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  the Date:
   Sept 7th
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Raise the Roo
       New location:
                 rchard
    Thompsons O ster
     in New Glou ce
        (see page 7)
                  Post Office Box 10505 – Portland, Maine 04104 – 207-772-2151 • www.habitatportlandme.org

                                                                      HFHGP Honors                        and give special recognition
                                                                                                          to those volunteers who
                                                                      2007 Golden                         demonstrated exceptional
                                                                      Hammer and                          commitment to our
                                                                                                          organization over the past
                                                                      Golden House                        year.
                                                                      Recipients                          The evening kicked off
                                                                                                          with a presentation by
                                                                      On April 8th, 2008 Habitat          the University of Southern
                                                                      for Humanity staff, board           Maine’s Alternative Spring
                                                                      members, committee                  Break student group, who
                                                                      members and volunteers              had recently returned from
                                                                      gathered at the University of       a week long volunteer
                                                                      Southern Maine’s Glickman           experience with Habitat for
                                                                      Library to celebrate the            Humanity in Slidell, LA. The
                                                                      Greater Portland affiliate’s        students showed a slide show
                                                                      many successes in 2007.             presentation and shared their
Team Staplegun: Lucas, Logan, and John “Team Staple                   This evening was planned            experience of rebuilding
Gun” pose for a photo after completing their LEGO house               to show our appreciation for
on May 24ths, YOUth Can Build Event.                                  each of our volunteers              (continued on page 3)


YOUth in Maine                       following weekend, May 31st-
                                     June 1st, to work together and
Prove They                           construct a giant size house
Can Build!                           out of DUPLO® blocks. Youths
                                     as young as 3 years old
The month of May kicked              strapped on a tool belt and
off a very exciting, new             a hard hat and went to work
youth project for Habitat            to build a house that stood
for Humanity of Greater              over 6 feet tall. Materials
Portland. In partnership with        were acquired by donations
the Maine Mall, Habitat for          from the community as well
Humanity invited youth of            as sponsorships from the
all ages to participate in the       Maine Mall and Kids Crooked
YOUth Can Build Awareness            House™. Over these two           (From Left) Barbara, Arlene, and Katrina, HFHGP’s Wednesday Group,
project in center court of           weekends, over 75 children       receive a 2008 Golden Hammer Award
the mall. On Saturday, May           volunteered their time to help
24th youths were invited to
compete in a 2-hour LEGO®
                                     Habitat for Humanity create      Woman At Work!
                                     awareness of substandard         Greater Portland
house building competition,          housing issues in the world.
complete with prizes and t-
                                                                      Affiliate Chosen to
shirts. A panel of judges came
                                     “My favorite part of my job      Celebrate National
                                     over the past six months has     Women Build Week
to the Mall to score each
                                     been working with the team
house on its creativity and                                           The sun was shining brightly
                                     at Habitat on YOUth Can
ability to function as a house.                                       and there was quite a buzz
                                     Build. To see the event unfold
Members of nine teams                                                 surrounding the Arthur Gary
                                     the way that it did was truly
were awarded $25 Maine                                                house on Penn Ave. in Portland
                                     rewarding”, says Brendan
Mall gift certificates for their                                      on May 7th. Habitat for
                                     Curran, Common Area                                                    The Putney School from
outstanding creations.                                                Humanity of Greater Portland          Vermont were hard at work
                                     Coordinator at the Maine Mall.
Youths were also invited to          “The community jumped on         was given a unique opportunity        helping HFHGP to celebrate
come back to the Mall the                                                                                   National Women Build Day.
                                     (continued on page 4)                      (continued on page 3)

