Hunter Douglas has Habitat for Humanity covered
Hunter Douglas has donated privacy blinds for Habitat homes for a quarter-century
PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (July 31, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity is not just building better homes but stronger, healthier communities with help from long-term partners like Hunter Douglas. This summer marks the 25th year of partnership between Hunter Douglas and Habitat for Humanity. As a global manufacturer of custom window treatments, Hunter Douglas is committed to help Habitat build safe, stable, affordable housing alongside homeowners across North America and abroad.
Habitat partners with families to help build secure, quality homes, providing a path to improved living conditions. In any home, window shades are a finishing touch providing privacy, comfort, energy efficiency and personal style. Hunter Douglas provides privacy blinds for all new and rehabilitated Habitat homes in the U.S. Over the last quarter-century, Hunter Douglas has donated nearly 9,200 privacy blinds each year for more than 220,000 windows. Included in these are products with cordless lift systems, ensuring that homeowners and their families are supported and protected by efficient, child-safe window treatments.
“Hunter Douglas is honored to stand beside Habitat for Humanity which brings hope, light and stability to so many families worldwide,” said Ron Kass, CEO of Hunter Douglas North America. “We know that there is a direct correlation between housing quality and the homeowners’ well-being. We are so grateful for the work they do to build and strengthen all of the places we call home, and we look forward to continuing to build together in the future.”
Hunter Douglas associates and business partners have worked side-by-side with Habitat homeowners in their local communities for over 20 years, building homes and relationships from the ground up. Hunter Douglas has also committed resources to a number of critical Habitat for Humanity initiatives worldwide:
- In 2015, the company created a month-long two-for-one employee match program that resulted in a $300,000 donation to Habitat’s earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.
- In 2016, the company donated window coverings to Habitat’s flood recovery work in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- In April 2017, a team of 12 employees from the Netherlands traveled to Lesotho, Africa, to help build a new home with an 85-year-old grandmother and her two orphaned grandsons.
- In July 2017, the company sponsored Habitat’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Hunter Douglas employees and associates helped build homes alongside former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, volunteers and future homeowners in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba, while a third group participated in a Toronto, Ontario, build.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
About Hunter Douglas
Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, N.Y., is the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window treatments in North America and a major manufacturer of architectural products. The company is a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, covering windows in every Habitat home built in the U.S. and Canada. Hunter Douglas branded products are designed, developed and custom-crafted in the U.S. Get details at www.hunterdouglas.com or call 1-800-274-2985.