JENNA-LEY HARRISON, STAFF WRITER
Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County was recently chosen as one of eight non-profit organizations in the Charlotte region to receive several hours of service aid next month as part of a local marketing firmâ€™s â€œDesign Challengeâ€ project.
Moonlight Creative Group in Charlotte chose to aid several area nonprofit organizations for the firmâ€™s 15th anniversary this year.
According to Maureen Krueger, whoâ€™s been Habitatâ€™s executive director since June, Moonlight will be helping the Lincoln County nonprofit organization design its 20th anniversary campaign, set to roll out at the beginning of 2012 with the theme â€œ$20 for our 20th.â€ The groupâ€™s actual anniversary is next March.
â€œWe were very surprised and very excited,â€ she said of the win.
Krueger noted how the communications company will be helping Habitat establish campaign slogans â€œand all the creative needs surrounding that.â€
Moonlightâ€™s purpose behind this yearâ€™s design challenge is to offer 15 hours of service for their â€œ15 years of success,â€ according to a company press release.
â€œWe canâ€™t think of a better way to celebrate 15 years in business than by giving back to several organizations that are truly making difference in our community,â€ Moonlight partner and co-founder Karen Ponischil said.
The service hours will be split among the eight nonprofit winners on Nov. 15. Two days later, Habitat officials plan to present their campaign to the public.
Since Habitat established a site in the county nearly two decades ago, the organization has aided 23 families, officials noted.
â€œWeâ€™ll have our 23rd homeowner this fall,â€ Krueger said.
In addition, the local nonprofit group has provided housing assistance to almost the same number of international families.
â€œEvery time we build a house here, we are tithing so we can build homes overseas,â€ Krueger noted.
On average, Habitat works with two to three Lincoln County families a year, officials said.
â€œWe are always looking for donations for both the Re-Store and financial contributions to serve us so we can serve more families,â€ Krueger noted.
The organization is currently seeking volunteer aid.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County, visit www.habitatlcnc.org, or contact Maureen Krueger at 704-748-1800.
To contact the Re-Store, call 704-736-9490.