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                                                    Executive Director Report                                            Board of Directors
                                                    Stephen L. Bolton                                                    Harland Storey
                                                  I hope that you              site to learn about new products,         President
                                                  are having a great           new techniques, and a sustainable         Debby Abbondanza
                                                  summer. We are.              housing means. If you are interested      Vice President
                                                  Thanks to so many            in learning more just give us a call at   Amy Keating
                          of you, we have begun constructing                   (207) 772-2151.                           Secretary
                          a groundbreaking project: our four                   I hope that you enjoy the rest of the
                          lot subdivision on Demerest Street in                                                          Jonathan Campbell
                                                                               summer and we hope to see you             Treasurer
                          Portland. As some of you may know,                   on Sunday, September 7th at our
                          throughout the past several months we                annual fundraiser, Raise the Roof         Peter Benard
                          have had the opportunity to invite many              2008; Bluegrass & Barbecue at             Andy Cashman
                          community members to collaborate with                Thompson’s Orchard in                     Charlie Crane
                          us on this exciting project. In fact, the            New Gloucester.                           David Kamila
                          project has in many ways taken on a life                                                       Elise Kiely
                          of its own.                                                                                    Jana LaPoint
                          The implications of building homes that                                                        William Leete
                                                                                                                         David Petersen
                          will save on fuel costs will have a ripple                      We are not just                Michael Schumacher
                          effect. We are not just constructing
                          energy efficient houses, we are building                     constructing energy               Michael Sheehan
                          simple, decent and affordable homes that                   efficient houses, we are
                          will be certified “green”.                                                                     Staff Members
                                                                                     building simple, decent
                          The construction of these homes will also                                                      Stephen L. Bolton
                          help us to realize our goal of creating an
                                                                                      and affordable homes               Executive Director
                          educational forum. From the foundation                              that will                  Amy E. Dowler
                          up, we are offering opportunities for the                         be certified                 Associate Executive Director &
                          general public to join us on our work                                                          Director of Family Services
                                                                                              “green”.
                                                                                                                         Daniel Wallace
                                                                                                                         Construction Manager
                                                                                                    Did you know         Tammy Mazza
                                                                                                    a Habitat for        ReStore Retail Manager
                                                                                                    Humanity home        & Affiliate Bookkeeper
                                                                                                    is completed         Andrew Smith
                                                                                                    every 24             ReStore Donation Procurement
                                                                                                    minutes?             Robert Paradis
                                                                                                    For more             Part Time ReStore Staff
                                                                                                    information          Nicole Bosarge
                                                                                                    about Habitat for    Part Time Office Assistant
                                                                                                    Humanity’s work
    HFHI/Steffan Hacker




                                                                                                    nationally and       Kate Callahan
                                                                                                    internationally,     AmeriCorps Member, Youth Programs
                                                                                                    please visit         Coordinator & Volunteer Coordinator
                                                                                                    www.habitat.org.     Jennifer Defllipp
                                                                                                                         AmeriCorps Member,
                                                                                                                         Construction Assistant
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                                                                                                    Women at Work (cont’d, front cover)
                                                                                                    to celebrate women’s involvement
                                                                                                    with Habitat for Humanity, in a big way.
                                                                                                    Weeks earlier, Habitat for Humanity
                                                                                                    International announced that only 150
                                                                                                    Habitat affiliates in the nation would be
                                                                                                    chosen to participate in National Women
                                                                                                    Build Week and the Greater Portland
                                                                                                    affiliate was lucky enough to be one of
                                                                                                    them! National Women Build Week was
                                                                                                    an initiative that highlighted the efforts
                                                                                                    and achievements of women on Habitat
This year’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner was held on                                                for Humanity building sites. Habitat for
the 7th floor of USM’s Glickman Library overlooking                                                 Humanity’s Women Build program is
downtown Portland.
                                                                                                    underwritten by Lowe’s and encourages
(photo right) On April 8th, 2008, HFHGP recognized                                                  women to become involved in the
the 2007 Golden Hammer and Golden House award
recipients                                                                                          construction of homes in their community.
                                                                                                    Each affiliate that participated in National
                                                                                                    Women Build Week received a $5,000
HFHGP Honors (continued from cover)                                                                 Lowe’s grant to aid in the completion of a
in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.              Land Initiative                              current building project.
Each year Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Portland honors community volunteers
                                                       Event                                        Local news crews from the Portland area
                                                                                                    came to interview female volunteers
our Golden Hammer Award. The affiliate                 On Thursday May 1st, we hosted               about their involvement with Habitat.
also honors several contractors and                    our the Portland Board of Realtors®          Channel 8 provided live coverage from
businesses with our Golden House Award.                sponsored Fourth Annual Land                 the site during the noon hour. With over
This year’s recipients of our Golden                   Initiative Event at the Holiday Inn          20 volunteers on the site that day, the
House and Golden Hammer awards were                    by the Bay in Portland. We were              majority of which were women, Habitat
instrumental in our Women Build Project                joined by area land developers, town         completed a variety of tasks and took a
in Yarmouth, the Naples II project, the                councilors, managers and planners.           giant step towards the completion of a
Falmouth Youth United Project, The Arthur              Also in attendance were several              house that will be the home of the
Gary house sponsored by the Portland                   other executive directors from               Abdulle Family.
Board of Realtors, and the Habitat for                 other Maine Habitat for Humanity
Humanity ReStore.                                      affiliates.

