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You're invited: '25 and Building' Anniversary Celebration Planned

Habitat for Humanity partners from around the world are invited to join in the organizations 25th anniversary celebrations scheduled for Sept. 8-16, 2001. The family-oriented array of events will be in Indianapolis, Ind.

Delegates from every country where Habitat operates will join U.S. partners in Indianapolis, giving the anniversary events an international flavor. There will be star-studded entertainment, in addition to workshops for affiliates.

No Habitat gathering would be complete without the sound of hammers ringing.

In honor of the anniversary, Greater Indianapolis HFH will hold a 25-house, three-week build that concludes on Sept. 8.

A schedule with volunteer needs will be posted on Habitats Web site at www.habitat.org as plans are finalized. The build is part of a 250-house building effort by Indiana affiliates throughout 2001. Details and registration information for the anniversary celebration will be available on www.habitat.org.


Angel Porteous



Year-End Giving May Yield Tax Savings

The holiday season is often a time to pause and contemplate the blessings of the year. It also can be a time to consider sharing those blessings by making a year-end gift to Habitat for Humanity International.

Giving at this time of year not only allows you to share your love for others, but also provides an additional opportunity for tax savings. A charitable gift of cash is the most popular choice, but gifts of stocks, bonds and securities also may offer a wide variety of financial benefits, such as:
  • A tax deduction for the full market value if owned for more than a year.
  • Avoiding capital gains tax on the appreciated value.
  • Allowing a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made.
  • Allow you to diversify from low-basis, long-term holdings into other assets that will better suit your current needs.

Whether you decide to make a gift of cash, stock or other appreciated property, your gifts during this holiday season will help further Habitat's work around the world.

If you would like to discuss a special gift to Habitat for Humanity International, contact Doris Hardy at (800) HABITAT, ext. 2199. Remember that it is always best to discuss all charitable giving plans with your professional financial adviser.

You can now make donations online if you choose by going to Habitat's on-line donation page at /support/. Thank you for helping Habitat for Humanity International work with people in need to provide simple, decent and affordable housing.



About Habitat World's Cover...

During HFH New York City's major donor recognition evening on Sept. 11, renowned artist Peter Max presented a set of four original acrylic paintings on canvas to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Max created the portraits of Carter because of his admiration for the President's dedication to Habitat for Humanity. "I wanted to honor President Carter in the best way I know how," Max says. Two of the portraits have been installed in the Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga.




Reprinted from Habitat World Magazine, December 2000/January 2001.
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