St. Petersburg, FL¬— On November 21st, 2018, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County will spend Thanksgiving Eve giving back to another nonprofit organization in celebration of the affiliate’s third annual Give Back Day. The inaugural Give Back Day was spent at the Humane Society of Pinellas County, and this past Thanksgiving Eve was spent renovating Ready for Life’s Hope House in Largo.
This year, Habitat Pinellas will partner with ALPHA House of Pinellas County, the area’s only residential maternity program. ALPHA House provides support and services to homeless pregnant women and teens new mothers with infants, and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. Habitat staff members will be working on minor repairs, painting, and landscaping projects at an ALPHA House transition location in St. Petersburg.
“Habitat Pinellas’ mission is to build homes, hope and community,” said Mike Sutton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. “Our organization knows that building hope and community can be achieved through helping other nonprofit organizations fulfill their mission.”
WHAT: Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County is celebrating its third annual Give Back Day by partnering with ALPHA House of Pinellas County, a local nonprofit dedicated to assisting homeless pregnant women and teens.
WHO: Habitat Pinellas staff members will donate time on Thanksgiving Eve to ALPHA House of Pinellas County to complete minor repairs, painting and landscaping.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
WHERE: 1108 9th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33701
About Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has constructed 500 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 $27,000 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 350 to 450 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.
About ALPHA House of Pinellas County
ALPHA House of Pinellas County’s mission is to provide housing and supportive services to homeless pregnant women and teens, new mothers with infants, and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. Since its founding in 1979, ALPHA House has supported more than 3,000 women, teens and infants with housing and life skills training. About 90 percent of those who complete the ALPHA House program successfully transition into permanent housing and independent living. For more information, please visit alphahousepinellas.org.