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 children, senior citizens, disabled, veteran and military families.
Los Angeles, CA — October 24, 2013: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) today announced that JCPenney will be its top sponsor for its annual Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon (HFHFH BAT), taking place Nov. 6-9. HFH GLA will bring together more than 800 volunteers to revitalize a neighborhood in the City of Lynwood during its 2013 Hollywood for Habitat Build-A-Thon. As a top sponsor, JCPenney volunteers will help kickoff the HFHFH BAT on Wednesday, Nov. 6. World-renowned architect and designer Michael Graves, who recently launched Michael Graves Design at JCPenney, will be joining JCPenney in support of the HFHFH BAT and speaking during the lunch program.
HFH GLA will begin building seven new homes and renovating existing homes on the same block, along with two churches and a market during the HFHFH BAT. The event will also recognize veterans for their contributions in honor of Veterans Day, on Nov. 11.
Kickoff Event Planned for Saturday, July 20th in Long Beach
Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2013: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) and Thrivent Financial will celebrate the first official day of construction on the 8th home to be fully funded and built by Lutheran volunteers this Saturday, July 20th. Volunteers from the HFH GLA Lutheran Coalition and local Lutheran congregations will help build the 2013 Thrivent Builds home located in Long Beach, CA, contributing 50% of the volunteer hours and 10% of the funding needed to complete the home. The city of Long Beach is also a longtime partner of HFH GLA and has generously donated the land for this home.
We are huge fans of digital content and we have been armed with small video cameras at client events for years. Here’s one we just completed for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to highlight the 2013 National Women Build event held in Long Beach on May 9th. If you like it, please feel free to share it.
More than 200 Women Volunteers to Participate on Sat., June 15, 2013
Los Angeles, CA – May 21 2013: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (HFH GLA) highly anticipated “Power Women Power Tools” (PWPT) build returns to Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, June 15, 2013. More than two hundred volunteers will participate. The volunteers will be framing walls, which will be used for future construction of decent, sustainable and affordable homes in the local community. HFH GLA is also pleased to welcome back Lowe’s, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Union Bank as sponsors of this year’s event.
PWPT, now in its ninth year, attracts hundreds of professional women from various sectors, including corporate, entertainment, education and faith to build homes side by side.
Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2013: On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) hosted the 2nd Annual Palos Verdes Ride for Habitat at the Terranea Resort. The event offered three courses around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula including an expert 50-mile ride, an intermediate 34-mile ride and an amateur 17-mile ride. Nearly 200 cyclists participated, helping to raise more than $90,000 and still counting, which will help HFH GLA build more decent, sustainable and affordable housing.
The PV Ride for Habitat began last year when HFH GLA board member and Palos Verdes resident, Arnold Ng, had a vision to bring together his passion for Habitat for Humanity and cycling. .
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.
More than 500 Volunteers Completed Framing for Eight New Habitat Homes During Event Held at Sony Pictures Studios
Los Angeles, CA – October 10, 2012: At a time while most Angelenos were sweating the closure of the 405 freeway, more than 500 volunteers were sweating for a cause framing eight new Habitat for Humanity homes. For the second consecutive year, Lowe’s sponsored Power Women Power Tools and the Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon. Celebrities, entertainment industry and corporate executives volunteered their time at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) frame walls for eight affordable and sustainable homes as part of the Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH) program.
We are grateful for our longtime relationship with KTLA and Gayle Anderson. Gayle has been a huge supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, sharing the wonderful stories of the families they serve on the KTLA Morning News for over 6 years.
This Thursday, May 24, Gayle Anderson will be reporting live from one of five AmeriCorps 2012 Build-a-Thon locations in Lynwood from 7 am to 10 am. And she’ll do another segment during the 1:00 pm broadcast of the KTLA News.