FY20 Annual Report

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annual report

2019 - 2020

Dear Friends,

message from our CEO

Thanks to your generous support this year, together

we’ve broken ground on a new era of South Puget

Sound Habitat for Humanity. We’ve increased

programming to provide critical home repairs across the

county, revamped our home design - creating higher

density sustainable townhomes, and guaranteed our

neighborhoods remain affordable for generations to

come. This foundation will move us into the future

stronger and able to increase our impact year after year.

We are all aware of the growing housing challenges in our community – escalating

costs, nonexistent vacancy rates, and stagnant wages – but during this year other

challenges have surfaced and our organization will continue to be a voice for change.

Earlier this year we were asked to shelter in place and through the lens of a global

pandemic we saw firsthand the powerful connection between our homes and our health

– a basic human right that not all of our neighbors can afford.

At Habitat, our vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our work,

every day, strives to take us closer to this vision – to combat the systemic inequality

that has shut too many of our neighbors out of housing opportunities.

It takes more than hammers and nails to build a house, and even more to make a

home. It is a collaborative endeavor where every helping hand turns effort into impact.

By lifting up your neighbors, you strengthen our community. Thank you for lifting up

South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity. Together, let’s continue to build a sustainable


With Gratitude,

Carly Colgan

South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity seeks to put

God's love into action by bringing people together to build

homes, communities, and hope. People in our community

and all over the world partner with Habitat to build or

improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners

build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an

affordable mortgage.

With your help, Habitat homeowners

achieve the strength, stability, and

independence they need to build a better

life for themselves and their families.

volunteer donate advocate apply


of affordable housing

Habitat Homeownership brings both excitement about

what's to come - and relief about what's left behind.

Frequent moves, unsafe neighborhoods, long days

away, fretting over how to pay rent, buy groceries, and

take care of medical bills. Habitat homeownership

removes these barriers and empowers families.

When the daily struggle to survive ends,

families thrive.

With your support, and through personal determination

and perseverance, families are empowered to build

better futures with Habitat.

since 1989


homes sold


children housed


adults housed


hours of sweat equity

impact of your giving

Everyone can make a meaningful gift. Each gift, regardless of size,

helps us buy land, develop properties, and build homes. We are

grateful to all who have heeded the call to personally and actively

address the affordable housing crisis in Thurston County.


community partners &

donors gave generously

between 2019 - 2020

Thank you, Community Partners!

Community Partners are businesses, organizations, or individuals who have

donated, sponsored, or volunteered a significant amount to SPSHFH

1st Security Bank

AAA of Washington

ABC Pediatrics


Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

Bayview Building Materials

Chicago Title

Costco Lacey

Dawkins Charitable Trust

Extreme Excavation

First United Methodist Church

Harbor Heights

Harbor Wholesale Foods

Hops N Drops

Huttmann Electric

Interstate Batteries

Kaufman Construction

Kiley Juergens

Knight Fire

Lacey Presbyterian Church

Louws Truss

Meconis Italian Subs

Molina Healthcare

Navigate Financial

Nisqually Indian Tribe


Olympia Federal Savings

Olympia Reformed Christian Church

Olympia West Lions Club

Panowicz Jewelers

Pepsi NW

Ramirez Mexican Restaurants

Rotary Club of Olympia

Shanna Paxton Photography

South Sound Community Foundation

The Back Ofice Services

The Rants Group

Thurston Talk

Timberland Bank

Transitional Work Solutions

Trik Concrete Pumping

TwinStar Credit Union

United Way of Lewis County

United Way of Thurston County

Thank you, Generous Donors!

