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Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program celebrates Earth Day by recycling donated vehicles

ATLANTA (April 21, 2014) — With Earth Day just around the corner, Habitat for Humanity International invites everyone to recycle their used cars and vehicles to help low-income families realize the dream of homeownership by donating to Habitat’s Cars for Homes program.

Cars for Homes is Habitat for Humanity’s national vehicle donation program that provides donors a quick and easy process for donating cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build homes in partnership with local low-income families in need of decent, affordable shelter.


Just in time for Earth Day, this 2007 Toyota Prius was donated to Cars for Homes and was auctioned off to generate funds for Foothills Habitat for Humanity in Roseville, Calif.

Throughout the remainder of spring, Habitat’s Cars for Homes program is celebrating its “Every Day is Earth Day” initiative by encouraging interested donors to retire and recycle older, fuel-inefficient vehicles.

“We’re incredibly proud that through the Cars for Homes program, Habitat is able to both help more families gain access to safe and affordable housing and support a cleaner world by recycling vehicles into reusable steel,” said Marcia Rundle, director of Habitat’s Cars for Homes program.

To date, more than $17 million has been raised through the sale or recycling of donated vehicles. More than 30 percent of all cars donated to Habitat are recycled for materials or sold for reusable parts.

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.