Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles

11
Oct

Looking to spruce up your home or office with some new flooring? Habitat LA has partnered with Cali Bamboo Flooring for its Green Flooring Initiative, 2014 Green Floor Hand Up. Cali Bamboo Flooring has selected Habitat LA as the beneficiary of its 2014 Green Floor Hand Up initiative to celebrate the launch of their new Rustic line of Fossilized bamboo flooring. For every square foot of the new Rustic line sold in 2014, Cali Bamboo will donate a square foot of sustainable bamboo flooring to our ReStores, which benefits the families we serve in the greater Los Angeles area! We are extremely grateful to Cali Bamboo for their commitment to building affordable and sustainable housing. Cali Bamboo’s Rustic line of Fossilized® bamboo flooring comes in two colors: Beachwood, a fresh whitewash hue, and Barnwood, a deep, dark walnut color, both ...

10
Oct

Do you love taking selfies? On Tuesday, October 14, come help us break a world record AND get the chance to trade in your DSLR for an award-winning Samsung NX30 or NX Mini SMART Camera! Join us at Hollywood & Highland as we try to win the Guinness World Record for most selfies taken in an hour! Snapping photos right alongside you will be Nick Cannon, Julianne Hough and Habitat LA! After the world record is set, Samsung will present Habitat LA with a $50,000 contribution. When: Tuesday, October 14 Where: Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90028 Times: 10am - Consumer ditching begins 2pm - Registration for the World Record Attempt 3pm - Guinness World Record Attempt 4:30 - Habitat LA check presentation Wear your Habitat LA t-shirt or hat as you join us in raising $50,000 all while making selfie history! Please ...

09
Oct

Posted by Sylvia Bautista, Homeowner Relations Case Manager & Proud Habitat Homeowner: This week we celebrated World Habitat Day (WHD), a day set aside annually to recognize the basic right of all humanity to adequate shelter, and to encourage grassroots action toward ending poverty housing. For me it’s a day where words travel through social media, word of mouth, and people’s hearts about the importance of affordable housing. This year’s World Habitat Day was especially inspiring, since I had an opportunity to participate in six home dedications. Habitat LA staff and board members visited families and dedicated homes in the City of Long Beach. Through these dedications and home visits, I had the opportunity to see the true impact affordable housing has on families, children, and our community. Mr. Chanto, lives with his wife and two daughters in a beautiful Spanish style home. ...

05
Oct

A Prayer For Shelter

It is not uncommon for people to stop what they are doing and bow their heads in a silent moment of gratitude, of hope, or to ask for help -- otherwise known as “prayer.” This powerful tool is very familiar to us, where “Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.” Therefore it seemed only fitting that Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has its very own Prayer for Shelter, authored by our very own Patty Lee. Originally written for 2007’s National Day of Prayer, we have continued to use this prayer over the years, and to share it with the numerous congregations who help support us in our mission. In honor of World Habitat Day tomorrow, we invite you to join us in a moment of gratitude, hope, and the ...

02
Oct

Local kindergarten teacher Patricia Genovese has been a wonderful advocate and supporter of our mission to help children learn about the importance of affordable housing.  Her classes have even participated in numerous Habitat events over the years, and you can click here to read more about what her students have learned -- and accomplished! -- over the last few years. We are excited to share her guest blog post below in honor of World Habitat Day 2014. My Kindergarten class annually celebrates World Habitat Day. Our activities subsequently interrelate with Habitat for Humanity’s Act!Speak!Build!Week! in the latter part of the year. Habitat is designated as our word of the week. We focus on the different habitats we have already learned and use Thinking Maps to activate students’ prior knowledge and experience. This leads us to a discussion of adequate homes and how many people in our ...

30
Sep

Monday, October 6, 2014 is World Habitat Day and you may be asking yourself, “What is World Habitat Day?” World Habitat Day is a day dedicated to recognizing the basic need for decent and affordable housing in a world where it is lacking for so many. This annual recognition began in 1985 when The United Nations General Assembly declared that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. World Habitat Day is a day of grassroots action and education on why housing is so important. At Habitat LA, we know that housing is the foundation for so many more important things in life like education, employment, physical and mental health. We want you, however, to hear this firsthand from a partner homeowner, a teacher and someone who has built with us overseas. This is why in ...

06
Aug

The 10th Annual “Power Women Power Tools” event was held Saturday, June 21, 2014 in the City of Lynwood. I had the privilege to work alongside strong women from different backgrounds. As we worked together to build the remaining 4 townhouses, I felt an extreme joy to know that soon my fellow Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles homeowner applicants would each have the opportunity to be homeowners of a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouse. As a homeowner applicant, I look forward to continuing to build homes, and one day look forward to owning my own home. I thank Habitat LA for allowing me to participate in this PWPT event and I look forward to next year’s event.

31
Jul

Blog post shared by Bank of America Student Leader and Habitat LA Intern, Neemat Abdusemed: I am currently a high school student entering my senior year at Hawthorne Math and Science Academy. I was looking for any internship to occupy my summer and help me attain some work experience. A friend told me about the Bank of America Student Leadership program, stating that her sister did it and had a wonderful experience. I did some research on the internship and instantly became intrigued. I applied and was overjoyed to receive an acceptance notice. It was exciting to know that Bank of America shared an interest in investing in my future. Being an eight-week paid internship, Bank of America chose my local non-profit organization: Habitat for Humanity for Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA). As ...

25
Jul

We are so thrilled to partner with Southern California Edison to build homes and this week they took their support to a new level by donating more than 200 framed pieces of art to our Los Angeles ReStores. The artwork is available for purchase in our local ReStores in Gardena and Norwalk.  Thank you SCE for your generous support! Visit us for Restore hours and learn how you can donate furniture and other items to be put back into homes in the local Southern California community. Related Posts: New ReStore Blog Showcases Treasures and DIY Projects

21
Jul

    Posted by Ashley Noel I shot these interviews while on site in Malawi, for my first Global Village build with Habitat for Humanity. I wanted to capture my team and document everyone's feelings, emotions and revelations. It was so beautiful to see these 15 strangers come together with the common goal of building homes and giving these families a solid foundation to build their future. By the end of the trip, we were truly a family, not just with each other, but with the homeowners and the village as well. Our team keeps in touch and we want to continue to support our village in any way we can. Hopefully we can go back in a few years to do a follow up trip! In the meantime, I'm already looking forward to my next Global Village trip next year! God Bless!