Volunteers

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 ...

04
Oct

World Habitat Day. When Maslow created his Hierarchy of Needs, the foundation for a human to achieve self-actualization is rooted in basic needs: food, air, shelter. That was in 1943. Fast forward to 2014, we are still struggling for those basic needs. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the UN for taking this day to recognize the need for basic & sustainable housing for all people around the world. I have been working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles for the past five years. I’ve been blessed to see the sheer joy and triumph in a new homeowner’s face while they are working on what will become “Their Home”. As I built alongside a homeowner during this year’s annual Power Women ...

05
Sep

Did you know we have volunteer opportunities other than building homes? Our Event Support Volunteers help to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope! If you would like to help Habitat for Humanity during an upcoming house build event in the Los Angeles area, please sign up here. We are so proud to work with a group of giving and talented people, and none of our home builds would get finished without your generous support and help. Thank you for volunteering on our Los Angeles housing projects, we are so proud of the work you have done.

27
Aug

Last Week, Veza founder Brandon Michaels took his first trip to visit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) home build site in Long Beach, California. Veza’s collaboration with Habitat LA really started to have meaning after Brandon’s on-site visit to the current Habitat LA home in production. Brandon had an opportunity to spend a day, on location, and get a whole new meaning of partnership as he dug, sawed, mixed and nailed under the hot August sun. Being a part of the action gave Brandon and Veza an entirely new perspective on collaboration as they turned in their formal attire for sneakers and spent an entire day learning how Habitat LA makes such an impact. Later that day, Brandon had the opportunity to meet and build with Miguel, a member of the family ...

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 ...

28
Jul

Posted by guest blogger: Roxana Sanchez Somewhere in the swirl of senior year, a former teacher turned mentor, posted a link on my Facebook wall. The link read: Bank of America Student Leaders Program. Though Bank of America was on my radar, I didn’t know they performed other functions outside of banking. In the Student Leaders Program, Bank of America sponsors students who are involved in their communities, to work an 8-week paid internship at a local non-profit. Also as part of the internship, Student Leaders are required to participate in an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for a week-long leadership summit. So in January 2014, I submitted my application and continued on with my life. Months after, when I least expected, I got an email from Bank of America congratulating me. A few days later I was informed of ...

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!

08
Jul

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 (Habitat LA) 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 owing 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.

23
May

Written by Spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week,  Holly Robinson Peete Growing up my parents instilled in me the importance of giving back. To this day, one of my favorite quotes is, “service is the rent that we pay for living” by Marian Wright Edelman. Rodney and I work hard at raising our kids to be service-minded and one of the ways we do this is through example. I have been blessed to be able to lend my name in support of many wonderful organizations that work to improve the lives of women and children. Habitat for Humanity’s work in this area is empowering and necessary. A home provides a safe place for children to grow up confidently and thrive academically. Each year, during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, Habitat for Humanity’s National Women ...

19
Apr

Singles Build Day!

Are you single and looking for your soul mate?  Why not find the perfect person volunteering on a construction site! Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is here to help with a special local event!  Our inaugural Singles Build Day is coming up on Saturday, April 19th from 8am to 3:30pm.  Bring a friend of the opposite sex who someone else might want to date and join us! You can fundraise for the $150 donation – you know your family and friends don’t want you to be single forever – so get them to help!  Click here to sign up and start your fundraising page and share! Your donation will help more hardworking, low-income families achieve the dream of homeownership while ...