Habitat for Humanity Launches all-new Digital Version of its Flagship Publication, Habitat World Magazine

Dec 12, 2011, 10:00 ET from Habitat for Humanity International

ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity International is pleased to announce an all-new digital version of its award-winning magazine, Habitat World. Habitat World will now be available six times a year. Three print issues will also receive a full online treatment in a multimedia-rich format with interactive content, photo slideshows and videos.  In addition, Habitat World will offer three online-only issues each year.

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"For more than 25 years, Habitat World has featured news and information about Habitat's global efforts to bring safe, decent and affordable shelter to families," said Chris Clarke, Habitat for Humanity International senior vice president of Marketing and Communications. "With the growth in digital publishing, we are thrilled to be able to make news of Habitat's work more accessible, more frequently to our long-time readers and, we hope, many new ones."     

The current issue of Habitat World looks back at family and volunteer stories from around the world over the past 35 years and discusses the making of The Carpenter's Gift, a children's picture book inspired by the annual donation of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Habitat for Humanity.

The December issue also announces the 2011 winner and top four finalists in the annual Habitat World photo contest. Chris Sebilia of Austin, Texas, was awarded a volunteer opportunity in Haiti during Habitat's 2011 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project for his photograph, "Concrete Break."

New issues of Habitat World will publish in January, March, May, July, September and December. The May, September and December issues will also be offered as print publications.

Visit magazine.habitat.org to view the December issue of Habitat World online, and sign up to receive additional updates at www.habitat.org/hwemail.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat's blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity International