Celebrate Earth Day 2017 with Habitat LA’s ReStores!

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Join our ReStores for an Earth Day sale and celebration! Shop with us all weekend long at both the Torrance and Bellflower locations!      Take 25% OFF the ENTIRE* store Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd.      On Saturday, April 22nd we will have food, music and giveaways. Come by for a chance to win!      Hurry in to treasure hunt with …

Earth Day Resolution Challenge

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Join our ReStores in celebrating Earth Day! April 22nd, 2017 is a day to reflect on how we treat our Earth and what we can do to improve. Our ReStores are challenging YOU to make some “Earth Day Resolutions”. Earth Day Resolutions can be treated like New Year’s Resolutions – set a goal on April 22nd and try to keep …

Habitat LA and Culver City are Partnering to Build 10 New Affordable Homes

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Culver City has generously donated vacant land and waived all building permit fees for ten new homes. This project will be Habitat LA’s first affordable ownership housing project built in Culver City. The new development features six new detached single family homes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and four new attached homes with three bedrooms and two and a half …

Thrivent Builds Kicks Off 14th Home in Partnership with Habitat LA

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We recently kicked off our 14th home in partnership with Thrivent Builds in the City of Bellflower. Thrivent Representatives, Lutheran church and community members, future and current homeowners, crew leaders, and Habitat LA staff all celebrated the first walls of a beautiful new and affordable home for the Afemata family. Thrivent has been a longtime partner with Habitat for Humanity, …

Local Pastors Join Habitat LA to Build Homes and Hope in Bellflower

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We recently welcomed local Pastors and mission leaders from the Bellflower Ministerial Association to help build six affordable homes currently under construction in the City of Bellflower. It was a great day, filled with hope and hard work. The Bellflower Ministerial Association meets each month to pray together, to encourage one another, to share information and resources for their ministries, …

Cesar Chavez Day

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By Allison Park, Youth United Member It has been many decades since Cesar Chavez’s empowering union rights movements, but his legacy still ripples through our nation today. Today we celebrate the great changes he made upon our society, from fighting against vicious racism to rallying for consumer rights and farmers’ living conditions. Without Chavez, the United States wouldn’t be the …

Cesar Chavez and His Legacy

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By Jacqueline Lee, Youth United Member As a Mexican-American in the 1940’s, son to immigrant parents, and a migrant worker, life was not always easy for Cesar Chavez. Near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez was born in an era of depression, lack of prosperity, and economic downfall. However, through this high tension period, Chavez trudged through it …

Cesar Chavez’ Legacy – Civil Rights Activist & Affordable Housing Champion

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Cesar Chavez Day is a federal commemorative holiday in the U.S. by proclamation of President Obama in 2014. On March 31 of each year, Cesar Chavez’s birth and legacy of being a civil rights and labor movement activist is celebrated. The Chavez Foundation (CCF), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to enriching and improving the lives of farm worker …

#DIYTuesday: How to Transform an Old Dresser into a Unique Bathroom Vanity

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Upcycling Workshop: A Dresser Becomes a Bathroom Vanity Upcycling furniture is a very popular DIY project these days, and fortunately, our ReStores are packed with wonderful pieces to choose from. In a recent DIY Workshop held in our Torrance ReStore location, our own Justin DiPego demonstrated how to transform an old dresser into a beautiful bathroom vanity. For those who …