Publix Charities is donating $2.5 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other nonprofits focused on shelter and other housing services in our community.
Publix Charities donated $2.5 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates, homeless shelters, and other nonprofits to provide housing to those in need and help build hope in our communities. This donation is just one small way Publix Charities shows its commitment to nourishing communities.
Now, we’re excited to share that you can follow the progress as 40 new homes funded by this donation are built.
Where possible, Publix Super Markets associates participate in building the houses as part of the Publix Serves campaign—an opportunity for Publix associates to gather together to make a difference in their communities. Publix donates groceries to fill the pantries of the new homes that Publix Charities has sponsored.
Publix Charities began its support of Habitat for Humanity in 1989 with its first contribution to Habitat for Humanity of East Polk County (Winter Haven, FL). The foundation has continued its support, donating more than $1.1 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in 2014. The $4 million contribution to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in 2015 is more than three times the amount previously given in any year.
“Every family deserves an opportunity to have a roof over their heads and food on their table,” said Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities. “My father established our foundation in 1966 with a strong desire to see our communities thrive.” Fifty years later, his legacy of giving lives on.
Publix Charities is committed to meeting the basic needs of the communities it serves through additional financial support for housing. The foundation also supports other important causes, such as food assistance, education, and youth programs. Read some examples of how the causes we support help to build healthier communities here.