In October 2019, we kicked off our sixth Habitat Global Build, a week-long initiative to build affordable housing and engage in other community projects around the world. The week is a testament to the dedication of our volunteers who roll up their sleeves alongside working families and community partners to create secure, affordable housing for those in need.
Celebrating six years of global builds in partnership with Habitat for Humanity
For more than 30 years, Bank of America has advanced economic and social progress through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
2019 Global Build
From October 5 – 12, 2019, a record number of volunteers (more than 2,800) participated in build and revitalization projects in 108 locations across the U.S., Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Singapore, to build and renovate affordable housing, and revitalize their communities. Within each community, builds had their own unique aspects that often included additional partners and themes.
Volunteers in Detroit, Michigan helped a single mother of two achieve the dream of safe, affordable housing for her family.
Employee volunteers in NYC staged a site takeover at three Habitat sites working on homes in Queens and a Brush with Kindness event in Brooklyn.
In Toronto, employees worked on landscaping, planting shrubs, trees and perennials to prepare a 50-unit townhome development.
Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is one of the world’s largest housing-focused nonprofits, with nearly 1,400 local affiliates in 70 countries around the world. We’ve partnered with Habitat for more than 30 years, investing nearly $80 million in funding to help create affordable housing, as well as volunteer efforts in local markets and regions.
Each year, employees generously give around 40,000 hours in volunteer time, support Habitat affiliates through board service, and lead home build initiatives and financial literacy training for future homeowners. During the 2018 Global Build, close to 2,500 Bank of America employees volunteered with Habitat in 100 communities across seven countries.
“Our commitment to economic mobility is exemplified by partnerships with organizations like Habitat,” said Kerry Sullivan, president of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. “Through this 32-year partnership, employees around the world have worked to revitalize communities by helping families in need of a safe and decent place to live.”
Originally published 11/15/19