the power of partnerships
annual report FY2016-2017
from our CEO
your partnership contributes to the mission Thank you for believing in community and standing with Habitat for Humanity Tucson this year. With your partnership, we are breaking the bonds of poverty in Tucson by multiplying our impact. Partnership with you will continue to be our call to action because we see first-hand how your service, your advocacy and your generosity has a positive ripple effect in our communities. When volunteers and community partners come together to build affordable homes, hardworking families gain access to safe and stable homeownership. This impact amplifies with every generation as Habitat childrenâ€™s futures improve and parents reinvest in their communities. But our partnership with you extends further
than building affordable housing. Together, we are taking action to repair the homes of local veterans and senior citizens who are struggling to maintain the upkeep of their aging homes. Ensuring their safety and comfort is dear to my heart as I know it is to yours (and so relevant to our Tucson community). This year, you helped partner with 144 individuals and 4,500 volunteers to provide homeownership, home repair and neighborhood improvement opportunities. I know the year ahead with you will be an inspiring one, as together we build more affordable homes, bridge and form more partnerships and serve our community in new, bold and innovative ways.
Together, we have seen that when people have a decent place to call home it changes everything else.
every partnership makes a difference I am excited to watch these changes unfold with you in 2018 and see what we will build together in the future.
T. VanHook, CEO Habitat for Humanity Tucson
community impact numbers FY2016-2017
individuals in Tucson benefited from the kindness of Habitat Tucson supporters, volunteers â€” and you.
families, including 28 children, moved into new, safe and stable homes.
home repair projects improved the quality of life for seniors, veterans, families and individuals.
volunteers helped build and repair homes in and around the greater Tucson community.
hours were donated to support Habitat Tucsonâ€™s mission to build a more just and compassionate world.
sweat equity hours were completed by homebuyers.
individual donors supported home building and repair efforts in our community.
paid in property taxes by Habitat Tucson homeowners.
Photograph courtesy of ÂŠ 2017 ABOR, UAHS BioCommunications, Kris Hanning.
students move the needle in tackling poverty This past year, students led by assistant professor Brian Mayer at the University of Arizona presented findings that show that more than half of low-income respondents who qualify for benefits donâ€™t access them. Students also discovered that housing overburden (spending more than 30% of income on housing) stayed significantly high. These types of findings are critical to refining Habitat Tucsonâ€™s outreach strategy and identifying more individuals in the community that could benefit from our mission. The Tucson Poverty Field Workshop was developed in 2014 to help local governments and nonprofit organizations gain deeper insights into causes and consequences of poverty in Tucson. The workshop is an ongoing research collaboration between the University of Arizona, community residents and local nonprofits, including the Community Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity Tucson. As director of the workshop, Mayer guides undergraduate students through a semester-long effort to collect data from low-income households.
Because of your partnership, Habitat Tucson was recognized as an â€œAffiliate of Distinction.â€? The Affiliate of Distinction program honors those Habitat affiliates that meet or exceed best-practice standards.
Philanthropic Gifts FY16-17
in donations from individual donors, community groups, foundations and corporations.
in in-kind gifts that include construction materials and items donated to the HabiStore.
For our complete financials, visit us online at www.HabitatTucson.org
People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place to call home.
What will you build?
you’re partnering with families to make dreams come true Yvonne Falzone, who works as a legal processing clerk for the Pima County Attorney’s Office, had recently been granted the adoption of the two young children she had been fostering when she began building her future Habitat home. Before receiving their keys, Yvonne, her older daughter Amanda, and both little Jacob and Abrianna were living in a cramped twobedroom apartment in an unsafe neighborhood. But thanks to a partnership with a community of Women Build donors like Lowe’s, as well as volunteers, the Falzone family is making lasting memories in their safe and stable, forever home.