The 2007 award                                         Each year this event provides a great
                                                       forum for community members to
recipients were:                                       both learn and share different ways
                                                       for towns to meet their need for
Golden Hammers                                         affordable housing. Dale McCormick,
Barbara Boes                                           Director for Maine State Housing
Katrina Bowdish                                        Authority, was our keynote speaker,
Arlene Briard                                          giving insight to their needs and
Tammy Michaud                                          ideas on housing. There was a lot of
Martha Dunlap                                          discussion following our affordable
Carolyn Schuster                                       housing activity, which really brought
Annie Simpson                                          home how hard it is for working               A new banner hangs in front of the construc-
Cathy Gavin                                                                                          tion site on Penn Ave in celebration of National
                                                       families to find simple, decent,
                                                                                                     Women Build Day.
Ricky Remington                                        affordable housing.
Golden Houses                                          We want to extend a special
Lowe’s                                                 Thank You to the Portland Board
WarmTech                                               of Realtors® for once again                          Special Thanks
Scott Dugas Trucking                                   sponsoring the event along with
                                                                                                           We’d like to thank the following
Rainbow Construction                                   their continued support throughout
                                                                                                         companies for their recent support
Fine Lines Construction                                the years, especially this year with
                                                                                                              of Habitat for Humanity
A to Z Electric                                        the Portland Board of Realtors®
                                                                                                                 of Greater Portland
RC North                                               house that will be completed this
                                                       month on Penn Avenue.                                       Ashley Furniture
Norway Savings Bank
Consigli Construction                                                                                                  NH Bragg
Dearborn Land Development                                                                                Steve Bradford Creative Services



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    Youth in Maine (contined from cover)
    board, the kids had so much fun and                                                                                 This artistic rendering
    when it was all done the kids succeeded                                                                             of the Coastal Living
    in making 18 LEGO® houses and one                                                                                   2008 Idea house is
    giant DUPLO® house. Most importantly,                                                                               located at 5 Claudia
                                                                                                                        Way (off of Pine Point
    though, we helped to spread the word                                                                                Road in Scarborough)
    about Habitat’s mission to youth from the                                                                           and is open to the
    community.”                                                                                                         public.
    Due to the success of this year’s
    project, Habitat for Humanity of Greater
    Portland hopes to make this an annual
    event. To make a donation of LEGO® or
    DUPLO® blocks for next year’s event,
    please contact Kate Callahan at youth@
                                                       HFHGP Partners                              who have shared in past partnerships.

