Bounce Launches Online Campaign To Raise $100,000 to Build Habitat for Humanity House
AMERICUS, Ga., April 8, 2003 — At the end of the day, there is no better feeling than going home. Many people take pride in owning a home and feel that there is no better accomplishment. To help families in need build a home of their own, Bounce is launching a national campaign to raise $100,000 to build a house with Habitat for Humanity International.
People can help Bounce build the house when they log on to Bounce’s Web site, http://www.thebouncehouse.com/ , and submit their favorite way to use the fresh scent of Bounce around the home. For each suggestion, Bounce will donate $1 to Habitat for Humanity International, up to $100,000.
As soon as this summer, Bounce and Habitat for Humanity could bring the “Bounce House” to life by building a new home with a family in need. Consumers also can help families realize the dream of homeownership by supporting their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
“Like Bounce, we are committed to providing families in need with a fresh start,” said Sybil Carter, director of Corporate Sponsors for Habitat for Humanity International. “This generous gift from Bounce will allow us to carry out our mission of providing families with the opportunity to build a home of their very own.”
“Bounce’s familiar orange box and fresh scent have been a part of American households for more than 30 years,” said Noel Geoffroy, Bounce brand manager. “I hope that our commitment to Habitat for Humanity will lead to a partnership that will help provide a fresh start to families who are in need of a simple, decent and affordable home."
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 3,000 communities in 87 nations have built and sold more than 125,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages. For more information, visit http://www.habitat.org/ .