediately or in the near feature.  Some of these items included heaters, electrical problems and roof issues.  The amount requested for Building Maintenance is based on the sum of the total quotes we received to address these problems.

 General Fund $5,000

Money raised in the general fund will help cover overhead costs.  Most of these costs are considered to be unexpected.   Examples of unexpected costs are: building damage, ReStore truck repair, continued education for staff or technology upgrades.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Ingham County (HFHGI) serves an area of over 48,000 people; all of them live in the rural part of Ingham County.  Over the past two years we are proud that we have been able to help 6 families with critical home repairs and also built a family a home in Leslie! 

 Last year brought us an unexpected expense for us to move our offices and ReStore when our location was sold;   this necessitated spending a large portion of our savings.  In order to complete the projects we are planning for 2014 and beyond, we are asking for your financial support.  We realize how important it is for our donors to have a say where their donation can be utilized.   Therefore, we have created a list and goals of where we need the most help for 2014!

We would be thrilled to receive your donation, regardless of the amount.  Here are several ways to contribute:

·         Use the safe and secure PayPal option on the right hand side of our website

·         Write a check to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Ingham County and mail it to our office

·         Come into the new ReStore, meet with me or the staff, and take a tour. Then make your contribution in person.

 If you have questions or would like an opportunity to discuss a designation for your donation, please contact me by phone at (517) 655-1872 or email me at director@inghamhabitat.org.  We appreciate your consideration of this mission!

 

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