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Match From The Patterson Foundation Kickstarts Manatee Habitat for Humanity's Entrepreneurial Plan Fundraising

new restore exterior 1024x1024MANATEE, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2018) – The Patterson Foundation will match startup capital investments to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity ReStore for the implementation of its new earned-income plan. Through Margin & Mission Ignition, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has developed an entrepreneurial plan to strengthen its mission impact in the region. Donations and investments contributed to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity will be matched dollar for dollar by The Patterson Foundation up to 50 percent of its startup capital requirement – up to $50,000 maximum – through Feb. 15, 2019.

The staff and select board members of Manatee Habitat developed the earned-income plan through its participation in Margin & Mission Ignition, an initiative of The Patterson Foundation for nonprofits that strengthens their mission impact through exploring, developing and executing entrepreneurial principles. Nonprofits are selected to participate in Margin & Mission Ignition through a months-long application period before entering a 30-month planning and implementation process. Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is one of five nonprofits receiving consultation on strategies to increase revenue from No Margin, No Mission, a social enterprise and national consulting firm engaged by The Patterson Foundation.

“I was thrilled to learn on top of all the coaching we have received through the Margin & Mission Ignition Initiative, The Patterson Foundation is providing a match to double the impact of the donations received to implement our new business plan at our ReStore thrift store,” said Diana Shoemaker, Executive Director of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity. “We will use the funds raised to invest in our ReStore operation to increase income and expand our mission to build more sustainable, affordable homes.”

The goal of the 3-year business is to strategically increase the ReStore income sufficiently to build five additional homes over three years. Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is looking to raise $130,000 in growth capital. The funds will be used to create sustainable growth through improved marketing and branding, outreach to new target markets, billboard and radio advertising, logistics and point of purchase software, and equipment. The organization recently opened a new 33,000 sq. ft. ReStore in central Bradenton and is well positioned to implement the new plan. The need for affordable housing for working families in Manatee County is great and increasing the ReStore revenue is essential to the ability to serve more families.

During a recent fast-pitch-style event presented by The Patterson Foundation, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity shared its earned-income plan with potential investors. In addition to the match, The Patterson Foundation is investing $25,000 in Manatee County Habitat for Humanity to help it develop earned-income strategies.

“Through Margin & Mission Ignition, these organizations have embarked on a journey toward greater thrivability, which will ultimately boost their community impact,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. “The Patterson Foundation’s dollar for dollar match affirms the merits of the mission-aligned business plans.”

Visit thepattersonfoundation.org to learn more about The Patterson Foundation’s Margin & Mission Ignition initiative or join the conversation using #TPFMarginMission on social media.

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Opens New ReStore on SR 70

Bradenton, FL (September 6, 2018)- Over one hundred and fifty customers were lined up at the front door of Manatee Habitat’s new ReStore on Saturday, August 18th. Anxious customers who had been checking regularly to see when the new ReStore would open lined up to be the first ones in at 9:00am. Customers could enjoy fun activities like a bounce house, hourly prize drawings, popcorn and cotton candy to celebrate the Grand Opening. The ReStore has much to offer everyone and plays a critical role in raising revenue needed to help build and affordable housing for working families in Manatee County.

The Habitat ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The Habitat ReStores located on Hardin Ave. and Cortez Rd. have merged into the new ReStore on SR 70, bringing all the best deals into one convenient location of over 30,000 square feet. By the end of the first day, an estimated 5,000 customer had stopped in. The successful open is credited to the planning of the staff and the 40 volunteers who helped out for the Grand Opening. The successful launch of the new ReStore is just the first step in a plan to see the ReStore exceed expectations and have a bigger impact on Manatee Habitat’s mission. Manatee Habitat for Humanity was recently selected to take part in an entrepreneurial initiative program to increase the earned income capability of the ReStore.

Margin & Mission Ignition 2018 is an initiative of The Patterson Foundation designed to strengthen entrepreneurial capacity and increase nonprofit mission impact through the development and implementation of earned income strategies. Manatee Habitat will participate in the 30-month consulting process with No Margin, No Mission. They are a social enterprise and national consulting firm engaged by The Patterson Foundation. “We are thrilled to have been selected for this Initiative and look forward to working alongside our consultants to help take our organization to a new level, “said Diana Shoemaker, Executive Director of Manatee Habitat.

The Manatee Habitat ReStore is located at 5108 15th St. E. in Bradenton, on State Road 70. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9am-7pm. Donations of gently used items can be dropped off at the ReStore or call Manatee Habitat to schedule a free pickup at (941) 355-7082.

Manatee Habitat is actively recruiting volunteers to help in the ReStore. Activities range from customer services to helping process donations. Contact Manatee Habitat to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the ReStore, build sites, or community outreach.

MANATEE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, volunteer-based organization with the mission to develop resources, educate and mobilize people to work alongside families in need, rehabilitating existing homes and building sustainable, affordable homes, thereby improving the quality of life in Manatee County. For more information about Manatee Habitat visit www.manateehabitat.org.

About Margin & Mission Ignition 2018
An initiative of The Patterson Foundation, Margin & Mission Ignition 2018 is an opportunity for local nonprofits in our region to develop and implement earned-income strategies to strengthen mission impact. For more information about The Patterson Foundation’s Margin & Mission Ignition initiative, please visit thepattersonfoundation.org or join the conversation using #TPFMarginMission on social media.

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Announces Grand Opening of New ReStore

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity’s new ReStore on SR 70 opened to the public on Saturday, August 18th with a Grand Opening Event. The event included a bounce house, blood mobile, hourly prize drawings, popcorn, and cotton candy. The Manatee Habitat ReStore is located at 5108 15th St E in the City of Bradenton, on State road 70. Store hours are Mondays – Saturdays from 9am – 7pm.

Manatee Habitat ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used home furnishings, building materials, and appliances. To maximize organizational efficiency and reduce cost, the Habitat ReStore locations on Hardin and Cortez have moved into the new ReStore on SR 70, bringing together all the best deals in one convenient location. Profits from the ReStore are used to help build more affordable housing in Manatee County.

To donate, just drop off your gently-used items at the ReStore or call Manatee Habitat to schedule a free pickup at (941) 355-7082. Manatee Habitat is actively recruiting volunteers to help in the ReStore. From customer service to helping process donations, the Manatee Habitat ReStore offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities geared toward individual interests and skills. Contact Manatee Habitat to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the ReStore, on the build sites, or out in the community.

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