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Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity give customers an opportunity to help build homes for local families this holiday season

“Homes for the Holidays” customer donation program kicks Off Nov. 13 nationwide

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Lowe’s and its customers, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, are helping families nationwide this holiday season through the home improvement retailer’s “Homes for the Holidays” donation program, which kicks off Nov. 13. Already in its third year, “Homes for the Holidays” provides customers the chance to donate to their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate by adding a donation onto their checkout total at Lowe’s. The program ends Dec. 11.

“There are few things more valuable to our customers then their homes, especially during the holiday season when families are gathering to share and create memories,” said Larry D. Stone, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “ ‘Homes for the Holidays’ is a remarkable program because it rallies the communities we serve in an effort to help local families in need attain the dream of home ownership. We encourage our customers to visit their local Lowe’s this season to help support this cause.”

“Through ‘Homes for the Holidays,’ Lowe’s customers have helped share the holiday spirit with families in their communities,” said Chris Clarke, senior vice president of communications, Habitat for Humanity International. “Their gifts help Habitat in its continuing commitment to build affordable housing in partnership with families nationwide.”

Lowe’s, underwriter of Habitat for Humanity International’s Women Build program, has long supported Habitat’s efforts to address the issue of affordable housing. During 2005, in addition to its $2 million annual contribution, Lowe’s donated $5 million to assist with Habitat’s Gulf Coast rebuilding and tsunami relief. Also in 2005, Lowe’s was a premier sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s 2005 Jimmy Carter Work Project, which built more than 200 homes in one week across Michigan.

In 2006, Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity kicked off First Families Building Homes Across America, a two-year initiative in which governors’ spouses and other local and state leaders work with Habitat and women volunteers to construct new homes with families in need in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia.

For more information about Lowe’s support of Habitat for Humanity programs, visit

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International, American Red Cross, United Way of America, and the Home Safety Council, in addition to numerous non-profit organizations and programs that help communities across the country. In 2005, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded $13 million to diverse organizations across the United States. Lowe’s also encourages volunteerism through the Lowe’s Heroes program, a company-wide employee volunteer initiative. Lowe’s is a FORTUNE® 50 company with fiscal year 2005 sales of $43.2 billion and has more than 1,300 stores in 49 states. For more information, visit

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit