In This Issue
Act! Speak! Build! Week
Nickels for Nails
Shop for Habitat!
2nd ReStore Coming Soon
Join Our Speakers Bureau
Board of Directors
Craig Russell,
Walt Disney Imagineering 

Thomas F. Clarke,

Ron Frank,
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Gerry Bross,
Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
David Calomese,
Royal Bank of

Randall Farwell,
Carl Jordan,
 US Bank

Donald Lancaster,
The Lancaster Law Group
Mike Lang,
 Fox Entertainment Group

Edward Lin,
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Jennifer Livingston,
Union Bank
Jeffrey Moore,
 Pacific Western Bank
Cheryl Perkey,
Perkey Fine Art
Matt Petersen,
 Global Green USA
Linda Russell,
Wells Fargo
John Smet,
Capital Group Companies

Masood Sohaili,
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

 Jay Stark, 
JH Stark Companies

 Kenneth Walker,
Ernst & Young, LLP

Our Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes in partnership with God and people everywhere with a goal of eliminating
substandard housing
by making decent,
affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.
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Thank you for building hope, lives and communities.
April 2010
Our youth are engaged and an active part of our Habitat affiliate.  They bring energy and excitement and are powerful advocates. They Act! Speak! and Build!  Read more about their latest efforts and other exciting HFH GLA news.
Youth Make a Difference 
Act! Speak! Build!
Students and young people throughout Greater Los Angeles advocated for affordable housing and raised awareness for Habitat for Humanity during Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW) March 8 - 13.  More Youth buildthan 25 groups from kindergarten to college students, held youth-led advocacy activities ranging from sharing affordable housing statistics with friends to sending letters to President Obama. Youth also participated in a YouTube contest, sharing what they did during ASBW. Prizes including a Unique Lakers Experience, DVDs, video games and museum tickets were awarded to the top three entries.

First Prize went to Ms. Genovese's Kindergarten Class, Notre Dame Academy, Second Prize went to Bay Harbor Hockey Red Wings (Middle School Age) and Third Prize went to Youth Leadership Long Beach/Andy Street Youth Ambassadors (High School Age).  Congratulations to all our entry's and winners. You can view the winning videos at www.habitatla.org/act_speak_build.asp.


Make Your Change Count!

Nickels for Nails, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles' (HFH GLA) youth fundraising campaign, will take place April 18 - May 15. Help sponsor the House that Youth Built at our Imperial Highway site. This year, Nickels for Nails is going green! Youth are encouraged to recycle large water and soda bottles or other containers to use for the collection of funds. All participants will receive a Nickels for Nails sticker for their Nickels for Nailscontainer and will be given fundraising tips to create a successful campaign. We also have an online donation site. Schools, organizations, classrooms and individuals are able to set up their own page and ask others to donate on their behalf. The group that raises the most money during the campaign will win prizes including a special build day for those who are 16 years and older.


Nickels for Nails sign-ups began March 20th. Please visit www.habitatla.org/nickels_for_nails.asp for more information or contact Melissa Killian, Youth Programs Coordinator at [email protected] to sign-up.

Shop for Habitat!
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles invites you to be a part of Macy's Community Shopping Day on Saturday, May 15, 2010.
Macys logoCommunity Shopping Day gives you the opportunity to help Habitat for Humanity by purchasing a $10 shopping pass for exclusive savings and special offers at the Macy's Del Amo Fashion Center on Saturday, May 15, 2010. As a participating charity, we keep 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each pass. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy's gift card!

Come together with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Macy's to celebrate Community Shopping Day. You'll enjoy a day of shopping with great savings, and you'll be helping our community at the same time.

To purchase a pass, please contact: Jesse Goldstein at (310) 323-4663 ext. 139 or via e-mail at [email protected]
A New HFH GLA ReStore is Coming Soon

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is excited to announce our second ReStore� in the City of Norwalk, CA. In June 2010, homeowners and donors alike will have access to this 29,000 square-foot store which will be similar to our existing Home Improvement Store in Gardena, CA. The ReStore� in Norwalk will sell new and gently-used items at a substantial discount to the public, saving hundreds of thousands of pounds of debris from going into our area landfills.  100% of the profits of both stores go toward building more affordable housing for hard-working, low-income families.  The Norwalk ReStore� will also be the 700th Habitat for Humanity ReStore� in the nation.


The new store is located at 11029 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA, 90650, across the street from Cerritos College.


Donate to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles ReStore� (HFH GLA) first! Call Nicki Cordero to coordinate a pick up or drop off at 310-323-4663, ext. 127.


                    Visit www.shophabitat.org


Our Speakers Bureau Is Now Recruiting

Are you passionate about Habitat for Humanity? Do you enjoy sharing that passion with others?

Apply to be part of HFH GLA's Speakers Bureau! We are recruiting excellent public speakers with an interest in speaking to corporate, community, faith, and youth groups. Help us educate them about our work and how they can get involved. Training and presentation materials will be provided. For more information email [email protected] or visit www.habitatla.org/speakers_how.asp.