MapQuest to provide Habitat ReStore resale outlets with increased visibility this holiday season
ATLANTA (Dec. 13, 2010) – MapQuest has selected Habitat for Humanity International to take part in a holiday program that will increase visibility for its more than 700 Habitat for Humanity ReStore resale outlets across North America. MapQuest will give 47 million people access to information about Habitat ReStores via a helping hand nonprofit icon on MapQuest’s Map Toolbar.
MapQuest has selected this unique method of support to help increase Habitat for Humanity giving opportunities during the holiday season. To locate the nearest Habitat ReStore resale outlet locations, visitors to www.mapquest.com can click the purple “Places to Give” icon in the MapQuest Toolbar illustrated with a handprint outline. Once clicked, the icon will identify Habitat ReStore resale outlet locations on the map within close proximity to the area searched.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore resale outlets are a vital avenue used to increase available funding for local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Habitat ReStore resale outlets accept donated goods, which are sold to the general public at below retail price. The proceeds help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of affordable homes within their communities.
Habitat ReStore resale outlets provide an environmental way to keep good, reusable materials out of the waste stream, while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work.
The nonprofit component within MapQuest’s Map Toolbar will be available to the public from December 8–31, 2010. To find Habitat for Humanity ReStores, visit www.mapquest.com.
MapQuest provides Internet, mobile and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, offering maps and directions, reaching more than 47.0 million users in October 2010 (according to comScore Media Metrix). MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry devices. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AOL Inc, is based in Denver, Colorado.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org.