New Torrance ReStore
Mimila Family Home Dedication
Urban Adventure Quest
Habitat California Advocacy Day
Interreligious Council Build Day and Donation
Legacy Gifts
Habitat Insider
Board of Directors 

Gerry Bross 

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens 



Daniel Burgner
Caruso Affiliated



Jennifer Livingston

Union Bank



Alan Wright

California Bank & Trust

Bill Blake

Zurich North America


Celine Cordero
Englander, Knabe and Allen
Scott Farer

Greg Ferree
Southern California Edison 
Ranjan Goswami
Delta Air Lines, Inc

Mike Gipson
City of Carson


Carl Jordan 

US Bank


Eva Kalawski  

Platinum Equity, LLC 


Mike Lang

Lang Media Group

John Manganiello
Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Kim McManus
Mosaic LA


Matt Petersen  

City of Los Angeles


Lori Raya

Vons, a Safeway Company


Eric Remensperger



Linda Russell   

Wells Fargo


Raul Salinas



Troy Thrower  

The Woodward Group





Our Vision


A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 


Our Mission


Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. 


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December 2014 Gifts




Kendrick Lamar Duckworth


Robert Elrod


Thrivent Financial


Gold Hammer


 Michael and Laura Lang


Silver Hammer


Luella Howard


Craig and Sandra Russell


Bronze Hammer


Alta Via Consulting LLC


Ernst & Young LLP


Hilti Corporation


MVAT Foundation


Architects Circle


William and Elizabeth Blake

Susan Booth and Christopher Wadden

The Gary D. Magness Foundation

The Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation

Teles Properties

Kenneth and Tami Walker 


Silver Nail


Bank of the West


Daniel and Cathy Burgner


Martha Cheung


Dermalogica, Inc.


Eleanor Eck


Interreligious Council of Southern California


Robert Lissner


Orci or No, Inc


Room & Board


Sermoonjoy Entertainment, Inc.


Specialty Family Foundation


Barry Sween


Roberta Turner and Edward Adams


US Bank


Goran and Eva Visnijic


Michael Vukadinovich and Janet Bregar



Bronze Nail


 Carol Anderson


Joshua Andrews


Barrera & Associates, APC


Charles Baumer


Bay Shore Community Congregational Church


Scott Boughton


Thomas and Ellie Clarke


Melanie Cook


Annette and Christopher Crump


Cuningham Group Foundation


Stephanie De La Torre


Faith United Methodist Church


Sydney and Raymond Feeney


First United Methodist Church of Torrance


Ford & Harrison LLP


FS Management


John and Maureen Gillespie


Alan and Nancy Gittelson


Goodwin Procter LLP


Albert and Ann Jicha


John and Hilda Arnold Foundation, Inc.


Verra and Earnest Klinkert


Location Managers Guild of America


Lowe Enterprises Inc.


Alex McLeod and John Blazevich


James McManus


Lisa Meier


Andy Milder


Morrison, Ekre & Bart Management Services, Inc.


Mosaic, L.A.


Oarsmen Foundation


Dayo Olufade


Glenn and Eleanor Padnick


Maryam and Hooshang Pak


Gertrude Pomish


Cindy Quane and Gregory Breen


The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation


RCLCO Foundation


Reliable Energy Management, Inc.


Arthur and Janice Ronci


Nadya Scott


Ben and Joyce Silverman


Maya Soderstrom Cerami


The Active Network, Inc.


Troy Thrower and Michele Barney


UBS Foundation


Michael Valerio


Wawanesa Insurance


Ziffren Brittenham LLP


*Denotes GIK Donor

Bank of America

Beach Cities Friends

California Community Foundation

California Department of Housing and Community Development

City of Los Angeles

City of Long Beach

City of Lynwood

Cotton, Inc. *

Delta Airlines

Faithful Central Bible Church

The Gary Magness Foundation

Lowe's Companies, Inc.


The Home Depot Foundation

Malarkey Roofing Company *


Presbytery of the Pacific

Revco Industries, Inc. *

Sit 'n' Sleep *

Thrivent Financial

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Valspar *

Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist Church

The Vons Foundation
The Walt Disney Company

The Weingart Foundation

Wells Fargo

Whirlpool *

The W.M. Keck Foundation

*Denotes In-Kind Gifts

Happy New Year from all of us at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA)! Thank you for your support in 2014 and especially for making our year-end matching gift challenge such a success. Your support will ensure a productive 2015 for us and we hope you will join us in building homes and hope throughout the year. One way you can do this is with your California state tax return. 


We look forward to building a greater LA and a better California with you this year!





Habitat LA's newest ReStore in Torrance, California is open for donations and purchases!


The ReStore is a major funding source for Habitat LA. At the ReStore, you will find items such as donated building materials and home appliances sold at exceptionally reduced prices. Proceeds from the ReStore help us build and renovate more homes for hardworking, low-income families in need.


New Torrance Location!

18600 Crenshaw Blvd.

Torrance, CA 90504


Not in the area? Visit our other two ReStore locations in Bellflower and Norwalk!


Donors can now also schedule donations and pick-ups online. Visit DonateToHabitat.com to schedule a pick-up, or call (424) 246-3637 to speak with one of our donations coordinators.


Only residential donors will be allowed to schedule their own pick-ups online. Corporate donations still must be scheduled by Habitat LA donations coordinators.


Come donate, shop, and be on the lookout for our

Torrance ReStore Grand Opening celebration this spring!







Thanks to support from Thrivent Financial, the City of Long Beach and The Long Beach Community Investment Company, Habitat LA was able to welcome the Mimila's home for the holidays.

Before partnering with Habitat LA, Ignacio Mimila cared for his four children in a small, one-bedroom apartment in Long Beach. After the passing of his dear wife due to breast cancer in 2010, Ignacio made a promise to do everything in his power to provide his children with a home. 

"Thanks to Thrivent, Habitat LA, volunteers, the City of Long Beach and The Long Beach Community Investment Company, my children and I will live comfortably and I will finally fulfill the promise I made to my wife who is now resting in peace," said Ignacio.

The Mimila home is the ninth Thrivent Builds home in greater LA as well as Habitat LA's 75th home in the City of Long Beach! Thrivent Financial plans to build two more homes with Habitat LA in 2015. Read the full press release HERE




Satisfy your sense of adventure this February and support Habitat LA by purchasing an interactive tour from Urban Adventure Quest! When you purchase a tour, questions and clues will be fed to you through your smartphone. As you solve these clues and complete challenges, you will experience a city's famous sites and hidden gems. This scavenger hunt style tour exists in more than 30 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada!

Mark your calendar to purchase your adventure during the month of February. Urban Adventure Quest will then donate 25% of all February sales to Habitat LA. Find out more HERE.

Habitat LA was a natural choice as a non-profit partner for the Urban Adventure Quest team. All three of the company's owners have ventured out of the country to build with Habitat for Humanity internationally. Read a guest blog post about their trip with us to Vietnam HERE.




We are looking forward to attending the 2015 Habitat California Advocacy Day! Habitat LA's President/CEO, Erin Rank, and VP of Advocacy and Community Engagement, Veronica Garcia Davalos, will attend the annual conference in Sacramento January 20th and 21st.

They will be joined by other Habitat affiliate colleagues to create greater visibility at the legislative level. 

Habitat LA is always looking for new advocates who are interested in using their voices and spheres of influence to build more affordable housing. Click HERE to get involved.





On December 9th, 2014 the Interreligious Council of Southern California commemorated 45 years of service in the region with a build day and $5,000 donation to Habitat LA.


The build day took place in Lynwood where seven Habitat LA homes are being built. Volunteers, media and community members heard from Habitat LA partner homebuyer, Veronica Hernandez, who is purchasing one of the homes.


One of the seven homes being built on the site has been designated "The Interfaith House." We are thrilled to be serving alongside the Interreligious Council of Southern California as part of our Interfaith Initiative and as we complete our first Interfaith House.


Check out great coverage from our December 9th build day and check presentation HERE.


Read the full press release HERE.







We are most grateful to those members of the Habitat LA Legacy Society who have made bequest commitments. Bequests are the foundation which ensures that Habitat LA will be here to provide first-time homeownership and life changing experiences for many families far into the future.


We encourage all of our donors to explore the Charitable Gift Annuity, a gift arrangement with Habitat LA that in return provides income to our donors for life. Income is fixed, guaranteed, and pays high returns to our donors. In addition, a portion of the income is tax free and you can earn an income tax deduction that can reduce taxes.


To learn more about how about how you can personally benefit from having a charitable gift annuity with Habitat LA click HERE. On this page you can calculate the amount of your income and value of your income deduction.


You can make a difference in the lives of the families who partner with Habitat LA. Donors who make Bequests and Charitable Gift Annuities will be recognized as members of the Habitat LA Legacy Society.  For more information contact: Les Fujimoto, Habitat LA's Director of Major Gifts. Les' direct line is (424) 246-3634 or he can be reached at [email protected]





DONATE to Habitat LA! Your donations change lives! 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!   



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