Fathers, Daughters & Puppies, Oh My!

In April the girls from Archer school organized a great fundraising event during our Youth United’s Act, Speak, Build Week. They held their first Woof n’ Wash in April and they hope to make this an Annual event! Over twenty young ladies, their fathers, siblings and a few moms helped organize the event, then volunteered to bathe dogs, and sell …

Gayle Anderson from KTLA makes A Brush With Kindness Her Newsroom!

Last week, Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles had the pleasure of spending A Brush With Kindness Day with Gayle Anderson. Many Angelinos know Gayle for her quirky and fun segments that air every morning on KTLA. Our day was just as much fun as a viewer would imagine! Gayle helped paint a fence, spoke with Partner families and really …

A Brush With Kindness will be Featured on KTLA Morning News Tomorrow – Check us out!

Several of our staff (including our awesome president/CEO, Erin Rank and AmeriCorps members) will join volunteers on the KTLA Morning News tomorrow, April 16th (that’s Channel 5.) Gayle Anderson will be doing a live remote at one of our ABWK homes during the entire broadcast – starting at 6:25 am (yikes, that’s early!) Tune In:KTLA Channel 5Morning News – 6:00 …

Habitat for Humanity on American Idol!

AMERICORPS & HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FEATURED DURING FOX’S “IDOL GIVES BACK” SPECIAL Members Join First Lady of California Maria Shriver to Honor the Spirit of Volunteerism Los Angeles CA – April 10, 2008: Several AmeriCorps members serving with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles took part in Fox’s “Idol Gives Back” special, which aired Wednesday evening. Wearing bright yellow …

How I Got Onstage with Maria Shriver at Fox’s “Idol Gives Back”

My name is Kate Wright and I am an AmeriCorps member currently serving with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. In the past several months I’ve met the most amazing people, helped families change their lives and built alongside a former president and great humanitarian, Jimmy Carter. Most days you’ll find me working on a Habitat build site helping …

Local homeowners get much needed repairs, thanks to ABWK

A Brush with Kindness has recently helped many families repair their homes. Many families can’t afford to make repairs, or are simply physically unable to make such repairs. For more information about how you can become involved with A Brush with Kindness, or even get help repairing your home, read the following information. LOCAL HOMEOWNERS GET MUCH-NEEDED REPAIRS THROUGH “A …

Linkin Park builds with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity held an Build event in New Orleans last month and the musicians of Linkin Park were there to lend a hand! The best part is that Rolling Stone Magazine was there and gave due notice to the band for helping others! Below is the clipping from the Random Lengths section of Rolling Stone Magazine, where Chester Bennington …

HUNDREDS OF LOCAL STUDENTS TAKE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS THIS WEEK

HUNDREDS OF LOCAL STUDENTS TAKE ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS DURING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S ACT! SPEAK! BUILD! WEEK Students Focus on Educating Community to Help Build Affordable Homes for Local Families Los Angeles, CA – March 31, 2008: Today, hundreds of young people from more than 25 schools and youth organizations in Greater Los Angeles will embark on a campaign to …