    habitatme.org. We hope to make this                with Coastal Living                         In each state, Coastal Living partners with
                                                                                                   one or more non-profit organizations and
    event bigger and better next year!
                                                       Magazine on this                            offers them the opportunity to benefit
    Special thanks to:
    The Maine Mall                                     Year’s Maine Idea                           from this unique project. By providing
                                                                                                   volunteers to help collect money at
    Toys R’ Us                                         Cottage                                     the front door of the cottage as well as
    Kids Crooked House™                                                                            answer any questions that “tourists”
                                                       This summer and fall, Habitat for
                                                                                                   might have, Habitat for Humanity and
                                                       Humanity of Greater Portland is going
                                                                                                   Safe Passage will be on the receiving end
                                                       Coastal! HFHGP has been presented with
                                                                                                   of the proceeds that are collected during
                                                       the unique opportunity to partner with
                                                                                                   the months of July through October.
                                                       Coastal Living Magazine, local builders,
                                                       Ideas to Build Upon, and Safe Passage       Beginning July 16th, the public will be
                                                       for the 2008 Maine Idea Cottage. The        invited to tour this home located in a
                                                       Coastal Living “Idea” House – or cottage    new sub-division at 5 Claudia Way in
                                                       as it is in Scarborough, Maine - is a       Scarborough. The house will be open
                                                       brand new home built with innovative,       Thursday - Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
                                                       weather-resistant materials and filled      and Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
                                                       with appliances and home décor that         Interested in volunteering at the Coastal
                                                       are meant to inspire ideas in those who     Living Cottage? Please contact Kate
                                                       are touring the home. This will be the      Callahan at volunteer@habitatme.org
                                                       11th year that Coastal Living Magazine      or by phone at 207-772-2151 for more
    Youth line up on chairs to help “raise the roof”   has built an Idea House. North Carolina,    information or to schedule a volunteer
    and complete the DUPLO house.                      Oregon, and Alabama are among others        date.

                                                                                                   more information. You can also visit
                                                                                                   our website at www.habitatportlandme.
                                                                                                   org and follow the link to the ReStore
                                                                                                   for a listing of acceptable items (all
                                                                                                   donations must be pre-approved).



       ReStore is
       Humming in 2008
       The ReStore is having another                   out of the landfills, the money from your
       successful year in 2008. Our sales              purchases goes to HFH to help build more
       floor is bursting with new items coming         affordable housing in our community. If
       in every day.                                   you haven’t been in yet, come check it
                                                       out. It’s worth a trip!
       Special thanks to all our “regulars”,
       who come in weekly, sometimes daily             Have a few hours a week or month
       to find the deals, and to all the patrons       to spare? We are always looking for         Store Hours:
       who have come in and helped Habitat             Volunteers to help in the store.            Wednesday-Friday 10-5
       fulfill its mission. In addition to keeping     If you have items you would like to         Saturday 9-4
       all of these great items                        donate, please call (207) 221-0047 for      (207) 221-0047

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                                                 working with the Abdulle’s, and we wish           in Freeport. LL Bean donated a 26x32
                                                 them the best of luck in their new home!          Cape, which we deconstructed and are in
                                                 We eagerly anticipate starting our                the process of moving. It sits temporarily
                                                 Demerest Street Extension green                   in front of the fire house along Route
                                                 subdivision. Currently, Grondin and Sons          1 in Freeport, and within a couple of
                                                 is laying the utilities in the street. We         weeks we will be able to get it up on a
                                                 expect to begin pouring concrete for the          new foundation on West Street. We will
                                                 four homes by the end of June and hope            make the structure weather-tight, and
                                                 that construction will begin immediately          then leave it for awhile so a family can be
                                                 after July 4th.                                   chosen and money raised for completion.
                                                 We have also been working on a project
Construction Update
We are in the ‘punch list’ phase of
the Arthur Gary house on Penn Ave in
Portland, and expect to have Mahdi and
Ruqiya Abdulle and their children moved
in by the end of June. We had tremendous
support from a wide range of companies
and subcontractors on this project, and
we’d like to take this opportunity to thank
them all. We’d also like to thank the
hundreds of volunteers who helped raise
money and build this house - we couldn’t
do it without you. It has been a pleasure


      Arthur Gary House, #47
            Sponsored by the
       Portland Board of Realtors
         67 Penn Ave, Portland
Portland Board of         Horizon Solutions
Realtors Steering         Southern Maine
Committee                                            A dedicated group of volunteers out for Rebuilding Together on May 3, 2008.
                          Plumbing and Heating
Arthur Gary               Porter Drywall
Portland Water District
Wells Fargo
Mulkerin Associates
                          Sherwin Williams
                          Atlantic Hardwoods        Rebuilding Together                            existing windows and drywall the
                                                                                                   bathroom ceiling. Many people eagerly
Jim Nadeau
Dick’s Power
                          Castle Kitchens
                          Hancock Lumber            with Habitat                                   showed up at 7:30 am, including Kate
Equipment
                          Home Depot                by Jennifer Defilipp                           Callahan, fellow AmeriCorps member
                          Tom Moulton Paving                                                       at Habitat. The rain was also eager as
Consigli                  Pike Industries           On Saturday, May 3rd, Habitat joined
Barker Steel Company      Landscape: JoAnne         the partnership with Rebuilding                well as unpredictable. Jennifer and her
Concrete Craftsmen        Larman, Royce                                                            team managed to accomplish all the
Dearborn Land                                       Together Greater Portland. This
                          O’Donal, Nancy                                                           tasks except the exterior painting of
Development               Goddard                   is a national volunteer non-profit
Lowe’s                    Atlantic Appraisals       organization that assists low-income,          the house.
Certainteed               Yale
Correct Building                                    elderly or disabled homeowners. By             A crew was scheduled to return in
                          Whirlpool
Products                  Hunter-Douglas
                                                    improving their homes, this program            June to paint. It is critical for non-
Caron and Waltz           Larson                    improves their lives. This is a one-day        profits to link resources. According
M+R Electric              THANK YOU!!               annual event that homeowners can               to Jennifer, “It was an honor to bring
                                                    apply for based on circumstance,               Habitat for Humanity of Greater
                                                    income thresholds and home                     Portland to Rebuilding Together. The
 Habitat Fact                                       inspections. A House Selection                 day was fun, rewarding, and damp and
 All Habitat for Humanity affiliates are            Committee and Board of Directors               worth every minute spent. The family
 asked to “tithe” — to give 10 percent of           determine the program’s recipients.            was very kind and thankful to all of
 their unrestricted contributions to fund           Jennifer Defilipp, AmeriCorps member,          us. Meeting new and generous people
 international house building efforts.              was the house captain for a home in            that want to volunteer are priceless.”
 Since 1985 Habitat for Humanity                    Scarborough that belonged to a family          To learn more about this program or
 of Greater Portland has tithed                     with an autistic foster child. Their           to be a sponsor or volunteer you can
 nearly $250,000 dollars to Habitat                 goals for the day were to scrape and           go to www.rtportland.org.
 for Humanity International for the                 paint the small gray shingled house,
 construction of 118 homes in                       replace a window, insulate around
 other countries.
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                                                 approximately 10 Habitat sites including
                                                 the ReStore and the 2007 Raise the Roof
                                                 fundraiser. In 2007, through a partnership
                                                 with Habitat, 16 Cheverus students
                                                 arrived in New Orleans. They worked on
                                                 two houses in The Musicians Village and
                                                 carried away a meaningful message from
                                                 helping others in need. They learned to
                                                 realize that even “a drop in the ocean”
                                                 makes a difference in people’s lives that
