Happy New Year from Tulsa Habitat for Humanity!
The holiday season of gift giving and festivities is over. Thank You notes are now the next order of business as we prepare to celebrate New Year’s Day.
Having sat in the seat of Executive Director now for five years and celebrated with 104 families who have made their journey to homeownership during this time, I give “THANKS” for all who helped make this happen.
In the past five years, over 9,000 people have connected with Tulsa Habitat in one way or another. Together we have been part of changing the lives of Tulsa families. I’ll always remember that young Habitat boy who enthusiastically asked me, “Mr. Kent, when I grow up, will you build me a Habitat home?” He has learned the importance of having a home. He is already thinking about his future. Now THAT is a life-change. I thank the Tulsa community for being part of such change!
This spring we will celebrate homeownership with our 300th family. How exciting! THANK YOU to all who have been part of this journey! I hope you’ll be there to celebrate 400 in just a few short years.
Here’s another opportunity for thanks and celebration: This past week Tulsa Habitat was the recipient of a $60,000 grant PLUS a $15,000 challenge grant from the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF). If we raise $15,000 from people who have never donated and/or those who haven’t donated since January 2010, GKFF will contribute $15,000 to THFH.
If you would like to help, CLICK HERE to make an on-line donation or mail a check payable to THFH and addressed to: THFH Challenge Grant, 6235 E. 13th, Tulsa, OK 74112. I hope your new year starts well. Remember those thank you notes and take time to celebrate things of the past and those yet to come. I hope to see you in 2014!Blessings, Paul Kent Executive Director/President
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PLANNED GIVING CHALLENGE GOAL MET
Above: Paul Kent- E.D. of Tulsa Habitat, Jane Dunbar- Tulsa Habitat and Steffanie Boner-Tulsa Community Foundation
Tulsa Habitat for Humanity has successfully met the Tulsa Community Foundation Planned Giving Challenge goal of $100,000 in planned gifts. Tulsa Habitat for Humanity was rewarded with a $20,000 operating grant for surpassing the goal. Tulsa Habitat is one of 43 area nonprofit agencies who are participating in the challenge. Since February, 2012, more than $3.8 million has been raised by area nonprofits participating in the challenge. Criterion for meeting our goal was to secure at least three donors and raise $100,000 in future gifts that will ultimately benefit Tulsa Habitat and their mission.
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