Schneider Electric has supported Habitat for Humanity since 2000 by donating residential equipment and helping families secure affordable housing. With a nearly $3.6 million donation in 2016, Schneider is donating Square D residential electrical equipment for new houses built in the U.S. and Canada, and Schneider employees will help 16 families build their homes.
The company has been a multi-year supporter of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project and recently supported Habitat for Humanity Chicagoland’s annual Hero Award dinner. Additionally, the company will help build homes in Canada and Mexico.
Overall, Schneider Electric has donated more than $34 million worth of electrical equipment. In addition, the company has donated more than $6.7 million worth of funding to help cover the cost of land, infrastructure and home building materials.
MetLife Foundation contributed $300,000 to Habitat for Humanity in 2016, bringing its total support of Habitat to more than $800,000.
MetLife Foundation made its first contribution to Habitat for Humanity International in 2013, with funding for a build in Mexico. Since then, Habitat for Humanity and MetLife Foundation have worked together to help families in 17 countries build strength, stability and self-reliance through construction and revitalization efforts, with MetLife employees lending their time and talent to many of the projects. In 2016, more than 250 employees participated in the first Community Service Week in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region, contributing almost 2,000 volunteer hours to Habitat projects in nine countries.
Whirlpool supports Habitat’s work around the world through product donations, financial contributions and volunteerism. In 2016, Whirlpool will donate up to $5 million worth of kitchen ranges and refrigerators for Habitat homes built in the United States. Whirlpool will also fully fund the construction of two homes and will help build an additional eight homes in the U.S. and Canada.
In more than 17 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Whirlpool Corporation has donated more than 175,000 ranges and refrigerators to new Habitat homes, serving more than 87,000 families in the U.S. With a total commitment of more than $95 million, Whirlpool has developed active programs in more than 45 countries and has helped build more than 170 houses around the world. Whirlpool employees participate in builds where the company’s manufacturing operations, customer service and administrative offices are located. Additionally, Whirlpool has donated more than 41,000 products to Habitat ReStore retail outlets, helping raise nearly $5.7 million.