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30 Days of Giving, Day 4: Habitat for Humanity

Lend a hand this holiday season by volunteering at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore or constructing a home.

This is the fourth in a 30-day series of ways Patch community members can give back. We hope you'll take part in this 30 Days of Giving, and take the spirit beyond the holidays, because there is "need" all year long.

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Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate poverty and ensure that those in need have a decent place to live. The organization builds and renovates houses annually and is always in need of a crew of volunteers for completing house projects and manning the ReStore, which is located at 150 Osmun St. in Pontiac. Volunteers for construction projects are still needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the holiday season; volunteers for ReStore are needed Tuesday through Saturday.

ReStore is a resale shop that sells furniture, home improvement, tools, appliances and more for 30 percent to 75 percent off the retail costs. Volunteers are responsible for tagging and organizing others, among other tasks. For more information on how to volunteer visit Habitat Oakland's website at www.habitatoakland.org or call (248) 338-1843.

In addition to the various volunteer opportunities at Habitat for Humanity of Oakland, it is currently accepting donations for its annual Christmas Party. Fifty-two families will be in attendance, and the public is asked to make food donations. It is also taking unused family board games and requests that the gifts be wrapped prior to being dropped off at the Habitat for Humanity office. All food and board game donations must be donated by noon on Dec. 2.

Do you have any suggestions for our 30 Days of Giving series? Add them in comments here, or send to Laura.Houser@patch.com.

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