AC Jordan

Alice M Lewis Estate

Allison Woody

Amanda Ford

Amy Evans

Angela and Billie Thomas

Anjanet Collins

Annie Clay



Anthony Taing

Aram Wheeler

Artie Jo Blanchard

Barbara C Roe

Barbara Dorcy

Beth Morrison

Betty Hutt

Bill Cleveland

Bill Lahmann

Billie J Busse-Johnson

Brent Murphy

Bruce Beier

Bruce Wells

Candace Wood

Carl and Dorothy Fehring

Carly Colgan

Caroyln St. James

Celeste Ericson

Charlie Schneider

Charlita Storey

Cherie McNeal

Christine Nhan

Civillia Hill

Conrad Wieclaw

Constance Ronning

Cora Davidson

Corinn Wohl

Corinne Watts

Cortny Martin

Courtney Shrieve

Craig and Judy Haines

Craig Merkel

Cynthia Pratt

Cynthia Prehmus

Dallas Roberts

Damian Magista

Dana King

Dana McAvoy

Darlene Morralis

David and Gretchen Gacetta

David Durbin

David Huguet

David Jaudon

David Robinson

David Stewart

Dawn Long

Debbie Harrington

Debra Borne

Debra Clemens

Denise Steigers

Dennis and Gail McGaffick

Diana Macquarrie

Diana Rice

Diane Perron

Doug & Bettie Cochran

Doug Karman

Douglas and Lilian Ryan

Robert and Eileen Dalton

Frank and Carol Sanborn

Frederick Ott

Gail Wooten

George and Sue Bredensteiner

Grais Clark

Greg and Marion Hueckel

Greg and Adrienne Laura

Henry and Charlet Cervantes

Howard and Sue Poler

Jack and Donna Rice

James and Darla Del Gianni

James H. Slakey

James Jarvis

James Novak

James Shanafelt

Janelle Cromwell

Janet L. Knowlton

Janie Maki

Janna Baldovin

Jason Mclauchlin

Jaycie Ostenberg

Jeannie House

Jennifer Stadler

Jerome and Susan Berlin

Jerry Glenda Katt

JJ and N McMahon

Joanne Redmond

John Hutchings

Jose Galvan

Joy Scholz

JP Naughton

Kandy King

Karen Brennan

Karen Edwards

Karen Engvall

Karen Fraser

Karen Pierce

Kat King

Kate Guykema and Robert Grey

Katie Hemminger

Keiko Paros

Kenneth and Lynda Thorpe

Kevin Hochhalter

Kevin Tallon

Kim Baker

Kimberly Cadoo

Kristal Kessel

Kristy O'Brien

Krysia Shorten

Lance and Melissa Stone

Larry Gilliam

Laurie and Quigg Davis

Leatta Dahlhoff

LeeAnn Gekas

Leif and Barbara Lantz

Leslie Panowicz

Linda Lampman

Lisa Smith

Lois Stiegemeier

Loraine Snell

Lori Johnson Baker

Lori Maughan

Lucy Chaffin

Lynda Zeman

Lynn Flaisig

Maja Glasier-Lawson

Maria chiechi

Marian Graham

Mark and Buffie Finkel

Mark and Diane Jebens

Mark and Helen Ireland

Mark and Sandra Spee

Mark Furman

Mary C.S Harper

Mary Ellis Meraz

Mary Nielsen

Mary Roberts

Maryln S. Brady

Marylou Robinson

Melanie Kincaid

Michael and Nancy Walsh

Michael J Erickson

Michael Steadman

Mike Davis

Monica Beckley

Mr Andrew Rector

Mr Kenneth and Christine Dahl

Mr Les Purce

Murray G Stromberg

Nancy Deakins

Neile Woody

Nicholish Nash

Nikki Crist

Norma Moreno

Norman Nickle

Paul Knight

Pete and Nancy Kmet

Peter Rex and Ann Flannigan

Randall Bexell

Randy and Jeanine Moore

Randy Murphy

Richard and Elizabeth Hauser

Richard Lemaster

Robert Heck

Robin A Andersen

Roger and Kimberly Wigfield

Ron Holeman

Sandra Romberger

Sara Finlay

Savannah Parker and Kristin Ohler

Scott and Michelle Harriage

Scott and Nancy Peebles

Scott and Susan Ritter

Scott Michie

Sean Parker

Selden Hall and Cheryl Hanks

Shannon Glenn

Shawna and Chris Dutton

Shauna Tryon

Shelly Willis

Sherri Nehl

ShyAnne Haney

Stacey Ray

Steve and Jetta Beacon

Steve and Yael Klein

Suzanne Grubb

Suzie Helland

Tammy and Matt Schlottman

Terence Artz

Teri Smith

Terry and Joanne Borden

Thera Black

Therese M Osterhout

Thomas Arbuckle

Tom and Vada Aldridge

Tonya Huffines

Troy and Chris McAnnally

Tye Menser

Valerie Frye

Valorie Jackson

Vicky Lamoreaux

Virginia and Elizabeth Jocelyn

Walter Sullivan

Wendy Davis

Wileen Swarthout

William Stutz

William and Rae Ann Dugger


of your volunteerism

Every hand makes a difference. This year, individuals,

houses of faith, community groups, students, and job

training organizations came together to power our

operation. They hammered, sawed, painted, helped in

our office, and assisted staff in selling donated items at

our Stores. Your hands have changed lives.

"Since I retired six years ago, I’ve had

the opportunity to volunteer in the

boat shop at the Foss Waterway

Seaport; as a tax preparer for an

AARP sponsored program, and at

Habitat. In all cases I‘ve liked the

work and those I’ve worked with."