“Home means a solid foundation for our family.” Women Build helps women gain confidence and skills to take a proactive step in serving their communities. These skills empower women to be independent and successful homeowners, particularly those who are single heads-of-households like Yvonne. Female crew leaders help lead construction at the build site, as well as assist in fundraising for the home. This is done through the labor and love of women volunteers in our community. Yvonne’s home is the 16th Women Build Home in Tucson.
neighborhood partnerships build community.
you’re building community partnerships block by block Habitat for Humanity Tucson offers expertise in partnerships and affordable housing. Partnering with residents and other organizations helps ensure that Habitat’s work — from home rehabs to community gardens, from new houses to financial literacy classes — contributes to the fabric of neighborhoods and makes them an inviting place to call home. We can’t do this work alone. We must collaborate with partners who share a common vision, goals and values for the neighborhood and who bring their own areas of expertise to the process, with each organization doing its part to help revitalize the neighborhood. You are making a difference in Tucson neighborhoods - one coat of paint at a time.
you’re helping address a critical need The Aging In Place program has a wait list of over 100 applicants in need of home repairs. Since Habitat Tucson started offering home repair, the critical need in the community has become evident with a large number of seniors struggling to afford decent housing. Habitat Tucson’s Aging In Place program services include home modifications meant to make spaces more accessible and safer for our older population. Aging In Place is just one of our many programs that restore dignity and hope to our community and ensures our neighbors live in safe, decent homes.
partnership with veterans Through this initiative, you help provide volunteer, homeownership and home repair opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families. Safe, decent, affordable housing is the centerpiece of Veterans Build. In Southern Arizona, we are expanding programs to maintain and preserve homes and make them more accessible, energy-efficient and affordable.
notable successes and celebrations:
new, safe, decent and affordable home built and purchased by a U.S. veteran.
veteran home repair projects.
neighborhood partnership projects.
Mayor Rothschild welcoming home U.S. Navy veteran Victor Gonzales, the 2017 Veteran Build homebuyer.
veteran-serving organizations we are currently partnering with or reaching out to. These organizations allow us to better meet the needs of veterans through our holistic approaches.
who served Thomas Hoyer, 66, served a total of seven years in the U.S. Air Force and Army. Although disabled and a senior citizen, Mr. Hoyer has fixed and maintained the house on his own for many years. However, he was recently in an accident that left him hospitalized. During this time, volunteers from Serenity Baptist Church and local contractors from the Home Depot Veterans Home Repair program came out to make his home safe and more accessible. While there, the volunteers worked on major repairs like a new accessible bathroom and shower. Previously, Mr. Hoyer had built an outdoor shower himself and has been using it even in the winter for years. The group of volunteers also replaced worn out plywood from the decking and installed guardrails all around the house. Veterans Build projects are made possible thanks to generous volunteer hours, donations from the community and major sponsorship from The Home Depot Foundation.
â€œThis house is my refuge from the rest of the world. I like living here.â€?
double the impact of items saved from the landfill
saving more items from the landfill locally Serving as a community recycling hub and innovative store, the HabiStore helps people keep working, useable household items out of landfills and into the hands of people who need them. This year, thanks to generous donations from individuals and community businesses, the HabiStore diverted almost 600 tons of building materials, appliances, furniture and home accessories. Habitat Tucsonâ€™s dedication to being and building green is applied to the daily operations of the store as well as utilizing solar photovoltaic systems and high-efficiency lighting.
The HabiStore saved over 598 tons from the landfill this year, more than doubling our annual amount recycled. Sales generated by the HabiStore directly support the building and repairing of homes in our Tucson community. When you shop, donate and volunteer at the HabiStore, youâ€™re doing more than helping build homes, community and hope, youâ€™re contributing to building a more sustainable world.
global village builds partnerships around the world Your support of Habitat Tucson not only changes the lives of local families but also makes an impact globally through the Global Impact fund. Your gifts have supported building projects in Mexico, Bangladesh, Uganda and Haiti.
Five Habitat Tucson satff and volunteers joined six other volunteers from around the country to help build decent homes in an indigenous community outside of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.
To date, you’ve helped partner with 378 families internationally.
