Posts Tagged ‘nonprofit’

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 ...

28
Mar

Los Angeles, CA- March 28, 2014:  Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH), a program of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA), launched its latest VIP Experience auction on CharityBuzz.com featuring a VIP visit to the set of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” plus a meeting with one of the show’s stars, Pooch Hall.  Bidding is open through Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm EDT. This VIP experience is priceless and all proceeds benefit HFH GLA’s mission to end substandard housing. Bid now on the chance to meet Pooch Hall in Los Angeles. Donated to HFH GLA by Showtime Network Inc., the auction winner, plus one lucky guest, will have the opportunity to visit the set of “Ray Donovan” and meet actor, Pooch Hall, in Los Angeles, California. This package will ...

27
Feb

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles benefits from Thrivent Builds with homebuilding efforts Los Angeles, CA – February 28, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been awarded $137,500 from Thrivent Financial to build a home in Long Beach, California. This will be the ninth home built in in partnership with Thrivent in greater Los Angeles.  From the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than four million volunteer hours. The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. Through the partnership, Thrivent members, Habitat affiliates and others partner with families across the U.S. and around the world to provide affordable housing and stronger, generous communities. “We are thrilled to ...

18
Dec

Donations Top Last Year and Donors include Wells Fargo, Mattel, and Individual Angels Los Angeles, CA – December 18, 2013:  The Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program was developed by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) to help provide support to families who recently moved into their new Habitat home or received home repair services due to a financial need. Despite the fact that they now have a home that is safe, sustainable, and affordable, they may still lack the resources for the “extras” and face challenges on a daily basis. More than 50% of the families Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles serves earn less than 50% of the County’s area median income. For a family of four, that equates to $41,000 annually.  This year’s participants consisted of forty partner families including 80 ...

10
May

The Non-Profits will showcase the environmental and humanitarian benefits of the reuse of building materials in Booths #52 & #53 Santa Monica, CA – May 10, 2013: Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ ReStores and Deconstruction & Reuse Network (DRN) will be joining forces at this year’s Alt Build Expo in Santa Monica to show what the community can gain from their collaboration.  There is a direct benefit to the environment and community through the efforts of deconstruction and reuse of building materials, including supporting the building of affordable homes and ensuring materials are repurposed and diverted from local landfills.  Through its deconstruction and reuse services, DRN provides a consistent flow of building materials and home fixtures for HFH GLA’s ReStores located in Gardena and Norwalk. DRN, an environmental and social benefit organization develops programs for property owners to ensure materials from structures slated for remodel or tear ...

23
Apr

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Volunteers from Sit 'n Sleep, Fox & Sony Join Efforts to Build Affordable, Sustainable Housing Los Angeles, CA – April 23, 2013: In honor of National Volunteer Week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will be hosting special build days, today through Saturday, welcoming volunteers from Sit 'n Sleep, Fox Broadcasting Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment and more. National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Volunteers will be giving back with Habitat at various build sites throughout greater Los Angeles, taking on a variety of tasks that include demolition, trenching, drywall, framing, roofing and more.  In addition to building, volunteers are encouraged to “share the good” with photos and posts to social networks to inform and inspire more people to get involved with Habitat for Humanity and other community strengthening efforts. “National Volunteer Week ...

26
Mar

Los Angeles, CA – March 26, 2013:  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been selected as one of seven “Affiliates of Distinction” by Habitat for Humanity International. The Affiliates of Distinction program was established this year by Habitat for Humanity to honor those Habitat affiliates that meet or exceed best-practice standards. “We are extremely honored to be acknowledged as one of the Inaugural Affiliates of Distinction,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO, HFH GLA. “This award belongs to all of the staff, Board Members and volunteers who carry out our work with passion and integrity every day. We applaud the work of Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the nation, and we are proud to be part of this ministry.” Since 1990, HFH GLA has built and renovated nearly ...

21
Mar

 Deadline for Entries is April 3, 2013  Los Angeles, CA – March 21, 2013:  For the first time, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) is offering the opportunity to design the collectible t-shirt for its most anticipated event of the year “Power Women, Power Tools.”  Every year, “Power Women, Power Tools” attracts high-profile women volunteers from various sectors, including corporate, government, faith and the entertainment industry, as well as celebrities who spend the day building homes and bringing much needed awareness for affordable housing.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Sony Pictures Studios from 8am to 4pm.  “Power Women, Power Tools” is an invite-only event and prior volunteers include: Julie Bowen, Tia Carrere, Lauren Conrad, Cat Cora, Kristen Davis, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Grey, Kristina Guerrero, ...

17
Apr

Volunteer Activities Taking Place in Greater Los Angeles April 15 - 21, 2012 Los Angeles, CA – April 17, 2012: National Volunteer Week, an annual event that encourages people to get engaged with their local communities, takes place April 15 to 21. During National Volunteer Week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will be welcoming volunteers to its build sites, Gardena and Norwalk ReStores, offices and special events as well as celebrating the important role that they play in building affordable housing. Construction volunteers must be 16 years or older and ReStore volunteers need only be 14 years old to participate in the nationwide event. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up online at www.habitatla.org. National Volunteer Week “Celebrating People in Action,” presents an opportunity for individuals, families, non-profit organizations and government entities ...

05
May

Los Angeles, CA -- May 5, 2011 – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (HFH GLA) AmeriCorps National and VISTA members will travel to Milwaukee, WI to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. HFH GLA AmeriCorps Members This year’s build will engage more than 440 AmeriCorps National and VISTA members during the month of May through seven regional events scheduled during or around National AmeriCorps Week (May 14-21). The event will highlight local community needs for affordable housing and the members’ service with Habitat. This year’s Build-a-Thon event sites include: Franklin, W. Va.; Bay St. Louis, Miss.; Birmingham, Ala.; Seattle and King County, Wash.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Wilmington, Del.; and Pensacola, Fla. “We are excited our 13 AmeriCorps National and VISTA members will participate in the 2011 Habitat for Humanity Build-a-Thon,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO, HFH GLA.  “AmeriCorps members make a difference everyday here in our ...