HSN Cares Sponsors 5th Pinellas Park Home for the Organization
PINELLAS PARK, FL – February 3, 2015 — As a sponsor of the Hill family home, HSN participated in the January 29th dedication ceremony for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas in Pinellas Park. Bill Brand, HSN President and HSNi CMO, presented Monique Hill and her two daughters the key to their new home, located at 4460 67th Avenue North in Pinellas Park. Several HSNi executives and dignitaries attended the home dedication ceremony.
“Through our HSN Cares philanthropic program, we are dedicated to empowering women and helping families in times of need,” said Bill Brand, President, HSN and Chief Marketing Officer, HSNi. “We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity on our fifth home in Pinellas Park.”
As a young single mother with two daughters, Monique has longed for the day when she and her daughters can live in a secure home for her family. Through the generous support of HSN’s partners and customers, the company was able to sponsor a home for the Hill family. HSN Cares has sponsored five homes with Habitat Pinellas and will start building their sixth Habitat home in Pinellas Park this spring.
“We are extremely grateful for the extraordinary partnership HSN has had for several years with Habitat Pinellas,” said Mike Sutton, CEO for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. “With this particular home construction they have widened their culture of generosity to include their business partners and relationships whose collective contribution has provided funding for the Hill family home.”
Last June, HSNi Cares, the philanthropic arm of HSN’s parent company, extended its relationship with the organization launching a national campaign in support of Habitat for Humanity International. Customers had the opportunity to make a donation in support of the campaign when making purchases online and over the phone raising more than $300,000 for the organization.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, an affiliate office of Habitat for Humanity International, works in partnership with corporate sponsors like HSNi and community volunteers to provide qualified low-income families with decent, affordable homeownership opportunities. Habitat Pinellas serves struggling families in the cities of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, and Ozona.
More about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has constructed 320 homes for struggling families in Pinellas County, using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat Pinellas homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. For Pinellas County, that translates to as little as $22,500 a year for a family of four. Candidates must also demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat Pinellas to invest 250 to 350 sweat equity hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that home ownership contributes to family stability, leading in turn to community stability. Additionally, Habitat Pinellas raises funds through their ReStore, a home improvement outlet where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, contact (727) 536-4755 or visit www.HabitatPinellas.org.
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