August 2020
Habi-crafting with Habitat LA: Vertical Pallet Planter
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is proud to introduce our new Habi-Crafting with Habitat LA tutorial DIY videos on our Habitat LA YouTube channel. This fun series, brought to you by Habitat LA staff, will feature creative and easy crafting ideas to repurpose or upcycle everyday items. Our homes are built with practices that lessen the harmful impacts on the environment, while our Habitat LA ReStores divert millions of pounds of debris away from area landfills through deconstruction and recycling. Green building is truly our style!

With summer coming to an end, we have the perfect fall project – building your very own Vertical Pallet Planter. This self-build is great for patio gardening because pallets are readily available, inexpensive and found at our three ReStore locations. Grab a pair of recycled jeans, t-shirts and your tools, then you’re all set to follow our resident power women from our construction team - Aby, Stephanie, Theresa and Brittney, as they take you through the steps. Tag us on social media @HabitatLA and share pictures of your vertical pallet planter.

Don’t forget to click Subscribe to receive updates on our latest Habi-craft projects!
RSVP Today!

2020 Los Angeles Builders Ball Virtual Event - Thursday September 24
RSVP your virtual seat for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) 2020 Los Angeles Builders Ball® free virtual event, presented by City National Bank, Thursday, September 24, 2020.

This year has been difficult for many, and it is abundantly clear that our work to provide families with safe, stable housing is needed more than ever. All funds raised from this year’s Los Angeles Builders Ball® will help Habitat LA continue to revitalize communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area and empower low-income families and individuals by providing the foundation to build a better and brighter future.

Join us for a wonderful evening from the comfort of your own home, as we honor three true partners – all of whom have helped create long lasting change in our community: Turner Construction, Edison International, and The Los Angeles Dodgers.  We will end the night with special musical performance by four-time Grammy Award Winning, Boyz II Men. Thank you for your support and commitment to enhancing communities and transforming lives by Building Better Futures in Los Angeles! 
Now Open 7 Days a Week!

Safely Shop Our ReStore Locations and ReStore Online 
We are proud to announce Habitat LA ReStores are safely resuming operations to 7 days a week with modified hours 9:30am-6:30pm at our three ReStore locations in Bellflower, Los Angeles, and Torrance.

You can also visit us online at Browse through some of our latest items, buy online and schedule for a curbside pick-up at our Bellflower location.
Breaking New Ground with Thrivent
Video Updates From Budlong Avenue
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), in partnership with Thrivent, have officially broken ground on two new Habitat LA homes on Budlong Avenue in Los Angeles. These are the 20th and 21st homes sponsored by Thrivent since 2005 to build hope and homes and put faith into action for families in need.

Thrivent contributes fifty percent of the funding for each home and encourages faith partners across greater Los Angeles to band together to raise the remainder and volunteer to help build the homes. This year, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Thrivent employees and volunteers are unable to join in-person. Our commitment to the health and safety of our Habitat LA community is always our first priority therefore, we will be providing video updates from our construction team until it is safe to build together again. Check out our progress and don’t forget to click Subscribe to receive notifications on our latest video updates!

To learn more about Thrivent Builds program, upcoming Thrivent Financial Webinars or virtual volunteer opportunities, visit here.
Safer at Home

Meet Four Habitat LA Homeowners and Neighbors
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) believes homeownership empowers and provides the foundation to build strength, stability and self-reliance needed for a better future. Families and individuals are carefully selected for each house we build or rehabilitate. Selection is non-discriminatory; race, color, ethnic origin, gender identity, religion, sex and family composition are not factors. Meet four of our current homeowners who are safer at home during the COVID-19 global pandemic and have the comfort of neighbors, who too are Habitat LA homeowners. 
Habitat AmeriCorps Help Address Increased Need for Housing in Greater Los Angeles
While most young adults use a gap year after college to take a break and engage in activities such as traveling, volunteering, mentoring or educational opportunities, Danielle integrated all of those experiences in one year when she joined Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) AmeriCorps Program. Equipped with only a bachelor’s degree in Communications, very little professional work experience, but a servant’s heart as big as the sun, Danielle helped thousands of people access critical information about affordable housing solutions in greater Los Angeles.

30: Number of years Habitat LA has been building better futures in Los Angeles with the generous support of community partners, donors, and volunteers. 
Upcoming Community Events
The Los Angeles Business Council

Two-Day 14th Annual Sustainability Summit - September 21 and 22
The Los Angeles Business Council is proud to present the new Virtual Two-Day 14th Annual Sustainability Summit Monday September 21 and Tuesday September 22. This summit is a high-level convening of business, government and nonprofit leaders in one of the most environmentally forward-thinking cities in the world.

The Summit will cover a number of pressing topics, including international climate policy, regionalization of the energy grid, California’s resiliency strategy in the face of growing natural disasters, and more.

Long Beach Gives September 24

Oriana Shea Group Gift Match Up To $4,000
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has joined Long Beach Gives, an online 24-hour giving day challenge on Thursday, September 24. This collective effort benefits local nonprofits who are making a difference in the city of Long Beach.

We're excited to announce that all gifts will be matched up to $4,000 thanks to the generosity of the Oriana Shea Group!

Mark your calendar, spread the word and join us in raising much needed funds to build better futures in the city of Long Beach!
Additional Ways to Support
Create Your Legacy with IRA Charitable Rollover
Use your savings to create a legacy! 💙🏠

An IRA charitable rollover is a way for you to support our work now while receiving a future financial benefit too, especially for those who are 72 years or older.

Download our brochure to learn more about an IRA Charitable Rollover gift:
Support Habitat LA with Target Circle
Hey Target fans, did you know Target Circle members can earn and cast votes to help direct where Target makes its donation to nonprofits? Now through September 30th, vote for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) through the Target Circle program! 📲💙🏠

Every vote counts 🗳️ to help us receive a portion of the available Target funds to support our mission to build homes, communities, and hope. Find out more about Target Circle here:

This applies to select stores in Los Angeles, so please set your local store to one in a Los Angeles zip code (like 90005) and you will see Habitat LA come up as an option! Thanks in advance for your votes!
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.