February 2020
February 2020 Presidential Highlights
Since 1990, Habitat LA has helped 955 families, like the Mulvihill’s, build strength and stability through home. This wouldn’t be possible without you!

“The feeling of seeing so many people who don’t know you come out to help build your homes is  pure love  and a wonderfully surreal experience. To be selected for a wheelchair-accessible home in our hometown of Culver City is truly a dream come true.”

- Kaoru Mulvihill, Partner Homeowner
as we celebrate Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’  30 th  Anniversary .
Help lay the ground work for the  #Next30  years by selecting your "30"  commitment to building better futures.
Los Angeles Dodgers Hit It Out of the Ballpark Building 15 Playhouses in One Day
On Thursday January 23, 2020, Andrew Friedman, Dave Roberts and the entire Los Angeles Dodgers organization – front office, current and former players, coaches and broadcasters – and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation came together for a day of service and giving back to the community. The Dodgers partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) for their employee day of service, selecting Habitat LA’s Playhouse Build Program  as their team building activity; building and painting 15 playhouses for underserved children.
Praise for “Our Better Angels” Meet and Greet with Habitat for Humanity International’s CEO Jonathan Reckford
On February 6, 2020 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) had the privilege to host Habitat for Humanity International’s CEO Jonathan Reckford during his California book tour. Some of Habitat LA’s longtime supporters were invited to Baleen Kitchen in Redondo Beach, for an intimate meet and greet breakfast and book signing with the Habitat leader. In his new book,  Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World , Jonathan shares stories of Habitat volunteers and future homeowners and the powerful benefits that arise when people from all walks of life work together to help one another.
Partner Homeowner Highlight: Betty Monroy “I Was Floating Trying to Find a Way and Habitat Caught Me”
Betty Monroy is a Habitat LA partner homeowner, who started her Habitat LA journey in 2008. Read about her story in her own words: Habitat for Humanity is not just the organization that helped me and my family, they really are my family. The day they came to announce I was now a partner family and they were welcoming me into their family, those were real words. My family and I are grateful to Habitat for Humanity because they really helped us out when we were in the direst times of our lives. Habitat LA threw me a life saver and I held on tight and I am here today as a success story of someone who was given a hand up.
Habitat on the Hill 2020: We’ve Only Just Begun 
On February 10-13, 2020, Habitat LA team members Dawkins Hodges (Vice President of Programs), Dinesa Thomas-Whitman (Director of Outreach, Advocacy, and Policy) and Patrick Sunpanich (Real Estate Project Manager) flew to Washington, D.C. for the 15th annual Habitat on the Hill, Habitat for Humanity International’s annual legislative conference. More than 350 Habitat homeowners, staff members, volunteers and supporters from around the country united in our nation’s capital to advocate for safe and affordable housing.
Volunteer Opportunities
ReStore Drop-off Donation Assistants Orientation is on Saturday March 14 th
Volunteer at one of our 3 ReStores (Bellflower, Torrance, or Los Angeles) as Drop-Off Donation Assistants! Volunteers will be responsible for welcoming all donors, approving donated items, helping fill out paperwork, and unloading donated items into the store.

We’re seeking volunteers that can dedicate a shift, at least two times a month, between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, on a Saturday or Sunday. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and able to lift 25 pounds. 💪

Sign up for our next orientation on Saturday, March 14 th from 9 AM - 12 PM in Bellflower.

Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator,  Anna Rubino .
Upcoming Events
Home Dedication Celebration for the Figueroa Family & Harper Family on Wednesday February 26 th 🎉🏘️🔑
On Wednesday, February 26 th , we’re celebrating the completion of two homes in partnership with Thrivent Financial and the County of Los Angeles and welcoming the Figueroa Family and the Harper Family to their new homes!

Join the celebration, we’ll be live streaming the event starting at 1 pm PST on our Facebook and Instagram pages @HabitatLA !
Join Team Habitat LA as we “Run for Homes” at the LA Marathon on Sunday March 8 th 🏅🙌🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️
Spots are still available to join our team of runners at the 35th LA Marathon on Sunday, March 8th ! Team Habitat LA will help you take it mile by mile to the finish line.

Can’t make it but still want to help support our cause? Donate today to help us reach our goal of $15,000!
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.