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IN THIS ISSUE
Thrivent Financial Home
Delta Dedication
Adopt-A-Family
HFHFH Auctions
Tips for Year End Giving
Verengo Solar
Restores
New Directions
Habitat Insider
Board of Directors 
Chairman:

Thomas F. Clarke 

PricewaterhouseCoopers

 

Past Chairman:

Craig Russell  

Walt Disney Imagineering 

 

 Vice-Chair:

Mike Lang
Entertainment Executive

 

Secretary:

Jennifer Livingston

Union Bank

 

Travis J. Barr
Merrill Lynch

 

Gerry Bross

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens

 

Daniel Burgner

Caruso Affiliated

 

Celine Cordero
 Los Angeles World Airports

  

 Ron Frank

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

 

Carl Jordan 

US Bank

 

Eva Kalawski  

Platinum Equity, LLC 

 

Edward Lin
Warner Bros. Entertainment

 

Kim McManus
Awaken Humanity

 David Mead

Southern California Edison

 

Jeff Moore
First California Bank

 

Arnold Ng

RE/MAX Commercial Real Estate

 

Matt Petersen  

Global Green USA

 

Linda Russell   

Wells Fargo

 

John Smet

Capital Group Companies


Masood Sohaili 

DLA Piper 

 

Jay Stark

JH Stark Companies

 

Troy Thrower  

The Woodward Group

 

Ken Walker

Ernst & Young

 

Alan Wright 

California Bank & Trust

 

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.

 

310-323-HOME
Quick Links

 


THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED $1,000 -$250,000 DONORS

SEPT.-DEC. 2012

$250,000
The Ahmanson Foundation

 
$25,000 - $50,000
Nissan North America, Inc.
OXY, Long Beach Inc.
Regency Centers
Vons 

 

$10,000 - $24,999
CBRE
Edison International
Hollywood Park Land Co, LLC
ING Direct
Mary Ann Canter
Neutrogena
Nordstrom
Northrop Grumman
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
West LA County Thrivent Chapter

 

$5,000 - $9,999
Fox Broadcasting Company
Michael and Laura Lang
Barbara Johnston
Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Div.
Cayetano Legacy
Plastpro, Inc.
Mosaic, L. A.
Pinkberry
Kompolt
International Lease Finance Corporation
Matthew & Kirsten Hanson
A & E Networks
The Bank of New York Mellon
Biosense Webster, Inc.
Guggenheim Partners
Lava Bear
Location Managers Guild of America
Phillips Van Heusen Corporation - PVH Neckwear
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Producers Guild of America
Samsung Construction and Engineering
Scorebig, Inc.
Troy Thrower and Michele Barney
Toyota Financial Services
Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc.


$2,500 - $4,999
Farmers Insurance Group
Vasan Varadarajan
MaesilPlum Company
Ford & Harrison LLP
Westwood Presbyterian Church
Melanie Cook
AECOM Technology Corp
Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church
Kiewit Companies
Royal Business Bank
VF Contemporary Brands
Webcor Builders
Ziffren Brittenham LLP

 

$1,000 - $2,499
Employees Charity Organization (ECHO) of Northrop Grumman
Clif Bar & Company
Justin Rice
Ellen Thayer Vahan
Douglas M. Pasquale
Nadya K. Scott
Kaiser Permanente - West Los Angeles Medical Center
Stampbox.me
David and Cindy Hoag
Delta Air Lines
Hunter Douglas
Team Burger
James P. and Shirley F. McFarland Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
Community Bank
IBM Corporation
Greater Los Angeles Combined Federal Campaign
Bay Shore Community Congregational Church
Starbucks Coffee Company
Manhattan Beach Community Church
The Culver Hotel
Blair Kohan
Parkcrest Christian Church
The Coca-Cola Company
Stephanie Vasquez
Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
Lynn Abess
George Buckley and Janet Buckley
Alan Gittelson and Nancy Gittelson
Vera Kaling
Erin K. McConahey
Linda H. Tyrer
495 Productions Inc.
ExxonMobil Foundation
Hankook Tea Company
Shorewood Realtors Inc.
The Garden
United Talent Agency, Inc 

THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR PARTNERS
Bentley Prince Street
Bernards
California Department of Housing and Community Development
City of Lawndale
City of Long Beach

City of Lynwood

Faithful Central Bible Church

John and Cindy Smet
Kohler
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Mayor Bob Foster
Mosaic
Schneider Electric
The Home Depot Foundation
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Valspar
W. M. Keck Foundation
Waste Management
Wells Fargo
Whirlpool Corporation

NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2012

Greetings!

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has had a very busy 2012, building and renovating homes, celebrating partner homeowners and engaging the community.  We thank each and every one of you for helping us build hope and homes. We wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season and a very prosperous New Year!

THRIVENT FINANCIAL COMPLETES HOME #7

Lutheran congregations throughout greater Los Angeles joined forces in Lynwood earlier this year to break ground on the seventh HFH GLA home sponsored  by Thrivent Financial.  On December 1, 2012 this new Habitat for Humanity home was dedicated for the Luna family (below). 

 Yadira and Joseph Luna

The multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity has raised $160 million and built more than 1,600 affordable homes around the world.  L.A. area Lutherans have built a single-family home every year for the past seven years.  

 

In 2013, Thrivent Financial and local Lutheran Churches will be sponsoring their 8th HFH GLA home in greater Los Angeles.  Thrivent's commitment to affordable housing is helping to uplift congregations, communities, and individuals here in Los Angeles and around the world.  Thank you Thrivent!

