A Heart For Habitat In Nicaragua

A guest blog by Gabi Eichstaedt I don’t know how it’s possible to get more than you give when you volunteer to help build a house for someone, but that is exactly what happened to me when I joined a Habitat Global Village trip to Nicaragua earlier this spring. As a woman in my 50s, married 24 years with two …

Build a Habitat LA Playhouse

Delta Playhouse Build

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) significantly expanded our Playhouse Build Program this fall, assigning several full-time staff members to the project, and enlisting the support of several major Southern California institutions. The advertising agency Deutsch kicked off the festivities at their Playa Vista headquarters on September 6. Some 200 team members from all departments rolled up their sleeves to …

Washington Neighborhood in Long Beach Gets a Big Hand Up

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’s (Habitat LA) ongoing commitment to revitalizing the Washington neighborhood of Long Beach got a big boost earlier this year when Habitat for Humanity International selected Habitat LA as one of 10 affiliates worldwide to participate in a new program designed to improve the physical, financial, and personal well-being of all the residents of the …

Buy Brand New Kitchen Cabinets for Less

Espresso Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

Savvy shoppers have long known to check out the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) ReStores for amazing deals on new and gently used furniture, appliances, building materials, and home accessories. But even the most experienced bargain hunters are often surprised to find brand new cabinets mixed in among the porcelain tiles, stainless steel refrigerators, and mid-century modern …

Thrivent Builds 2018: One Home Complete and Another in Progress

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) in partnership with Thrivent Financial, completed one home in Long Beach in August and raised the first walls on another house in South Los Angeles in September.  In addition to underwriting construction of the two new residences, Thrivent’s $300,000 donation will fund five home repair projects across Greater Los Angeles in …

2018 Los Angeles Builders Ball® Host Committee Spotlight: Dana Treister

For Dana Treister, giving back is in his blood. He was moved to join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) after witnessing firsthand how a Habitat had impacted families and transformed his own community. We are grateful to Dana for his ongoing support and for also serving on this year’s Los Angeles Builders Ball Host Committee. Read …

2018 Los Angeles Builders Ball® Host Committee Spotlight: Araceli Villegas

As we continue to shine a light on the volunteers who bring our annual fundraiser, The Los Angeles Builders Ball, to life, this week we invite you to get to know Araceli Villegas. Araceli has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) for several years and currently serves as a member of our Board of Directors. …

2018 Los Angeles Builders Ball® Host Committee Spotlight: Brad Cox

Brad Cox has been involved with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) for several years and this year he is serving as Co-Chair of our 2018 Los Angeles Builders Ball. His leadership and support for our mission has been a tremendous asset, and we are thrilled to have his guidance in the planning and execution of our …

The Blue Crew

Blue Crew 2

Volunteers from Blue Shield of California recently joined Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) for a volunteer day where they met future partner family homeowners Jameel and Lauri who were working side by side with their team. Jameel and Lauri will own a home in the 10-home Culver City Habitat LA build project. Their two children were extremely excited …

Papa Power

Volunteering franchisees and employees from locally owned and operated Papa John’s stores in the greater Los Angeles area teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) to sponsor a build day.  Fifteen Papa John’s team members joined Habitat LA volunteers and spent the day on site at the new 10-home Habitat LA build project in Culver …