Is Habitat for Humanity in Fashion?

You can imagine how cool we feel when a company like Kenneth Cole says they want to feature our Habitat for Humanity affiliate on their blog. The folks who run the Kenneth Cole blog recently found a photo at the website of one of our volunteers and former publicist, Mary Catherine Hamelin. They asked if she would allow them to …

A Giving Spirit, A Brush with Kindness & Cupcakes

Last Saturday at Eula Wooten’s home, an experience reminded me why we do the work we do. It began with a young woman energized by the idea of having a birthday party that lasted 8 hours and who was interested in helping her community. In the beginning of this year Rachel Lee worked to schedule a build day for her …

Habitat Home Store Happenings

Always willing to lend a hand… Exciting things are happening in the Home Improvement Store! A few months ago we were approached by the Newport Beach Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Their 7th Annual Relay for Life takes place this weekend (May 16-18) at Newport Harbor High School. This three-day event highlights survivors and will be filled with tons …

Annual Fine Art Event in Manhattan Beach Helps Build More Affordable Homes in L.A.

Art/House 2008 is this weekend! Did you know that Beach Cities Friends started with some friends in the South Bay of Los Angeles throwing parties to raise money for our Habitat for Humanity affiliate? Yes, and now 8 years later, they have been one of our most successful partnerships, having sponsored six homes! The Art/House event is a silent auction …

Upcoming Habitat GLA Events – Save the Dates!

Beach Cities Friends & Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles proudly present Art House 2008, Sat. May 10, 6:30 – 10 pm, over 50 beautiful works of art by world renowned artist, live music, food, drink. All to benefit HFH GLA. Free admission. RSVP Required, contact Christa Reiff for info 310-323-4663 ext. 124 Join HFH GLA, Volunteers, Sponsors and …

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 …