"In my younger years, I got a

chance to change my life. At

Habitat, I get to change lives

through home ownership."

-Ron Holeman, pictured recieving

The Lane Dorcy Outstanding

Volunteer Achievement Award

by the numbers




hours of service


value of volunteered time

Did you know?

Each future homeowner completes 500 hours of volunteering with

Habitat, called Sweat Equity. You can help make their dream of

homeownership a reality through volunteering! Become a volunteer

and donate your hours to a Habitat family, helping future

homeowners complete their Sweat Equity hour goal.

impact of your voice

Advocating is crucial for advancing

affordable housing. Each year,

Habitat on the Hill unites staff,

homeowners, volunteers, and

partners in Washington D.C.

They meet with members of

congress to advocate for home

affordability. You can lend your

voice to the conversation by joining

us for Virtual Hill Day in February!

impact beyond Thurston County

Global outreach is a foundational practice of Habitat for

Humanity, and here at South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity,

your contributions to our organization have changed lives for

families in Simon-Pelé, Haiti. A percentage of our proceeds are

tithed to Habitat for Humanity's building efforts in Haiti to aid in

the building of safe housing, accessing building materials, and

disaster relief training.





items sold


gross sales



of the Habitat Store

South Puget Sound Habitat for

Humanity Stores accept donations of

new or gently used furniture,

appliances, household goods,

construction materials, and more. For

community members seeking discount

finds, a Habitat Store is a beacon of

affordability. Our Habitat Store locations

are in Yelm and West Olympia.


tons of usable material

diverted from landfills





volunteer hours

Every person who walks into

our Habitat Store helps us

make a difference, whether

they donate, shop, or


All proceeds directly fund our mission

to build homes in Thurston County.

Women Build

Founded in 1991 by Habitat for

Humanity, Women Build is an

empowering fundraising program

that encourages the involvement of

women in the construction of Habitat

homes. Nationwide and locally, more

than 60% of Habitat homeowners

are female heads of household.

Women Build seeks to bring that

sense of strength and self-reliance

to all women. Keep an eye out for

more info about Women Build 2021,

coming this May!

Raise the Roof


Celebrating 30 years of impact in

Thurston County, South Puget

Sound Habitat for Humanity invites

community members to enjoy

breakfast, gather, and listen to the

inspiring stories of speakers who

have lived in local Habitat Homes.

The first annual Raise the Roof

Breakfast raised over $35,000 in

support of our mission. Join us for

Raise the Roof 2021 this


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37% 13%





Sale of Homes









Unrestricted Net assets at the beginning of the year


Unrestricted Net assets at the end of the year



in returning homeowner

mortgage payments

contributed to our

homebuilding program




Sale of Homes


Government Grants


Store Income


In-Kind Contributions


Other Income



Program Services


Management and General





increase in

net assets

Why We Build

Our mission is best embodied by the families that we serve.

Meet the seven incredible and hardworking local families

who are our newest Habitat Homeowners.

The Armstrong Family

"Being a homeowner

means a brighter future

for us and our son!"

The Eastman-Dunivin Family

"I am grateful and blessed for

Habitat for Humanity cause

they have given my family

stability, a healthy home, and

a great community of


The Granison Family

"Owning a home means a

place to call my own,

celebrating traditions and

creating more memories with

my family."

The Michaels Family

The O'Brien Family

The Snape Family

The Valtierra Family

"Two years ago, my fiance

passed away unexpectly. I filled

out a Habitat application, and

when I got that phonecall from

Habitat, it saved me and my

son's lives."

"To everyone who has

volunteered or donated you

are truly angels to me and my

sons. This home is the biggest

blessing to me and my sons."

"Owning a habitat home means

having a chance to be part of a

community that cares and

looks out for each other which

is such a blessing for me and

my girls."

"To me, having the opportunity to own

a home has been nothing short of a

miracle. I take very good care of this

home as I have been waiting 20 years

to become a homeowner. I thank

Hábitat for making my dreams come

true and for helping me lave a legacy

for my children."

711 Capitol Way S, Suite 401

Olympia, WA 98501



Seeking to put God's love into action,

Habitat for Humanity brings people together

to build homes, community and hope.


A world where everyone has

a decent place to live.

2019-20 Board of Directors

Jason McLauchlin - President

David Stewart - Vice President

Angela Thomas - Secretary

Bob Bredensteiner - Treasurer

Bruce Wells

Cortny Martin

Craig Haines

Janine Ezzell

John Hutchings

Kevin Hochalter

Melanie Kincaid

Monica Beckley

Terrance Artz

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