MLK Day of Service & Samoset Neighborhood Cookout

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January 2019: Volunteers Needed!

How many: 15+ Volunteers needed (prefer groups of 2-3 to go together)
When: Week of January 12-18th (Time flexible, groups may pick a day and time that will work for them and be given a list of numbers to call)
Description: Volunteers needed to hang door knockers in Samoset neighborhood prior to event

Event Volunteers
How many: 20+ Volunteers needed
When: Saturday, January 18th (schedule below)
Shifts: 9 AM - 2 PM (9:30 AM orientation)        
          1 PM - 5 PM (1 PM orientation)
Description: Volunteers will help with a wide variety of tasts on the MLK Day of Service, including assisting with community cookout, handing out emergency kits at the Community Center, assisting with fire safety demonstration, installing smoke alarms (assisted by a fireman and Habitat staff), and any additional logistics needed on the Day of Service.

Contact Crystal Frazer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on volunteering.

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Samoset Community Members

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Join us Saturday, January 19th at noon for a commnity cookout at the Oasis Community Center, 3124 17th St E, Bradenton, FL 34208!

International Women's Day Luncheon

Friday, March 8, 2019 :: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Grove, Lakewood Ranch :: 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

This event highlights the achievements of empowered women and celebrates their impact on our quality of life locally and globally. We will celebrate two women of incredible resilience, strength, and dedication to their community who demonstrate that and much more.

teresa mastKeynote Speaker, Teresa Mast
President - The Davin Group, Inc.

Teresa Mast has broken the stereotypical boundaries by owning and running her own construction company in a male-dominated industry for 26 years. Recently, she has successfully helped create and chairs the Professional Women in Building Council of the Building Industry Association of Manatee Sarasota. Teresa will share her fantastic story of persistence, tolerance, and dedication that she credits for her personal and professional success.

yesenia garcia lorenzanoYesenia Garcia-Lorenzano
Recipient of Manatee Habitat for Humanity Achievement Award

Yesenia Garcia-Lorenzano's story begins with immigrating to the United States from Mexico with her family to work in the seasonal harvest. From a young age, she knew she had to persevere and overcome many barriers to have a better life. She is now a Habitat homeowner and professionally helps families as a Client Service Specialist at STEP UP Suncoast. She is a role model of strength, stability, and self-reliance.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting - $1500
Speaking opportunity
Reserved table for 8
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Gold - $1000
Reserve seating for 8
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Recognized in event program

Silver - $500
4 tickets
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Bronze - $250
2 tickets
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Interfaith Build Night

March 22nd
The volunteers of the Interfaith Build gathered at a Pirates spring training game and Manatee Habitat was the  non-profit of the night!

ReStore Spaces Event

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Thank you for your support!

The 3rd Annual ReStore Spaces was a great success thanks to many individuals and organizations! The Design Teams did a terrific job recreating items to fit their room vignettes. Over 150 guests attend and supported the teams with their votes at the event and many more with their votes online.

  • The Key Designers – Bayshore High School Key Club sponsored by the Cortez Kiwanis Club and led by instructor, Liz Altenbernde, won the People’s Choice Award by receiving the most votes by guests at the event on Thursday night and raised $130 online.
  • The Home Team of Rebecca Compton and Laurie Beppler and friends cleaned up on the awards winning the Community Choice Award by receiving the most votes online raising $1,210, in addition to the Judges Choice Award and the Best Pallet Creation! 
  • The Key Koncepts Team led by Beth Bick and associates of Key One Realty created a cozy home office and finished second in the online votes raising $240. 
  • Bishop Designs charted new territory tackling a bathroom (new to ReStore Spaces) and carried it off turning an old dresser into a beautiful vanity and raised $250 in votes online.
  • Team Cardona made the Florida lifestyles come to life with a sand and shell-filled coffee table made out of pallets.

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Pictured is the Home Team's beautiful space

Thanks to all the food sponsors.  The food was fabulous! And of course, the event sponsors that make it all possible especially our title sponsor for the third year, Lowe’s Home Improvement of Central Bradenton.

Thanks to everyone who attended and made it a special evening!  Check out the photo gallery here for more pictures from ReStore Spaces.

For more information, contact Amy Van Dell, Resource Development Manager at (941)748-9100 x107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ReStore Spaces 2018 Event!

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