On Monday, August 8th we presented Habitat for Humanity with a check for $134,720!
This amount brings our 24-year fundraising total to over $3.5 million. The presentation was broadcast live with Jon Summers on 7 Eyewitness News Buffalo WKBW-TV during their AM Buffalo segment and was followed by our drawing for the grand prize winner of a 2016 Ford Focus.
The lucky grand prize-winning ticket belonged to Dan Morgan of Hamburg, NY!
Ron Talboys of Habitat for Humanity Buffalo accepted the donation on behalf of the 17 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the communities that Valu Home Centers serves.
All of the donations raised stay in the neighborhoods where they were collected, so all donors give where they live. We are proud to cover all of the administrative costs for this fundraising campaign and sweepstakes, so 100% of the proceeds go to families in need of affordable housing.
Representatives from 12 Habitat for Humanity affiliates were present to accept their individual checks, comprised of donations from their local Valu stores.
Thank you to our outstanding media partners, who help to spread the word about this campaign, as well as the final donation total!
Special thanks goes out to our Store Operations Team for their hard work and dedication during this 6 week campaign.
Their enthusiasm and earnest interest in Habitat for Humanity’s mission help inspire others to get involved in both donating and volunteering in support of Habitat’s efforts. This year, members of our Store Operations Team went out in the community to 'give a hand up' by volunteering with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. We are so inspired by their commitment!
Thank you to our generous customers for helping to make this Habitat for Humanity fundraising campaign a smashing success for the 24th time.
Your support means so much to us, and to all 17 Habitat for Humanity affiliates who benefit from this campaign. Don't forget, there are great ways to get involved with Habitat for Humanity year-round to further their mission to provide safe, decent, affordable housing for all.