March 5th, 2020 – Petoskey - Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity has received a $1,000 donation from Encore Financial Group as part of their Encore for Gifting program. The donation will be put towards construction costs on home-builds for NWM Habitat for Humanity. Currently the local non-profit is working on two homes, one in Pellston and one in Oden. They plan to start several new builds in the spring and rely on local grants, donations, and income from their ReStore to fund their builds.
“People think that because we are a Habitat for Humanity we receive a lot of outside funding, but we are almost entirely funded by local donations. That’s why contributions like this and strong relationships with our residents and businesses are so important” says Meghan Mitchell, Donor Engagement Manager for Habitat. “We are very grateful to Encore Financial Group and others who have donated to our affiliate. With your support we have been able to increase our builds from one home a year to four per year, and we are working hard to continue increasing that number.”
The Encore For Gifting Program was designed by Encore Financial to help benefit local charities. Organizations are nominated by community members and are chosen by a panel of Encore representatives, staff, and clients. Encore awards $1,000 donations four times per year to four different charities. If you would like to nominate a charity visit Encore’s website, encorefinancialgroup.net/nominate, and fill out the form. For more information about NWM Habitat for Humanity visit www.northwestmihabitat.org.