2ND DELTA AIR LINES DEDICATION

On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 HFH GLA and Delta Air Lines had another amazing house dedication on Lemon Ave. in Long Beach for the Ulloa family.  More than 80 Delta executives and employees, Long Beach city officials and HFH GLA staff were on site for the dedication and nearly 500 Delta employees participated in the six week build

 

This is the second HFH GLA home sponsored by Delta Air Lines and it was fully funded by their In-Flight Recycling Program.  Delta is an amazing partner and we look forward to building house #3. 

 

Check out more photos from the dedication on the

HFH GLA Flickr site! 

  Delta dedication

The Ulloa Family Dedication Ribbon Cutting

ADOPT-A-FAMILY 2012 

Adopt a FamilyOn Saturday, December 15, HFH GLA held its annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program. The program was created to assist partner homebuyers/homeowners who need additional help during the holiday season. 

 
Due to the generosity of donors, HFH GLA board, and staff members we were able to assist 35 families this year, including new homebuyers, veterans and Habitat homeowners.
 
Thank you to all of our 2012 Adopt-A-Family donors and sponsors for helping to make the holidays a little more special for these Habitat for Humanity partner homeowners.
GIVE AND RECEIVE SOMETHING SPECIAL

Looking for a unique, one of kind holiday gift for someone special?  Then check out our Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity's (HFHFH) unique VIP Experiences for sale on Charity Buzz.  HFHFH's online auctions benefit HFH GLA and help propel the mission of Habitat for Humanity as well as engage the Hollywood and Sports communities with our mission.

  

This month's auction includes a one of a kind chance to build with the 2013 Draft Eligible/Collegiate All-Stars
 
on January 18 and a Set Visit and Meet and Greet on the FOX hit series "Raising Hope". Click on http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/330787 and http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/3231928 to bid on these items.
 

 

Don't miss out on these and other opportunities.  Visit the Charity Buzz website anytime at: www.charitybuzz.com and type in Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to see our latest auction items. From sports to set visits you are certain to find a unique and fun way to support Habitat.

FIVE TIPS FOR END OF THE YEAR GIVING

Most people make charitable gifts toward the end of the year, and do so without much planning. Your gift does make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families served by HFH GLA. This year you might consider how the following suggestions might benefit you as you plan to help others.   

  1. Estimate your income and tax liability before Dec. 31.
  2. Consider using non-cash assets. Look at the stocks you have held for more than a year, especially those you have held for a long periods of time. For more information visit: http://habitatla.plannedgiving.org/habitatla/articles/13.html
  3. Consider making a gift that pays income back to you. HFH GLA offers a variety of life-income plans to fit your needs. For additional information go to: http://habitatla.plannedgiving.org/habitatla/articles/2.html
  4. If you are over 70 years of age, consider making a gift by directly transferring assets held in an IRA account to HFH GLA. You may be able to make a larger gift than you think is possible. For more information about Bequests from retirement plans, visit: http://habitatla.plannedgiving.org/habitatla/articles/11.html
  5. Talk to your advisor. Before making any significant gift, you should have your CPA, attorney or other advisor help you to plan and understand the impact of the gift on your income tax return and to your estate.  

Take the time to do some planning in the weeks ahead. For more information about how you can personally benefit from making a gift to HFH GLA, contact Jennifer M. Wise, Vice President of Resource Development, HFH GLA, 17700 S. Figueroa Street, Gardena, CA 90248; Direct: (424) 246-3627, jwise@habitatla.org.  

HFH GLA & VERENGO SOLAR PARTNER

Verengo Solar, the #1 residential solar integrator based in Southern California has partnered with HFH GLA to help with the overwhelming need for housing throughout greater Los Angeles.  

 

Verengo is offering an exclusive $250 customer cash back reward and will donate $1,000 back to HFH GLA for each person that installs a solar system with Verengo. 

 

There are several reasons why to go solar including the cost savings on your utilities but the benefits include an increase in your home value. So call Verengo today to save!

 

If you are a homeowner, it takes a simple call to see if you qualify to Go Solar for $0 down. Receive a free consultation with a Verengo expert by calling 877-358-0735 or visit www.VerengoSolar.com/habitat.

RESTORE DONATIONS BUILD HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOMES
DONATE, SHOP, RECYCLE 
HFH GLA WELCOMES NEW DIRECTIONS
HFH GLA welcomes New Directions, Inc. as a new Veteran Community Partner. New Directions is a non-profit veterans service organization that provides veterans with residential care, substance abuse treatment, counseling, remedial education, job training and placement, and financial management classes. New Directions also runs Operation Welcome Home, a program specifically designed to help veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

As a Veteran Community Partner, New Directions will help develop and expand a framework of cooperation between HFH GLA and local veterans support organizations to inform veterans, military members and their families about the programs and services offered by each organization.

 

HFH GLA is happy to welcome New Directions, Inc. as a new veteran community partner and we look forward to working together to assist local veterans, service members and their families.

 

If your organization would like to partner with HFH GLA to assist veterans in our community, please contact Tyler Platt at 310-400-1925 or veteranscoordinator@habitatla.org.

BECOME A HABITAT INSIDER!

Like us on FACEBOOK or follow us on TWITTER and learn about how you can become an ADVOCATE for hardworking, low-income families in your own community. 

 

There are various ways you can DONATE to HFH GLA!   

Your donations change lives - from a monetary gift to donating your car (via Cars for Homes) or donating household items to our ReStores - you can help eliminate substandard housing.

 

Pick up your hammers and join us as a VOLUNTEER on site today! No construction experience is required - just a smile  

and a willingness to help!   

 

 To become part of the solution today call or visit us: 

310.323-HOME(4663)  

www.habitatla.org  

 

Please note that our HFH GLA Offices and ReStores will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays, December 22 to January 1.  Reopening on January 2, 2013.