SOURCE: Habitat for HumanityDESCRIPTION:
BOSTON, August 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wayfair, provider of home furnishings and décor, and Habitat for Humanity today announced the renewal of their global partnership to help build and rehabilitate safe and affordable homes. Wayfair has contributed more than $1 million to Habitat for Humanity as it celebrates five years of partnership. Wayfair will continue to provide fundraising, product donations and volunteer mobilization to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
“Wayfair is rooted in the belief that everyone should live in a home they love, which is why we are so committed to Habitat’s mission to create safe, decent and affordable housing in partnership with individuals and families,” noted Niraj Shah, CEO, co-founder and co-chairman, Wayfair. “Over the past five years of partnership, our customers have also shown tremendous support for this important cause, and we are delighted to see so many of them engaged in supporting Habitat’s mission with us. We look forward to building on our partnership with Habitat and providing more families the chance to own a home.”
Wayfair supports Habitat through a variety of fundraising initiatives as well as employee and customer engagement. More than 200,000 Wayfair.com customers have demonstrated their generosity and commitment to Habitat’s mission at checkout. In addition, Wayfair has donated thousands of pieces of furniture and décor to Habitat for Humanity ReStore resale outlets to help fund decent and affordable housing across the country.
To commemorate the company’s growing presence in Canada following the launch of Wayfair.ca in January 2016, Wayfair will participate in its first build project in the Greater Toronto area at a townhome community in Scarborough, the largest build site in the region. The company will join forces with local business partners and customers alongside a Habitat homeowner in October to help their family build a safe, decent and affordable place to call home in time for the holidays.
“We are grateful for the support Wayfair has provided Habitat for Humanity as we celebrate the five-year anniversary of our partnership,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, senior vice president of Development at Habitat for Humanity International. “It’s the generosity of organizations such as Wayfair that allows us to reach more individuals and families to ensure everyone has a decent place to live.”
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in more than 1,300 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of sites includes:
- Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
- Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
- AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern
- DwellStudio, unexpected modern design for everyday life
- Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
Wayfair generated $3.9 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 6,000 people.
KEYWORDS: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives, Non-Profits, Habitat for Humanity, Wayfair, affordable housing