Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2013

As a new year approaches, we start to make a list of our resolutions. What will we do differently this year? How can I make my life better? For 2013, let Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity help you keep those resolutions on track all year long. Here are some of the most popular resolutions and ways we can help you stick to them:

Event attendees view art pieces at the 2012 “Home is Where the Art Is” event.

Enjoy Life More: We get so busy in our lives that sometimes we forget to take a moment and enjoy what’s around us. In 2013, take the time to see what’s new in our community. LAHFH can introduce you to local artists at our “Home is Where the Art Is” recycled art show and silent auction on Feb. 2, 2013. See how these artists turn reclaimed items from our Habitat ReStore into works of art. You’ll have the opportunity to bid on the art pieces in a silent auction.

Riders of the Purple Sage cheer on their team mate at the 2012 Tour de Habitat.

Lose Weight & Get Fit: Some of us say this every year and by the second week of January, we’ve already blown our diet and can’t find the energy to go to the gym. However, this year will be different because Tour de Habitat will give you a reason to go to the gym. The annual stationary bike race and fundraiser has teams of six riders taking turns to pedal for 15 minutes. Form your teams now and start training for the event on Mar. 9, 2013!

After Tour de Habitat is over, you can keep in shape by training for the Fargo Marathon. LAHFH has formed a GoFar Charity team and as a team member, you’ll receive lots of perks including VIP gear check and hospitality room in Charity village. Visit http://www.active.com/donate/LAHfH to register and join our team.

Spend More Time with Friends & Family: If you’re looking for something new to do with friends and family, come out to a construction site and help us a build a house. Volunteers don’t need construction experience since our crew leaders will train and help you along the way. We also provide all the tools and materials. Take a break from the lake this summer and get your hands dirty with LAHFH. You’ll be helping a family build their new home while you build lasting memories with yours.

Get Organized: Do you have unfinished projects around your home? Or maybe you finally want to organize the garage. Habitat ReStore may have just what you need for a lot less than those big box stores. The local home-improvement thrift store offers quality new and gently used building supplies, furniture, appliances and much more. We also accept donations, so check with us before you dump any furniture or appliances.

Volunteers worked together to build the Nelson Family’s home in 2012.

Volunteer:A popular, non-selfish new year’s resolution that can change your life as well as countless others. LAHFH has many ways for you to volunteer. Whether it’s joining a committee to donate your talents and expertise or spending an hour each week working at the ReStore, we have volunteer opportunities that fit your schedule.

To see a full list of volunteer opportunities, visit our website at www.lakeagassizhabitat.org and click on “Volunteer”. You can also contact us directly at 218-284-5253 ext. 2 or at habitat@lakeagassizhabitat.org if you’d like more information or if you have questions about volunteering.

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