Habitat Philadelphia is holding their first ever Habitat Day Of Giving on Monday October 3rd, with the goal or raising $100,000 in 24 hours, to assist in the building and repairing of the next 1,000 homes in Philadelphia.
MacKenzie Scott, American author and philanthropist, has donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 of its U.S. affiliates.
The philanthropist donated $436 million to the nonprofit homebuilder and 84 U.S. affiliate organizations
Corinne O’Connell, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, received a suspicious email she thought was “a hoax” on an early February evening.
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $436 million to Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday—the largest publicly disclosed donation the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made since she pledged to give away the majority of her wealth in 2019.
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia received $5 million in a gift from MacKenzie Scott, American author, philanthropist, and ex-wife of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on March 11th.
The “transformational” grant is the largest one-time gift Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has ever received.
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia will use gift to address affordable housing shortage in the city.
In the Philly area, those making $100,000 or more can afford to buy at least 60% of houses. Only 20% of Black and Hispanic households earn that much.
The NBC10 Investigators revealed failures in Philadelphia’s affordable housing programs. But Habitat for Humanity is showing how to effectively get low-income people into good homes.