Building a house is no small task. It requires commitment, resources, time, and
above all, detailed planning.
An individual’s support of a non-profit requires planning,
too. The month of October is a wonderful
point to begin reviewing the various charitable gifts each of us makes during
the previous three quarters and decide if there are additional gifts we should
or could make before the end of the calendar year.
If the answer to that question for you and your family is “yes,”
I hope you will consider a gift to Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. Over the past 25 years, our mission and ministry
to serve those in need by giving them a “hand up, not a hand out” has proven to
be transformative for more than 400 families in Knox County. Empowering low income families to embrace the
life-changing elements of homeownership is the cornerstone of our program. Its comprehensive educational curriculum
gives them the tools to make better choices in life, thereby improving their
own lives and those of their children.
We could not accomplish any of this without the regular support
of individuals, churches, companies, foundations, and other sources. Please
consider making a gift today. Just
follow the easy steps outlined on the link at the top of this newsletter page
or on our website at www.knoxvillehabitatforhumanity.com.
In addition, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is continuing to
emphasize the concept of providing support of our mission through Estate Planning. There are many ways in which this can be
accomplished. If you have an interest in
a “gift in perpetuity” to continue uplifting this wonderful organization into
the future, I would encourage you to consult with your attorney or financial
planner to determine the most appropriate option for your personal situation.
For whatever way you support us, I want to offer my thanks.
Robert A. (Archie) Ellis, Jr.
Chief Development Officer