Jan Hoffman, a Habitat Tucson volunteer, said this once-in-alifetime experience grounded her.
After partnering with Habitat Mexico for 35 years, Habitat Tucson staff and volunteers got the chance to take the first Global Village Trip to Chiapas, Mexico.
“It made me realize that we all have the same desires to have a roof over our head and to live our lives to the fullest. No matter who we are or where we live.” everyone deserves a decent place to live
because you believe
everyone deserves a decent place to live.
americorps year of service impacts more families AmeriCorps members like Jasmin help strengthen communities through a year of service. AmeriCorps engages people in public service work in order to meet critical needs in the community. Families are able to achieve strength, stability and independence through shelter with the help of Habitat AmeriCorps program members. Jasmin worked with the volunteer resources program department at Habitat for Humanity Tucson. She partnered with families at the build site and assisted the A Brush With Kindness program. She said her favorite experience was working side-by-side with families. AmeriCorps changes lives and communities. Habitat for Humanity Tucson is proud to be part of this national service program.
individual partnerships Donna McKinnis was living in Atlanta in 1983, the year the local Atlanta Habitat for Humanity affiliate was established. “They televised the first build. It was all over the news and afterward, you could really see the difference it made in the neighborhood,” says Donna. It left such an impression on Donna that she knew with confidence that Habitat was an organization she wanted to support. But it wasn’t until she moved to Tucson, that our local affiliate called to invite her to a build. “I went to Women Build and I knew I wanted to get involved. The word empowerment perfectly describes that build. I felt smart, talented, capable.” Now, Donna is celebrating her 7th year volunteering for Habitat Tucson. But you won’t just find her on the build site. Donna will do whatever is needed. She’s a donor, a volunteer, a committee member and a hope builder. Donna co-chairs the faith committee and is a member of the philanthropy committee. She’ll make phone calls and advocate for Habitat in her own community. “The more I’m involved, the more I believe in the mission. Habitat is unlike any other non-profit I’ve ever volunteered for.”
“everyone can do something to make a difference. It’s not magic but it feels magical.”
On the day before her first day of school, Delilah walked through the doors of Habitat Tucson’s office and proudly handed over a check of just over $150. The young donor had been counting loose change with her family a few nights prior and announced to her parents that instead of keeping the pile of quarters, she wanted to buy another child a home. “I am so proud,” said her father. He explained that his daughter didn’t like the thought that some children and families in Tucson don’t have homes. At just six-years-old, Delilah recognized a very real need in her community – that people in Southern Arizona go without a safe and stable place to call home every single day. She, like you, felt a need to make an impact in the lives of others.
makes an impact
everyone can help build a better, more kind world.
We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live and everyone can do something today to help make that possible. Through home building and repair efforts, we are making decent shelter a matter of public consciousness. Supporters like Delilah and you, are the driving force that allows us to continue our shared efforts to build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter.
â€œI want my daughter to have opportunities that I never had. Thank you.â€?
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Businesses & Congregations 3M Foundation
Affinity Wealth Management
Carmichael Financial, LLC
Alexander Carrillo Consulting LLC
Alive in Christ Lutheran Church
Casas Adobes Congregational Church
Amadeus Revenue Integrity Inc.
Catalina High School Foundation
Amazon Smile Program
American Family Insurance
Catalina Rotary Foundation
American Institute of Architects
Catalina United Methodist Church
American Veterans of WW II Post #0770
CDG Architects, Ltd.
With your continued support, we are able to partner with even more families to build or improve a place to call home.
Centra Realty, LLC
Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine
Central Indiana Community Foundation
Atlantis Realty & Development
YOU helped make all of this possible.
Bank of America
Chili’s Grill and Bar
Bank of the West
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Bank of Tucson
City of Tucson
Banker Insulation Services
CNA Charitable Contributions
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Bess Spiva Timmons Foundation
Community Church at SaddleBrooke
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
The Boeing Company
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Busby, Bell & Biggs
Community Foundation Of Collier County
Cantera Real Estate, LLC
Connie Hillman Family Foundation
Recognized here are businesses and organizations that have invested in the future of community through monetary and in-kind donations to Habitat for Humanity Tucson. We’d also like to acknowledge our sustaining donors as well as those who have pledged support of Habitat Tucson in their will.
