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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes in partnership with God and people everywhere with a goal of eliminating
by making decent,
affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.
THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED $1,000 -$250,000 DONORS
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Faithful Central Bible Church
John and Cindy Smet
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W.M. Keck Foundation
The Walt Disney Company
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Greetings! Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) kicked off summer with one of our most exciting build events of the year - Power Women Power Tools! We are looking forward to continuing the fun all summer long as we work hard to build and renovate homes and engage partners as well as the community in our work. We hope to see you soon on a build site or in one of our ReStores. Until then, keep reading for the latest news!
More than 200 celebrities, entertainment industry professionals, corporate executives and event volunteers came out for our Power Women Power Tools build event on June 15th at Sony Pictures Studios. Donning the event's signature pink hardhats, the power women volunteers framed 120 walls for future Habitat for Humanity homes alongside partner homeowners. Some of this year's more recognizable volunteers included Tia Carrere, Kristina Guerrero, Shanola Hampton, Mya Harrison, Kate Linder, Missy Peregrym, Tom Shadyac and Alicia Witt.
The annual build event began in 2005 and has engaged thousands of women from various sectors who have helped to build affordable homes and, most importantly, propel our mission forward.
Volunteers heard from Culver City Vice Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells and the Hon. Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Councilmember for the 9th district. In addition, they heard from two HFH GLA partner homeowners; Gloria Alfaro got volunteers into the building spirit during the morning program while Zalikah Templeton moved the crowd to tears at lunch.
Thank you to Lowe's, Union Bank, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Variety for sponsoring this year's event and to our volunteers for making the 9th Annual Power Women Power Tools one that we will always remember! Click HERE to see and share photos!
FIND IT. BUY IT. DIY IT!
Calling all DIYers! You can now turn to the ReStore for ideas as well as reasonably priced items for your next big transformation! Beginning in July, the Norwalk ReStore will host three fun and informative workshops focusing on reinventing, repurposing and restoring items commonly found at the ReStore. Join us and get ready to put your craft skills to the test!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Learn how anything can be a planter
Instructor: Christy Wilhelmi
Saturday, August 13, 2013
Mosaic stepping stones
Instructor: Kim Kahrilas
Saturday, September 14, 2013
More details coming soon!
Our ReStores are open 5 days/week (Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-6pm) 2 Locations:
17700 S. Figueroa St.
Gardena, CA 90248
11029 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
DONATE, SHOP, RECYCLE
MEET GLORIA ALFARO!
As a single mother to three boys, Gloria Alfaro is thrilled to be purchasing a home in Lynwood, CA. She knows that owning a home will provide so many benefits including privacy and safety.
Gloria has worked as a word processing technician for 13 years. She also volunteers as a youth teacher at her church. Her oldest son, Carlos, joined the Marines eight months ago. Carlos is currently working in the Gardena ReStore to help his mom complete her sweat equity
hours before he leaves on assignment with the Marines. Gloria also has two younger sons. Daniel is a senior in high school who loves math and English and is looking forward to a career as a veterinarian. Her youngest, Miguel, is five. He loves to play soccer and is on the art committee at his school. Click through to learn more about HFH GLA homeownership
Help HFH GLA build a home by going out to eat! By joining LivnGiv you can dine at some of L.A.'s best restaurants and 20% of your bill will be donated to HFH GLA - at no extra cost to you. Sign up for LivnGiv today and help us make greater Los Angeles a better place one bite (and home) at a time! https://www.livngiv.com/habitat/
RETIREMENT FUNDS: WISE ESTATE PLANNING
Your retirement funds may be one of the best assets to consider donating when making a charitable bequest. Did you know that assets left in retirement funds are subject to income tax and potentially estate taxes at the time of your passing?
The only way to avoid either tax is by making a bequest to a charitable organization such as HFH GLA. Charities are tax exempt and therefore are not subject to paying either tax when assets of this type are donated to the charity and subsequently redeemed by them.
You can also provide for an heir by making a bequest from your estate directly to a charitable trust using assets from your retirement fund. These assets can provide your heir with an income for life. Upon the death of the income beneficiary of the trust, the assets are then transferred to the charity. An income tax is only imposed on the annual income received by the beneficiary not the lump sum contained in the trust.
To learn more about making a gift from a retirement fund and how it works, click HERE. You can also contact Jennifer M. Wise, via phone at (424) 246-3627 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The information in this article is not considered as legal or tax advice. The reader should consult with his or her tax accountant or legal counsel.
BECOME A HABITAT INSIDER!
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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: