|Board of Directors |
Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Daniel BurgnerCaruso Affiliated
California Bank & Trust
Zurich North America
Englander, Knabe and Allen
Southern California Edison
Delta Air Lines, Inc
City of Carson
Platinum Equity, LLC
Lang Media Group
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
City of Los Angeles
Vons, a Safeway Company
The Woodward Group
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED $1,000 -$250,000 DONORS
December 2014 Gifts
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Michael and Laura Lang
Craig and Sandra Russell
Alta Via Consulting LLC
Ernst & Young LLP
William and Elizabeth Blake
Susan Booth and Christopher Wadden
The Gary D. Magness Foundation
The Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation
Kenneth and Tami Walker
Bank of the West
Daniel and Cathy Burgner
Interreligious Council of Southern California
Orci or No, Inc
Room & Board
Sermoonjoy Entertainment, Inc.
Specialty Family Foundation
Roberta Turner and Edward Adams
Goran and Eva Visnijic
Michael Vukadinovich and Janet Bregar
Barrera & Associates, APC
Bay Shore Community Congregational Church
Thomas and Ellie Clarke
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
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
Morrison, Ekre & Bart Management Services, Inc.
Glenn and Eleanor Padnick
Maryam and Hooshang Pak
Cindy Quane and Gregory Breen
The Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation
Reliable Energy Management, Inc.
Arthur and Janice Ronci
Ben and Joyce Silverman
Maya Soderstrom Cerami
The Active Network, Inc.
Troy Thrower and Michele Barney
Ziffren Brittenham LLP
*Denotes GIK Donor
THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR DONORS
|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. *
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 *
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist Church
The Vons Foundation
The Walt Disney Company
The Weingart Foundation
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!
NEW TORRANCE ReSTORE NOW OPEN!
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!
MIMILA FAMILY HOME DEDICATION
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
HABITAT CALIFORNIA ADVOCACY DAY
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.
INTERRELIGIOUS COUNCIL BUILD DAY AND DONATION
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.
LEGACY GIFTS: HELPING HABITAT LA FAMILIES
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].
BECOME PART OF THE HABITAT MOVEMENT!
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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