Posts Tagged ‘habitat for humanity los angeles’

21
Oct

William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Kristen Bell, Shanola Hampton and Ben Schwartz Set to Join Their Cast Members and Producers for Habitat for Humanity Build Los Angeles, CA – October 21, 2014: Stars from the SHOWTIME original series “Shameless” and “House of Lies”, along with network executives, will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) to help build houses for hardworking low-income homebuyers. Volunteers will help complete a seven-home neighborhood currently under construction in greater Los Angeles and their scope of work for the day will include the group working on siding, roofing and painting on the homes. “We are so excited to have the support of everyone at SHOWTIME,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA. “This build has been in the works for some time, and the enthusiasm we feel ...

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 ...

08
Oct

All proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:00am - 4:00pm Corpus Christi Parish Hall 890 Toyopa Dr. Pacific Palisades , 90272 (15100 Sunset Blvd. & Carey St.) Food and drinks available from Let’s Be Frank, "Gourmet Dogs Gone Good”! Seeking donations of the following: Artwork, housewares, designer clothes, shoes and purses, entertainment accessories, collectibles, furniture, holiday decorations, sports equipment, children’s clothes and toys, jewelry, stationary, school supplies, arts & crafts, hobby supplies, pet supplies, garden items, health & beauty, linens, CDs & DVDs, china, glassware, and costumes. DROP-OFF INFORMATION: Drop off at the Attended POD Church Parking Lot 8-8:30am, 2:15-2:45pm, M-F And before All Weekend Masses. (Limited Pick-Up Available Upon Request) Drop off also on October 10th, 10:30am - 7pm, at Parish Hall. At the end of the day, all remaining items will be donated to Charity. For more information, or if you want to volunteer, please contact Carol Sanborn ...

06
Oct

Guest Blog Post by Kim McManus, International Pastor, Mosaic LA and Habitat LA board member Today, Monday, October 6th, is World Habitat Day, a day dedicated by the United Nations to recognize the basic need for decent and affordable housing in a world where it is lacking for over one billion people.  To help fight this problem, I am in Vietnam with several others from greater Los Angeles to build Habitat homes for low income families.  Over the last six years, I have traveled to Haiti, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, and throughout greater Los Angeles seeking to put God’s love into action to build homes, communities, and hope. One thing I have learned from my experiences is that every donation to Habitat LA makes such a difference in the lives of families in need.  The Ramirez family is just one example.  For ...

03
Oct

Posted by Karen Moore, ReStore Materials Acquisitions Manager The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is such a BRILLIANT concept! Our ReStores provide a solution for items that one person may no longer have a use for, but to another person, it’s exactly what they need. Say for example, someone is purchasing a new refrigerator, but their old one is just a few years old and in perfectly good condition. Once donated to the ReStore, the older frig is sold for a fraction of its value to someone else. Everybody Wins! And here’s the icing on this delicious cake!...The money that is made from the sale of that frig and everything else sold at the ReStore, helps us to build and renovate more homes! Actually, about 9 homes per year! It’s my job at the Los Angeles Habitat affiliate to increase the material donations to ...

02
Oct

Bidding is Open on CharityBuzz.com Through Tuesday, Oct. 14th Los Angeles, CA -- October 2, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has partnered with the LA Lakers, LA Kings and Chivas USA to offer exclusive experiences at upcoming home games. The packages, currently open for bidding on auction website Charitybuzz, include autographs, player meet and greets, and the opportunity to be the “Honorary Ball Kid” at an upcoming LA Lakers game. LA Kings Package: Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille has autographed a Habitat for Humanity hat and T-shirt, which the winning bidder will receive along with a Drew Doughty autographed puck and two lower-level seats to a home game at STAPLES Center during the 2014-2015 season. LA Lakers Package: Junior Laker fans have the opportunity to be ...

25
Jun

Lowe’s, Union Bank, & Sony Pictures Were the Top Sponsors of the Milestone Event Los Angeles, CA – June 25, 2014: Construction commenced on four new Habitat for Humanity homes in Lynwood last Saturday, thanks to the more than 200 women who volunteered during the 10th Annual Power Women Power Tools (PWPT) event with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA). This year, the event put hundreds of professional women from various sectors, including corporate, entertainment, education and faith to work framing homes alongside more than twenty HFH GLA partner homeowners. The four homes are part of a seven-home neighborhood currently in progress in Lynwood. The site will feature six homes that are two stories with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths and a three-bedroom, 1.5 bath single story home, which was designed by Michael Graves, a long-standing ...

12
Jun

We love our partner homeowners and it’s an honor to share their stories about how homeownership has enriched their family’s lives. On Saturday, June 7th 2014, we had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremony for Maywood Academy High School for Tanya Silerio and Luis Delgado Jr., held at East Los Angeles College. Last March, the Silerio family received the keys to their new Habitat home and it was a day they had all been anticipating. They were overwhelmed with joy and started planning how to decorate long before moving in. This past weekend, The Silerios experienced another joyful moment as daughter, Tanya Silerio graduated from Maywood Academy High School. Luis Delgado Jr. also graduated from Maywood Academy High School this past weekend. The Delgado family  became Habitat partner homeowners this past year, after 15 years of renting a two-bedroom house. ...

07
Jun

Viven el sueño americano

Recently the Garcia family  was interviewed by La Opinion. They are one of our amazing and inspiring families who have paid off their mortgage. Martín y Carmela García nunca creyeron que tendrían su propia casa. Habitat for Humanity los ayudó a que se ese sueño se cumpliera. Hace 22 años, Martín se enteró del programa ofrecido por esta organización cristiana sin fines de lucro que le permitiría aspirar a convertirse en dueño de una casa. El programa ofrece una hipoteca, sin intereses, a los futuros propietarios, por lo que las mensualidades resultan económicas y cómodas de pagar. "Estamos muy felices y nos sentimos muy bendecidos. No tenemos manera de expresar como nos sentimos al tener nuestra propia casa", dijo Martín García. "No necesitamos ganarnos la lotería. ¡Ya la ganamos!", añade emocionado. A. Jo-An Turman, representante de la fundación, destacó que en los 24 años de fundada, Habitat for Humanity Los Ángeles ...

09
Apr

Local Youth Advocate for Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles during Act! Speak! Build! Week Los Angeles, CA – April 9, 2014: In line with this year’s theme, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) sponsored “Opening the Doors to Change”, a design activity and competition to kick off a national youth advocacy program, Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW), April 6-12, 2014. Students were asked to decorate a common door in a creative and artistic way to bring attention to the need for affordable housing and ASBW. Entrants submitted photos to HFH GLA and the winners were announced Saturday, April 5th during a special reception held at the Norwalk ReStore. “Today’s youth are incredibly passionate and connected, so engaging them to spread the message about the need for affordable housing is extremely powerful,” said Erin ...