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Habitat for Humanity Brochure 2009
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Habitat for Humanity Brochure 2009

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This 2-page brochure is part of an integrated, branding strategy to identify the organization's literature with similar publications and messaging. My goal was to create clean, simple lines and …

This 2-page brochure is part of an integrated, branding strategy to identify the organization's literature with similar publications and messaging. My goal was to create clean, simple lines and feature client testimonials that shared a similar thread with the audience.

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  • 1. Ways To Get InvolvedDonate A Hand Up... Not A Hand Out Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminatingOn every dollar donated, substandard housing in Lee & Hendry counties. Through the use of volunteer labor and donations ofHabitat uses 95 cents to money and materials, the organization provides simple, decent housing for deserving families. Habitatprovide decent, affordable homes are sold at no profit to the new homeowners, who make monthly, interest-free mortgagehousing and spends only payments to Habitat for Humanity. Payments from these no-interest mortgages are used to build more4.6 cents on administrative homes, creating a perpetual legacy to the community.costs. All of Habitat’s operations are funded fromdonations. Materials can also be donated to Habitat’sthrift stores to help generate revenue for more Historyhomes. Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 in Americus, Georgia. While based on Christian beliefs, the organization welcomes homeowners, employees, and volunteers from all backgrounds. FourVolunteer years later, Habitat for Humanity of Lee County joined the efforts. Today, the Lee County chapter hasHabitat for Humanity relies built more than 1000 homes and with a plan to provide another 100 this year.on volunteers to build andrehab homes for deservingfamilies. But that’s not Programall. The organization also To qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home, applicants must be in need of housing, able to pay a zero-needs volunteers for office tasks like data entry and interest mortgage, and willing to partner with Habitat. In this partnership, homeowners must give 250bulk mailing as well as in the thrift store to help price “sweat equity” hours (service to Habitat), attend classes to become self-sufficient homeowners andand sort items. contribute $1200 toward closing costs.Apply For Homeownership or Rent HomesHabitat for Humanity serves It costs about $133,000 to build each home. Of that, $50,000 in cash is required to purchase buildingto provide affordable materials. Funds come in the form of tax-deductible donations from places of worship, individuals,homeownership for low- corporations, and other organizations. Habitat for Humanity of Lee County builds in North Fort Myers,income to very low-income Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Pine Island, Clewiston and Labelle.families. The organizationalso offers senior citizensthe option of renting one of Habitat’s 60 units in a Donationscomplex of affordable apartments located in North Habitat for Humanity of Lee County does not receive federal government funding or money fromFort Myers. Habitat for Humanity International. Instead, all donations are raised on a local level from individuals, places of worship, corporations and civic organizations and Habitat thrift stores. For every donatedShop dollar, $.95 goes directly toward construction. Donations are tax deductible.Habitat has two thrift storesin the community thathelp generate funding for Volunteershomes. Habitat’s North Fort Whether its building homes, stuffing newsletters or fundraising, Habitat for Humanity relies onMyers and Labelle stores are volunteers to complete its mission. Volunteers must be 14 years of age. Anyone interested inresponsible for providing more than half a dozen participating should sign up on Habitat’s website to view current volunteer opportunities.homes each year. Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, Inc. • 1288 N. Tamiami Trail • North Fort Myers • Florida • 33903 • P: 239-652-0434 • F: 239-652-0386 • www.habitat4humanity.org
  • 2. Learn MoreTwice a month, Habitat for Humanity of LeeCounty holds a one-hour informational classon the history and facets of the housingorganization. The class also includes a tourof the ten acre campus located in North FortMyers. If you’d like to learn more, call Habitatto sign up for the class. 239-652-0434 ext:1678 “Before Habitat, our family of six lived in a RV for almost two years before God blessed us with home through Habitat; a blessing it truly is. Our house is a beautiful castle to me and my family. Sometimes I Habitat have to sit back and look around at what we’ve been blessed with to really believe it. We are finally home. for Humanity Thank you Habitat so much and to your supporters of Lee County, FL also.” - Bridget Masterson, Habitat Homeowner Affordable Housing For Hardworking Families Office Location & Hours 1288 N. Tamiami Trail North Fort Myers Tues. - Fri. from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 239.652.0434 for more information. “I think most of us feel we’ve gotten so much out of life that it’s time to give back and this is one of the Thrift Store Locations & Hours ways we can do that. There are a lot of wonderful charities out there, but I think Habitat really does 1288 N. Tamiami Trail get the resources into the hands of those who need A Hand-Up, Not A Hand-Out North Fort Myers to benefit the most. You can see the work in the Mon. - Sat. community and it’s really a thrilling experience,” says 1288 N. Tamiami Trail Pelican Landing resident Ted Smith. North Fort Myers, FL 33903 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 239.652.0388 for more information. P: (239) 652-0434 F: (239) 652-0386 www.habitat4humanity.org

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