Publix Super Markets Donates $5.5 Million to Habitat for Humanity
Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) announced that it would donate $5.5 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the Southeast. The donation will provide funding to over 120 affiliates and build more than 60 new houses in 2017.
This generous donation continues the Foundation’s commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities it serves through additional financial support for housing. The average price to sponsor a house within the company’s area of operation is about $75,000.
“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, we’re still honoring his legacy. We are delighted to support Habitat for Humanity affiliates across Publix’s footprint by giving $5.5 million to this very important cause.”
The Habitat for Humanity affiliates receiving funding in the CSRA for new houses include:
• Augusta/CSRA Habitat for Humanity
• Aiken County Habitat for Humanity
• Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta
“The generosity of Publix Charities to Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the Southeast has been amazing,” said Tina Swain, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County in a statement. “Their support has allowed us to create strength, stability and self-reliance for Habitat homeowners for decades. It is with gratitude that we are able to provide another affordable housing solution for deserving families in Hillsborough County.”
In related efforts, to help truly make each new house sponsored by PSMC a home, Publix Super Markets will greet the new homeowners with fully stocked pantries.