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Dec 01, 2014, 16:38 ET

Habitat for Humanity Canada partners with the AIR MILES Reward Program to kick off the giving season

AIR MILES now offers Collectors the ability to earn reward miles on donations TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - This year, Habitat for Humanity Canada...

Nov 25, 2014, 17:09 ET

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. Raises the Roof at Union Station, Closes in on Million Dollar Goal for Affordable Housing

Funds raised by Habitat for Humanity of Washington DC (DC Habitat) at its "Raising the Roof" 25th anniversary celebration brought the non-profit...

Nov 18, 2014, 10:28 ET
Habitat for Humanity has served more than 1 million families worldwide since 1976.

Habitat for Humanity surpasses 1 million families served worldwide

 Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 1 million families—representing 5 million people—improve their living conditions through...

Nov 17, 2014, 09:30 ET

Double Your Donation with Habitat for Humanity Canada and Dulux this Holiday Season

GiftBuilder catalogue and Dulux 2:1 matching to build homes for families in need across Canada TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Habitat for...

Oct 31, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Nepal to host the 32nd annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Approximately 2,000 volunteers from around the world will pack their tools and take a trip to Nepal in November 2015 for Habitat for Humanity's...

Oct 30, 2014, 10:17 ET

Our Towns Habitat For Humanity Is Now Your Town's Habitat For Humanity

 Our Towns Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.  In...

Oct 14, 2014, 12:01 ET

Habitat for Humanity Canada Board appoints Mark Rodgers as President and CEO

New leader earmarks the renewal of 5-year federation strategic plan as top priority and pledges to advance total number of families served by...

Oct 13, 2014, 11:22 ET
Former President Jimmy Carter passes a symbolic wooden trowel to Habitat for Humanity Nepal representative Sushma Shrestha. (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity)

Habitat for Humanity concludes 31st annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

After a week of building and repairing more than 100 homes in partnership with families in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, Habitat for Humanity...

Oct 06, 2014, 18:19 ET
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, kicked off Habitat for Humanity's 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project today. (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity...)

Habitat for Humanity kicks off 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Dallas and Fort Worth

Thousands of volunteers from across the United States are joining former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in Dallas and Fort Worth,...

Oct 06, 2014, 09:00 ET

Habitat For Humanity Canada making significant strides to expand affordable homeownership to aboriginal families in need

Organization announces first project on First Nation reserve, celebrates 100th Aboriginal family served on World Habitat Day TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2014...

Jul 01, 2014, 12:00 ET
Habitat for Humanity International elects Jessica Jackley as new board director (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity)

Habitat for Humanity International elects Jessica Jackley as new board director

Habitat for Humanity International's board of directors welcomes its newest member: entrepreneur and investor Jessica Jackley.  Jackley is...

Jun 09, 2014, 15:38 ET
Derek Dillon, Tri County Electric, helps kick off Habitat's 2014 Home Builders Blitz in Jacksonville, Fla. (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity)

Professional builders kick off national week-long building blitz with Habitat for Humanity

Building industry and construction professionals in 35 states across the U.S. have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build, renovate and...

May 29, 2014, 09:00 ET

Habitat for Humanity in Chicagoland Holds Unprecedented Building Blitz

 From May 29 through June 1 at Pioneer Court Plaza, Habitat for Humanity in Chicagoland will host "Raise Your Hand Chicagoland:" an...

May 01, 2014, 09:30 ET

Holly Robinson Peete, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's team up for National Women Build Week

 Actress and author Holly Robinson Peete will join more than 13,000 women across the country, including Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers, to...

Apr 03, 2014, 10:08 ET
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Advocacy helps people around the world who need decent housing

Around the world, more than 1.6 billion people are in need of decent housing. Habitat for Humanity offers a number of ways for people to get...

Apr 01, 2014, 13:26 ET
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Whirlpool and Habitat for Humanity announce 2014 partnership renewal

Whirlpool Home Appliances brand and Habitat for Humanity today announced the renewal of a partnership that will impact all new homes Habitat builds...

Mar 18, 2014, 15:10 ET

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC to hold first-ever Rainbow Build event

 This May, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) will hold its first ever Rainbow Build event. The goal of Rainbow Build is to...

Mar 06, 2014, 16:52 ET

Habitat for Humanity, Lowe's Launch 'Hammers for Habitat' To Mobilize 100,000 New Volunteers In 2014

 Lowe's is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity International to launch "Hammers for Habitat," a nationwide volunteer drive to mobilize 100,000...

Mar 04, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Habitat for Humanity receives energy-saving products and 10,000 volunteer hours as part of 2014 commitment from Dow

 For more than 30 years Dow (NYSE: DOW) has been a strategic partner to Habitat for Humanity International. The company will continue their...

Feb 26, 2014, 09:00 ET
Thrivent Financial reaches $200 million in donations to Habitat for Humanity.  (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity International)

Thrivent Financial reaches $200 million in donations to Habitat for Humanity with new $12 million commitment

Habitat for Humanity International announced today that Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will commit $12 million in 2014 to Habitat through the...