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November 12 is Give to the Max Day 2015 and Twin Cities Habitat has big plans this year. GTMD is a 24-hour online day of giving across the state of Minnesota hosted by GiveMN. You can start scheduling gifts to the causes you love beginning November 1. 

Making a donation to Twin Cities Habitat on Give to the Max Day has a lot of benefits!

Double (or even triple) your impact with matching gifts!

Several generous donors have agreed to match the first $175,000 in donations to Twin Cities Habitat. In addition, many businesses have employer matching for donations made to non-profits. 

Help Habitat earn cash prizes from Golden Tickets and through the Leaderboards!

Way to go, Minnesota!

Across the state, 120,664 gifts were made to local non-profit organizations and schools, totaling $18,316,626.42 on Minnesota's annual day of giving! We're still tallying the numbers, but it's safe to say that over 800 people made a gift to support Habitat's work in the Twin Cities. Thank you so much for your generosity!

To say that Jennifer Kenny-Hendry is a multitasker would be a huge understatement. This mom of three (son Trevor, and twin daughters Faythe and Paige) holds a full-time position at a Minnesota insurance company, a second part-time job, goes to school full-time and is President of her townhome association. When Jennifer talks about the many hats she wears, she just smiles and jokes “I don’t think I sit down.”

Jennifer closed on her Habitat for Humanity home back on June 19, 2006, and her family was the first to move into the Gateway neighborhood in Woodbury. Prior to becoming a homeowner, Jennifer and her kids lived in a 12 feet by 25 feet space in the basement of her parent’s home, where she slept in the same room with her kids.

At first blush, the ReStore is a home improvement outlet with great bargains for the public, and that’s true. But, the ReStore is much more than that.

First, when you buy something at the ReStore, the profits go to help build homes with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. That means, when you buy some cabinets, a stove, some tools, or new furniture, you are making it possible for children and families to live in stable, affordable housing. That helps the entire community, and you.

A group of passionate University of Minnesota students have been busy this fall to help spread the mission of Habitat for Humanity and bring attention to housing issues in the Twin Cities. The Habitat for Humanity U of M Campus Chapter creates ways for students to advocate, volunteer, fundraise and most importantly become leaders in their community. An executive board of 16 members coordinates numerous volunteer opportunities, fundraisers and advocacy events for hundreds of students to participate in each year. Hannah Botsford, a junior executive board member,wants to start recruiting students during their first year on campus. 

“My goal for the chapter this year is to increase the involvement of our members. This year we’re offering new executive positions to freshmen to increase involvement.”

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