Together, we are building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
FHR Cares, Inc.
Jewish Community Foundation of
Crest Insurance Group LLC
Crosspoint Lutheran Church
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
Jewish Federation of Southern
CSL Plasma Inc.
Davis Selected Advisors
Fry’s Food Stores
John & Helen Murphey Foundation
The Desert Leaf
The GE Foundation
Keegan, Linscott & Kenon, PC
Desert Skies United Methodist
George Mason Green and Lois C. Green
Door Sales and Installation
L & L Manufactured Components
Goldsmith Real Estate
Laboratory Corporation of
Dorothy Harmsen and Bill
Harmsen, Sr. Charitable
The Gordon Foundation
Larry H. Miller
Grace Surrounds Us
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
LeCroy & Milligan Assoc., Inc.
Eaton Charitable Fund
Habitat for Humanity International
Lloyd Construction Company Inc.
Eaton Wiring Devices
Hallmark Business Consultants
The Loft Cinema
Hamstra Heating & Cooling Inc.
Elizabeth Read Taylor
The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot USA
Elks Auxiliary of Green Valley
En Fuego Construction
Eugene C. and Wiletta F. Denton
International Brotherhood of Electrical
The Evo and Ora DeConcini and
Long Realty Cares Foundation
Thu Family Foundation
Jade Tree Foundation
Long Realty Company
Faith Lutheran Church
The JASAM Foundation of Arizona
Lord of Grace Lutheran Church
Family Housing Resources and
vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Businesses & Congregations (con’t) Lutheran Church Of The
Pima Canyon Realty LLC
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Pioneer Sand Company, Inc.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Plum Windows and Doors
St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church
Margaret Mellon Hitchcock
St. Pius X Catholic Church
Randall Realty & Insurance
Raskob Kambourian Financial
TCI Wealth Advisors
Microsoft (Tech Soup)
Technicians For Sustainability
Raytheon Systems Company
Terry Bishop Realty
Realpros Real Estate, LLC
Mountain Shadows Presbyterian
Re-Bath of Tucson
Thrivent Financial Saguaro Chapter
Red Magnet Design LLC
Trees for Tucson
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
Rolling Dead Chapter of the Iron
Order Motorcycle Club
Tucson Council for International Visitors
Mutual of Omaha Bank
Rotaract Club of Tucson
Tucson Electric Power
National Bank of Arizona
Rotary Club of Tucson
Tucson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship &
Sanctuary United Methodist Church
Santa Cruz Lutheran Church
Tucson Medical Center
Network For Good
Tucson Plumbing and Bath
Tucson REALTORS Charitable Foundation
Novak Advantage Real Estate
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
Tucson Realty Consulting Firm
OneAZ Credit Union
Southern Arizona Endodontics, PC
Tucson Roof Stockers
Southern Arizona Land Trust
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
Southside Presbyterian Church
U.S. Bank Foundation
Outlet Electrical Supply Inc.
Southwest Gas Corporation
Underhill Financial Advisors, LLC
Phoenix Suns Charities
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
Union Pacific Foundation
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson United Way - Valley of the Sun United Way of Tucson & Southern AZ Universal Wallboard Corporation US Local 469 Plumbers Union Valspar Vantage West Credit Union VFW Auxilliary Post 6271 Walmart Foundation Washington Federal Wells Fargo Foundation - Community Support Campaign Wells Fargo Housing Foundation WestLand Resources Inc. Whirlpool Women’s Council of Realtors Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Wood’s Plumbing Enterprises YourCause.com YouthBridge Community Foundation * We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list. If we have made an error, please accept our apology and let us know.
mission: Creating a more compassionate and just world,
Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
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Published on Mar 9, 2018