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Volunteers build in West Philadelphia for Women’s Day

6 ABC Action News

Volunteers strapped on their safety goggles to help repair a woman’s home in West Philadelphia! It was part of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Lowe’s Home Improvement coming together to perform repairs around the world on this day.

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Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia, Lowe’s Team Up For International Women Build Day

CBS Philly

Organizers hope to raise awareness about affordable housing needs facing women around the world.

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January 31

Habitat Philly receives support from American Trucks

AmericanTrucks.com (AT) setup the Positive Payload program to support non-profit organizations using pickup trucks in field work that leverages the building trades. This January, the aftermarket auto parts retailer has selected two more charities to receive a $2,000 award through their grant program. Established in 2017, the list of organizations benefiting from the program has grown to include Habitat for Humanity’s Philadelphia chapter, and Water Mission International.

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January 12

Local Family Gets Forever Home Through Habitat For Humanity

CBS Philly

Saturday’s unveiling was the final home on the 21-unit, $3.7 million project.

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January 12

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia completes Diamond Park development with final home dedication

by Andrew Seidman, Philadelphia Inquirer

Moments before Niela Collins was presented the keys to her new house, the reality began to set in. “This is a dream come true,” she said Saturday. “I am a homeowner.”

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December 28

3 nonprofit managers on how to be a great (productive, actually useful) volunteer

By Peak Johnson for Generocity 

Do your research, let your skills lead and consider donating your time during the non-holiday season, say pros from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Broad Street Ministry and Hopeworks Camden.

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December 19

AKA Rittenhouse Square Donates Five Floors of Luxury Furnishings to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

By Philadelphia City Biz List

AKA Rittenhouse Square announced they will be donating five floors of furnishings to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s Restore. AKA Rittenhouse Square, located on the corner of 18th and Walnut Streets, will be contributing kitchen cabinetry and appliances, countertops, bathroom vanities, televisions and more from 35 suites, as the thirteen-story historic landmark undergoes design renovations. The property enhancements, to be unveiled in spring, will feature a newly designed lobby, a collection of reimagined suites, exciting new amenities, and more.

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October 7

Philly nonprofits team up to help older homeowners with much-needed repairs

Habitat for Humanity and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia helped repair homes

Justin Udo, KYW Newsradio

For the last 45 years, Sylvia Genoy has lived in her home in Northeast Philadelphia. During that time, she and her husband were able to keep it in tip-top shape.

“Over the years, he was a very handy man and he knew what to do, and me too. I always took pleasure in fixing and doing,” she said.

But after her husband passed away a few years ago and her physical health took an unfortunate turn, she has not been able to keep up with maintenance and repairs as she would like.

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October 7

Giving back through home repairs for those in need in the Northeast

Hard at work on a Sunday morning, and not for their own benefit, but someone else’s. Someone they’ve never met, named Sharon Sibley, of Northeast Philadelphia.

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August 25

Harcum College students help decorate family’s first home in North Philadelphia

by Sally Downey, for the Inquirer

After moving into her new townhouse in North Philadelphia earlier this summer, Latasha Raynor hung a “Bless Our Home” poster on the wall. She and her four children were finally home.

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