Planning Ahead: Year-End Giving

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


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



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