    Cheverus High working hard at Women Build    can be felt around the world. This year
    on December 12, 2007                         Cheverus hosted a student exchange from
                                                 Chile. The students volunteered one day
                                                 of service to Habitat and said it “was one
    Cheverus High                                of the best experiences in Portland”.
    School-Devoted                               Habitat celebrates the youth and
                                                 encourages young people to reach out
    Habitat Volunteers                           to their communities. Many high schools
    By Jennifer Defilipp                         in Cumberland County have volunteered
    Cheverus High School is a private coed       with HFHGP over the years and have been
    Jesuit Catholic school in Portland,          a critical resource to the partnership of
                                                                                                A youth volunteer from New York carefully
    Maine. Over the years, students from         Habitat and its home recipients. Students      placed her chalk line before snapping it on
    Cheverus have participated on over 55        learn to become aware of present               what will be the InterFaith house at the new
    community sites in the Portland area.        housing issues that we face and hopefully      Demerest sub-division.
    Their motto is to “be a person for others”   become involved in the future of their own
    and to “educate for the greater glory of     communities providing decent affordable        Youth Corner
    God”. Under the inspirational guidance       housing for everyone.                          The summer tends to be the busiest
    and coordination of Greg Szkarlat, the       We give a big thanks to Cheverus High          part of the year for Habitat for Humanity
    campus Minister and theology teacher,        School and people like Greg Szkarlat for       of Greater Portland and this year is no
    Cheverus students have demonstrated          realizing the importance of Habitat for        exception! The months of June, July, and
    this philosophy by volunteering with         Humanity and for helping to make our           August are packed full with volunteers
    HFHGP since 2004. Cheverus sends             program so successful. We look forward         from far and away and, as always, we
    approximately 75 students a year to          to seeing Greg and his students this fall      expect a large number of youth volunteers
    HFHGP as volunteers.                         when they come out for their Freshman          to assist us on the work site. This summer
                                                 Service Day in October.                        we are excited and looking forward to
    Part of their curriculum, like many other
                                                                                                working with youth volunteers from
    high schools, is to complete community
                                                                                                Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts,
    service projects. They have worked on
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    Walkers raise Money
    The first Spring Walk took place in
    Gorham on March 21st. With the early
    Easter season this year, the Falmouth
    Walk Committee chose to join forces with
    the Portland Walk later in the spring. On
    April 12th hardy Walkers in Scarborough
    joined to walk out to Prout’s Neck;
    back to the more familiar route for past                                                    Members of the Portland Interfaith Committee
    participants. The Windham Walk took                                                         give a blessing at the Portland Walk.
    place on April 21st on a balmy 75 degree
    spring day. The 2008 Portland Interfaith
    Steering held the Portland Walk on a
    Sunday afternoon, May 4th. A barbecue
    was available to all, despite the rainy
    conditions. Finally, the Gorham 5K Run/
    Walk wrapped up our season this year on
    May 17th. For the first time, the Gorham     At 92 years old, Mrs. Harwood Ryan of St.
    event registered over 100 participants.      Mary’s Episcopal Church, was given the award   The Munye Family, homeowner partners for
    All together, the Walks total raised was     of “Most Experienced” Walker raising over      the 2008 Portland Interfaith Build joined
                                                                                                walkers at the Portland walk on May 4th.
    approximately $33,000 for 2008.              $100 for the Portland Walk.
                                                                                                Proceeds from this walk were used to help
6   HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER PORTLAND                                                    fund the construction of their home.

