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Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes™ program launches new Jan Eliot graphics for the holidays

ATLANTA (Dec. 2, 2013) – With the help of artist Jan Eliot, the creator of the internationally syndicated Stone Soup® comic strip, Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes™ program is helping spread the word about how anyone can make this holiday season bright with a family in need of decent, affordable housing through the donation of a car, truck, boat, RV or other vehicle.

Recently, Eliot created a special Stone Soup holiday-themed illustration to help raise awareness about Habitat’s Cars for Homes donation program and encourage people to donate their used vehicles.

“We’re incredibly grateful that Jan would lend her time and talent to help Habitat’s Cars for Homes program make this Christmas season brighter in partnership with families in need of decent, affordable housing,” said Marcia Rundle, director of Habitat’s Cars for Homes program.

By donating a car to Cars for Homes, Habitat for Humanity’s national vehicle donation program, donors are provided with an easy way to donate cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build homes in partnership with local families in need of affordable shelter. The cash from every vehicle donation is distributed back to the local Habitat affiliate serving the community of the donor’s zip code. Over the last eight years, Cars for Homes has distributed more than $15 million to Habitat affiliates in the United States.

Vehicles can be donated anywhere in the U.S. Donors may call 877-277-HFHI (877-277-4344) or visit www.carsforhomes.org to arrange for a pick-up. Following pickup, donors are provided with a tax receipt for their charitable contribution.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.