Habitat LA Celebrates the Kickoff of their 800th Home!

On Wednesday, September 13th, Habitat LA kicked off the building of their 800th home alongside site sponsor Delta Air Lines. This will be Delta’s 7th home built in partnership with Habitat LA. Future homeowner, Denise Harris and her family, as well as Delta executives and Habitat LA staff were on hand to lift the first walls to this home that …

Habitat Hammers Back

Our hearts have been heavy as we have seen Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma wreak havoc on southeast Texas, the Louisiana coast, Florida and the Caribbean. More than 30 of our own Habitat affiliates have been personally touched by the storms. We too have watched helplessly as residents and rescuers have navigated the catastrophic damage, but inspired simultaneously by the selfless acts …

Fun in the Sun: August Build Days!

August has been a busy month and we are thankful for the many different volunteer groups that partnered with us! In Long Beach, construction is underway on a new four home community. The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s professional staff spent their annual employee retreat working on these homes and showing their support for building more affordable housing in L.A. County. …

DIY Workshop: Visions Paint Party

The ReStore, for a few years now, has been bringing Pinterest to life with DIY workshops showing customers how to use ReStore materials for their creations. Our most recent DIY workshop took place in August at our Bellflower ReStore. The task was to transform an outdated piece of furniture into a work of art and the featured material was Visions …

Habitat LA Volunteer Builds at 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles volunteer, Tom Rooney, traveled to Canada this year for the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project (CWP). To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, the CWP built 150 homes alongside 150 future Habitat homeowners. Tom worked with Habitat for Humanity Edmonton where 75 of the 150 homes were built. Every morning all of the …

5 Fun Items you Didn’t Know you Could Find at the ReStore!

Posted by Morgan Mullin, recent graduate of University of Washington and a huge ReStore fan: At Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore,  you’ll not only find  furniture and appliances at incredible prices, but you’ll also  be giving back to your local neighborhood WHILE YOU SHOP! .  By purchasing items at a ReStore, you are directly taking part in Habitat’s greater goal – …

Upcoming DIY Workshop: Painting

We are throwing a paint party at our Bellflower ReStore on Saturday, August 12 from 10am – 2pm. Visions Paint Recycling will be leading a DIY workshop on how to paint your home, repaint a dresser, measure paint for projects and offer many other useful painting tips. Be sure to grab your best painting pal and join us!

Planned Giving: Leaving a Legacy While Providing for Heirs

Charitable gifts included as part of your long-range estate and financial planning can offer a wonderful way to provide lasting support to organizations and institutions that will survive well into the future. It’s possible to make a “gift of a lifetime” to Habitat LA while possibly minimizing taxes and settlement costs and conserving more of your estate for your loved …