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                                                    Talk about Team Work! It took 14 volunteers from St.
                                                    Martin of Tours church in Bethpage, NY to lift these
Vermont, and various parts of Maine.
                                                    48 feet floor joists off of the delivery truck!
Each group will spend four days working
with the affiliate and with multiple
projects going on in the Greater Portland
area. We are eager to see the progress
that each group makes during their stay.
To join in the fun and become involved
with one of HFHGP’s summer projects,
contact Kate Callahan at volunteer@
habitatme.org or by phone at 772-2151.

The Legacy You Leave
Planned giving is a way to include support
for Habitat for Humanity in your future
plans, above and beyond what is given
in annual donations. Gift-making in             “Personal Capital” refers to the money             We all know that we are in times of
wills, retirement plans, life insurance,        and assets that you can keep within your           uncertainty with respect to the federal
and living trusts are all ways of planning      family, and Social Capital would be those          estate tax laws. This should not be
your contributions for the future. These        assets that you leave either to the federal        a reason to put off planning. Proper
planned gifts are very important to the         or state government, or to charities and           planning involves far more than tax
continued life of Habitat for Humanity.         related organizations. Social Capital is           planning. This process allows you to
They also have the added benefit of             that part of your wealth over which you            determine how you want your assets to be
providing you with current income                      are simply a steward, since you             managed in the event of your disability or
and/or future tax benefits.                                  only have temporary control           death, who will manage your assets, and
Planned gifts may help                                          over it. If you do not direct      what would be the instructions that you
preserve the assets                                               your Social Capital to a         leave for how you want your beneficiaries
you leave to your heirs
                                      There are many                particular charitable          to inherit. The manner in which you direct
and offer important                    planned giving                organization, the             your Social Capital is an important part
                                                                      government will use          of the planning process. Please consider
income and/or                     techniques that can                 it to provide benefits       helping Habitat for Humanity of Greater
estate tax benefits
to you. An attorney                 be used to enable                 for the general              Portland continue to carry on its work by
or a financial advisor              you to direct your                welfare of society.          naming it as one of the beneficiaries of
can best advise you                                                  In that instance, you         your Social Capital.
about your unique
                                       Social Capital.              are an “Involuntary
situation. We all belong                                          Philanthropist.”
to and support local, state,                                   An alternative to having              Mark Your Calendar
and national charities and                                 government spend your Social
organizations that share our values.               Capital is to use charitable income and                                 Sept 7th
By supporting these organizations, we           estate tax planning techniques to decide
perpetuate and pass on our values to            to whom your funds are to be distributed,                                   Tickets:
others today and in the future. Each of                                                                                     $20.00 (adults)
                                                and for what benefit or purpose those                                       $10.00 (children)
us has the power to enrich the lives of         distributions are to be used. There are
others through contributing time, talents,      many planned giving techniques that
and money to organizations. We are able         can be used to enable you to direct
to help leave a legacy for others, a living     your Social Capital. You may establish
reminder of individuals who care about          a Charitable Remainder Trust, a trust
their communities and support causes            which would be established, quite often
that are important to them. A legacy            with highly appreciated securities or a
can be as simple as someone making a            business interest or real estate that is
lump-sum monetary gift to a charity, such       being sold, and you would then receive
as Habitat for Humanity, in the name of a       an annual payment for the rest of your
parent or relative who has died. A legacy
can also be as complex as a private
                                                life. At your death, or at some other
                                                determined time, the balance in the trust
                                                                                                    Raise the Roof 2008:
foundation. The legacy that you leave is        account would be paid to the charity of              Bluegrass & Barbecue
not just the wealth that your heirs inherit,    your choice. A Charitable Lead Trust,
but also the impact that you have had on
                                                                                                      Sunday, September 7, 2008
                                                on the other hand, is a trust that would
the lives of others.                            pay the charity for the determined time
                                                                                                        at Thompsons Orchard
                                                frame, and the balance in the account at                  in New Gloucester
By leaving a gift to Habitat for Humanity
in your will or in a trust, you are directing   the end of the term would be paid either             Joining us for the second consecutive
what can be referred to as “Social              back to you or in most cases to your                  year will be PartyTime USA and the
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    Your creativity is our challenge,                                                    Habitat for Humanity of Greater
      contact us with your ideas.                                                        Portland, an affiliate of Habitat for
                                                                                         Humanity International. Our mission
   We work with customers to create unique,                                              is to eliminate poverty housing in
  beautiful, versatile, durable, high-functioning,                                       the Greater Portland area. Habitat is
   maturing products that can be uniquely and                                            committed to the development and
    intimately enjoyed in spaces throughout                                              uplifting of families and communities,
          their homes and businesses.                                                    not only to the construction of houses
                                                                                         with people in need.
                                                                                         Phone: (207) 772-2151
               We support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland                       Email: info@habitatme.org
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