Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has received a full house sponsorship of $55,000 from Publix Super Markets Charities, funding that will pay for the up-front costs of house construction.
Previous to this generous donation, Publix has also donated two partial house sponsorships to Asheville Area Habitat.
Nationally, Publix Charities is donating $5.5 million to provide support for over 120 Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and to fund 61 new homes in our communities. Publix Super Markets will help make each house a home by greeting the new homeowners with fully stocked pantries.
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, contributing a total of $4 million to more than 80 affiliates in 2015. Now, Publix Charities is pleased to make 2016 the year of its largest gift to Habitat for Humanity affiliates yet.
Also, to offset the cost of purchasing and developing a lot, Habitat has sought out sponsors to “Adopt-a-Lot” for $10,000. This lot is generously sponsored by Tom and Nancy Maher.